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immigrant Fille du Roi France  Catherine  Clerice

  (b. abt. 1653Paris, Ile-de-France, France   d. 1 March 1715Varennes, Québec, Canada )  

Catherine Clerice was born abt. 1653 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France. Catherine Clerice was the child of

Catherine was a Fille du Roi, arriving in New France by 1671.

She married  Jacques Lussier 12 October 1671 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) .  The couple had (at least) 11 children. Jacques Lussier  was born abt. 1646 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France .  He died 12 June 1713 in Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel) . 

Catherine Clerice died 1 March 1715 in Varennes, Québec, Canada.

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Occupation: Fille du Roi

Born at Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Catherine Clerice married immigrant France Jacques Lussier-- Date: 12 October 1671 Place: Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 

Jacques, widower of Charlotte La Marche
Catherine, daughter of Pierre Clerice and Marie Le Fieber

"At Quebec, he met the eighteen year old Catherine Clerice, another Parisian, a native of Saint-Sulpice and daughter of Pierre and of Marie Lefebvre... Romain Becquet recorded their marriage act on 4 October 1671 at the house of Anne Gasnier, the patroness of the Kings Daughters. The religious ceremony took place on the following 12 October at Notre-Dame de Quebec."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XI, Page 146
Updated: 12/9/2014 11:01:01 AM

Canada/New France Christophe Lussier (b.3 October 1673, Boucherville, Québec, Canada  d. 5 February 1752, Varennes, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Pierre Lussier (b.20 May 1675, Boucherville, Québec, Canada  d. 2 March 1720, Longueuil, Québec, Canada (St-Antoine-de-Longueuil))

Canada/New France Catherine Lussier (b.20 January 1677, Boucherville, Québec, Canada  d. 10 August 1719, Boucherville, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Jacques Lussier (b.15 September 1678, Boucherville, Québec, Canada  d. 26 October 1744, Varennes, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Francois Lussier (b.9 July 1680 , Boucherville, Québec, Canada  d. 27 July 1680, Boucherville, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Madeleine Lussier (b.21 September 1681, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (St-Enfant-Jésus)  d. 24 August 1759, Varennes, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Marguerite Lussier (b.3 September 1683, Boucherville, Québec, Canada  d. 7 May 1748, Repentigny, Québec, Canada (La-Purifiation))

Canada/New France Isaac (Jean Baptiste) Lussier (b.11 August 1685, Boucherville, Québec, Canada  d. 2 November 1708 , Varennes, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Jean Lussier (b.1 March 1687, Boucherville, Québec, Canada  d. 10 December 1687, Boucherville, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Louise-Marie Lussier (b.26 March 1689, Boucherville, Québec, Canada  d. 22 January 1764, St-Sulpice, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Marie-Anne-Jeanne Lussier (b.20 February 1692, Boucherville, Québec, Canada  d. 16 April 1749, Verchères, Québec, Canada (St-François-Xavier-de-Vercheres))

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France 1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.

France On August 26, 1660, Louis XIV made a triumphal entry into Paris with his wife, Marie-Therese. The royal couple took their places...
Louis XIV wasn't just a ceremonial king who represents the kingdom, but makes no decisions of his own... His regime was considered an absolute monarchy, and Louis XIV was the sole master. No oppositio...Read MORE...

Fille du Roi
Clérice, Catherine, m. Lussier, Jacques, Oct. 12, 1671

Filles du Roi1663-1673 Filles du Roi

"The filles du roi, or King's Daughters, were some 770 women who arrived in the colony of New France (Canada) between 1663 and 1673, under the financial sponsorship of King Louis XIV of France. Most were single French women and many were orphans. Their transportation to Canada and settlement in the colony were paid for by the King. Some were given a royal gift of a dowry of 50 livres for their marriage to one of the many unmarried male colonists in Canada. These gifts are reflected in some of the marriage contracts entered into by the filles du roi at the time of their first marriages.

The filles du roi were part of King Louis XIV's program to promote the settlement of his colony in Canada. Some 737 of these women married and the resultant population explosion gave rise to the success of the colony. Most of the millions of people of French Canadian descent today, both in Quebec and the rest of Canada and the USA (and beyond!), are descendants of one or more of these courageous women of the 17th century. "

Added: 9/14/2010 11:14:01 AM - Beckie  Updated: 9/15/2010 9:48:04 AM - Beckie

1671 Marriage / Partner
Catherine Clerice and Jacques Lussier 12 October 1671, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

Canada 1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1673 - Final Group of Filles du Roi Arrive
September: The last shipment of Filles du Roi arrived Quebec from France, and the program ended. The population of New France had risen to 6,700 people, an increase of 168% in the eleven years since...Read MORE...

Canada 1673 - Frontenac sends Marquette and Jolliet to explore the Missippi. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1673 Birth of Child
Christophe Lussier was born 3 October 1673, Boucherville, Québec, Canada

Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1675 Birth of Child
Pierre Lussier was born 20 May 1675, Boucherville, Québec, Canada

1677 Birth of Child
Catherine Lussier was born 20 January 1677, Boucherville, Québec, Canada

1678 Birth of Child
Jacques Lussier was born 15 September 1678, Boucherville, Québec, Canada

1680 Birth of Child
Francois Lussier was born 9 July 1680 , Boucherville, Québec, Canada

1681 Canadian Census Seigneurie du Varene
Jacques Lhussier, 35
Catherine Clery (Clerice), sa femme, 28
Marie, 11
Christophe, 8
Pierre, 6
Catherine, 4
Jacques, 2

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882

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1681 Birth of Child
Madeleine Lussier was born 21 September 1681, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (St-Enfant-Jésus)

1683 Birth of Child
Marguerite Lussier was born 3 September 1683, Boucherville, Québec, Canada

1685 Birth of Child
Isaac (Jean Baptiste) Lussier was born 11 August 1685, Boucherville, Québec, Canada

Canada 1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1687 Birth of Child
Jean Lussier was born 1 March 1687, Boucherville, Québec, Canada

Canada 1689 - Attacked by Iroquois - Lachine Massacre
On the night of August 4-5, 1689, nearly 1,500 Iroquois warriors crossed the St. Lawrence at Lake St. Louis, its widest point in the Montreal area. On the opposite shore, the inhabitants of the hamlet...Read MORE...

1689 Birth of Child
Louise-Marie Lussier was born 26 March 1689, Boucherville, Québec, Canada

Canada 1690 - Port Royal is captured by British forces led by Phipps. acadtime.htm -

Canada 1690 - Frontenac repels Phips' (sent from Massachusetts) attack on Québec (October) about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1692 Birth of Child
Marie-Anne-Jeanne Lussier was born 20 February 1692, Boucherville, Québec, Canada

Canada 1701 - 40 First Nation tribes, French Colonial Government signed Great Peace of Montreal
On August 4, 1701, some 40 Aboriginal nations gathered in Montreal. On that day, their representatives dinged the Treaty of Montreal. People in Montreal would remember this ceremony for a long time. A...Read MORE...

Canada 1702 - Having begun in Europe in 1701, The War of the Spanish Succession spreads to North America (Queen Anne's War) in Acadia and New England. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1708 Death of Child
Isaac (Jean Baptiste) Lussier died 2 November 1708 , Varennes, Québec, Canada

Canada 1710 - British Capture Port Royal, Rename Fort Anne
The Acadian community of Port Royal is captured by Francis Nickolson for the British and renamed it Fort Anne, and the community, Annapolis Royal. Daniel d'Auger de Subercase (1661-1732), with less t...Read MORE...

Canada 1713 - Treaty of Utrecht ended Queen Anne's War (War of the Spanish Succession)
Hudson's Bay, Acadia and Newfoundland now all belonged to the English. Cape Breton belonged to the French.
History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd. -

1713 Death of Spouse/Partner
Jacques Lussier died 12 June 1713, Sorel, Québec, Canada (St-Pierre-de-Sorel)


Added: 5/2/2010 9:56:11 AM - Beckie  Updated: 4/16/2016 8:29:25 PM - Beckie


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