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The Dumaresques | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

This is a series of micro posts about the pioneers of Shippagan in Gloucester County, New Brunswick. Each post is organized around initial information from Msg. Donat Robichaud’s Le Grand Chipagan: Histoire de Shippagan, supplemented with genealogical data from F. Theriault’s Les Families de Caraquet and is now being gradually enriched with information from other sources. These are mostly French-language sources and some aren’t easily available, so if you need more information please leave your questions in a comment box below  🙂



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.

Their children included:

  • Louisa (m. M. Arseneau),
  • Mary Ann,
  • Sarah,
  • Francis (m. Suzanne Leger),
  • Elisabeth (m. Guillaume Robichaud, son of Dosithe Robichaud and Cecile LeBlanc),
  • Mary (m. Peter Robichaud),
  • Philomene (m. Charles Robichaud),
  • Joseph (m. Helen Duke), Harriet (religious sister),
  • Helene,
  • Blanche (m. Bobby Bowes),
  • Sophia.


Related Posts

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Lameque, Miscou and Shippegan

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History



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