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.
Jeanne-Françoise Petit was my 8th great-grandmother and a fille du roi. These are the generations of Jeanne-Françoise Petit down to my grandmother Lenore Evelyn Barron.
Jeanne-Françoise Petit was born circa 1644 in Sainte-Marguerite, La Rochelle, France. She married François-Pierre Séguin dit Ladéroute October 31, 1672 in Boucherville, Québec. François-Pierre Séguin dit Ladéroute was born July 4, 1644 in St-Aubin-en-Bray, Oise, France and died May 9, 1704 in Hôtel-Dieu, Montréal, Québec. Jeanne-Françoise Petit died March 29, 1733 in Longueuil, Québec.
Marie-Madeleine Séguin dite Ladéroute (August 16, 1676)
Marie-Madeleine Séguin dite Ladéroute was born August 16, 1676 in Boucherville, Québec. She married François Achim dit Saint-André January 7, 1704 in Longueuil, Québec. François Achim dit Saint-André was born June 1, 1684 in Montréal, Québec. Marie-Madeleine Séguin dite Ladéroute died May 25, 1753 in Longueuil, Québec.
François-Robert Achim dit Catin (June 2, 1712)
François-Robert Achim dit Catin was born June 2, 1712 in Longueuil, Québec. He married Marie-Anne-Jeanne Robert February 9, 1739 in Longueuil, Québec. Marie-Anne-Jeanne Robert was born December 3, 1717 in Montréal, Québec and died January 2, 1765 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Québec. François-Robert Achim dit Catin died February 20, 1761 in St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Québec.
Pascal-Michel Catin dit Baron (April 6, 1749)
Pascal-Michel Catin dit Baron was born April 6, 1749 in Longueuil, Chambly, Québec Longueuil, Chambly, Québec. He married Marie-Louise Goyeau dite Lagarde November 21, 1774 in Assumption, Sandwich (Windsor), Essex, Ontario. Marie-Louise Goyeau dite Lagarde was born August 8, 1759 in South Coast of Detroit (Sandwich/Windsor), Essex, Ontario and died circa September 4, 1802 in River Raisin (Monroe), Monroe, Michigan.
François-Xavier Catin dit Baron (September 8, 1778)
François-Xavier Catin dit Baron was born September 8, 1778 in Sandwich (Windsor), Essex, Ontario. He married Angélique Cabassier November 17, 1812 in Ste. Ann's, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. Angélique Cabassier was born October 21, 1791 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.
François-Xavier Catin dit Barron (December 24, 1813)
François-Xavier Catin dit Barron was born December 24, 1813 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. He married Félicité Paré October 3, 1836 in Assumption, Sandwich (Windsor), Essex, Ontario. Félicité Paré was born June 20, 1816 in Sandwich, Essex, Province of Canada.
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)