Marguerite Raisin

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Children with:
Bernard Deniger dit Sanssoucy

Jean Deniger
Marguerite Raisin
  • Born: 1651, France
  • Married 1669, Chambly, Chambly, Quebec, to Bernard Deniger dit Sanssoucy
  • Died: 21 Nov 1700, Laprairie, Quebec
  • Reference: LDS

    pict376.jpg [193x143] "Fille du Roi", from the National Archives of Canada
    Marguerite was a "fille du roi" or duaghter 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.

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