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Élizabeth Agnès Lefebvre

Female Abt 1655 - Bef 1725  (~ 70 years)


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  • Name Élizabeth Agnès Lefebvre 
    Born Abt 1655  Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died Bef 28 Jul 1725  [1
    Buried 28 Jul 1725  Cap-Saint-Ignace, Montmagny, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I7240  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of WPF
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2021 

    Father Guillaume Lefebvre,   b. France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Barbe Viet,   b. France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1655  Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F4881  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family François Thibault,   b. Bef 28 Jun 1647,   d. Bef 10 Nov 1724  (Age < 77 years) 
    Married 14 Oct 1670  Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, La Côte-de-Beaupré, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Jean François Thibault,   b. 16 Dec 1675
    +2. Geneviève Thibault,   b. 28 Mar 1682,   d. Bef 14 Feb 1726  (Age < 43 years)
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F4677  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.