Marguerite Richer (1652 - d.)

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Birthplace: Rouen, Haute-Normandie, France
Death: (Date and location unknown)
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About Marguerite Richer

Marguerite Richer is known in French as one of 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 Richer's Timeline

1652
1652
Rouen, Haute-Normandie, France
1677
January 10, 1677
Age 25
LAPRAIRIE, QUEBEC
1678
November 28, 1678
Age 26
La Prairie, QC, Canada
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