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The Degraces | 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  🙂


Degrace pioneer family of Shippegan, New Brunswick


The Shippegan Degraces (also spelled De Grasse, de Grace and Gras) descend from Antoine Degrace of Bathurst and Angelique Ache. Angelique was the daughter of Joseph Ache and Madeleine Doucet of Bathurst while Antoine was the son of Joseph Gras and Madeleine Poujade of Palma (Majorica, a Spanish island in the Mediterranean).

Their children included:

  • Rosalie (m. Antoine Doucet),
  • Antoine (m. Francoise Boudreau),
  • Marie (m. Michel Frenette),
  • Raphael (m. Marie Doucet),
  • Pierre (m. Adelaide Robichaud),
  • Lucie (m. Charles Doucet),
  • Rose (m. Romain Doucet),
  • Ferdinand (m. Marie Doucet),
  • David (m. Marie Doucet),
  • Marguerite (m. Joseph Doucet),
  • Francoise,
  • Venerande,
  • Celeste (m. Aime Doucet).


Related Posts

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Lameque, Miscou and Shippegan

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian and French-Canadian Genealogy and History 


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