Charlotte De La Marche

Charlotte De La Marche
  • Married 30 Sep 1669, Quebec, Canada, to Jacques Lussier (L'huissier)
  • Died: 15 Feb 1671

    pict284.jpg [193x143] "Fille du Roi", from the National Archives of Canada
    Charlotte 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.

    Charlotee arrived in New France with a 350 pund dowry.

    Excerpt from:
    Ancestors of Jean Marie Boucher
    Gail Morin 13 Oct 1999

    "79. Charlotte LAMARCHE. A contract for the marriage to Jacques LUSSIER was signed on 22 September 1669 Notary Becquet(ibid.). She married Jacques LUSSIER, son of Jacques LUSSIER and Marguerite DARMINE, on 30 September 1669 at Quebec, Quebec, Quebec(ibid.). "
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