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Jeanne Marie Gauthier

Female Abt 1639 - Aft 1719  (~ 80 years)


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  • Name Jeanne Marie Gauthier 
    Born Abt 1639  Saint-Rémy, Domats, Yonne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 7 May 1719  [1
    Person ID I32421  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2021 

    Father Honoré Gauthier 
    Mother Jacqueline Mabille 
    Married Bef 1639  Domats, Yonne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F18979  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gilles Masson,   b. Abt 1633, Longeville-sur-Mer, Vendeé, Pays-de-la-Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 27 Mar 1715  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married 17 Oct 1668  Québec City, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Pierre Masson dit Dutremblay,   b. 3 Jul 1673,   d. Bef 16 Aug 1745  (Age < 72 years)
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F18977  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, 2021.