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Martine Cronier

Female Abt 1645 - Bef 1713  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name Martine Cronier 
    Born Abt 1645  Fontaine-le-Bourg, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 9 Feb 1713  [1
    Person ID I5023  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of WPF
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2021 

    Father Pierre Cronier 
    Mother Jeanne Rotrau 
    Married Bef 1645  Fontaine-le-Bourg, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F3226  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Philippe Destroismaisons,   b. Bef 15 Oct 1637,   d. Bef 9 Feb 1713  (Age < 75 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1669  Château-Richer, Montmorency, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Louise Picard dit Destroismaisons,   b. 3 Apr 1680,   d. 28 Jun 1755  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F3210  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.