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The Beaulieus | Pioneers of Caraquet

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

These micro posts present the first generation of each of the families that established different surnames found in Caraquet, New Brunswick. Most of the information is drawn from Fidele Theriault’s genealogical dictionary “Les Familles de Caraquet”. His book is in French and offers a lot more information including family trees of the first generations (with precise dates)  and in many cases explanations of how the first pioneers arrived in Caraquet and other fascinating anecdotes. If you don’t have access to the book you can contact me for extra information by leaving a comment underneath this post.

Caraquet Pioneers


Olivier Beaulieu was probably from Kamouraska (Quebec) and is believed to have been  A fisherman. These Beaulieus descend from three marriages: Olivier Beaulieu and his first wife Marguerite Laviolette, and second wife Scholastique Mallet, daughter of Jean Mallet and Anne Gionet) and his third wife Henriette Martin (previously married to Pierre Allaire).

Olivier Beaulieu and his first partner  Marguerite Laviolette caused a scandal when they settled in Jacquet River because they were not legally married in the Catholic church. He defended himself by claiming that he was a Protestant, but the missionary said it was “unbelievable that a Canadian would be a Protestant“.

Olivier Beaulieu and Marguerite Laviolette had one child:

  • Marie (m.1842, Dosithee Comeau, daughter of Athanase Comeau and Madeleine Thibodeau).

Olivier and his second wife Scholastique Mallet, daughter of Jean Mallet and Anne Gionet of Shippegan) were married in 1828. Olivier then joined his father-in-law in Shippagan to fish.

They had three children:

  • Angele (m. Daniel Savoie, formerly married to Osithe  St. Pierre
  • Marie (m. Vital Paulin)
  • Jean

Oliver’s third wife Henriette Martin (widow of Pierre Allaire) gave him two children:

  • Marie Henriette
  • Marie Emond


Other Beaulieus are Remi Beaulieu who married Marguerite Mallet in 1832. They had two children:

  • Regis (m. 1857, Paspebiac, Marie Rose Green, daughter of John Green and Claire Otsenat)
  • Sophie (m.1851, Germain Larocque, son of Charles Larocque and Marie Aubut)




Related Posts – New Brunswick

French Canadian Pioneers: The Beaulieus of Quebec

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History


Related Posts – Quebec

French Canadian Pioneers: The Beaulieus of Quebec

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History



External Links

NB Vital Records – Beaulieus in Gloucester County 



December 16, 2017 - Posted by | . | , , , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. What years are you talking? Is this after 1763/1767?


    Comment by Marsha | August 17, 2018 | Reply

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