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* veuve Jean-Baptiste Lavanois * sans posterite * fille du Roi (King's Daughter) * veuve Jean-Baptiste Lavanois * sans posterite * fille du Roi (King's Daughter) Fille du Roi He [Colbert] was particularly anxoius to increase the population of Canada and soldiers who would not marry within fifteen days of the arrival of the shiploads of young girls he sent out, were harshly punished. The King's Daughters (Les Filles Du Roi) Before 1660, the first girls who came to Canada looking for a husband were known as "filles des marier," or marriageable daughters. They were few in number and often made their own way, paying for the passage by a contract of indenture. After 1663 the French royal authorities became concerned with the peopling of the colony. The King himself directed the recruitment of young women of good quality for this purpose. Hence the appellation, Les Filles du Roi or Daughters of the King, called by many, "The King's Girls."