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The Lebouthilliers / Bouthilliers | 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 LeBouthillier family was one of the earliest families in Caraquet. Oral history states that Joseph Bouthillier came from near Quebec City and that he came to fish in the Baie des Chaleurs. According to this story he decided to settle in Caraquet after marrying Angelique Giraud dit St. Jean who was herself from Caraquet.  Fidel Theriault says that the surname was actually Bouthillier but that Jersey merchants who operated out of the Baie des Chaleurs added the ‘”Le” prefix.

 

Joseph Bouthillier married Angelique Giraud dit St. Jean  about 1740. Angelique was the daughter of Gabriel Giraud and a un-named  First Nations woman.

 

The couple had the following children:

  • Genevieve (m. Gabriel Albert) and then a second time (m. Georges Larocque, son of Francois Larocque of Paspebiac),
  • Agnes dite Anne (m. Jean Canivet) and then (Jacques Morais, son of Louis Morais and Marie Therese Catherine Bois of Riviere-Ouelle),
  • Marie-Joseph dite Josette (m. Pierre Frigault), Venerande (m. Louis Morais, son of Louis Morais and Marie Therese Catherine Bois of Riviere-Ouelle),
  • Rene (m. Genevieve Chiasson, daughter of Joseph Chiasson  and Anne Hache).

 

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Lebouthillier family pictures: Caroline Lebouthillier, daughter of Edouard LeBouthillier, wife of Xavier Lanteigne, pg.332],   Emile LeBouthillier, daughter of Gilbert LeBouthillier, wife of Felicien Gionet, pg.332],   Emilie LeBouthillier, daughter of Narcisse LeBouthillier, wife of Hector Legere, pg.332], [Mrs. Fabien LeBouthillier, maiden name Anne Wilson, pg.364],   [Pierrot LeBouthillier, pg.403],   [Theotime H. LeBouthillier, pg.403],   [Theotime O. LeBouthillier, pg.403].


Notes: Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection (FR): LeBouthillier, T.H,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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Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History

 

External Links

Bouteilliers in the 1901 Census – Gloucester

Lebouthilliers in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

LeBoutheliers in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

 

 

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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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French Canadian Pioneers: The Larocques of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

 

 

Michel Larocque / Carles  |  Marguerite Dubois

October 21st, 1705  Montreal

[Occ. mil., troupes de la Marine, de la Mothe] Continue reading

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The Lacroixs | 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 Lacroixs in Caraquet were Jean Lacroix (parents unknown) his first wife Jeanne die Jeanneton Albert (daughter of Gabriel Albert and Angelique Bouthillier) and his second wife Adelaide Hebert (daughter of Jean Hebert and Rose Cyr).

 

Jean Lacroix and Jeanne Albert had the following children:

  • Ambroise
  • Andre
  • Marie (m. Andre Larocque, son of Francois  Larocque and Marie Morais)
  • Felicity
  • Sara

 

Jean Lacroix and Adelaide Hebert had these children:

  • Jean Olivier (m. Marie Mcgrath),
  • Vital,
  • Marguerite Osithe (m. Agapit Albert, son of Isaac Albert and Osithe Mailloux),
  • Jean Octave (m. Seraphie Gionet, daughter of Charles Gionet
     and Genevieve Lebreton),
  • Eloi

 

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Lacroix family pictures: [Frederic O. Lacroix, pg.377]


 

 

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Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History

 

External Links

Lacroix in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

Lacroix in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

 

 

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

 

 

Gabriel Albert‘s precise origin is unknown but it is believed that he descended from the The Alberts of Quebec and that he was just one of a group of Quebec fishermen who came to fish in Chaleurs Bay. He said to have lived in Pabos before settling in Caraquet (Source: P. Gallant, Les Registres). Continue reading

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Marie Ann Aglae Paquette m. Felix Albert George Larocque

Enquiry:

“Hi, my name is Ernest Larocque.

I am looking for information on my grandmother Marie Ann Aglae Larocque (born Paquette). She was born 1891 in St-Venent-de-Paquette, East Hereford, Quebec. She married my grandfather Felix Albert George Larocque September 28, 1910 in Riviere Qui Barre, Alberta and died in New West Minster B.C.May 18, 1978. Both my parents have past away and our family doesn’t really know much about the Paquettes so I really am grasping to find information about the Paquette family.
I don’t have access to records and wondered if you would have any way to determine who Marie Ann Aglae’s parents were.
Any help you can provide would be appreciated.
Thank-you”

Information 1

Anne Aglae Paquette was born on July 9th, 1891 and baptized on July 12th of the same year.

Her parents were Theophile Paquette and Rosanna Tremblay.

Her godparents were Augustin Lamoureux and Exina Paquette. Continue reading

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Was Francois Larocque a Native? | Evelyn in Montreal

A message from Rejeanne Chiasson

I too am of the descendants of Francois Larocque and Marguerite Caplan. I’m looking for the birth or death of John Larocque, son of Charles Larocque and Margaret McKinnon. Charles was the son of Francois Larocque. I miss the information that can say that John was Indian. Please if anyone has information regarding this, it would be greatly appreciated and also might have a chance to meet relatives or descendants from afar. Here are my offspring. I do not know either if Charles Larocque with other children, if it is available I would like to know more. | Francois Laroque and Marguerite Caplan – Charles Larocque and Margaret McKinnon – Jean Larocque Larocque and Bridgitte- Brigitte and Michel Larocque Mallet – Claire and Michel Larocque Ache (Hache) – Georges Larocque (my grandfather) married twice. Artemisia is the first and the second is LeBouthillier Louise Larocque (she is my grandmother) Larocque and Ida Pierre.J. Chiasson

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