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immigrant Fille du Roi flag  Lucrèce  Billot

  (b. abt. 1641, France   d. 22 November 1706Charlesbourg, Québec, Canada, New France )  

Lucrèce Billot was born abt. 1641 in , France. Lucrèce Billot was the child of

Lucrèce was a Fille du Roi, arriving in New France by 1669.

She married  Jean Sigouin 26 August 1669 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Jean Sigouin  was born abt. 1646 in , France .  He died 22 December 1726 in Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal) (Saint-Charles-Borromée) . 

Lucrèce Billot died 22 November 1706 in Charlesbourg, Québec, Canada, New France .

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Occupation: Fille du Roi

daughter of Marin Billot and Marie Laquerse

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Lucrèce Billot married immigrant flag Jean Sigouin-- Date: 26 August 1669 Place: Québec, Canada, New France

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flag Robert Sigouin (Seguoin) (b.30 July 1670, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 20 January 1703, Charlesbourg, Québec, Canada, New France )

flag Jacques Sigouin (Seguoin) (b.13 January 1674, Charlesbourg, Québec, Canada, New France   d. , )

flag Jean Sigouin (Seguoin) (b.11 May 1676, Québec, Canada, New France   d. 4 February 1727, Charlesbourg, Québec, Canada, New France )

Fille du Roi
Billot, Lucrèce , (out-of-wedlock child, Louise b. 1668), m. Sigouin, Jean, Aug. 26, 1669
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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1669 Marriage / Partner
Lucrèce Billot and Jean Sigouin 26 August 1669, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1670 Birth of Child
Robert Sigouin (Seguoin) was born 30 July 1670, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1674 Birth of Child
Jacques Sigouin (Seguoin) was born 13 January 1674, Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal) (Saint-Charles-Borromée)

1676 Birth of Child
Jean Sigouin (Seguoin) was born 11 May 1676, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

1703 Death of Child
Robert Sigouin (Seguoin) died 20 January 1703, Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal) (Saint-Charles-Borromée)

22 November 1706
Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal) (Saint-Charles-Borromée)

Name: Lucresse Billot
Gender: Female
Burial Date: 23 Nov 1706
Burial Place: Saint-Charles-De-Charlesbourg, Charlesbourg, Québec, Quebec
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Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Jean Segoin
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I04036-0
System Origin: Canada-EASy
GS Film number: 1290316
Reference ID: Page 33

"Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 6 July 2015), Lucresse Billot, ; citing Cemetery, , reference Page 33; FHL microfilm 1,290,316.

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