Marie-Louise Lecoutre (c.1648 - 1709)

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Birthplace: Honfleur, Calvados, France
Death: Died in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Francheville, QC, Canada
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About Marie-Louise Lecoutre

Louise came to New France as one of many Filles du Roi, or Daughers of the King. contracting to marry one of the men trying to build a colony in the New World.

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.

THERE IS NO PROOF SHE WAS THE SISTER OF ANDRE BERTHIOT dit Le Loutre.

HER PARENTAGE IS UNKNOWN. -------------------- ~1665 Fille Du Roi

1666 Troi-Rivieries

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Marie-Louise Lecoutre's Timeline

1648
1648
Honfleur, Calvados, France
1648
1664
1664
Age 16
Champlain, , Québec, Canada
1664
Age 16
Cap De La Madeleine, Champlain, Quebec, Canada
1665
1665
Age 17
Cap De La Madeleine, Quebec, Canada
1666
1666
Age 18
Trois-Rivieres, St Maurice, Quebec, Can.
1666
Age 18
18 yrs old, 1 baby
1666
Age 18
18 yrs old, 1 baby
1670
1670
Age 22
Cap-de-la-Madeleine
1671
1671
Age 23
Canada, Province of Quebec, Ste-Marie-Madeleine-du-Cap-de-la-Madeleine