Marie-Madeleine Benoit

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Marie-Madeleine Benoit

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Évêché De Dole, France
Death: December 11, 1733 (76-84)
Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Francisci Benoit and Christine Benoit
Wife of Pierre Favreau dit Deslauriers
Mother of Marie-Anne Favreau dite Deslauriers; Antoine Favreau; Mathurin Favreau; Jean Favreau dit Deslauriers; Geneviève Favreau and 9 others

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About Marie-Madeleine Benoit

King's Daughters (files Du roi)

References 1. Geneology of the French in North AmericaThe 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.

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Marie-Madeleine Benoit's Timeline

Évêché De Dole, France
Age 17
April 14, 1672
Age 19
Contrecoeur, Quebec
February 26, 1675
Age 22
March 16, 1677
Age 24
Contrecœur, QC, Canada
Age 26
Age 28
Boucherville, Chambly, Québec
March 25, 1683
Age 30
February 13, 1685
Age 32