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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. Continue reading

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