Martha Marguerite Roy

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Martha French

Also Known As: "Marthe-Marguerite", "Marguerite", "Marthe Marguerite"
Birthplace: Deerfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: May 01, 1762 (66)
Montréal, Ile de Montréal, Nouvelle-France
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas French and Mary French
Wife of Jacques Roy-St. Lambert and Jean-Louis Ménard
Mother of Jacques Roy; Laurent Roy; Marie-Anne Ménard; Marie-Louise Ménard; Marie-Marguerite Ménard and 2 others
Sister of Mary French, 1; Mary King; Thomas French; Marie-Françoise French; Abigail French and 1 other

Occupation: captured at Deerfield 1704
Managed by: Marianne Lyons Dagher
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About Martha Marguerite Roy

Martha was born in Deerfield Mass and on March 7, 1704 she was kidnapped form her home by French and Indians. Her baby brother, just born was killed and her grandmother died of a broken heart soon after. Her mother died a few days later. Father Thomas French returned to Deerfield. Martha was taken to a convent after passing through Fort Chambly. You can view the march and her story in Chambly. She married Jacques Roy and was my 6th great grandmother.

Elle et ses parent furent capturés et emmenés au Québec guerre lors du massacre de Deerfield, Massachussett, Nouvelle-Angleterre, le 29 février 1704 (Queen Anne's War). Sa mère fut tuée par les Iroquois durant le trajet effectué lors d'un hiver rigoureux. Son père retourna aux États-Unis et se remaria.

Elle fut baptisée le 23 février 1707 à Montréal.


Martha was 8 years old at the time of the Deerfield Massacre, in 1703/4. She was carried to Canada, along with her father & siblings Mary King (French); Thomas, Jr.; Freedom; & Abigail. Her father & two oldest siblings were redeemed three years later (Mary & Thomas, Jr.). Martha remained in Canada.

"New England Captives Carried to Canada Between 1677 & 1760"/volume 2, by Emma Lewis Coleman

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Martha Marguerite Roy's Timeline

May 12, 1695
Deerfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States
April 5, 1718
Montreal, Communauté-Urbaine-de-Montréal, QC, Canada
August 7, 1725
Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada