the French Connection – Part 9 – the Women who Came to New France

Great information of who were probably your ancestors if you have French-Canadian roots. Most of people living in the U.S. have some.

Lighten up, Brighten up

There were two groups of women who came to New France early in the development of the colonies. The first group were the fille a marier or marriageable women. They came between 1643 and 1663. The second group were the Kings Daughters or Fille du Roi. They came later and had more benefits.

THE MARRIAGEABLE WOMEN
 
 
From the Many Roads website:
 

They (the marriage women) were promised nothing but the possibility of a better life. If they survived the perils of the crossing, they lived with the daily threat of death at the hands of the Iroquois. If they survived the Iroquois, they had to deal with the hard life of subsistence farming, harsh winters spent in a log cabin that they may have helped build, epidemics of smallpox and “fever” and difficult and often dangerous childbirth.

Cap Tourant - first farm in Quebec Cap Tourant – first farm in Quebec

Crossing the Atlantic…

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One thought on “the French Connection – Part 9 – the Women who Came to New France

  1. I have no doubt that my ancestors were in the first group.. Which is just fine with me as I know they were probably hard working people. Have a nice day, Susan

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