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The Morais | 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.

 

Jacques Morais was born in 1738 in Riviere-Ouelle, Quebec. His parents were Louis Morais and Marie-Therese-Catherine Bois dit Lebel.

In 1763, Jacques married Agnes Bouthillier (Jean Canivet‘s widow) about 1763. The couple settled near Ruisseau Chenard. In 1784 he received a land grant of 500 acres. By the census of 1783 he had seven children.

Note also that Fidele Theriault lists the following variations for the Morais surname: Morel, Morin, Maurai, Morre, Morey, Murray.

 

Their children were:

  • Jacques (m. Marie Paulin, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Paulin and Elisabeth Gasse),
  • Marie (m. Francois Larocque, son of Georges Larocques and Marguerite Lebrasseur), Joseph,
  • Ursule (m. Raymond Duguay, son of Francois Duguay and Madeleine Chapadeau),
  • Alexandre (m. Marie Gionet, daughter of Francois Gionet and Marie LeVicaire),
  • Francois (m. Madeleine Albert, daughter of Pierre Albert and Genevieve Denys).

 

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Morais family pictures:   [Pierre P. Morais, pg.364],  [Marcellin Morais, pg.403].


 

 

Related Posts

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

E. Ward and M. Gray (Descendants: Gaspe to New Brunswick)

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History

 

First Nations Marriage Records – Morais Surname

DELM … | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]

SIMO … | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]

 

External Links

Morais in the 1901 Census – Gloucester
Morrais in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

 

 


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.

 

 

 

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