Saurette and Oligny Genealogy

Catherine Ducharme

Catherine Ducharme
Marriage of parentsJean DucharmeAnne LelievreView this family
before December 31, 1657

MarriagePierre RoyView this family
January 12, 1672
Marriage of a childAndre BabeuMarie-Anne RoyView this family
November 14, 1689
Marriage of a childClement Leriger Plante LaplanteMarie RoyView this family
September 8, 1700
Marriage of a childJean Perras FontaineMarie-Madeleine RoyView this family
October 25, 1701
Marriage of a childPierre RoyMarie-Anglique LafailleView this family
April 20, 1705
Marriage of a childJacques RoyMarthe Marguerite Marie FrancheView this family
November 24, 1711
Marriage of a childLouis RoyMarguerite DumaisView this family
April 24, 1718
Marriage of a childAndre RoySuzanne Gourdon LachasseView this family
November 7, 1718
Marriage of a childLouis TrudeauMarie-Josephe RoyView this family
May 31, 1719
Death of a sonAndre Roy
October 23, 1754

Burial of a sonAndre Roy
November 9, 1754
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: before December 31, 1657
Family with Pierre Roy - View this family
Marriage: January 12, 1672Montreal, Quebec, Canada

MarriagePRDH - The University of Montreal
Shared note

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 wereorphans. 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.