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The Duguays | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

This is a series of micro posts about the pioneers of Shippagan in Gloucester County, New Brunswick. Each post is organized around initial information from Msg. Donat Robichaud’s Le Grand Chipagan: Histoire de Shippagan, supplemented with genealogical data from F. Theriault’s Les Families de Caraquet and is now being gradually enriched with information from other sources. These are mostly French-language sources and some aren’t easily available, so if you need more information please leave your questions in a comment box below  🙂



Francois Duguay (son of Rene Duguay and Marguerite Lebreton of Paspebiac) and Madeleine Chapados (daughter of Jean Chapados and Catherine Larocque) are the Duguay founding couple in Shippagan, New Brunswick. Francois had arrived in Shippagan in 1791 with his brother Jacquot Duguay (m. Veronique Chapados) and brother-in-law Jean Mallet. They were among those in the Acadian Diaspora who had fled from Pisiquit, towards Restigouche and finally Shippagan.

Their children included:

  • Marguerite (m. Pierre Chiasson), Francois (m. Marie Doiron),
  • Jean-Baptiste (m. Marie Louise Goulet, daughter of Francois Goulet and Francoise Roussseau)
  • Joseph (m. Claire Doiron, daughter of Zacharie Doiron and Anne LeVicaire of Caraquet),
  • Veronique (m. Jean Gionais, son of Francois Gionais and Marie Vicaire,
  • Judith,
  • Raymond (m. Ursule Morais, daughter of Jacque Morais and Agnes Bouthillier),
  • Felicite, (m. Charles Gionet) Pierre Bonaventure (m. Rosalie Chiasson, daughter of Nicolas Chiasson and Genevieve Gionais),
  • Louise-Divine (m. Patrick Bulger then Julien LeBreton, son of Julien Lebreton and Marie Gionais)
  • Urbain (m. Adelaide Breau then Venerande Mallet, daughter of Joseph Mallet and Felicite Gionais).


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Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Lameque, Miscou and Shippegan

Index: Grande-Riviere Cemetery

Index: Headstones at Petite-Riviere-de-l’Isle in Lameque

The First Dunns of Riviere-au-Renard (Little Fox River)

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History



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  1. I compared my mtDNA with that of members found in the Mothers of Acadia mtDNA Project ­and found that I have the same Haplogroup D as Marguerite Lebreton of Paspebiac (refered to above in this webpage). I am therefore very interested in knowing more about this person. Does anyone have information about the parents of Marguerite Lebreton and where she lived before she married Rene Duguay?


    Comment by Jacques Paiement | August 27, 2019 | Reply

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