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Madeleine Têtu

Female 1641 - 1703  (~ 75 years)


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  • Name Madeleine Têtu  [1
    Born Between 1628 and 1641  Saint-Sauveur, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 Mar 1703  Beauport, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried 27 Mar 1703  Beauport, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I7966  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2021 

    Father Aimé Têtu 
    Mother Élizabeth Delacour,   b. 1615, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1689, Ponchon, Oise, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married Bef 1641  Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F18872  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jean Joubert,   b. Bef 18 Mar 1642,   d. Aft 1713  (Age > 72 years) 
    Married 4 Nov 1669  Québec City, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
    +1. Pierre Joubert,   b. 7 Oct 1670,   d. Bef 27 Oct 1721, Charlesbourg, Québec City, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 51 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2014 
    Family ID F18947  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.

      In 1676, she was godmother to Madeleine Boismé, who would grow up to become her daughter-in-law.

  • Sources 
    1. [S43] Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, from Gale Research, on ancestry.com.

    2. [S38] Genealogy of the French in North America, by Denis Beauregard. Complete version, 2020.

    3. [S5171] Quebec, Genealogical Dictionary of Canadian Families (Tanguay Collection), 1608-1890, on ancestry.com.