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Marguerite Francoise Maureau (Moreau)

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Mathieu Faye dit LaFayette

Marie Faie (Faye)
Marguerite Francoise Maureau (Moreau)
  • Born: 1655, Paris, Ile de France, France
  • Married 30 Sep 1670, Montreal, Ile de Montreal, Quebec, to Mathieu Faye dit LaFayette
  • Married 21 Nov 1696, Laprairie, Laprairie, Quebec, to Jean Lefort or Laprair
  • Died: 16 Oct 1718, Laprairie, Laprairie, Quebec

    pict900.jpg [193x143] "Fille du Roi", from the National Archives of Canada
    Christening: 1655
    St-Sulpice De Paris, Seine, France
    Burial: 17 Oct 1718
    Laprairie, Laprairie, Pq, Can
    Marguerite was a "fille 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.

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