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Charlotte Roussel

Female 1646 -


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  • Name Charlotte Roussel 
    Born 1646  Evreux, Eure, Upper Normandy, 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:
    Les Filles du Roi by Juliana L'Heureux
    http://www.mainewriter.com/

    Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King's_Daughters  
    Person ID I461  The Hedgecoe - McKenna Family Tree
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2014 

    Family Pierre Gauthier dit Saguingoria,   b. 1629, Echillais, Rochefort, Charente Maritime, Poitou Charentes, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1703, Lachine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 12 Nov 1668  Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1668Marriage-CharlotteRoussel-PierreGauthier-Pg1.jpg
    1668Marriage-CharlotteRoussel-PierreGauthier-Pg1.jpg
    1668 Marriage record for Charlotte Roussel and Pierre Gauthier. Page 1.
    1668Marriage-CharlotteRoussel-PierreGauthier-Pg2.jpg
    1668Marriage-CharlotteRoussel-PierreGauthier-Pg2.jpg
    1668 Marriage record for Charlotte Roussel and Pierre Gauthier. Page 2.
    Children 
     1. Jean Gauthier dit Saguingoria,   c. 28 Sep 1669, Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Joseph Gauthier dit Saguingoria,   c. 20 Mar 1672, Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1749, L'Ile Bizard Sainte Genevieve, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     3. Jean Baptiste Gauthier dit Saguingoria,   c. 28 Jul 1671, Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1743, L'Ile Bizard Sainte Genevieve, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     4. Anne Gauthier dit Saguingoria,   b. 1676, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Pierre Gauthier dit Saguingoria,   b. 25 Mar 1679, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Claude Gauthier dit Saguingoria,   b. 15 Apr 1681, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Marie Josephte Marguerite Gauthier dit Saguingoria,   b. 23 Apr 1684, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1728, Sainte Anne de Bellevue, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     8. Francois Gauthier dit Saguingoria,   c. 26 Nov 1686, Saints Anges de Lachine Church, Lachine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F152  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1646 - Evreux, Eure, Upper Normandy, France 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
    • Charlotte Roussel and Pierre Gautier dit Saguingoria were captured by the Iroquois during the Lachine Massacre. Pierre survived 10 years of captivity to return to his children, Charlotte did not survive. Her time and place of death are unknown.