André foisy - after the prophecy


Most were single French women and many were orphans. Their transportation to Canada and settlement in the colony were paid for by the King. Some were given a royal gift of a dowry of 50 livres for their marriage to one of the many unmarried male colonists in Canada. These gifts are reflected in some of the marriage contracts entered into by the filles du roi at the time of their first marriages. Of the nearly 1000 women who undertook the journey, about 800 made it to Canada. They were promised 50 livres if they married a soldier or farmer and 100 livres if an officer. There were very few of the latter simply because there were very few officers who needed help in finding a girl of their own choice.

In September of 2014, the fuselage of the Roseland Spitfire arrived at Vintage Wings of Canada, having been delivered from the Vintech Aero team at Comox, British Columbia’s Air Force Museum. It was unveiled at a special dinner where Roseland’s great-grandson Aidan had a first-hand look at the cockpit. Today, Aidan is now Corporal Roseland-Barnes of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. Photo: Peter Handley


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