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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. Continue reading

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The Bouchers | 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.

 

The first known Boucher couple in Caraquet are believed to have been the Quebecker Joseph Boucher and his wife Isabelle aka Elisabeth Martin from Kamouraska, Quebec. They had previously settled in the the region of Fredericton on the St. John’s River in about 1769 with several other Acadians and Quebeckers. After many Loyalists arrived in that Continue reading

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Pierre Duval, farmer | A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

Index: A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

 

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

 

The first Frigaults in Caraquet were Pierre Frigault (probably born in France) and his wife Marie-Joseph dit Josette Bouthillier (daughter of Joseph Bouthillier  and Angelique Giraud dit St. Jean).

Their children were:

  • Pierre (m. Marie Lanteigne, daughter of Louis Lanteigne and Marguerite Chapadeau),
  • Francois (m. Helene Chiasson),
  • Marie (m. Jean-Baptiste Leclerc dit Francoeur, son of Jean-Baptiste Leclerc and Josette Duval),
  • Marguerite (m. Pierre Gionet),
  • Joseph dit Francois (m. Eulalie Mailloux, daughter of Louis Mailloux and Suzanne Huard),
  • Rene (m. Euphrosyne Chiasson, daughter of Pierre Chiasson and Marguerite Duguay).

 


Notes: Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection (FR): [Frigault, Alexandre,1925, A fishing vessel went down with all aboard. Caraquet families are in mourning.  The Caraquet fishermen who did return from fishing last Saturday recounted the tragic accident that had taken place with their four comrades on Thursday. The four were the crew of the T.H.B.  The small fishing fleet had stopped at the banks when a very violent wind suddenly rose up.The other boats had already folded their sails and dropped their anchors. Once the gale had passed the fishers saw that the T.H.B. – with all hands aboard – had disagreed.The crew consisted of Captain Prosper Leger who leaves his wife and several grandchildren. The second was Alexandre Frigault, who leaves his wife and five children. Pascal Leger (unmarried) was the son of the captain. Pierre Blanchard was married and father of one child. The boat belonged to T.H. LeBouthillier.  This tragedy plunged the whole parish of Bas-Caraquet into shock.]


 

 

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The Duvals | Pioneers of Caraquet

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet


These micro posts present the first generations 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.

 

Amice Duval (son of Philippe Duval and Marie Huelin of the Jersey Islands) who had been married to Esther Rouet (daughter of Aaron Rouet and Jeanne Sutherland) in St. Brelade (Jersey) arrived in Caraquet in the late 1850s to work on the construction of the church. His wife didn’t accompany him but his nephew John Duval (son of Philippe Duval and Jeanne Rouet)  did and settled down in Caraquet with a wife he found locally – Elisabeth LeCouteur (daughter of Jean Lecouteur and Marie Blanche Chiasson of Miscou). Continue reading

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The Roussels | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan


This is a series of micro posts about the pioneers of Shippagan in Gloucester County, New Brunswick. Each post is organized around initial information from Msg. Donat Robichaud’s Le Grand Chipagan: Histoire de Shippagan, supplemented with genealogical data from F. Theriault’s Les Families de Caraquet and is now being gradually enriched with information from other sources. These are mostly French-language sources and some aren’t easily available, so if you need more information please leave your questions in a comment box below  🙂

Roussel Genealogy | founding family of Shippegan, New Brunswick

 

The founding Roussels in Goulet were Simon Roussel (son of Didier Roussel and Madeleine Hache) who married Barbe Thebeau (daughter of Mathurin Thebeau and Catherine Duval) on February 21st, 1814.

Their children included:

  • Basile (m. Sara Mallet),
  • Anne,
  • Lazare (m. Marie McGrath, daughter of Urbain McGrath and Euphorisme Brideau) and probably the
  • Henri Roussel  who married Celanie or Melanie Pelagie Basque.

 

 

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Guerins of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Traditional Quebec spinning | habtant

 

Bertrand Guerin | Marguerite Gariepy

February 9th, 1739, Lachenaie Continue reading

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