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Blanchard, Olivier – Ste-Anne-du-Bocage (Caraquet, Gloucester, New Brunswick)

Blanchard Olivier Cemetery Ste-Anne-du-Bocage http://acanadianfamily.com

Transcript:
BLANCHARD
OLIVIER
FILS DE RENE ET MARGUERITE TERIOT
NE A PETICOUDIAC 1726, EPOUSA EN 1751
CATHERINE AMIRAULT, FILLE DE PIERRE ET ANNE BRUN. OLIVIER DECEDE A
CARAQUET LE 16  AOUT 1796
LE COMITE 1994

Translation:

Blanchard Olivier – Son of Rene and Marguerite Teriot – born in Peticoudiac 1726, married in 1751 to Catherine Amirault, daughter of Pierre and Anne Brun. Olivier died in Caraquet on 16 Aug 1786.  The Comittee 1994

Olivier Blanchard is a descendant of one of the original Acadian couples – Guillaume Blanchard and Huguette Poirier – who are believed to have arrived in Acadie in the mid 1630s. According to Fidele Theriault’s book “Les Familles de Caraquet”, the Blanchards arrived in Caraquet after a long ordeal which began with the destruction of the  Village des Blanchard  in 1758 by Major Scott. The Blanchards had taken refuge on the estuary of the Restigouche, then Nipisiguit but were eventually taken prisoner along with 300 other Acadians to the British Fort Cumberland. Theriault then explains (based on the work of Stephen A. White) that the Blanchards were transferred to a Halifax prison, and then eventually found their way from Arichat (Cape Breton) to Prince Edward Island. Olivier Blanchard and Catherine Amirault were one of the Acadian couples who received land in what is called the Grande Concession de 1784 (Great Land Grant) so the Blanchards were  pioneers of both Acadie and Caraquet!

Note: Olivier’s mother Marguerite Theriault and our ancestor Joseph Theriault (m. Marguerite Melanson) were both children of Germain Theriault and Anne Richard.

Source: Theriault, Fidele (1985). Les Familles de Caraquet: Dictionnaire Genealogique. ISBN 0-9692151-0-X . Mr. Theriault’s book contains genealogical data of the Blanchards in Caraquet as well as more extensive biographical information, anecdotes and pictures.

Note: Not all Blanchards are Acadians – some are descendants of French-Canadian Blanchards.

Related Posts:

Early Acadian Pioneers of Caraquet, New Brunswick

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