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The Wilsons | 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. If you don’t have access to the book you can contact me for extra information by leaving a comment underneath this post.



Andrew Wilson was a cobbler from Aberdeen, Scotland.


  • Andrew Wilson and Jessie Gavin had the following children:
  • Charles (m. Helen Ducy, daughter of James Ducy and Margaret McDonald),
  • John (m. Margaret Ducy, daughter of James Ducy and Margaret  McDonald) and then (m. Mary Power),
  • Andrew (m. Phoebee Chiasson, daughter of Chrysostome Chiasson and Marie Brideau),
  • Joseph (m. Mary Cowan),
  • James (m. Ann Brown), Anne (m. James MacDougall, son of Angus McDougall and Jane Robert) and then (m. Fabien Le Bouthillier),
  • Peter (m. Diana McConnell, daughter of George McConnell and Ludyvianna Dempster), and then (m. Isabelle Bezeau),
  • Robert (m. Mary Campbell, daughter of Alexandre Campbell and Mary Ducy),
  • Margaret (m. Robert McConnell, son of George McConnell and Ludyvianne Dempster),
  • Catherine (m. David John Brune, son of Jacob Rum and Henriette Stark).




Related Posts

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History


External Links

Wilsons in the 1901 Census – Gloucester



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