Louis GuyardMadeline Vane or Vanc

Catherine Guyard

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Children with:
Antoine Baudry

Catherine Baudry
Catherine Guyard
  • Born: 1639, Paris,France
  • Married 24 Nov 1665, Notre Dame,Montreal,Quebec, to Antoine Baudry
  • Died: AFT 27 Jul 1703, Montreal, Quebec

    pict317.jpg [193x143] "Fille du Roi", National Archives of Canada
    Catherine Guyard 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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