Catherine Lussier, Fille du Roi

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Catherine Lussier (Clérice), Fille du Roi

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Birthplace: St Sulpice, Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Death: Died in St Anna, Varennes, Quebec, Canada
Place of Burial: Ste Annes, Varennes
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Pierre Clérice and Marie LeFebvre
Wife of Jacques Lussier and Jacques Lussier
Mother of Christophe Lussier; Christophe Lussier, I; Pierre Lussier; Marie-Catherine Lussier / Lussye; Jacques Lussier / Lussye and 11 others

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About Catherine Lussier, Fille du Roi

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Kings Daughter. Her dowry of 250 pounds included 50 from the king

Catherine 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.

--------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from: Ancestors of Jean Marie Boucher Gail Morin 13 Oct 1999

"33. Catherine Clerice lived in St.Sulpice, Paris(ibid.). A contract for the marriage to Jacques Lussier was signed on 11 October 1671 Notary Becquet(ibid.). She married Jacques Lussier, son of Jacques Lussier and Marguerite Darmine, on 12 October 1671 in Quebec(DNCF, page 876.). She died on 1 March 1715(DGFQ, page 746.). She was buried on 2 March 1715 in Varennes(ibid.). "


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Catherine Lussier, Fille du Roi's Timeline

1653
1653
St Sulpice, Paris, Ile-de-France, France
1653
Paris, Seine, France
1653
Paris, Seine, France
1672
1672
Age 19
Boucherville, Chambly, Québec, Canada
1673
September 15, 1673
Age 20
Varennes, Verchères, Québec, Canada
October 3, 1673
Age 20
Boucherville, Quebec, CANADA
1675
May 20, 1675
Age 22
Boucherville, Chambly, Québec, Canada
1677
January 22, 1677
Age 24
Boucherville, Chambly, Québec, Canada
1678
September 15, 1678
Age 25
Boucherville, Chambly, Québec, Canada