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Anne Delestre

Also Known As: "DeLestrre"
Birthdate: (28)
Birthplace: Montreal, Ile De Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Death: January 25, 1685 (28)
Boucherville, Chambly, Quebec, Canada
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thierry Delestre dit Devaillon and Marie-Suzanne Deperé
Wife of Francois D. Cesar
Mother of Marie-Françoise César; Marie-Madeleine César dit Lagardelette; Marie-Anne Cesar de Lagardelette; Marie-Barbe Cesar de Lagardelette; Marie-Marguerite Cesar de Lagardelette and 2 others
Sister of Barbé Delestre dite Devaillon

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About Anne Delestre

Anne DeLestrre 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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Anne Delestre's Timeline

November 29, 1656
Montreal, Ile De Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Delestre Marie Anne Fiche individu statut immigrant, née vers 1651 en France indéterminée, décès 1685-01-26, épouse de François Cesar Lagadelette mariée AVANT 1675 Lieu Indterminée (au Québec)

May 4, 1675
Age 18
St-Ours, Richelieu, Quebec, Canada
February 8, 1677
Age 20
Saint-Ours, Quebec, Canada
May 8, 1678
Age 21
Saint-Ours, Pierre-De Saurel Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada
Age 22
QC, Canada
December 14, 1681
Age 25
Quebec, Canada