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Marguerite Moitié

Female Bef 1646 - 1701  (> 55 years)


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  • Name Marguerite Moitié 
    Born Bef 29 Jan 1646  [1
    Gender Female 
    Baptised 29 Jan 1646  Saint-Barthélemy, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 8 Jun 1701  [1
    Buried 9 Jun 1702  Sainte-Famille, Île-d'Orléans, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I31899  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2021 

    Father Jacques Moitié,   b. France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1663, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Françoise Langevin,   b. France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 28 Jan 1652 
    Married Bef 1640  La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F7469  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joseph Élie Gauthier,   b. Bef 11 Oct 1643,   d. 9 Dec 1700  (Age > 57 years) 
    Married 24 Oct 1663  Château-Richer, Montmorency, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Marie Anne Gauthier,   b. 1 Aug 1675,   d. 23 Sep 1755  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F18883  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • She was a fille du rois, a "daughter of the king." By 1660 or so it had become apparent that the fledgling North American colony of New France was badly short of marriageable women. To ameliorate this, between 1663 and 1673 the French government recruited respectable young women of limited prospects and, after vetting them for suitability, provided each of them with a small dowry, a chest of clothes, and one-way passage to Quebec. The approximately 800 women who made this journey became known as the "filles du roi", the "daughters of the King." Millions of modern French-Canadians can trace their descent from them, quite often from several.

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Genealogy of the French in North America, by Denis Beauregard. Complete version, 2020.