La Rocque, Marguerite de

Marguerite de La Rocque, co-seigneuress of Pontpoint (place and date of b and d unknown). She was a close relative of the Sieur de ROBERVAL and accompanied him on his 1542 voyage to Canada. Shocked by Marguerite's conduct in taking a lover, Roberval set her ashore of Île des Démons, in the St Lawrence River, with her lover and a servant girl. (A more romantic version of the story has the young man put ashore and Marguerite joining him.) The young man, the servant and a child Marguerite bore all died. Marguerite managed to survive and was rescued some years later by fishermen.