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Marie Madeleine Guillebeuf

Female Abt 1655 - 1711  (~ 48 years)


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  • Name Marie Madeleine Guillebeuf 
    Born Abt 1655  Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died Between 28 Jul 1703 and 6 Aug 1711  [1
    Person ID I4118  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of WPF
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2021 

    Father Nicolas Guillebeuf 
    Mother Madeleine Vavilin 
    Married Bef 1655  Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F2813  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jean Plouf,   b. Between 1636 and 1643, Saint-Martin, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1700  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 24 Jun 1669  Montréal, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Jean Plouf,   b. 11 Nov 1674,   d. 29 May 1734  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F2758  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.