My 2021 French ChallengeAZ: L for Lagrange

Vue de Boulogne-sur-Mer (Pas-de-Calais, France) : le quartier de Brecquerecque, le beffroi, le phare et la mer. Par Matthieu Debailleul — Transféré de fr.wikipedia à Commons par BokicaK utilisant CommonsHelper., CC BY-SA 1.0,

It is now the turn of Jacqueline Lagrange, my 7th great-grandmother from the paternal side of Marguerite Fortin, wife of Joseph Hubou. Baptized on July 1, 1641, at the parish of Saint-Nicolas in Boulogne-sur-Mer, department of Pas-de-Calais, she married secondly my ancestor Laurent Glori on July 23, 1664, in Montréal.

Daughter of Jean Lagrange and Marguerite Bouret, Jacqueline came to New France in 1658.

The Fichier Origine website mentions several records regarding Jacqueline’s family, including four brothers and two sisters, as well as her mother who was born in Licques (Pas-de-Calais) around 1605 and buried in Boulogne-sur-Mer on September 23, 1671.

Jacqueline was one of the women known as the “filles à marier”. As explained by the website of FrancoGene:

Several women came to New France during the French regime. Some came with their husband or children in search of a better life. Others signed an engagement contract for a few years, much like men did. […] Those who do not fit into any of these categories, often because the engagement contract has not been found, can be called “filles à marier”.

Jacqueline died in Montréal in 1688.