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The Duvals | Pioneers of Caraquet

Amice Duval (son of Philippe Duval and Marie Huelin of the Jersey Islands) who had been married to Esther Rouet (daughter of Aaron Rouet and Jeanne Sutherland were married in St. Brelade (Jersey) arrived in Caraquet in the late 1850s to work on the construction of the church. His wife didn’t accompany him but his nephew John Duval (son of Philippe Duval and Jeanne Rouet)  did and settled down in Caraquet with a wife he found locally – Elisabeth LeCouteur (daughter of Jean Lecouteur and Marie Blanche Chiasson of Miscou). This line had no issue, however another son of Philippe Duval and Jeanne Rouet) called Georges Duval also settled locally and married Veronique Paulin (daughter of Francois-D’Assise Paulin and Veronique Hache).

Georges Duval and Veronique Paulin had the following children: Jane Esther (m. Jean-Louis Poirier, son of Agapit Poirier and Priscille Albert), Georges Henri (m. Ida Dugas, daughter of (William Dugas and Marguerite Normandeau), Adda Anna, Mayda (m. J.A. Pinault).


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Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

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The Chiassons of Shippegan

The Duvals of Caraquet

French Canadian Pioneers: The Duvals of Quebec



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.


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