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The Godins | 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  🙂


New Brunswick founding families - The Godins of Shippegan


There are three early Godin couples in Shippegan – Alexandre Godin (prob. the son of Pierre Godin  and Ann Robertson) and Anne DeGrace, Pierre Godin (son of Jean-Baptiste Godin and Rosalie Theriault) and Anne Robertson (daughter of James Robertson and Helene Morrison).

Alexandre Godin and Anne DeGrace‘s children included:


William (m. Philomene McLaughlin, daughter of Robert McLaughlin and Martha LeBreton),

  • Anne, 
  • Felicite Godin (m. Micael LeBreton, son of William LeBreton and Marguerite Basque),
  • Marie (m. Joseph Bernard (son of Joseph Bernard and Marie Gallant),
  • Philomene (m. Ferdinand Losier, son of Prosper Losier and Susanne Robichaud),
  • Joseph (m. Helene Robinson, daughter of Thomas Robinson and Olive Brault),
  • Pierre, 
  • Eugene,
  • Lange, 
  • Luce, 
  • Francois


Pierre Godin and Anne Robertson‘s children were:

  • James (m. Philomene Hache, daughter of Sebastien Hache and Marthe Chiasson),
  • Pierre (m. Marie Leger).



Related Posts

Index: Lameque, Miscou and Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

The Degraces of Shippegan

The Godins of Shippegan

The Robichauds of Shippegan

French-Canadian Pioneers: The Godins of Quebec

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History




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  1. I am great granddaughter of Francois, son of Alexandre and Anne, through his daughter Muriel Emily (GOODWIN) DOBSON. Francois moved to Saint John and changed his name to Francis John GOODWIN and worked for the Saiit John Public Works at time of his death. I am interesting in learning why he moved and changed his name and when.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Donan Lee | December 29, 2018 | Reply

    • Hello,
      Can you list the birth & death years for Francois?
      Thank you,


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | December 29, 2018 | Reply

  2. Hello Evelyn, Francois was born 8 Dec 1870 in Shippigan, and died 9 Oct 1929 in Saint John.


    Comment by Donna Lee Butler | June 3, 2019 | Reply

  3. I am wondering if you can get me any information on my great-great grandmother, Marie Christine (or Christine Marie) Godin, born in 1856 I believe in Gloucester New Brunswick. She married Alexander Doucet in 1877. Her father was Camille Godin, born in Petit-Rocher, Gloucester in 1832. I am also wondering about any first nations connections to some of the other Godins I have found.


    Comment by J. Easton | February 7, 2021 | Reply

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