7932. Philippe ÉTIENNE dit LAPENSÉE was born in 1631 in Doeuil-sur-le-Mignon (Charente-Maritime) (Poitou Charentes Region), France.1770 He appeared in the census in 1666 with his first wife, Marie Vien, five children (including Marie's son, Francois, from her first marriage), Marie's widowed mother and one domestic. Philippe had married Marie on 26 January 1655. He appeared in the census in 1667 in Trois-Rivières (Québec Province), Canada with his first wife, Marie Vien, and six children. The family had eight beasts and eighteen arpents under cultivation. Marie died within months after this census was taken because Philippe remarried on 3 November of the same year to Marie Gravois. Philippe appeared in the census in 1681 in Trois-Rivières (Québec Province), Canada. He died at Hotel Dieu in Montréal (Québec Province), Canada.1,2667 He was buried on 7 July 1710 at Nôtre Dame in Montréal (Québec Province), Canada.1,2667 Philippe was a Carpenter. Marie GRAVOIS and Philippe ÉTIENNE dit LAPENSÉE were married on 3 November 1667 at Immaculée Conception in Trois-Rivières (Québec Province), Canada.1,2668
[Note: Philippe's first marriage was to Marie Vien on 26 January 1655 at Immaculée Conception at Trois-Rivières.]
7933. Marie GRAVOIS was born about 1646. 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 "Le St. Louis de Dieppe". She was listed as a 'Fille de la Haute Société' which included the members of the social elite as well as the bourgeoisie, the nobility, aristocracy or the top clergy. The vessel arrived in Québec on 25 September 1667.2669 She appeared in the census in 1681 in Trois-Rivières (Québec Province), Canada. Marie died after 30 January 1708 at the age of 62 in Pointe-aux-Trembles (Québec Province), Canada.