Catherine Vieillot

F, b. circa 20 October 1642, d. between 15 September 1693 and 18 January 1695
     Catherine was born circa 20 October 1642 in Rouen, Normandy, France. She was the daughter of Francois Vieillot and Catherine Blanc who were married 1 September 1642 in Rouen at St-Vivien. She was christened there on 20 October 1642 in St-Vivien Church.1 Catherine immigrated to Quebec City in 1667 as one of the "King's Daughters" recruited by Louis XIV, to marry men in New France and to boost the population in the New World.2,3 On the 12th of October, Mr. Rogeot notarized a marriage contract between Catherine & Jacques DuBois.4 Catherine married Jacques Dubois on 18 October 1667 in ville de Quebec, Quebec, Canada, at the Basilica of Notre Dame.5 Catherine's husband, Jacques, died circa 17 March 1675 in Ile-d'Orleans, Quebec, Canada, leaving her a widow. Catherine married 2nd Pierre Guenet on 19 May 1675 in Ste-Familie, Ile d'Orleans, Quebec, Canada, at Ste-Famile Church.6 Pierre amd Catherine had children: Jacques [4/26/1677][m. 11/25/1704 Marie Marguerite Boutin], Thomas [5/16/1679-9/16/1753][m. 2/10/1705 Marie Anne Maheu dit Paul], Marie [4/16/1681-1/25/1687] & Michel [9/12/1683-9/02/1686]. 1681, Catherine was listed on the Canadian Census in Ste-Familie, Ile d'Orleans, Quebec, Canada. Enumerated in this household were Pierre Guenet 32 years], Catherine Veillot [35 years], Jeanne Dubois [9 years], Pierre Dubois [6 years], Thomas Guenet [4 years], Jacques Guenet [4 years] & Marie Guenet [6 months].7 Catherine departed this life between 15 September 1693 and 18 January 1695 in St-Laurent, Ile d'Orleans, Quebec, Canada. The date of her daughter, Jeanne's, marriage and that of her son, Francois', marriage.8

Family 1

Jacques Dubois b. c 1640, d. c 17 Mar 1675

Family 2

Pierre Guenet b. 1650, d. c 19 Aug 1741


  1. [S1598] Research Program In Historical Demography: Individual Certrificate Number 16367.
  2. [S1567] King's Daughters, The King's Daughters 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 IV. The program was designed to boost Canada's population both by encouraging male immigrants to settle there, and by promoting marriage, family formation and the birth of children. While women and girls certainly immigrated to New France both before and after this time period, they were not considered to be filles du roi, as the term refers to women and girls who were actively recruited by the government and whose travel to the colony was paid for by the king. They were also occasionally known as the King's Wards, where "wards" meant those under the guardianship of another.
  3. [S1568] Yves Landry, Orphans in France, Pioneers in Canada: The King's Daughters in the 17th Century, page 378.
  4. [S1557] Genealogy of Canada -
  5. [S1596] Drouin Institute: Marriage: 18 October 1667 -Jacques Dubois, son of Jacques Dubois & Jeanne of St-Viviens-de-Nieuil, France, and Catherine Vieillot, daughter of Francois Vieillot & Catherine Blanc of the parish of St-Vivien, Rouen, France; at Notre Dame. -
  6. [S1596] Drouin Institute: Marriage: 19 May 1675 - Pierre Ganet, son of Jacques Ganet & Marie Destlos, Born in the parish of St-Martin, Soissons, France and Catherine Vieillot, widow Jacques Dubois; at Ste-Famille I. O. -
  7. [S1598] Research Program In Historical Demography: Census Certificate Number 97862.
  8. [S1952] Quebec, Quebec Federation of Genealogical Societies, Family Origins, 1621-1865: Baptism: 20 October 1642 - Catherine Vieillot, daughter of Francois Vieillot and Catherine LeBlanc who were married 1 September 1642, both events at St-Vivien Church, Rouen, France. She married Jascques Dubois 18 October 1667 at Notre Dame de Quebec. Died between 15 September 1683 & 18 January 1685 at St-Laurent, I. O. [Note- the death dates for Catherine are off by 10 years - they should have read 1693 and 1695 - KLM] - : 25.