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Jeanne Servinien

Female Bef 1646 - 1683  (> 37 years)


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  • Name Jeanne Servinien  [1
    Born Bef 16 Feb 1646  [1
    Gender Female 
    Baptised 16 Feb 1646  Irancy, Yonne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 21 Feb 1683  [1
    Buried 21 Feb 1683  Boucherville, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I33161  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TC
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2021 

    Father Nicolas Servinien 
    Mother Janne Vatard 
    Married 1 Aug 1626  Irancy, Yonne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F19577  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jean Ronceray dit Lebreton,   b. Abt 1643, Saint-Sulpice, Fougères, Ille-et-Vilaine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 11 Aug 1715  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1665  Québec City, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Marie Ronceray,   b. Bef 8 Dec 1668
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F19575  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Or Sovignian.

      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.