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The Bulgers | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

 

The Shippegan Bulgers descend from Patrick Bulger (believed to be the son of Michael Bulger of Pokemouche) and his wife Louise (Ludivine Divine) Duguay (daughter of Francois Duguay and Madeleine Chapados). Continue reading

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The Dumaresques | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

 

The first Dumaresq in Shippagan was an Anglican from Jersey (Channel islands) by the name of Perry John Newton Dumaresq. He converted to Catholicism and married Delphine Arseneau of the Petit-Rocher Arsenault pioneers. Continue reading

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The Paulins (aka Poulin) | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

 

These are the two earliest Paulin (Poulin) couples in Shippagan.

Fidele Paulin (probably from the Caraquet Paulins who descend from Jean-Baptiste Poulin of Rimouski, Quebec) and Caroline Robichaud who had the following children: Alphonse (m. Continue reading

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The Guignards (Dignards) | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

 

The earliest Guignard couple in Shippegan were Michel or Pierre Guignard (son of Pierre Guignard and Genevieve Mignier dit Lagace of Kamouraska (Quebec) and Marie Bourg (daughter of Joseph Bourg and Catherine Comeau). They were married in 1792 in Bonaventure, Quebec. Michael Guignard was married a second time to Anne Daigle (widow of Chrysostome Chiasson).

Michel and Marie had the following children: Pierre Michel (m. Marguerite Savoie, daughter of Joseph Savoie and Marguerite Bujold) and then (m. Madeleine Robichaud, daughter of Jean Robichaud and Marie Bourgeois),

Victoire (m. Frederic Bourdages, son of Benjamin Bourdages and Esther Bujold), Marie Genevieve (m. Thomas Power, son of James Power and Marguerite Quinlan), Joseph (m. Marguerite Breau), Esther (m. Jean-Louis Duguay), Jean-Baptiste (m. Judith Savoie), Rufin (m. Madeleine Grenier, daughter of Francois and Victoria Grenier) and then (m. Gillette Savoie), Marguerite (m. Edouard Godin, widower of Lazare Chiasson), Marie-Claire (m. Benjamin Robichaud, son of Jean Robichaud and Marie Bourgeois), Urbain.

 

 


Notes: This series of posts is based on information found in Le Grand Chipagan: Histoire de Shippagan by Donat Robichaud, and will be gradually supplemented with information  from Fidele Theriault’s Les Families de Caraquet and other sources.


 

 

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The Doucets | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

 

I descend from the Shippegan Doucets through my maternal grandmother.

Etienne Stephen Doucet (son of Etienne Doucet and Marie Landry) of Caraquet married Marthe Witzell (daughter of William Witzell and Mary Topham) on February 18th, 1833. The couple lived near the Shippegan pier on a plot of land obtained from Marthe’s father. In 1851 they sold the land to Charles Delagarde and moved to Pointe Brule. Continue reading

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