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immigrant Fille du Roi flag  Catherine  Bourgeois

  (b. 17 February 1633Rouen, France   d. 28 September 1702Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France )  

Catherine Bourgeois was born 17 February 1633 in Rouen, France. Catherine Bourgeois was the child of

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

She married  René Binet 19 October 1667 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. René Binet  was born abt. 1636 in , France .  He died 15 May 1699 in Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport) . 

Catherine Bourgeois died 28 September 1702 in Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France .

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Occupation: Fille du Roi

daughter of Thomas Bourgeois and Marie Petit

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Catherine Bourgeois married immigrant flag René Binet-- Date: 19 October 1667 Place: Québec, Canada, New France

Added: 1/29/2015 1:22:22 PM  
Updated: 5/14/2015 9:57:48 AM

flag Anne Binet (b.21 September 1668, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 3 August 1698, Charlesbourg, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Nicolas Binet (b.11 February 1671, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 29 July 1753, Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Joseph-François Binet (b.22 September 1673, Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 25 August 1703, Beauport, Québec, Canada, New France )

17 February 1633
Rouen, France

Fille du Roi
Bourgeois, Catherine, m. Binet, René, Oct. 19, 1667
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
Catherine Bourgeois and René Binet 19 October 1667, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1668 Birth of Child
Anne Binet was born 21 September 1668, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1671 Birth of Child
Nicolas Binet was born 11 February 1671, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1673 Birth of Child
Joseph-François Binet was born 22 September 1673, Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport)

1698 Death of Child
Anne Binet died 3 August 1698, Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal) (Saint-Charles-Borromée)

1699 Death of Spouse/Partner
René Binet died 15 May 1699, Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport)

28 September 1702
Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport)

Added: 1/29/2015 1:14:25 PM

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