Georgette Richard / Richer (c.1647 - 1700)

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Nicknames: "Georgette Richard", "Georgette Richer"
Birthplace: Saint-Ursin-de-Chailly-sur-Armancon, Ev. Autun, Bourgogne (Ar. Beaune, Cote-d'Or), France
Death: Died in Laprairie, Québec, Canada
Occupation: Fille du Roy, épouse de colon & mère de famille
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About Georgette Richard / Richer

Georgette was a "filles 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.

."Georgette RICHER of ST. Ursin de Chailly-sur-Armancon, Diocese of Autun, Burgundy, daughter of Jean RICHER and the deceased Leonarde BORNAY, married Francois DUPUIS 6 October 1670 at Quebec. Her dowry of 350 pounds included 50 from the king. She died 24 January 1700 at Laprairie at the age of 50." Source: THE KINGS DAUGHTERS, J. REISINGER, E. COURTEAU, 1988, Thomaa-Shore, Dexter, Michigan.

Selon le contrat Becquet, cette fille du Roy apportait des biens estimés à 300 livres et un don de 50 livres du Roy.

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Georgette Richard / Richer's Timeline

Saint-Ursin-de-Chailly-sur-Armancon, Ev. Autun, Bourgogne (Ar. Beaune, Cote-d'Or), France
October 6, 1670
Age 23
Quebec City, , Quebec, Canada
June 26, 1671
Age 24
Québec, Québec, Canada
July 10, 1673
Age 26
Québec, Québec, Canada
August 19, 1675
Age 28
Saint-Augustin, Québec, Canada
April 28, 1677
Age 30
Saint-Augustin, Québec, Canada
June 27, 1679
Age 32
Québec, Québec, Canada
Age 33
February 3, 1682
Age 35
Laprairie, Québec, Canada
September 10, 1684
Age 37
La Prairie, Quebec, Canada