Pierre ClericeMarie Lefebvre

Catherine Clerice

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Children with:
Jacques Lussier (L'huissier)

Catherine Lussier
Marguerite Lussier (Luissier)
Catherine Clerice
  • Born: 1653, Saint Sulpice, Paris, France
  • Married 12 Oct 1671, Boucherville, Chambly, Quebec , to Jacques Lussier (L'huissier)
  • Died: 1 Mar 1715, Varennes, Vercheres, Quebec

    pict285.jpg [193x143] "Fille du Roi" - National Archives of Canada
    Catherine 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.

    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.

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

    "33. Catherine Clerice lived in St.Sulpice, Paris(ibid.). A contract for the marriage to Jacques Lussier was signed on 11 October 1671 Notary Becquet(ibid.). She married Jacques Lussier, son of Jacques Lussier and Marguerite Darmine, on 12 October 1671 in Quebec(DNCF, page 876.). She died on 1 March 1715(DGFQ, page 746.). She was buried on 2 March 1715 in Varennes(ibid.). "
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