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The Taylors | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

The Taylors - founding family of Shippegan | Genealogy of New Brunswick


The Taylors were two English brothers – George and William – who arrived in Shippegan in the 1860s. William Taylor was well off as he owned both a store and a farm , and eventually became a Justice of the Peace. William Taylor and Elisabeth Isabella Cranney had the following children:

  • Mary (m. Ferdinand Gagne),
  • James (m. Marie Robichaud),
  • Elisabeth,
  • Emily
  • William / Willie



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McGregors of Kahnawake – Ray Pouliot

McGregor | Algonquin, Chippewa,  Iroquois, Mi’kmaq, Ojibway, Mixed-heritage: Scottish   APRIL 2021


I am reproducing a comment here by Ray Pouliot who kindly left some information for  Marjorie Poirier Thibeault as it may prove useful for others researching the McGregors or Kahnawake. . Thanks, Ray!

Marjorie had said:

I am still in pursuit of my Desparois line which in part is in Kahnawake, Quebec. I would like to prove my native line to Anne Skawennetsi McGregor. Trying to document for my genealogy records. Thank your for your time. Marjorie Continue reading

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The Guignards | Pioneers of Caraquet

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

These micro posts present the first generations 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. For additional information including precise dates and following generations, please leave your questions in a comment box below.


Pierre Guignard (aka Dignard) was the son of Pierre Guignard and Genevieve Mignier dit Lagace of Kamouraska, Quebec. Pierre married Marie Bourg (daughter of Joseph Bourg and Catherine Comeau) in Bonaventure, Quebec. After her death he married Anne Daigle (widow of Jean Chrysostome Chiasson) in Lameque, New Brunswick. Continue reading

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