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French Canadian Pioneers: The Beaugrands of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi

Historic line drawing of the Mohawk Caughnawaga Village (today's Kahnawake) with Sault St. Louis in the background

Jean Beaugrand / Bougran | Bertrand, Marie-Anne

October 2nd, 1758 Montreal (Notre-Dame]

[Occ. master baker]

Jean Beaugrand died in Kahnawake (St. Louis) in 1801.

Source: Researchers – Geneviève Blervacque

Marquis, Charles |  Beaugrand, Marguerite

January 30th, 1628 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

Marguerite Beaugrand was a Fille du Roi.

Source: Researchers – Jean-Paul Macon

Variations or associated surnames

Hardy – Herlin – Landry
Larivière – Lepiedmontois

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).

Marguerite Beaugrand was a Fille du Roi. Marguerite was born about 1646. At the time of their marriage, her parents Nicolas and Marie Chevalier were living in St. Eustache Parish, Paris, France. Her father was a cobbler. She had one brother and one sister. Marguerite’s paternal grandparents were Jean Beaugrand and Francoise Girard.

Filles du Roy

Related Posts

Index: Filles du Roi 

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Champagne / Beaugrands | Metis, Algonquin, Mixed-heritage: Cree, Iroquois  November 2021

External Links

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