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immigrant Fille du Roi France  Marie  Blanchard

  (b. 15 January 1647Rouen, France   d. 29 January 1722Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada* )  

Marie Blanchard was born 15 January 1647 in Rouen, France. Marie Blanchard was the child of

Marie was a Fille du Roi, arriving in New France by 1667.

She married  Mathieu Brunet dit Letang 10 November 1667 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Mathieu Brunet dit Letang  was born abt. 1638 in , France .  He died 17 December 1708 in Montréal, Québec, Canada . 

She married  (2) Yves Lucas dit St-Venan 1722 in Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) (New France) .  Yves Lucas dit St-Venan  was born abt. 1666 in Bretagne, France .  He died 3 May 1726 in Pointe-Claire, Montréal, Québec, Canada . 

Marie Blanchard died 29 January 1722 in Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada* .

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Occupation: Fille du Roi

daughter of Jean Blanchard and Martine Lebas

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Marie Blanchard married immigrant France Mathieu Brunet dit Letang-- Date: 10 November 1667 Place: Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
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Canada/New France Michel Brunet dit Létang (b.abt. 1668, Montréal, Québec, Canada   d. 30 March 1750, Pointe-Claire, Montréal, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Jeanne Brunet (b.abt. 1670, , Québec Province, Canada   d. , )

Canada/New France Marie-Anne Brunet dite Letang (b.abt. 1672, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 6 November 1747, Pointe-Claire, Montréal, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Jean Brunet dit Letang (b.3 January 1674, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada*   d. 24 March 1723, Pointe-Claire, Montréal, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Jacques Brunet (b.30 July 1680, Champlain, Québec, Canada   d. 1 December 1708, Montréal, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Catherine Brunet (b.5 November 1681, Champlain, Québec, Canada   d. , )

Marie Blanchard married immigrant France Yves Lucas dit St-Venan-- Date: 1722 Place: , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) (New France)
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Fille du Roi
Blanchard, Marie, m. 1: Brunet, Mathieu, dit Létang, Nov. 10, 1667, m. 2: Lucas, Yves-Luc, dit St-Venan, before 1722
1663-1673 Filles du Roi

"The filles du roi, or King's Daughters, were some 770 women who arrived in the colony of New France (Canada) between 1663 and 1673, under the financial sponsorship of King Louis XIV of France. Most were single French women and many were orphans. Their transportation to Canada and settlement in the colony were paid for by the King. Some were given a royal gift of a dowry of 50 livres for their marriage to one of the many unmarried male colonists in Canada. These gifts are reflected in some of the marriage contracts entered into by the filles du roi at the time of their first marriages.

The filles du roi were part of King Louis XIV's program to promote the settlement of his colony in Canada. Some 737 of these women married and the resultant population explosion gave rise to the success of the colony. Most of the millions of people of French Canadian descent today, both in Quebec and the rest of Canada and the USA (and beyond!), are descendants of one or more of these courageous women of the 17th century. "

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1667 Marriage / Partner
Marie Blanchard and Mathieu Brunet dit Letang 10 November 1667, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1674 Birth of Child
Jean Brunet dit Letang was born 3 January 1674, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada*

1680 Birth of Child
Jacques Brunet was born 30 July 1680, Champlain, Québec, Canada

1681 Birth of Child
Catherine Brunet was born 5 November 1681, Champlain, Québec, Canada

1708 Death of Child
Jacques Brunet died 1 December 1708, Montréal, Québec, Canada

1708 Death of Spouse/Partner
Mathieu Brunet dit Letang died 17 December 1708, Montréal, Québec, Canada

29 January 1722
Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada*

Added: 12/13/2014 11:52:13 AM

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