Québec in Capitale-Nationale (region), Quebec — French Canadian Region
Les ﬁlles du roy
(Daughters of the King)
Marguerite Bourgeoys, fondatrice de la Congrégation de Notre-Dame, désigne sous ce nom les jeune filles, bénéficiaires d’une dot royale, qui viennent en Novelle-France pour y «prendre mari» et contribuer au peuplement de la colonie.
Elles y sont attendues.
En 1663, li y a plus de 700 hommes célibataires pour 65 filles à marier. En quelques années, la population de la colonie triplera, passant de 3 000 habitants à près de 10 000 habitants.
Cette plaque a été dévoilée à l’occasion des retrouvailles des descendants des filles du roy le 19 juin 1999.
Between 1663 and 1973, more than 770 'Daughters of the King', from France, landed at Quebec.
According to Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame, this name refers to young girls, beneficiaries of a royal dowry, who came to Novelle-France to "take a husband” and contribute to the settlement of the colony.
They were awaited.
In 1663 there were more than 700 single men for 65 girls to marry. In later years the colony's population tripled, going from 3,000 to nearly 10,000.
This plaque was unveiled
Erected 1999 by Ville de Québec & Gouvernement du Québec, Ministère de la Culture et des Communications.
Location. 46° 48.794′ N, 71° 12.148′ W. Marker is in Québec, Quebec, in Capitale-Nationale (region). Marker is on Ruelle de la Place just from Rue Saint-PIerre, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Ruelle de la Place, Québec, Quebec G1K 3Z3, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Le premier monastère d’Ursulines (a few steps from this marker); Pierre Dugua de Mons (within shouting distance of this marker); Notre-Dame-des-Victoires (within shouting distance of this marker); Site historique et archéologique de l’Habitation-Samuel-De Champlain (within shouting distance of this marker); Trois façons de se chauffer / Three Modes of Heating (within shouting distance of this marker); La Batterie Royale (within shouting distance of this marker); L'Église Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Convent of the Nuns of the Congregation (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Québec.
Also see . . .
1. Filles du Roi — “Daughters of the King” -- Looking Backward. Through the early 1670s however, men of marriageable age far outnumbered the women of marriageable age. Unable to find a wife in Québec, a great number of male immigrants returned to France after their three-year term of service expired. (Submitted on March 15, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. King's Daughters - Wikpedia. Notable Descendants:... Hillary Clinton, descendant of fille du roi Jeanne Ducorps dite Leduc. (Submitted on March 15, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • Women •
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