Madame Jeanne LeGrand is the owner of the brothel in Edinburgh where Jamie Fraser keeps a private room. She and Jamie were business partners in the 1760s.

Personal HistoryEdit

Little is known about Jeanne, other than her business association with Jamie.

Events of the NovelsEdit


Madame Jeanne is a customer of Jamie's smuggling business. She provides him with a small room in her brothel that he can use when he returns late from smuggling trips.

An Echo in the BoneEdit

Jamie meets with Jeanne while he, Claire and Ian are in Edinburgh on their way to Lallybroch. He learns that Jeanne knows Percival Beauchamp, who smuggles things from France for Jeanne.


Physical AppearanceEdit

She is described as French, petite, dark-haired and elegant.[2]


  • Jeanne is the Modern French form of Jehanne, an Old French feminine form of Iohannes ('John),[3] an English form of Iohannes, the Latin form of the Greek name Ιωαννης (Ioannes), itself derived from the Hebrew name יוֹחָנָן (Yochanan) meaning "Yahweh(God) is gracious".[4]
  • LeGrand means "the tall, the large" in French.[5]


  • Madame Jeanne addresses a remark to St. Agnes after learning that Fergus has put the exciseman's dead body in a cask of creme de menthe.[6]

TV SeriesEdit

Main article: Outlander (TV series)

Actress Cyrielle Debreuil portrays Madame Jeanne in the Outlander television series.


Season Three



  1. The Outlandish Companion, Vol. II, "Cast of Characters"
  2. Voyager, chapter 25
  3. Behind the Name: Jeanne - accessed 05 July 2016
  4. Behind the Name: John - accessed 05 July 2016
  5. Behind the Name Surname: LeGrand - accessed 05 July 2016
  6. Voyager, chapter 28

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