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Marie Marchesseault

Female 1639 -


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  • Name Marie Marchesseault 
    Born 1639  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Filles du Roi Participant in the 'Filles du Roi' program, an effort by the government of France to populate New France. The effort recruited an estimated 800 women between the ages of 12 to 25 to relocate to New France, to wed and bare children.
    In order to encourage volunteers, King of France Louis XIV, were provided with a trousseau and travelling expenses were covered. The women were also granted the ability to turn down potential suitors, a choice not often granted to women of any station during that time period.

    From Raymond Douville and Jacques-Donat Casanova's book, 'Daily Life in Early Canada' the dowry listing for each woman is as follows:
    100 livres (10 for personal and moving expenses, 30 for clothing and 60 for passage)
    1 small hope chest in which to put 1 head dress
    1 taffeta handkerchief
    1 pair of shoe ribbons
    100 sewing needles
    1 comb
    1 spool of white thread
    1 pair of stockings
    1 pair of gloves
    1 pair of scissors
    2 knives
    1000 pins
    1 bonnet
    4 lace braids

    They were given 2 livres as spending money.
    Upon their arrival in Canada the girls were also given suitable clothing for the elements.

    When a marriage was arranged, the newly wed couple was given 50 livres, an oxen, a cow, 2 pigs, a pair of chickens, 2 barrels of salted meat and 11 crowns in cash to begin their new life with.

    Resources:
    Geni Project Filles du Roi List
    http://www.geni.com/projects/King-s-Daughters-Filles-du-Roi/13635

    Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King's_Daughters

    Les Filles du Roi by Juliana L'Heureux
    http://www.mainewriter.com/articles/Filles-du-Roi.htm 
    Died
    • Taken hostage by the Iroquois during the Lachine Massacre, Marie died while in captivity, her remains and place of death are unknown.
    Person ID I1149  The Hedgecoe - McKenna Family Tree
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2014 

    Family 1 Pierre Boutin 
    Married 1669  Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Albert Boutin,   b. 1671, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1689, Lachine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F457  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Jean Michel,   d. 5 Aug 1689, Lachine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 25 Nov 1670  Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1670Marriage-MarieMarchesseault-JeanMichel.jpg
    1670Marriage-MarieMarchesseault-JeanMichel.jpg
    1670 Marriage record for Marie Marchesseault and Jean Michel.
    Children 
     1. Pierre Michel,   b. 1674, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1689, Lachine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
    +2. Marie Renee Michel,   b. 18 Jun 1677, Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F456  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1639 - France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1669 - Quebec, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Nov 1670 - Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 4-5 Aug 1689 The Lachine Massacre
      A part of the Beaver Wars, the Lachine Massacre occurred when 1500 Mohawk warriors staged a surprise attack on the 375 settlers of Lachine, New France. The basis for the attack was the discontent of indigenous peoples with the influx of French people, and was encouraged by New English settlers. Only 3 Mohawk warriors were killed, while 72 French settlers, most of them civilians, lost their lives either as a direct result of the conflict or after it, in captivity. Over 100 prisoners were taken to Iroquois villages and used as slaves, were tortured or executed. Some young children and women were adopted into Native families. Rather than attack the Mohawk, French forces that had initially been sent to defend the settlement were recalled. There were numerous skirmishes that followed but peace negotiations eventually began in early 1690.

      Resources:
      Wikipedia
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lachine_massacre

      The CBC: Lachine Massacre
      http://www.cbc.ca/history/EPCONTENTSE1EP3CH1PA4LE.html