Marie-Charlotte Roussel

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About Marie-Charlotte Roussel

Charlotte Roussel had been orphaned in France and made a most likely candidate to be recruited to be sent to New France in order to make the colony grow. She was a "fille du roi". Most likely she was in an orphanage run by the church, and was concidered to be a girl that would make a good wife for a colonist...one of good moral training.

She and Pierre had 8 children together.

Then during a rainy night the Indians snuck in and attacked the settlement of Lachine. Charlotte and Pierre were taken captive on 5 Aug. 1689 and Charlotte was never heard from again. Pierre did make it back to the settlement after 8 1/2 years of captivity on 22 Jan. 1698, but Charlotte was not with him. It was most likely that she had died before that date during captivity.


Charlotte was captured by the Iroquois on August 4, 1689 in Lachine. She probably died in captivity. Source: Jetté, p. 475.
Charlotte ROUSSEL was born ABT 1646 in Notre-Dame-de-la-Ronde, Normandie, France, and died BEF 1699 in Died while a captive of the Iroquois. She was the daughter of 50. Thomas ROUSSEL and 51. Barbe POISSON.

http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=AHN&db=charlebois47&id=I086600&ti=4317


Tuee, ou prise et morte en captivite, lors du massacre de Lachine, le 5 Aout 1689.

Pierre and Charlotte had eight children and on August the 4th, 1689 when the Lachine massacre occurred, Charlotte was abducted by Iroquois and was never seen again. She probably died in captivity.

was carried off by the Iroquois and never heard from again, was a fille du roi, and an orphan


Charlotte Roussel came to the New World to seek a better life. As a Fille du Roi she married Pierre Gauthier and started a family as pioneers in Lachine. They had 10 children. In 1689 Pierre and Charlotte were taken as captives by the Iroquois. Pierre returned 10 years later but his wife was never released and died in 1699
"ROUSSEL, Charlotte. Fille de feu Thomas et de feue Barbe POlSSON, de la par. Notre-Dame-la-Ronde, v. et év. Évreux, en Normandie. Née vers 1646. Arrivée en 1668. Prise par les lroquois le 04-08-1689 et décédée probablement en captivité avant le 24-10-1694. Ne savait pas signer. Mariage: le 12-11-1668, à Montréal, avec Pierre GAUTHlER dit Saguingoira (habi­tant et laboureur), né vers 1629, décédé le 05-12-1703, ne sachant pas signer. C. de m. le 03-11-1668 (Basset). Ménage établi à Lachine. 8 enfants."

Source: http://mwlandry.ca/genealog/getperson.php?personID=I13804&tree=05

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Marie-Charlotte Roussel's Timeline

1648
1648
Notre Dame de la Ronde, Evreux, Normandie (Eure), France
1669
1669
Age 21
Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1672
March 20, 1672
Age 24
Ile de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1674
May 7, 1674
Age 26
Montréal, QC, Canada
1676
February 27, 1676
Age 28
Montreal, Communauté-Urbaine-de-Montréal, QC, Canada
1679
March 25, 1679
Age 31
Ile de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1681
August 15, 1681
Age 33
Ile de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1684
April 19, 1684
Age 36
Lachine, Ile-de-Montreal, Quebec, Canada