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In exchange, she was required to marry a soldier or settler and begin raising a family. History of the Society. At its start, New France was a man's world: the province of soldiers, fur traders, and priests, it had little to offer women.
The Filles du roi, or King's Daughters, were some women who arrived in the colony of New France (Canada) between and , under the financial sponsorship of King Louis XIV of were single French women and many were orphans. Their transportation to Canada and settlement in the colony were paid for by the King.
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Sep 08, 2016 · From 1663 to 1673 a total of 774 “Filles du Roi” made the journey to New France. The best year was in 1669 when 135 new “Filles du Roi” were enlisted. In 1670, 134 girls took up the cause. A total of 238 were from Paris, 175 from Bourgs, 46 from Rouen, 35 from …Estimated Reading Time: 7 mins
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Sep 19, 2017 · In 2005, researchers at the Université de Montréal actually traced the ancestry of 11 modern-day patients with Leber’s back to a single fille du roi who came to New France at the age of 18 ...
I have been a great admirer and supporter of Fils du Roy for several years. With their initiative to bring farmers together to produce local grains for the distillery, they will develop the local economy as well as create a special pride of place for farmers and all our residents. Bernard Riordon. BLR/ Farm Ltd. two provinces, a passion.
They were specifically looking for women who were young, average- or good-looking, single, smart, strong, in good health, and having good morals. It is doubtful, therefore, that any known prostitutes would have been selected, and historical records back this up.
We do know that some of these prostitutes were sent to other French colonies, like Louisiana and the Caribbean. Once selected by Boudon and Estienne, the young women were given the option of making the voyage to New France.
How much of this they actually knew before accepting to leave France, we may never know. Whether they truly had a choice in the matter is another question mark. On average, a fille du roi leaving France was 23 years old.
A dangerous passage and an uncertain new world. Once on the ship, the women could expect a rough voyage of at least 6 weeks with other passengers, crew, animals, water reserves, cannons and hordes of various merchandise. Civil and religious authorities were on hand, as were the local inhabitants and hopeful young bachelors. The filles du roi, who ranged in age from 16 to 40, were then sent to live with respectable families, or in homes run by nuns. These filles du roi were taught how to cook, clean, sew — essentially, how to be a good wife and mother.
In 17th-century France, this certainly would not be the norm — arranged marriages were. Given the gender imbalance in the colony, these young women could essentially choose their husbands. And they did — quickly. Upon arrival, the Filles received suitable clothing and some provisions. While awaiting marriage, they were lodged in houses in dormitory-style settings under the care of a female chaperone or directress where they were taught practical skills and chores to help them in their future household duties.
Suitors would come to the house to make their selection, and the directress would oversee the encounters. When selecting a Fille du Roi , the suitor looked beyond outward appearances and considered the practical attributes of a bride that would be adapted or disposed to the rigors of the colony.
The preference seems to have been for peasant girls because they were healthy and industrious, as opposed to city girls who were often considered lightheaded and lazy. Every Fille du Roi had the right to refuse any marriage offer that was presented.
A view of women coming to Quebec in , in order to be married to the French Canadian farmers. Talon and Laval are waiting for the arrival of the women Watercolor by Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale, Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada, Acc.
Unmarried women sponsored by the king to immigrate to New France between and Private interests gave priority to bringing over male workers, and the French government and religious communities wanted to correct the gender imbalance in the colonies.
Because private interests gave priority to bringing over male workers, the French government and religious community attempted to correct the gender imbalance in the colonies. Even though the first women arrived in Canada in the s, only the or so who arrived during the first 11 years of royal government in New France were called Filles du Roi. The first female immigrants to Canada came either with their families or as nuns. Private recruiters, religious communities and landowners also sponsored small groups of unmarried women, hoping that they would start families.
The number of eligible women was not nearly enough to fulfill the needs of the colony. The women — orphans with very little money — were recruited from the regions of La Rochelle, Rouen and Paris.
They were approximately 16 to 40 years old when they arrived, with an average age of Some received even higher amounts or pounds. As in France, these women were expected to be able to feed and clothe their families.
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La Société des Filles du roi et soldats du Carignan is a heritage association dedicated to the King’s Daughters and Carignan soldiers of New France. We promote and share research on these pioneers.
Les Filles du roi au XVIIe siècle suivi d'un Répertoire biographique des Filles du roi. Montréal, Leméac, p.), it has been revised in the context of the celebration of the th anniversary of the arrival of the first contingent by Hubert Charbonneau, in collaboration with Bertrand Desjardins. Fils du roi de Gorre et chevalier du Pays sans Retour, il surgit à la cour du roi Arthur un jour de l'Ascension. Il enlève Guenièvre, que Lancelot du Lac viendra délivrer. Dans ce même récit, Lancelot lui tranche la tête. Méléagant y est présenté comme un double «négatif» de Lancelot, c'est un puissant chevalier mais vaniteux. The cost of sending each Fille du Roi to New France was livres: 10 for the recruitment, 30 for clothing and 60 for the crossing itself. Upon arrival, the Filles received suitable clothing and some provisions. All of the Filles du Roi first landed at Québec City where remained, with being sent to Montréal and 75 to Trois-Rivières.
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