Françoise-Marthe Barton

Françoise-Marthe Barton (bef. 1651 - 1699)

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Françoise-Marthe Barton aka Chevalier, Barthon
Born before in Poitiers, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Montréal, Canada, Nouvelle-Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Montréal, Canada, Nouvelle-Francemap
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Categories: Filles du Roi | French Immigrants to New France | Montréal, Canada, Nouvelle-France | Canada, Nouvelle-France.

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Françoise-Marthe Barton migrated from France to Québec.
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Françoise-Marthe Barton a vécu
au Canada, Nouvelle-France.


Husband: Joseph Chevalier
Married October 7, 1670.

Marie-Francoise Chevalier
Pierre Chevalier
Jean Chevalier
Jean Baptiste Chevalier
Elisabeth Isabelle Chevalier
Anne-Angelique Chevalier
Genevieve Chevalier
Barbe Chevalier
Paul Chevalier
Marguerite Chevalier
Marie-Madeleine Chevalier
Therese Chevalier
Joseph Chevalier


Francoise Marthe Barton was baptized on January 10, 1651 in Poiters, Vienne, France at Sainte-Opportune Parish. Her father was Jacques Philippe Barton, the secrétaire de Mgr de Villemontet and her mother was Renee Pestre of the parish of St Michel in the city of Poitiers, 86000. Vienna; Poitou-Charentes. Her baptismal record spells her last name Barthon and uses "Philippe" as her father's first name.[1][2][3] The sponsors at her baptism were Nicolas Faverot and Marthe Pestre Moreau.[3]

On July 31, 1670, at the age of 18, she arrived from LaRochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitu-Charentes, France aboard the vessel, La Nouvelle France,[4] along with several other Filles du Roi. [5]

The King's Daughters (French: filles du roi; filles du roy) is a term used to refer to the approximately 800 young French women who immigrated to New France between 1663 and 1673 as part of a program sponsored by Louis XIV. Most were single French women and many were orphans. [5] Francoise-Marthe's father had died and that is probably why agreed to go to New France.

Francoise-Marthe and Joseph Chevalier signed their marriage contract and wed on October 7, 1670 at Notre Dame in Montreal. [6]

By the time of the 1681 Census of Montreal, 37-year old Joseph and 28-year old Francoise have had five of their total thirteen children. The census records the children and their ages: Marie-10, Pierre-8, Jean-6, Jean Baptiste-4, and Elisabeth-2.[7]

She was buried August 13, 1699, in Montréal, Canada, at the age of 47.[8]


  • Images of baptismal, marriage and burial records were researched by Gérald Ménard and published as cited.[3]
  1. "Registres paroissiaux et d'état civil", Archives departmentales de la Vienne (, Baptism Marthe Francoise Barthon on 10 Jan 1651 at Sainte-Opportune Parish in Poitiers, France, 1647-1668; Collection Communale; Baptemes; Paroisse Sainte-Opportune. Permalink to record.
  2. Fichier Orgine Profile 240213 for Marthe-Francoise Barton.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Les Filles du Roy dans la Vienne par Jocelyne Nicol-Quillivic
  4. Transcribed Passenger List for La Nouvelle France
  5. 5.0 5.1 La Société des Filles du roi et soldats du Carignan, Inc.
  6. Actes de marriage des Filles du Roy.
  7. PROGRAMME DE RECHERCHE EN DÉMOGRAPHIE HISTORIQUE, Université de Montréal, 1681 Quebec Census record #98054.
  8. PROGRAMME DE RECHERCHE EN DÉMOGRAPHIE HISTORIQUE, Université de Montréal, Family #3386.
  • Peter J. Gagne, King's Daughters and Founding Mothers: The Filles du Roi, 1663-1673 (two volumes) (published by Quintin Publications), page 73.

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Marriage Record for Francoise-Marthe Barton and Joseph Chevalier
Marriage Record for Francoise-Marthe Barton and Joseph Chevalier

Baptismal Record of Francoise-Marthe Barton
Baptismal Record of Francoise-Marthe Barton

Burial Record for Francoise-Marthe Barton
Burial Record for Francoise-Marthe Barton


Françoise-Marthe is 17 degrees from Elinor Glyn, 21 degrees from Frances Weidman and 19 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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