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French Canadian Pioneers: The Bordeleaus of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi

Bordeleau / Laforest Antoine  |  Pierrette Hallier


Antoine Anthoine Bordeleau / Laforest  |  Pierrette Hallier

October 15th, 1669  Quebec (Notre Dame)

[Occ. mil., Carignan-Salieres, de Maximy] [[Baptismal record]

Pierrette Hallier was a Fille du Roi (see notes below)


Variations or associated surnames

Chrétienne  –  Grey



This series of Early French Canadian Pioneers microposts is dedicated to the earliest settlers of Quebec. If you are new to the genealogy of French-speaking Canadians, please be aware that the earliest French settlers can also descend from the Acadian pioneers who originally settled in what are now Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. In addition, please note that any Native related links refer back to other posts citing census, marriage or other documents with indigenous or Metis individuals of that surname, however those individuals do not necessarily descend from those particular French Canadian settlers. The posts are intended as Finding Aides – a place to find possible clues and start your own research!


Filles du Roi   is the name that’s been given to about 700/800 women who emigrated from France to Quebec in the middle of the 17th century. They were called the King’s Daughters because Louis XIV (King of France) had sponsored their trips to the New World. Each Fille received her passage, a hope chest and room and board until her marriage (read further at The Canadian Encyclopedia).

Pierrette Hallier was a Fille du Roi. She left for New France in 1669 along with about one hundred other orphans form Salpetriere Hospital in Paris. They travelled on a ship called the  Saint-Jean-Baptiste. She appears on the census of 1681 along with her husband and children Antoine and Marie.



Filles du Roy




Related Posts

Index: Filles du Roi 

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History



External Links

Carignan-Salières Regiment | The Canadian Encyclopedia

The Carignan-Salières Regiment (1665-1669) | Archives Canada 

Canada A People’s History | CBC Canada





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