Wikipedia: The King's Daughters (French: filles du roi; filles du roy) is a term used to refer to the approximately 800 young French women who immigrated to New France between 1663 and 1673 as part of a program sponsored by Louis XIV. The program was designed to boost Canada's population both by encouraging male immigrants to settle there, and by promoting marriage, family formation and the birth of children. While women and girls certainly emigrated to New France both before and after this time period, they were not considered to be filles du roi, as the term refers to women and girls who were actively recruited by the government and whose travel to the colony was paid for by the king. They were also occasionally known as the King's Wards, where "wards" meant those under the guardianship of another.
Françoise Baisela ou Baiselat ou Baselot ou Bazelon was my 9th great-grandmother and a fille du roi. These are the generations of Françoise Baisela ou Baiselat ou Baselot ou Bazelon down to my grandmother Lenore Evelyn Barron.
Françoise Baisela ou Baiselat ou Baselot ou Bazelon was born circa 1651 in Paris (St-Sauveur) (Seine), Paris, France. She married Pierre Merçan dit LaPierre September 22, 1670 in Québec. Pierre Merçan dit LaPierre was born circa 1626 in St Nicholas, de Rouen, Normandie, France and died November 23, 1693 in
Montréal, Québec. He was Françoise's second husband. Her first marriage was a fille du roi contract marriage to Laurent Cambin dit Larivière. Françoise Baisela ou Baiselat ou Baselot ou Bazelon died May 30, 1694 in Pointe-aux-Trembles (Montréal), Québec.
Françoise Baisela ou Baiselat ou Baselot ou Bazelon and Pierre Merçan dit Lapierre had:
Marie-Anne Merçan (circa 1676)
Marie-Anne Merçan was born circa 1676 in Montréal, Québec. She married Pierre Biroleau dit LaFleur April 19, 1700 in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Québec. Pierre Biroleau dit LaFleur was born circa 1670 in
Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France and died April 11, 1726 in Montréal, Québec. Marie-Anne Merçan died December 17, 1735.
Marie-Agathe Biroleau dite LaFleur
Marie-Agathe Biroleau dite LaFleur married Jean-Baptiste Lauzon.
Jean-Baptiste Lauzon married Marie-Josephte Cadieux.
François Lauzon was born in Rue Saint Marie, Pohénégamook, Québec. He married Marie-Josephine Rousson.
François Lauzon (March 30, 1812)
François Lauzon was born March 30, 1812 in Détroit, Michigan. He married Henrietta Daudelin. Henrietta Daudelin was born circa 1814. François Lauzon died January 1841 in Michigan.
Theresa Henrietta Lauzon (February 5, 1839)
Theresa Henrietta Lauzon was born February 5, 1839 in Monroe County, Michigan. She married Isadore Roe. Isadore Roe was born circa 1835 in Détroit, Michigan. Theresa Henrietta Lauzon died May 11, 1915 in Ecorse, Wayne County, Michigan, United States.
Sarah Roe (October 27, 1859)
Sarah Roe was born October 7, 1859 in Newport, Monroe County, Michigan, United States. She married Francis Xavier Laurain. Francis Xavier Laurain was born November 2, 1847 and died October 4, 1914. Sarah Roe died July 13, 1935 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States.
Susan Laurain (January 25, 1885)
Susan Laurain was born January 25, 1885 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA. She married Harvey Joseph Barron. Harvey Joseph Barron was born July 17, 1887 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada and died August 1973 in Frenchtown, Monroe County, Michigan, USA. Susan Laurain died January 27, 1967 in Estral Beach, Michigan, USA.
Lenore Evelyn Barron (January 8, 1923)