Between 1663 and 1674, nearly 800 French women sailed to New France at Quebec City in Canada to marry settlers and expand the population. The group became known as the King's Daughters and are pictured here arriving in Quebec City, according to ‘The Brides of La Baleine’ by Randall Ladnier, who will speak to the Pass Christian Historical Society on Jan. 22. In January 1721, the French cargo ship Baleine delivered a similar group of women and girls, ages 12 to 30, into the care of Governor Bienville in Louisiana. Most of them soon found husbands in Biloxi, then the capital of the French colony, or among the ship’s crew.
Between 1663 and 1674, nearly 800 French women sailed to New France at Quebec City in Canada to marry settlers and expand the population. The group became known as the King's Daughters and are pictured here arriving in Quebec City, according to ‘The Brides of La Baleine’ by Randall Ladnier, who will speak to the Pass Christian Historical Society on Jan. 22. In January 1721, the French cargo ship Baleine delivered a similar group of women and girls, ages 12 to 30, into the care of Governor Bienville in Louisiana. Most of them soon found husbands in Biloxi, then the capital of the French colony, or among the ship’s crew. Courtesy of ‘The Brides of La Baleine’ Sun Herald file photo
Between 1663 and 1674, nearly 800 French women sailed to New France at Quebec City in Canada to marry settlers and expand the population. The group became known as the King's Daughters and are pictured here arriving in Quebec City, according to ‘The Brides of La Baleine’ by Randall Ladnier, who will speak to the Pass Christian Historical Society on Jan. 22. In January 1721, the French cargo ship Baleine delivered a similar group of women and girls, ages 12 to 30, into the care of Governor Bienville in Louisiana. Most of them soon found husbands in Biloxi, then the capital of the French colony, or among the ship’s crew. Courtesy of ‘The Brides of La Baleine’ Sun Herald file photo

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