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Jacquette Michel

Female 1637 - 1710  (~ 80 years)


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  • Name Jacquette Michel 
    Born Between 1630 and 1637  Sainte-Catherine, La Flotte, Charente-Maritime, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 28 Nov 1710  [1
    Buried 29 Nov 1710  Rivière-Ouelle, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I32050  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of WPF
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2021 

    Father Jacques Michel,   b. France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Jeanne Dupont,   b. France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1630  La Flotte, Charente-Maritime, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F19014  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family André Migner dit Lagachette,   b. Abt 1640,   d. 21 Nov 1727  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Married 23 Oct 1668  Québec City, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Françoise Migner,   b. 27 Jun 1674,   d. Bef 29 Sep 1750  (Age < 76 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F19012  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.