Françoise-Marthe Barton
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Françoise-Marthe Barton (bef. 1651 - 1699)

Françoise-Marthe Barton aka Chevalier, Barthon
Born before in Poitiers, Poitou, Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 7 Oct 1670 in Montréal, Canada, Nouvelle-Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died after age 48 in Montréal, Canada, Nouvelle-Francemap
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Françoise-Marthe Barton migrated from France to New France.
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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]


  1. Eglise catholique. Saint-Opportune ( Poitiers, France). Archives Departementales la Vienne-- Etat civil. Poitiers (Vienne, France) - Baptêmes, (1647-1668), 5 MI 1083; Image 20 of 88.
  2. Fichier Orgine Profile 240213 for Marthe-Francoise Barton.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Les Filles du Roy dans la Vienne par Jocelyne Nicol-Quillivic. Images of baptismal, marriage and burial records were researched by Gérald Ménard and published as cited.
  4. Transcribed Passenger List for La Nouvelle France
  5. 5.0 5.1 A listing of the Filles du roi (King's Daughters)
  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.

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