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Mathurine Goard

Birthplace: Saint-Sulpice, Tarn, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Death: Died in Hotel Dieu, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Place of Burial: Notre-Dame-de-Montréal, Québec, Canada
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Gilles Goard and Catherine Goard
Wife of Louis Touraine Saint Marie
Mother of Michel-Sidrac Marie; Marie-Catherine Ste. Marie; Antoine Marie; Angélique Marie dite Ste. Marie; Marie Marie dite Ste. Marie and 6 others

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About Mathurine Goard

Mathurine 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.

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Mathurine Goard's Timeline

Saint-Sulpice, Tarn, Midi-Pyrénées, France
May 31, 1667
Age 19
Montréal, Québec, Canada
April 12, 1668
Age 20
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
February 5, 1669
Age 21
Montréal, Québec, Canada
January 25, 1671
Age 23
Longueuil, Chambly, Quebec, Canada
September 6, 1676
Age 28
Montréal, Québec, Canada
October 7, 1678
Age 30
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
April 16, 1681
Age 33
Bois Brule, Québec, Canada
February 28, 1683
Age 35
Montréal, Québec, Canada
February 11, 1684
Age 36