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Jeanne Bouchard

Birthplace: France
Death: Died in Canada
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jean Bouchard and Francoise Chrétien
Wife of Martin Foisy

Managed by: Jacques Dupont
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About Jeanne Bouchard

As noted above, Martin's first wife was Jeanne Bouchard, daughter of Jean Bouchard (Boucher) and Francoise Chrétien, of Saint-Ildevert de Gournay in Picardie. She was one of the Kings "Les Filles de Roi" who had come from the department of Normandy. These women 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 1,000 women who undertook the journey only 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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Jeanne Bouchard's Timeline

October 26, 1665