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Madeleine Gaumond

Female Abt 1646 - Aft 1703  (~ 57 years)


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  • Name Madeleine Gaumond 
    Born Abt 1646  Saint-Nicolas-des-Champs, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 22 Jul 1703  [1
    Person ID I32427  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2021 

    Father Jean Gaumond 
    Mother Anne Raymond 
    Married Bef 1646  Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F18987  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Pierre François,   b. Between 1631 and 1634, Saint-Laurent-de-la-Prée, Charente-Maritime, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 16 Aug 1670  Québec City, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Catherine François,   b. 13 Mar 1676,   d. Bef 23 Sep 1751  (Age < 75 years)
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F18980  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.