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The Dukes | 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  🙂



Richard Duke and Sara Leger are the founding Duke couple in Shippegan.

Their children included:

  • Johnny (m. Elisabeth Noel, widow of Oxibe Hache),
  • Elisabeth Betsie (m. David Cowhic, a widower from New Bandon),
  • Catherine (m. George James Chiverton, son of George Chiverton and Eliza Catherine Alexander)
  • Année (m. George Guignard, widower of Caroline Forbes),
  • Richard (m. Salome Chiasson, daughter of Jean Chiasson and Pelagie Doiron),
  • Mary Jane ( m. Pierre Roy, son of Joseph Roy and Marie Doucet),
  • Joseph (m. Marie Guignard, daughter of Michel Guignard and Archange Hache).



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 and History



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