Jenny Lucie

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Jenny Lucie

Birthplace: British Columbia, Canada
Immediate Family:

Wife of Michael Falardeau
Mother of Louis Falardeau; Angelique Falardeau and N. N. Falardeau

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About Jenny Lucie


Tk’emlups te Secwepemc: One of the People of the Confluence

Jenny Lucie was identified as a Secwepemc woman in the baptismal record of her daughter Angelique. In later life she belonged to the Kamloops Indian Band but her roots may have been in the Xat'sull First Nation. She is very likely the widow, named Kan-naph-ha, who was living in Kamloops with her daughter Angelique at the time of the Indian Reserve Commission Census of 1877.


Jenny Lucie was born in British Columbia, Canada, in 1816 or 1817. At the time of the 1881 census she was living in the same household as Louis Falerdeau and, since the census return identifies her as a widow, it is presumed that she is Louis Falardeau's mother !881 Census of Canada

Madame Fallerdeau

According to Jean Barman, the officer in charge of Thompson River in 1843 wrote: “Madame Fallerdeau came to me to complain of her husband, but I refused to hear her complaint until they were both present, for as usual in such cases there are no doubt faults on both sides. She, however, seemed to have fully made up her mind not to remain longer with him.” The man in her life was forty-year old Michael Fallardeau, possibly a mixed-descent son of the fur economy, who came west with the returning York Factory express in 1827, and spent the next quarter century at Thompson River and in New Caledonia. Whatever the outcome, Fallerdeau’s earliest recorded child was born five years later to a Shuswap woman named Jenny Lucy, who may or may not have been the “Madame Fallerdeau” of 1843. [Jean Barman, French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific North West (UBC Press, 2015), page 139]

Fort Langley

Jenny Lucie and her husband, Michael Fallerdeau, were at Fort Langley on 1 July 1856. Their daughter Angelique was baptised there on that date. Father Lootens baptised the child and identified her mother as: "Jenny Lucie of the Shouswap" He recorded the name of the child's Godfather as N. Falardeau, who is probably the man named Narcisse Falerdeau, who was employed as a steward at Fort Langley. [Old Parish Records at St Andrew's Cathedral in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada]

Soda Creek

Jenny Lucie's daughter, Angelique Falardeau, was evidently born at Soda Creek in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District of British Columbia British Columbia, Marriage Registrations Soda Creek was the former home of the Xat'sull First Nation but its not yet clear if there was a connection between Jenny and the Xat'sull people. Xat'sull /ˈhætʃəl/ means "on the cliff where the bubbling water comes out" Wikipedia


Jenny Lucie married Michael Falardeau.


  1. Louis Falardeau
  2. Angelique Falardeau
  3. N. N. Falardeau
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Jenny Lucie's Timeline

British Columbia, Canada
Kamloops, Thompson-Nicola Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Soda Creek, British Columbia, Canada