Marguerite Raisin (c.1650 - 1700)

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Birthplace: France
Death: Died in Laprairie, Quebec
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About Marguerite Raisin

Marguerite was a "fille du roi" or duaghter 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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Marguerite Raisin's Timeline

1650
1650
France
1669
1669
Age 19
Boucherville, Chambly, Québec, Canada
1672
September 3, 1672
Age 22
Chambly, Quebec,, Canada
1675
1675
Age 25
Chambly, Chambly, Québec, Canada
1677
October 17, 1677
Age 27
Canada, Province of Quebec, St-Pierre-de-Sorel
1677
Age 27
Boucherville, Chambly, Québec, Canada
1682
January 30, 1682
Age 32
Boucherville, Chambly, Québec, Canada
1684
April 21, 1684
Age 34
Boucherville, Chambly, Québec, Canada
1700
November 21, 1700
Age 50
Laprairie, Quebec
November 25, 1700
Age 50