4572. Antoine DRAPEAU was baptized on 11 January 1648 in Fontenay-le-Comte (Notre-Dame) (Vendée) (Pays de la Loire Region), France.1,887,2366 He appeared in the census in 1666 in Ile d'Orleans (Quebec Province), Canada living with the Antoine Pepin family as a domestic. He was, erroneously, listed as age 24. He appeared in the census in 1667 in Ile d'Orleans (Quebec Province), Canada. He was still living with the Pepin family as a domestic but his age was shown as age 19 (which was correct). Antoine and Charlotte appeared in the census in 1681 at Cap-St-Claude (Québec Province), Canada. Living in the home with Antoine (age 35) and his wife, Charlotte Joly (age 33), were the following children: Jean (age 9), Marie (age 5), Antoine (age 3), Charlotte (age 1). Antoine was identified as a tailor; the family had one musket, one cow, and 4 arpents of land. Antoine was buried on 23 August 1717 at Saint-Étienne-de-Beaumont in Beaumont (Québec Province), Canada.1,2367 He died in Beaumont (Québec Province), Canada.2367 Marie Charlotte JOLY and Antoine DRAPEAU1385 were married on 20 August 1669 in Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans (Québec Province), Canada.1,1770 The couple had signed a marriage contract on 5 August 1669 before the notary Duquet.
4573. Marie Charlotte JOLY was born between 1646 and 1648 in Blois (St-Solenne) (Loir-et-Cher) (Centre Region), France.1715,1770,1994 She was a "King's Daughter". The King's Daughters or "Filles du roi" were a group of approximately 800 young French women who immigrated to New France between 1663 and 1673 as part of a program by Louis XIV to furnish brides for the male immigrants. They were usually between the age of 12 and 25, had to supply a letter of reference from their parish priest and were provided a dowry by the King. The King also paid for their transport to New France. Most of the women were commoners of humble birth, were held to very high standards and were required to be physically fit enough to survive the hard work demanded of immigrants to the fledgling colony. She came to the New World via the "Le St. Jean Baptiste" and arrived in Québec on 30 June 1669. There were 149 "Filles du Roy" otherwise known as "King's Daughters" on the ship.1995 She died on 2 December 1718 at the age of 72 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada.1770 Marie was buried on 2 December 1718 in Québec (Québec Province), Canada.1385,1715
NOTE: The lineage and supporting documents of the Antoine Drapeau family is covered in "Long Journey Home: The Ancestry of the Bret, Coco, Drapeau, Goudeau, Gremillon and Tassin Families in France" by Cathy Lemoine Sturgell.