Many years ago as I was doing initial research into my family tree I came across a list of women who were sent to “New France” to help populate this new land. It is a large list, comprising of hundreds (800+) of women. I made a note in my records for these young ladies when their names appeared in the family tree. But as my database includes not only the descendants of Bertrand Chesnay dit Lagarenne, it also includes the descendants on my maternal side, William Smith and Catherine Black. To top it all off I have the ancestral lines for myself and my siblings on both sides. That is, the parents of my father, and his parent, and then their parents, and so on.. Not to be left out I also researched my mother’s ancestral line, i.e. her parents, then their parents, etc, etc. So I have a substantial database to work with. Approximately 20,000 individuals, almost all blood related.

This produced a listing of 44 names in the family tree that are known as “Filles du Roi”. In English these ladies are known as “The Kings Daughters”.

To read the origin of Les Filles du Roi in La Nouvelle France, please visit this site for a brief explanation:


For a complete list of names, please visit this site:

Here are the names of the Kings Daughters who appear in my family tree:




Marie ALBERT 11 Jun 1643  Saintonge, France
Elisabeth (Isabelle) AUBERT circa    1643  Paris, France
Madeleine BAILLY circa    1647  Paris, France
Françoise BAISELAT (BOISELA) circa    1646  France
Marie BARBANT circa    1650  Normandie, France
Jeanne BARBIER circa    1649  Champagne, France
Françoise Marthe BARTON circa    1649  Poitou, France
Louise BERCIER circa    1649  Luçon, Poitou, France
Marie BLANCHARD circa    1649  Normandie, France
Anne BRANDON circa    1639  Sedan, Ardennes, France
Marguerite CARDILLON circa    1641  Paris, France
Catherine CLERICE circa    1647  Paris, France
Marie Charlotte COPPEQUESNE circa    1639  Picardie, France
Anne COUTURE circa    1645  Chartres, France
Marie DEBURE circa    1645  Normandie, France
Barbe DUCHESNE circa    1650  Geneva, Switzwerland
Anne Julienne DUMONT circa    1646
Antoinette DUMONTIER circa    1640  St.Paul, Paris, France
Marguerite FOY             1638  Poitou, France
Marie GAILLARD (DAIRE) circa    1647  Normandie, France
Anne GENDREAU circa    1640  Poitou, France
Jeanne GODEQUIN circa    1650  Picardie, France
Marie GRANDIN circa    1656  Normandie, France
Marie Madeleine GUILLEBOEUF circa    1655  Normandie, France
Isabelle Elisabeth HUBERT circa    1651  Paris, France
Marie Charlotte JOLIVET             1648  Normandie, France
Charlotte JOLY circa    1646  Orléanais, France
Anne LAGOU circa    1649  Le Mans, Maine, France
Marie LANGLOIS circa    1639   Beauce, France
Pérrine LAPIERRE circa    1642  Paris, France
Antoinette LEFEBVRE circa    1653  Normandie, France
Marie MAGNIER circa   
Marie MARCHESSAULT circa    1639  Poitou, France
Madeleine MARECHAL circa    1652  Picardie, France
Barbe MENARD circa    1649  Aunis, France
Jeanne PETIT circa    1656  Aunis, France
Françoise PILOIS circa    1635  Paris, France
Françoise RICHARD dit MARTIN circa    1649  France
Charlotte ROUSSEL circa    1635  Normandie, France
Anne Suzanne ROUSSELIN circa    1637  de Mourte, France
Marie TARGER 22 Feb 1642  Aunis, France
Marie VALADE circa    1647  France
Louise VAUCHER circa    1651  Le Pont, Paris, France
Marie-Sainte VIE circa    1648  Paris, France