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Anne Perrault

Female 1647 - 1688  (40 years)


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  • Name Anne Perrault 
    Born 17 Nov 1647  Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Baptised Sainte-Sulpice, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 29 Jun 1688  [1
    Buried 30 Jun 1688  Saint-Jean, Île d'Orléans, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I5567  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2021 

    Father Jean Perrault,   b. France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Jean Valta,   b. France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1647  Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F5713  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Pierre Blais,   b. Abt 1641, Deux-Sevres, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1700  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1669  Sainte-Famille, Île-d'Orléans, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Jacques Blais,   b. 6 Apr 1682,   d. Bef 24 Dec 1759  (Age < 77 years)
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F18811  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.