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Anne Michel, Fille du roi

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Dordogne, Aquitaine, Champagne, France
Death: November 29, 1724 (70)
Contrecoeur, Verchères, Québec, Canada
Place of Burial: Contrecoeur, Verchères, Québec, Canada
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Noel Michel and Marie Patrault
Wife of Jacques Paviot dit Lapensée and Jean Massault dit Saint Martin, Fr
Mother of Marie-Anne Paviot dite Lapensée; Claude Paviot and Marie-Madeleine Massault, Fr

Occupation: fille du roi
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About Anne Michel, Fille du roi

Anne was a "fille du roi" or duaghter of the King.

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.

-------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from: Ancestors of Francois Daunay dit Lionais dit Delaunay dit Daunais Gail Morin 23 Jul 2000

" 55. Anne Michel was born circa 1648; She was 33 in 1681 (DGFQ, page 784.). She married Jacques Paviot circa 1668 in Contrecoeur(ibid, page 884.). She married Jean Massault dit Saint-Martin after February 1674 in Contrecoeur(ibid, page 784.). She died on 29 November 1724 age 79(ibid.). She was buried on 1 December 1724 in Contrecoeur(ibid.). "

Burial: 1 Dec 1724 Place: Tres-Ste-Trinite,Contrecoeur,Vercheres,PQ Canada (LDS)

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Anne Michel, Fille du roi's Timeline

December 12, 1653
Dordogne, Aquitaine, Champagne, France
February 25, 1673
Age 19
Sorel, Quebec, Canada
April 16, 1675
Age 21
Verchères, QC, Canada
November 29, 1724
Age 70
Contrecoeur, Verchères, Québec, Canada
December 1, 1724
Age 70
Contrecoeur, Verchères, Québec, Canada
Fille du Roy