Jacques DeLestreBarb HonoisGuillaume DepereMarie Dartois

Thierry Delestre dit Le VallonMarie Suzanne DePere

Anne DeLestre

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Children with:
Francois Cesar dit LaGardelette

Marie Anne Cesar
Anne DeLestre
  • Born: 26 Nov 1656, Ile de Montreal, Quebec
  • Married 1674, St. Ours, Richelieu, Quebec , to Francois Cesar dit LaGardelette
  • Died: 25 Jun 1685, Boucherville, Chambly, Quebec

    pict250.jpg [193x143] "Fille du Roi", National Archives of Canada
    Anne DeLestrre is known in French as one of 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.
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