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The Forbes | 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. If you don’t have access to the book you can contact me for extra information by leaving a comment underneath this post.

 

 

 

The earliest Forbes in Caraquet were the Irish navigator Henri Forbes  and Louise-Hortense Bichon. It’s believed they were previously married in France but their marriage was then blessed in Caraquet on January 113th, 1822.

Their children were:

  • Joseph Forbes (m. Delphine Lanteigne, 1836 – see below)
  • Henri
  • Caroline
  • Georges
  • Marie-Anne

 


Later generation(s)


Joseph Forbes (son of Henri Forbes and Hortense Bichon) and Delphine Lanteigne (daughter of Florent Forbes and Francoise David) had the following children:

  • Joseph (m. Angelique Guignard, daughter of Joseph Guignard and Marguerite Breau),
  • Caroline (m. Georges Guignard, son of Jean-Baptiste Guignard  and Anne Judith Savoie),
  • Henriette (m. Honore Chiasson),
  • Marie (m. Gedeon Sivret, son of Georges Sivret and Appoline Chiasson),
  • Marie-Anne aka Anne (m. Luc Friolet, son of Victor Friolet and Venerande Paulin),
  • Honore,
  • Elisabeth (m. Charles Martin, son of Joseph Martin and Anastasie Doucet),
  • Georges (m. Marguerite Chiasson, daughter of Honore Chiasson and Ursule Legere),
  • Celina (m. Jean LeCouteur, son of Sinai LeCouteur and Sara Chiasson),
  • Francoise (m. Jean Savoie, son of Joseph Savoie and Adelaide Noel),
  • Hortense,
  • Thomas (m. Marie Legere, daughter of Eugene Legere and Antoinette Gionet).

 


Notes: Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection (FR): [Forbes, Emma, 1940, Emma Forbes left for Fredericton to follow a sewing course]


 

 

Related Posts

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

Forbes in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

Forbes in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Forbes in Gloucester 

 

 

 

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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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