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-Valène Chevreau was my 8th great-grandmother and a fille du roi. These are the generations of Marie-Valène Chevreau down to my grandmother Lenore Evelyn Barron.
Marie-Valène Chevreau was born September 26, 1645 in Saint-Valérien, Pays de la Loire, France. She married René Réaume ou Rhéaume October 29, 1665 in Québec. René Réaume ou Rhéaume was born January 1, 1643 in Aytre (St. Étienne), Charente-Maritime, Notre-Dame de Cogne, Bishopic de LaRochelle, LaRochelle, France and died October 30, 1722 in Hotel Dieu, Québec, Québec. Marie-Valène Chevreau died February 27, 1724 in Château-Richer, Québec.
Robert-Joseph Réaume (January 25, 1668)
Robert-Joseph Réaume was born January 25, 1668 in Lachine, Québec. He married Marie-Isabelle Brunet dite Belhumeur September 22, 1696 in Montréal, Québec. Marie-Isabelle Brunet dite Belhumeur was born July 23, 1674 in Montréal, Ile de Montréal, Québec and died July 19, 1748 in St. Vincent de Paul, Ile Jesus, Québec. Robert-Joseph Réaume died March 24, 1744 in St. Vincent de Paul, Laval, Québec.
Pierre Réaume (October 3, 1709)
Pierre Réaume was born October 3, 1709 in Lachine, Québec. He married Susanne Hubert dite Lacroix January 30, 1738. Susanne Hubert dite Lacroix was born August 9, 1709 in Montréal, Québec and died May 14, 1790 in Québec, Québec. Pierre Réaume died December 19, 1766 in Détroit, Michigan.
Claude-Thomas Réaume (August 7, 1743)
Claude-Thomas Réaume was born August 7, 1743 in Détroit, Michigan. He married Geneviève Janis ou Janisse January 7, 1766 in Assumption, Sandwich, Essex, Ontario. Geneviève Janis ou Janisse was born February 9, 1750 in Détroit, Michigan and died October 19, 1790. Claude-Thomas Réaume died June 6, 1827 in Amherstburg, Ontario.
Véronique Réaume (July 16, 1788)
Véronique Réaume was born July 16, 1788 in Assumption, Sandwich, Essex, Ontario. She married Jean-Baptiste Ouellette February 13, 1809 in Assumption, Sandwich, Essex, Ontario. Jean-Baptiste Ouellette was born January 9, 1788 in Assumption, Sandwich, Essex, Ontario and died April 7, 1873 in Assumption, Sandwich, Essex, Ontario.
Norbert Ouellette (May 30, 1819)
Norbert Ouellette was born May 30, 1819 in Assumption, Sandwich, Essex, Ontario. He married Salomée Paquette January 27, 1843 in St. John Baptiste Church, Amherstburg, Ontario. Salomée Paquette was born circa 1823 in Amherstburg, Ontario and died January 14, 1860 in Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada. Norbert Ouellette died December 30, 1898 in Assumption, Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada.
Suzanne Ouellette (January 1848)
Suzanne Ouellette was born January 1848 Sandwich, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She married Joseph Barron August 31, 1869 in Assumption, Sandwich, Ontario, Canada. Joseph Barron was born circa 1844 Assumption, Sandwich, Ontario, Canada. Suzanne Ouellette 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)