Person:Anne Roy-dit-Leroy (1)

Anne Roy-dit-Leroy
b.ABT 1641 France
d.26 May 1715 Québec, Canada
m. ABT 1640
  1. Anne Roy-dit-LeroyABT 1641 - 1715
  • HJean Rodrigue1650 - 1720
  • WAnne Roy-dit-LeroyABT 1641 - 1715
m. 28 OCT 1671
  1. Pierre Jean Rodrigue1672 -
  2. Marie-Anne Rodrigue1673 - 1725
  3. Suzanne RodrigueABT 1675 -
  4. Rene Rodrigue1678 - 1715
  5. Vincent Rodrigue1681 - 1726
  6. Jacques Rodrigue1685 - 1752

Marie Anne LeRoy, daughter of François Le Roy and Anne Bourdais of St. Germain, Paris, France, arrived in Acada as one of the King's Daughters. She married Jean Rodrigue (João Rodrigues) on 28 October 1671, in Quebec, PQ. According to records of the King's Daughters, she was in the group from the Ile-de-France and had a 350 pound dowry. [7]


Facts and Events

Name Anne Roy-dit-Leroy
Gender Female
Birth[1] ABT 1641 France
Marriage 28 OCT 1671 Quebec, Quebec, Canadato Jean Rodrigue
Death[2] 26 May 1715 Québec, Canada
Burial[1] 26 May 1715 Québec, Québec, Canada
Alt Birth? St-germanin-l'auxerrois, Paris, France
Immigration[7] Québec, Québec, CanadaOne of the King's Daughters from the Ile-de-France. Came with a 350 pound dowry.

King's Daughters

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. They 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.

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. Of the nearly 1000 women who undertook the journey, about 800 made it to Canada. They were promised 50 livres if they married a soldier or farmer and 100 livres if an officer. There were very few of the latter simply because there were very few officers who needed help in finding a girl of their own choice.

The girl was usually selected by her parish priest on recommendation from the Sisters in charge of an orphanage, where she had learned to read and write. It is notable that many of the girls were literate whereas the men they would marry were not. Now she had to be outfitted for the voyage and to begin her future life. Historian Douville and Casanova may be quoted as follows: “To this statutory grant (the dowry) other essential expenses were added. The first disbursement was set at 100 livres: 10 for personal and moving expenses, 30 for clothing and 60 for passage. In addition to the clothing allowance, the following were furnished: a small hope chest in which to put 1 head dress, 1 taffeta handkerchief, 1 pair of shoe ribbons, 100 sewing needles, 1 comb, 1 spool of white thread, 1 pair of stockings, 1 pair of gloves, 1 pair of scissors, 2 knives, 1,000 pins, 1 bonnet, 4 lace braids and 2 livres in silver money. On arrival in Canada, the Sovereign Council of New France provided the girls with some clothing suitable to the climate and some provisions drawn from the King’s warehouse.”

The men eagerly awaited the arrival of the girls and the selection process was usually concluded in a fortnight. Nevertheless, the girl could pick and choose, often to the point of exercising her prerogative a few times over. When the match had been made, the newly married couple was given 50 livres to buy provisions, plus an ox and a cow, 2 pigs, a pair of chickens, 2 barrels of salted meat and 11 crowns in cash. All this was supposed to give them a start in their new life.

Source: Rabideau – Henss Family Histories & Genealogy [6]


Marie Anne LeRoy married Jean Rodrigue (João Rodrigues) on 28 October 1671.

Source: Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles Canadiennes

Source: Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles Canadiennes depuis la Fondation de la Colonie Jusqu'a Nos Jours. [1]

Volume 7, p. 25
1671 (28 Oct) Quebec.

  1. I. RODRIGUE, Jean, b 1650, d 15 Nov 1720, a Beauport.
  2. LeRoy, Anne.
  • Pierre-Jean, b 21 aout 1672, m 1712, a Anne Bellisle.
  • Vincent, b 10 aout 1681, m 11 Jan 1707, a Rodrigue Giroux.
  • Jacques, b 27 May 1685, m 1717 a Genevieve Caron, s 18 aout 1752, au Cap-St-Ignace
Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles Canadiennes depuis la Fondation de la Colonie Jusqu'a Nos Jours, Cyprien Tanguay, Volume 7, p. 25-26. [4]
Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles Canadiennes depuis la Fondation de la Colonie Jusqu'a Nos Jours, Cyprien Tanguay, Volume 7, p. 25-26. [4]
Volume 1, p. 525.

1671, (28 octobre) Quebec

  1. I. RODRIGUE, Jean, fils de Jean et de Suzanne Lacroix, de St. Jean de Lisbonne.
  2. LEROY, Anne, fille de Francois et d'Anne Bourdais, de St. Germain de Paris.

Source: Quebec Catholic Parish Registers, 1621-1900

Record lists Rene's parents as Jean and Anne Le Roy

Marriage Record of Rene Rodrigue and Elizabeth Dauphin
Source: Quebec Catholic Parish Registers, 1621-1900, Beauport, Notre Dame de la Nativité, 1700-1751, Image #41. [5]
Source: Quebec Catholic Parish Registers, 1621-1900, Beauport, Notre Dame de la Nativité, 1700-1751, Image #41. [5]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Real Rodrigue; L'Association des Familles Rodrigue, Inc., Biographical Abstract of Jean Rodrigue (Joao Rodrigues) (9-26-1999).
  2. Claude Pelletier, m.g.a / Laure Gauthier, m.g.a, L'Association des Familles Pelletier Bank of Surnames.
  3.   Kings Daughters.
  4. Tanguay, Cyprien. Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes depuis la fondation de la colonie jusqu'à nos jours. (Montréal: Eusèbe Senécal, 1871-1890).
    Tanguay Vol VII pp 25-26
  5. FamilySearch: Unidentified database - please replace source when identified.
    Marriage record Rene Rodrigue Elizabeth Dauphin
  6. Les Filles Du Roi- “Daughters of the King” , in Rabideau – Henss Family Histories & Genealogy .
  7. 7.0 7.1 THE KING'S DAUGHTERS.

    This file is a compilation of lists detailing the NAME, MARRIAGE DATE/PLACE, and HUSBAND(S) of each of the women known as the "King's Daughters". Originally compiled by Elmer Courteau and Joy Reisinger.

  8.   King's Daughters (filles du roi).
  9.   Template:Wp-King's Daughters-Origins.
  10.   Edmund West (compiler). Family Data Collection - Births.

    Name: Anne Le Roy
    Father: Francois Le Roy
    Mother: Anne Bourdais
    Birth Date: 1650
    City: Saint Germain
    County: De Paris
    Country: France

  11.   Coombs, Jan Gergoire. Our Tangled French Canadian Roots: A History of The People Who Were Part of Our Gregoire, Adam, Martel and Beaudry Lines. (Middleton, Wisconsin: Janet Pulvermacher Printing Services Management, Inc., 2009), P. 198.

    Frances Roy and Anne Bourdais married b. 1641 in St. Germain l'Auxerrois, Paris Ile de France, France. They were the parents of first generation Anne Roy, a King's daughter. (PRDH, Tanguay Dictionnaire, I, 535; and DNCF, 1179).

  12.   Runyan, Aimie Kathleen. Daughters of the King and Founders of a Nation: Les Filles du Roi in New France. (University of North Texas: University of North Texas, May 2010).

    The late seventeenth century was a crucial era in establishing territorial claims on the North American continent. In order to strengthen France's hold on the Quebec colony, Louis XIV sent 770 women across the Atlantic at royal expense in order to populate New France. Since that time, these women known as the filles du roi, have often been reduced to a footnote in history books, or else mistakenly slandered as women of questionable morals. This work seeks to clearly identify the filles du roi through a study of their socioeconomic status, educational background, and various demographic factors, and compare the living conditions they had in France with those that awaited them in Canada. The aim of this undertaking is to better understand these pioneer women and their reasons for leaving France, as well as to identify the lasting contributions they made to French-Canadian culture and society.