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Fille du Roi - Find out More. Catherine Clerice

  (abt. 1653Paris, France  - 1 March 1715Varennes, Québec, Canada )  

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Born at Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France

Did You Know?Did you old farmer in a parish [in the province of Quebec] gave a good thrashing to a boy who had innocently killed a small yellow snake which he had seen crawling along the grass in front of his house. The old man said that he would have preferred losing his best horse rather than see that snake killed. It had been living in his cellar for some years past, and he considered it as a good lutin [spirit] which brought him luck and prosperity.

Source: The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec

Fille du Roi
Clérice, Catherine, m. Lussier, Jacques, Oct. 12, 1671

Filles du Roi1663-1673 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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1671 Marriage / Union
Catherine Clerice and Jacques Lussier 12 October 1671, Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

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1681 Canadian Census Seigneurie du Varene
Jacques Lhussier, 35
Catherine Clery (Clerice), sa femme, 28
Marie, 11
Christophe, 8
Pierre, 6
Catherine, 4
Jacques, 2

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882

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World History World News: 1689 - William & Mary assume English throne. Peter the Great assumes Russian throne.

News Local News: 1692 - Basilique Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes established at Varennes -


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Marriage / Union(s) and Child(ren)

Catherine Clerice married / joined Jacques Lussier -- Date: 12 October 1671 Place:  Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City) Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 

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Jacques, widower of Charlotte La Marche
Catherine, daughter of Pierre Clerice and Marie Le Fieber

"At Quebec, he met the eighteen year old Catherine Clerice, another Parisian, a native of Saint-Sulpice and daughter of Pierre and of Marie Lefebvre... Romain Becquet recorded their marriage act on 4 October 1671 at the house of Anne Gasnier, the patroness of the Kings Daughters. The religious ceremony took place on the following 12 October at Notre-Dame de Quebec."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XI, Page 146

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son Christophe Lussier (3 October 1673, Boucherville, Québec, Canada - 5 February 1752, Varennes, Québec, Canada)

son Pierre Lussier (20 May 1675, Boucherville, Québec, Canada - 2 March 1720, Longueuil, Québec, Canada)

daughter Catherine Lussier (20 January 1677, Boucherville, Québec, Canada - 10 August 1719, Longueuil, Québec, Canada)

son Jacques Lussier (15 September 1678, Varennes, Québec, Canada - 26 October 1744, Varennes, Québec, Canada)

daughter Madeleine Lussier (21 September 1681, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* - 24 August 1759, Varennes, Québec, Canada)

daughter Marguerite Lussier (3 September 1683, Boucherville, Québec, Canada - 7 May 1748, Repentigny, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada)

son Isaac Lussier dit Jean-Baptiste (24 August 1684, , Québec (Quebec) Province, Canada (New France) - ,  )

daughter Louise Marie Lussier (26 March 1689, Boucherville, Québec, Canada - 22 January 1764, Saint-Sulpice, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada (St Sulpice))

daughter Marie Anne Jeanne Lussier (20 February 1692, Varennes, Québec, Canada - 16 April 1749, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Vercheres))


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