Catherine Clérice (c.1646 - 1715)

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Birthplace: St Sulpice, Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Death: Died in St Anna, Varennes, Quebec, Canada
Managed by: David Normand Morrissette
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About Catherine Clérice

http://www.greenerpasture.com/Ancestors/Details/2531

Kings Daughter. Her dowry of 250 pounds included 50 from the king

Catherine came to New France as one of many Filles du Roi, or Daughers of the King. contracting to marry one of the men trying to build a colony in the New World.

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.

--------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from: Ancestors of Jean Marie Boucher Gail Morin 13 Oct 1999

"33. Catherine Clerice lived in St.Sulpice, Paris(ibid.). A contract for the marriage to Jacques Lussier was signed on 11 October 1671 Notary Becquet(ibid.). She married Jacques Lussier, son of Jacques Lussier and Marguerite Darmine, on 12 October 1671 in Quebec(DNCF, page 876.). She died on 1 March 1715(DGFQ, page 746.). She was buried on 2 March 1715 in Varennes(ibid.). "

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Catherine Clérice's Timeline

1646
1646
St Sulpice, Paris, Ile-de-France, France
1653
1653
Age 7
Paris, Seine, France
1653
Age 7
Paris, Seine, France
1671
October 21, 1671
Age 25
St Jean Ile d'Orleans, Quebec, Canada
1672
1672
Age 26
Boucherville, Chambly, Québec, Canada
1673
September 15, 1673
Age 27
Varennes, Verchères, Québec, Canada
1675
May 20, 1675
Age 29
Boucherville, Chambly, Québec, Canada
1677
January 22, 1677
Age 31
Boucherville, Chambly, Québec, Canada
1678
September 15, 1678
Age 32
Boucherville, Chambly, Québec, Canada
1680
July 9, 1680
Age 34
Quebec, Canada