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.
Marie Albert dite Lafontaine was my 8th great-grandmother and a fille du roi. These are the generations of Marie Albert dite Lafontaine down to my grandmother Lenore Evelyn Barron.
Marie Albert dite Lafontaine was born June 11, 1643 in St-Pierre, Île d’Oléron, ar. Rochefort), Saintes (Saintonge), Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France. She married Jean Chauveau dit Lafleur October 29, 1663 in Québec. Jean Chauveau dit Lafleur was born circa 1635 in St-Pierre-d'Oleron, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France and died circa 1695 in Levis, Desjardins, Québec. Marie Albert dite Lafontaine died 1700 in Lauzon, Levis, Québec.
Marguerite Chauveau (June 29, 1674)
Marguerite Chauveau was born June 29, 1674 in Québec. She married Jacques Guay November 26. 1693 inLevis, Desjardins, Québec. Jacques Guay was born March 1, 1664 in Lauzon, Levis, Québec and died December 11, 1749 in Beaumont, Bellechasse, Québec. Marguerite Chauveau died May 2, 1749 in
Beaumont, Bellechasse, Québec.
Marie-Josèphe Guay (December 5, 1699)
Marie-Josèphe Guay was born December 5, 1699 in Lauzon, Levis, Québec. She married Louis Paré July 18, 1719 in Beaumont, Québec. Louis Paré was born circa 1697 in Québec, Québec and died December 13, 1757 in Québec, Québec.
Jean-Baptiste Paré (circa 1737)
Jean-Baptiste Paré was born circa 1737 in St. Joachim, Québec. He married Marguerite Lebeau February 12, 1770 in Assumption Sandwich (Windsor), Province of Canada. Marguerite Lebeau was born January 28, 1755 in Détroit, Michigan and died November 29, 1833 in Assumption, Sandwich (Windsor), Province of Canada.
Pierre Paré (March 29, 1793)
Pierre Paré was born March 29, 1793 in Assumption, Sandwich (Windsor), Province of Canada. He married Élisabeth LaPointe February 8, 1814 in Assumption, Sandwich (Windsor), Province of Canada. Élisabeth LaPointe was born circa 1797.
Félicité Paré (June 20, 1816)
Félicité Paré was born June 20, 1816 June 20, 1816 in Sandwich, Essex, Province of Canada. She married François-Xavier Catin dit Barron. François-Xavier Catin dit Barron was born December 24, 1813 in Détroit, Michigan.
Joseph Barron (circa 1844)
Joseph Barron was born circa 1844 in Assumption, Sandwich (Windsor), Ontario, Canada. He married Suzanne Ouellette August 31, 1869 in Assumption, Sandwich, Ontario, Canada. Suzanne Ouellette was born circa January 1848 in Sandwich, Windsor, Ontario, Canada and died circa 1942 in Essex, Ontario, Canada.
Harvey Joseph Barron (July 17, 1887)
Harvey Joseph Barron was born July 17, 1887 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He married Susan Laurain. Susan Laurain was born January 25, 1885 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States and died January 27, 1967 in Estral Beach, Monroe County, Michigan, United States.
Lenore Evelyn Barron (January 8, 1923)