Anne Léber (c.1647 - 1732)

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Birthplace: Luçon, Eure-et-Loir, Centre, France
Death: Died in Laprairie, Québec, Canada
Managed by: P. René LeBrun
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About Anne Léber

Anne was a "fille du roi" or daughter of the King.

These women, known in French as the "fille du roi", agreed to travel to the new settlements in North America and marry a settler there in exchange for a 50 pound dowry from the French King. Of the nearly 1000 women who undertook the journey, about 800 made it to Canada.

They made contracts of marriage with the men who had originally settled the New World and usually married within a few days or weeks of the contract signing. Often the women broke the contracts, only to remake them or make new contracts with other men.

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Anne Léber's Timeline

1647
1647
Luçon, Eure-et-Loir, Centre, France
1673
May 1, 1673
Age 26
St Ours, Quebec
1674
April 13, 1674
Age 27
Saint-Ours, Contrecoeur, Lavaltrie, Québec, Canada
1676
October 23, 1676
Age 29
Saint-Ours, Contrecoeur, Lavaltrie, Québec, Canada
1679
1679
Age 32
St-Ours, Richelieu, PQ, Canada
1682
March 13, 1682
Age 35
Contrecoeur, Verchères, Québec, Canada
1684
August 14, 1684
Age 37
Contrecoeur, Verchères, Québec, Canada
1687
July 2, 1687
Age 40
Contrecoeur, Verchères, Québec, Canada
1732
January 29, 1732
Age 85
Laprairie, Québec, Canada
January 30, 1732
Age 85
La Nativité-de-la-Prairie-de-la-Madeleine, Laprairie, Québec, Canada