Marie-Charlotte Roussel

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Marie-Charlotte Roussel

Birthplace: Normandie, Saint-Jean-de-Liversay, Poitou-Charentes, France
Death: Died in Lachine, , Quebec, Canada
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Roussel and Barbé Poisson
Wife of Pierre Gauthier dit Saguingoira
Mother of Joseph Gauthier; Jean-Baptiste Gauthier; Jean Gauthier; Marie-Anne Gauthier; Marie-Josephte-Marguerite Gauthier and 5 others
Half sister of Marie Lucos / Lucault; Lambert Celles dit Duclos; Marguerite Celles dite Duclos; Gabriel-Lambert Decelles dit Duclos; Barbe Decelle dite Duclos and 7 others

Occupation: was carried off by the Iroquois and never heard from again, was a fille du roi, and an orphan, Fille du Roy
Managed by: Carlie Woodman
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About Marie-Charlotte Roussel

Charlotte Roussel had been orphaned in France and made a most likely candidate to be recruited to be sent to New France in order to make the colony grow. She was a "fille du roi". Most likely she was in an orphanage run by the church, and was concidered to be a girl that would make a good wife for a of good moral training.

She and Pierre had 8 children together.

Then during a rainy night the Indians snuck in and attacked the settlement of Lachine. Charlotte and Pierre were taken captive on 5 Aug. 1689 and Charlotte was never heard from again. Pierre did make it back to the settlement after 8 1/2 years of captivity on 22 Jan. 1698, but Charlotte was not with him. It was most likely that she had died before that date during captivity. -------------------- Charlotte was captured by the Iroquois on August 4, 1689 in Lachine. She probably died in captivity. Source: Jetté, p. 475. -------------------- Charlotte ROUSSEL was born ABT 1646 in Notre-Dame-de-la-Ronde, Normandie, France, and died BEF 1699 in Died while a captive of the Iroquois. She was the daughter of 50. Thomas ROUSSEL and 51. Barbe POISSON.

-------------------- Tuee, ou prise et morte en captivite, lors du massacre de Lachine, le 5 Aout 1689.

Pierre and Charlotte had eight children and on August the 4th, 1689 when the Lachine massacre occurred, Charlotte was abducted by Iroquois and was never seen again. She probably died in captivity.

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Marie-Charlotte Roussel's Timeline

Saint-Jean-de-Liversay, Poitou-Charentes, France
November 12, 1668
Age 22
Montréal, , Quebec, Canada
September 28, 1669
Age 23
March 20, 1672
Age 26
Ile de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
May 7, 1674
Age 28
Montréal, QC, Canada
February 27, 1676
Age 30
Montreal, Communauté-Urbaine-de-Montréal, QC, Canada
March 25, 1679
Age 33
Ile de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
August 15, 1681
Age 35
Ile de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
April 19, 1684
Age 38
Lachine, Ile-de-Montreal, Quebec, Canada
November 26, 1686
Age 40
Ile de Montreal, Quebec, Canada