Marie Enaud dit Canada (Leroux) (1645 - 1717)

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Birthplace: Rouen, Normandy, France
Death: Died in Sainte-Geneviève-de-Berthier, QC, Canada
Occupation: WIFE / MOTHER
Managed by: Carmel Marie Hopkins
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About Marie Enaud dit Canada (Leroux)

Marie-Louise Jeanne Leroux was a King's Daughter, from the regiou of Rouen in Normandie.

Marie-Louise according to Jeremie Desautel

Marie-x-Jeanne according to James Giffen

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Marie Leroux was a King's daughter, from the region of Rouen, in Normandie -------------------- The companies and private interests favoured the immigration of male employees and apprentices, The French State and the religious communities undertook to rectify this according to the demographic repartition of the colonies. Women began to immigrate to Canada around 1630, but King’s Daughters term, designate only these 800 women who came to "Nouvelle-France" (actually Canada) within these 11 first years of the monarchial regime. These girls were provided with a bride’s trousseau and in rare cases with a small dowry. Most of these women quickly found a husband. Some of these women were beggars or orphans in Paris, some others were recruited in Rouen or in La Rochelle in France. Administrative reports tend to make believe that most of these women were born in urban area, and were not prepared for the hard life of settlers’ wives. The arrival of the first contingent of the King’s daughters gave rise to a certain opposition within the colony where seemingly, the decision to arrange marriages was badly perceived. On November 28 1663, the Quebec Council intervened in order to forbid all persons from preventing the girls who came from France at the King’s expense to marry where they would feel doing so (……). Ten years later, Jean Talon (Intendant of Nouvelle-France) in an official report makes note that some priests/pastors still resisted and hesitated in some circumstances to bless hasty marriages. On February 11 1671, preceding by many months the arrival of a new contingent of King’s Daughters, COLBERT (Controller general of finances of France) wrote to the Intendant in order to reassure him concerning the freedom of these women. {COLBERT wrote:"I also gave orders to send you certificates of the places where the said women came from, and these certificates will also let it be known that they are free and ready to get married without any difficulty}. Thus we know through this document that Jean Talon made available to each of these women a sum of 50 pounds, Canadian money in provisions to be used for their daily shores of settlers’ wives. We know over and above that 800 King’s Daughters were transported within three distinct contingents and a number of 50 only were Ladies of noble birth and that some of them were bringing with them a personal dowry

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Marie Enaud dit Canada's Timeline

1645
January 1, 1645
Rouen, Normandy, France
1648
September 1, 1648
- June 30, 1658
Age 3
France
1667
1667
- present
Age 22
KINGS DAUGHTER
1673
October 23, 1673
Age 28
Sorel-Tracy, QC, Canada
1674
July 30, 1674
Age 29
Sorel, Quebec, Canada
1693
1693
Age 48
Montreal, QC, Canada
1717
April 5, 1717
Age 72
Sainte-Geneviève-de-Berthier, QC, Canada
April 5, 1717
Age 72