Born: Abt 1646, France
Married 12 Oct 1671, Quebec, to Rene Dumas
Died: Bef 14 Dec 1687, Laprairie, Quebec
Marie Lelong 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.
"Fille du Roi" - National Archives of 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.