Jean FournierMarguerite Lebrun

Eustache ColletMarie Fournier

Marguerite Colet or Collet

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Children with:
Jacques Bissonnette dit Dechaumaux

Alexis Bissonnette
Catherine Bisonnet
Marguerite Colet or Collet
  • Born: 1653, St. Benoit, Paris, France
  • Married 19 Nov 1670, St. Famille, Boucherville, Quebec, to Jacques Bissonnette dit Dechaumaux
  • Died: 5 Jun 1730, Vercheres, Varennes, Que

    She came to New France as one of many Filles du Roi, or Daughers of the King. contracting to marry one of the men trying to build a colony in the New World.

    Louise was a "filles du roi" or daughter of the King.

    These women, known in French as the "fille du roi", agreed to travel to the new settlements in North America and marry a settler there in exchange for a 50 pound dowry from the French King. Of the nearly 1000 women who undertook the journey, about 800 made it to Canada.

    They made contracts of marriage with the men who had originally settled the New World and usually married within a few days or weeks of the contract signing. Often the women broke the contracts, only to remake them or make new contracts with other men.

    Burial: 11 Jun 1730 Varennes, Vercheres, Pq, Can
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