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Geneviève Leclerc

Female Abt 1640 - 1687  (~ 41 years)


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  • Name Geneviève Leclerc 
    Born Abt 1640  Saint-Jacques, Darnétal, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died Between 1681 and 1 Apr 1687  [1
    Person ID I32225  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of WPF
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2021 

    Father Marin Leclerc 
    Mother Geneviève Julien 
    Married Bef 1640  Saint-Ouen-de-Longpont, Darnétal, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F19103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Laurent Poiré,   b. Abt 1630, Saint-Andrè, Appeville-Annebault, Eure, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 26 Nov 1671  Québec City, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Marie Poiré,   b. 9 Oct 1674,   d. Bef 25 Dec 1702  (Age < 28 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F19099  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.