filles du roi

filles du roi

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  • The "Filles du Roi" were sent from France all the way to New France on ships. The "Filles du Roi" were King Louis XIV's daughters, and were sent as "brides-to-be" under his order. Quick marriages and quick families to help populate and expand New France.
  • I cant wait for our new life!
  • At this time, there was a very terrible balance between the number of single men and the number of single women. Some women who were single, willingly came out to travel to New France, knowing about the harsh and cold weather there. The women had a hard time finding husbands in New France, single men would wait for the "Filles du Roi" at the dock to start courting them.
  • The "Filles du Roi" were married in New France. The "Filles du Roi" were mostly married to farmers in New France and some were married to soldiers. Most girls were from not a high-standard family. The "Filles du Roi" were married in Roman Catholic Churches.
  • The "Filles du Roi" were town-girls. A big problem for The "Filles du Roi" were learning the lifestyle of farmers and learning to adjust in New France on farms and working on farms, there were only few women how to do basic farm work. This was there new agricultural life.
  • This is difficult!
  • After learning how to live up to the new lifestyle, the "Filles du Roi" had decided that they were ready and that it was time to have real family and have children.
  • The "Filles du Roi" were now happy with all their children and their husband's. The "Filles du Roi" were now a part of the lifestyle and had it known as there own. The "Filles du Roi" were faced with many different challenges but, at the end were satisfied with their lives and families.
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