Mathurine Goard (c.1648 - 1720)

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Birthplace: Saint-Sulpice, Tarn, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Death: Died in Hotel Dieu, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Managed by: David Morrissette
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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

1648
1648
Saint-Sulpice, Tarn, Midi-Pyrénées, France
1667
May 31, 1667
Age 19
Montréal, Québec, Canada
1668
April 12, 1668
Age 20
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1669
February 5, 1669
Age 21
Montréal, Québec, Canada
1671
January 25, 1671
Age 23
Longueuil, Chambly, Quebec, Canada
1676
September 6, 1676
Age 28
Montréal, Québec, Canada
1678
October 7, 1678
Age 30
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
1681
April 16, 1681
Age 33
Bois Brule, Québec, Canada
1682
February 28, 1682
Age 34
Montréal, Québec, Canada
1684
February 11, 1684
Age 36