Marie-Claire de la Hogue, "fille du roi"

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Marie-Claire de la Hogue (De La Hogue dit Montreuil), "fille du roi"

Birthdate: (35)
Birthplace: Saint-Germain-lès-Corbeil, Essonne, Île-de-France, France
Death: Died in Québec, Canada
Place of Burial: Québec, Québec, Canada
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Gilles de la Hogue; Gilles LaHogue; Marie LeBrun and Marie LaHogue
Wife of Jean-Baptiste Sédilot dit Montreuil
Mother of Anne-Jeanne Sedilot; Elisabeth Sedilot; Louis Charles Sedilot; Francois Sedilot; Marie-Geneviève Sédilot and 7 others

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About Marie-Claire de la Hogue, "fille du roi"

Marie Claire de La Hogue King's Daughter

   The filles du roi, or King's Daughters, were some 770 women who arrived in the colony of New France (Canada) between 1663 and 1673, under the financial sponsorship of King Louis XIV of France. Most were single French women and many were orphans. Their transportation to Canada and settlement in the colony were paid for by the King. Some were given a royal gift of a dowry of 50 livres for their marriage to one of the many unmarried male colonists in Canada. These gifts are reflected in some of the marriage contracts entered into by the filles du roi at the time of their first marriages.
   The filles du roi were part of King Louis XIV's program to promote the settlement of his colony in Canada. Some 737 of these women married and the resultant population explosion gave rise to the success of the colony. Most of the millions of people of French Canadian descent today, both in Quebec and the rest of Canada and the USA (and beyond!), are descendants of one or more of these courageous women of the 17th century.
   The first voyageurs probably returned to New France each winter. The families could survive during the warm weather, but the man of the house was needed to get through the winter. Our Jean was married to Marie-Claire LAHOGUE and had five children prior to his first trip to Kaskaskia. That trip with Father Allouez was down the Mississippi from Green Bay. The Illinois River route was having trying times with the hostile Indians (Iroquois Nation). Robert De La Salle and his lieutenant Tonti in their effort to establish a line of posts from Canada down the Illinois River to the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico. The failure of Starve Rock, Peoria Lake’s Fort St. Louis and Creve Coeur slowed the completion of such a route. To prove the need for a man of the house during the winter, Jean Baptiste and Marie-Claire had five more children from 1677 to 1687. Marie-Claire died 26 August 1687 when her last child was only six days old. A girl name Claudine-Maratine dite Marguerite was born 20 August 1687. She was the last of ten children by Marie-Claire LaHogue.
   HiThanks for continuing our conversation on our family tree.You seem to be right.I have once more browsed my data and now believe that Marie Claire was indeed a "de la Hogue".As a matter of fact, my own notes on the wife of Jean MONTREUIL describes his wife as "Jean Montreuil épousa à Québec le 27 novembre 1669, Marie-Charlotte de la Hogue, fille de Marie Lebrun et Gilles de la Hogue de Saint Germain de Paris. elle décéda le 26 août 1687. Sont nés de cette union neuf enfants :"Then, in the notes associated with Jean MONTREUIL himself, I have <Copied from the internet data generated by Simone MONTREUIL>:" Jean Montreuil épousa à Québec le 27 novembre 1669, Marie-Charlotte de la Hogue, fille de Marie Lebrun et Gilles de la Hogue de Saint Germain de Paris. elle décéda le 26 août 1687. Sont nés de cette union neuf enfants :"Both of these sources call Jean Montreuil's wife "Marie-Charlotte" and not Marie-Claire.Thank you for the "heads up" and be assured I will review all the information I have and make public my "best possible guess" at a consistent picture of those long past times. Hope to continue hearing from you.Robert. (Denis) (Montreuil descendent)
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Marie-Claire de la Hogue, "fille du roi"'s Timeline

Saint-Germain-lès-Corbeil, Essonne, Île-de-France, France
August 21, 1670
Age 18
Québec, Québec, Canada
July 21, 1671
Age 19
Québec, Québec, Canada
July 22, 1672
Age 20
Québec, Québec, Canada
October 4, 1673
Age 21
Québec, Québec, Canada
November 10, 1675
Age 23
Québec, Canada
December 10, 1675
Age 23
Québec, Québec, Canada
May 24, 1678
Age 26
Québec, Canada
December 26, 1680
Age 28
Québec, Canada