Marie-Claude Prat

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Marie-Claude Prat

Also Known As: "Marie Claude Prat", "Claudette Prat"
Birthplace: Aube, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Death: Died in Montreal, QC, Canada
Place of Burial: Montreal, Ile de Montreal, Quebec, Can.
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jean Prat ou Dupras and Agnès-Aymée Prat ou Dupras
Wife of Nicolas Giard dit Saint Martin
Mother of Antoine Giard; Élisabeth Giard; Antoinette-Catherine Giard; Marie-Anne Giard; Gabriel Giard dit St-Martin and 5 others

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About Marie-Claude Prat

Christening: 1651 St. Jacques, Troye, Champagne, France Burial: 21 Aug 1712 Montreal, Montreal, Pq ------------------------------------------- Claude Prat 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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Marie-Claude Prat's Timeline

Aube, Champagne-Ardenne, France
St Jacques, Troyes, Champagne, France
November 17, 1665
Age 14
Montreal, QC, Canada
August 31, 1666
Age 15
Montreal, Ile de Montreal, Quebec, Can.
September 20, 1667
Age 16
Montréal, Québec
February 25, 1670
Age 19
Montreal, Ile de Montreal, Quebec, Can.
November 13, 1672
Age 21
Montreal, Ile de Montreal, Quebec, Can.
April 15, 1675
Age 24
June 26, 1677
Age 26
Montreal, Ile de Montreal, Quebec, Can.
September 20, 1678
Age 27
Montreal, Ile de Montreal, Quebec, Can.