Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Mathurine Graton "(Filles du Roi" " Kings Daughter")
My 8th g-Aunt, Mathurine Graton, was born abt 1648 in Aubigny Poitou France, the daughter of Pierre Graton and Marie Boucher. Her father was Royal Notary for the Seigneurie of Aubigny. After losing both parents, Mathurine left for Canada in 1670 under the Sponsorship of The Royal French Government, along with her brother Claude and his wife Marguerite Moncion and their children. On 30 Sept 1670, Mathurine married Pierre Toupin dit Lapierre at Beauport. The couple had seven children, all born in Beauport. Pierre Toupin dit Lapierre died January 28 1703 and was buried the same day at Beauport, most likely a victim of that year's smallpox epidemic. On 22 July 1710, Mathurine married Vincent Brunet at Beauport. Vincent & Mathurine lived at Beauport, but did not have any children together. Mathurine Graton died February 5 1728 and was buried the next day at Beauport.
For more information on Filles du Roi see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King's_Daughters