A Canadian Family

First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

French Canadian Pioneers: The Gaillous of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi

GAILLOUX | Jean Gaillous |  Marie-Madeleine or Magdelaine Prunier

 

Jean Gaillous |  Marie-Madeleine or Magdelaine Prunier

November 4th, 1671 Cap-de-la-Madeleine

Marie-Madeleine Prunier was a Fille du Roi.

Source: Researchers – Christian Siguret, Lise Dandonneau

 

Variations or associated surnames

Gaillardbois  –  Gaillon
Lataille

 

 


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-Madeleine Prunier was a Fille du Roi. Her father Francois Prunier was the Seigneur of St. Sepulchre and d’Hiaz (France). Her mother was Catherine. Marie-Madeleine was first mentioned in New France in 1671. She died or was buried on April 10th, 1689.

 

 

Filles du Roy

 

 

Related Posts

Index: Filles du Roi 

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

 

 

External Links

Filles du Roi | Canada A People’s History (CBC Canada) 

 

 

 

March 23, 2019 - Posted by | . | , , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s