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The Boulets | 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. For additional information including precise dates and following generations, please leave your questions in a comment box below.


Caraquet history


In about 1770, Francois Boulet married Pierre LeVicaire’s widow Francoise Rousseau. It’s believed that Francois’ surname might have actually have been Goulet rather than Boulet. Researcher Placide Gaudet thinks that his parents were Francois Goulet and Helene Rate of St. Pierre (Ile d’Orlean, Quebec).

Francois Boulet / Goulet died before his wife. Once widowed, Francoise Rousseau moved to Caraquet where two of her married daughters by her first husband were settled (Marie LeVicaire m. Francois Gionet and Anne LeVicaire m. Zachary Doiron). She received  200 acres of land  from the government.

Francois Boulet / Goulet and Francoise Rousseau had the two daughters:

  • Marie-Louise (m. 1793, Jean-Baptiste Duguay, son of Francois Duguay and Marguerite Chapadeau)
  • Helene (m. 1796, Joseph Duguay, son of Jean-Marie Duguay and Anne Sareau)



Related Posts 

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

French Canadian Pioneers: The Goulets of Quebec



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