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French Canadian Pioneers: The Lauzes of Quebec

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Lauze dit Matha, Jean | Marie Jalllay / Jalais



Jean Lauze dit Matha | Marie Jalllay / Jalais

August 26th, 1669 Ste, Familles (Ile d’Orleans)

[Occ. -]  [Baptismal record]

Marie Jallay was a Fille du Roi.


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).


Marie Jallay was a Fille du Roi. She was  born on May 5th, 1653 baptized on May 7th, 1653 in St. Martin-de-L’Ile in a Protestant ceremony in Charente-Maritime. Her parents – Jean Jallais and Berthomee Dessendie – had been married on August 10th, 1632 in La Flotte (Set. Catherine, France). [Baptismal record]


JALLAY | Marie Jallay was a Fille du Roi.



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