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Jeanne Fourier

Female Abt 1651 - Aft 1704  (~ 53 years)


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  • Name Jeanne Fourier 
    Born Abt 1651  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 23 Jan 1704  Québec City, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2079  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of WPF
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2021 

    Father Pierre Fourier,   b. Abt 1626, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Jeanne Buson,   b. Abt 1631, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1651  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F1285  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family François Vanasse,   b. Between 1639 and 1642, Saint-Maclou, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1713, Saint-François-du-Lac, Nicolet-Yamaska, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married Aft 2 Aug 1671  Québec City, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Marie Madeleine Vanasse,   b. 3 May 1674,   d. Bef 18 Feb 1754  (Age < 79 years)
    +2. Bastien Vanasse dit Bastien,   b. 27 Jan 1682,   d. 7 Mar 1755  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F1277  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.