NameJeanne Faucheux517
Birth10 Jun 1655, St-Piere-es-Liens de Huisseau-Sur-Mauves, Orleans, Loiret, France
Immigration1671, Quebec, Canada846 Age: 15
Death20 Nov 1721, St-Anne-de-La Pérade, Québec, Canada Age: 66
Burial21 Nov 1721, St-Anne-de-La Pérade, Québec, Canada
Birth1651, Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Louvetot, Rouen, Normandy, France518,517
Immigration1656, Quebec, Canada519 Age: 5
Census1666, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada518,519 Age: 15
Residence1671, Seigneurie des Grondines, Quebec, Canada842,843 Age: 20
Residence15 Nov 1676, St-Anne-de-La Pérade, Québec, Canada844 Age: 25
Death1687, probably along French River, Quebec, Canada518 Age: 36
Death Memobef 29 Feb 1688
OccupationSailor (1666), farmer (1670), courier-de-bois, voyageur (1682), 518,845
FatherJean Leduc (-1675)
MotherJeanne Desobrie (-1673)
Marriageabt Oct 1671847,843
ChildrenMarie Françoise (1675-)
 Jean Baptiste (1678-)
 Pierre Charles (1680-1762)
Marriage29 Feb 1688, Batiscan, Quebec, Canada847
ChildrenPierre Rene (1689-1751)
 Marie Anne (-1769)
Notes for Jeanne Faucheux
She was one of the “Filles du Roi” sponsored by the King of France to come to Quebec to marry a settler there.847
Notes for Antoine (Spouse 1)
He settled in the Seigneurie of Grondines in 1671.

In 1671, the first concession was given to Timothée Josson; thirty more colonists settled that year. Among them were François Couillard, Hilaire Frapier, Pierre Tousignant, Antoine Leduc, Gilles Masson and Louis Hamelin. In 1674, the settlers asked the Religious Hospitallers to build them a mill. Master carpenter Pierre Mercereau of Quebec was hired to build it; when it was completed on September 13th, 1675, Gilles Masson was hired to run the mill and maintain the building which served as the seigneurial residence. Masson apparently neglected his duties, and he was fired on November 2nd, 1680. The property was a source of problems for the nuns, with little financial gain.
Notes for Antoine & Jeanne (Family)
She was one of the 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.847
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