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The Frigaults | 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. For additional information including precise dates and following generations, please leave your questions in a comment box below.


The first Frigaults in Caraquet were Pierre Frigault (probably born in France) and his wife Marie-Joseph dit Josette Bouthillier (daughter of Joseph Bouthillier  and Angelique Giraud dit St. Jean). They had been married in about 1798.

Their children were:

  • Pierre (m.about 1798,  Marie Lanteigne, daughter of Louis Lanteigne and Marguerite Chapadeau)
    • Tharsile (m. 1819, Jean Gionet, son of Jean Gionet and Veronique Duguay)
    • Marie (m. 1820, Romain Chiasson, son of Pierre Chiasson and Marguerite Duguay)
    • Catherine (m. 1822, Andre Gionet, son of Francois Gionet and Marie Roussi)
    • Pierre Aime (m. 1829, Angele Mallet, daughter of Joseph Mallet and Felicity Gionet)
    • Venerande (m. 1827, Hypolite Chiasson, son of Paul Chiasson and Elisabeth Roussi)
    • Laurent (m. about 1838, Cesarine Gallien, daughter of Basile Gallien and Rosalie Doiron)
    • Ignace Hermes (m. 1837, Reine Gionet) and (m. about 1860, Anastasie Hache)
    • Luce Antoinette (m. 1836, Augustin Legere, son of Jean-Baptiste Legere and Celeste Robichaud)
    • Jean Dominique (m. about 1840, Marie-Rose Blanchard, daughter of Zozime Blanchard and Venerande Pinet)
  • Francois (m. 1810, Helene Chiasson)
    • No known children
  • Marie (m. 1790, Jean-Baptiste Leclerc dit Francoeur, son of Jean-Baptiste Leclerc and Josette Duval)
    • Rose (born about 1792)
  • Marguerite (m. about 1799,  Pierre Gionet)
  • Joseph dit Francois (m. about 1805, Eulalie Mailloux, daughter of Louis Mailloux and Suzanne Huard)
  • Rene (m.1806, Euphrosyne Chiasson, daughter of Pierre Chiasson and Marguerite Duguay)
    • Guilbert (born 1807)
    • Michel (m. 1829, Angele Morais, daughter of Francois Morais and Madeleine Albert)
    • Jean-Louis (m. 1835, Genevieve Albert, daughter of Pierre Albert and Archange Bouthillier)
    • Edouard (m. 1838, Marie Gionet, daughter of Pierre Gionet and Helene Thebault)


Notes: Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection (FR): [Frigault, Alexandre,1925, A fishing vessel went down with all aboard. Caraquet families are in mourning.  The Caraquet fishermen who did return from fishing last Saturday recounted the tragic accident that had taken place with their four comrades on Thursday. The four were the crew of the T.H.B.  The small fishing fleet had stopped at the banks when a very violent wind suddenly rose up.The other boats had already folded their sails and dropped their anchors. Once the gale had passed the fishers saw that the T.H.B. – with all hands aboard – had disagreed.The crew consisted of Captain Prosper Leger who leaves his wife and several grandchildren. The second was Alexandre Frigault, who leaves his wife and five children. Pascal Leger (unmarried) was the son of the captain. Pierre Blanchard was married and father of one child. The boat belonged to T.H. LeBouthillier.  This tragedy plunged the whole parish of Bas-Caraquet into shock.]



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Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History


External Links

Frigaults in the 1901 Census – Gloucester

Frigos in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Frigaults in Gloucester County 



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1 Comment »

  1. I am searching for more information in regards to our family’s history. Thank you so much.


    Comment by Carley Frigault | April 25, 2018 | Reply

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