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The Leclercs (dit Francoeur) | Pioneer Families 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.


Jean-Baptiste Leclerc, son of  Jean-Baptiste Leclerc and Marie-Josette Duval first married Marie Frigault, daughter of Pierre Frigault and Josette Bouthillier in 1790. Jean-Baptiste Leclerc and Marie Frigault had one child, a daughter named Rose.

His second wife was Madeleine Thebault, daughter of Mathurin Thebault and Catherine Duval and they were married 1796 in Bathurst.

Jean-Baptiste and  Madeleine Thebault had the following children:

  • Jean-Baptiste (d. 1820)
  • Madeleine (m. 1824, Pascal Landry, son of Pascal Landry and Veronique Dumont of Kamouraska)
  • Tranquil (m.about 1834, Hanna Witzell, daughter of William Witzell and Mary Topham)
  • Luc / Lucas (m.1830, Angele Duguay, daughter of Francois Duguay and Marie Doiron)
  • Mathurin (m.1836, Julie Landry, daughter of Simon Landry and Genevieve Hache)
  • Hugues / Hugin (d. 1810)
  • Marcel (m.1835, Marie Hache, daughter of Antoine Hache and Celeste Landry)
  • Sylvain (m.1840, Rose Hache, daughter of Antoine Hache and Celeste Landry)
  • Joseph (m.about 1846, Marie Chiasson, prob. daughter of Nicolas Chiasson and Colette Duguay)
  • Suzanne (m.about 1842, Hubert Mallet, son of Jean Mallet and Anne-Marie Mallet)
  • Theotiste (m.about 1840, Moise Duguay, son of Raymond Duguay and Marie Paulin)
  • Jean-Baptiste (m.about 1841, Sara Chiasson, daughter of Jean Chiasson and Scholastique Roussel).


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Leclerc family pictures:

[Agapit Leclerc, pg. 263].

Related Posts

The Leclercs | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

French Canadian Pioneers: The Leclercs of Quebec

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

The Leclairs in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Leclercs in Gloucester



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