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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 Gauthiers | 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.

 

 

Louis Gauthier was from France and was the son of Nicolas Gauthier and Catherine Gerard. He is said to have been part of Napoleon’s Grande Armee and to have taken part in the Battle of Waterloo. Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The St. Denis of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

 

Historical image | St. Liguori (Montcalm, Quebec) - unpaved country road, traditional Quebec wooden houses

 

Aime-Thomas St. Denis / Hurpeau | Charlotte Brassard

June 4th, 1742 Montreal (Notre-Dame) Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Dores of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

DORE French Canadian Pioneers: The Dores of Quebec

 

Jean Dore / Doray / Doret | Marie-Madeleine Renaud

August 16th, 1731 Montreal (Notre-Dame) Continue reading

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The Drisdelles / Drysdales | 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  🙂

 

 

William Drisdelle and Marie Mallet had two children – William Guillaume born in 1826 and Anne born two years later.  Donat Robichaud lists no marriages for these Drisdelles. Continue reading

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The Leclercs | 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  🙂

 

 

 

The earliest couples named Leclerc in Shippagan were Edouard Leclerc (m. Elisabeth Mallet, daughter of Joseph Mallet and Phoebe Duguay) and later (m. Marie Roussel, daughter of Henri Roussel and Melanie Basque) and finally (m. Catherine Robichaud, daughter of Dosithe Robichaud and Judith Chiasson) and Georges Leclerc (m. Louise Mallet, daughter of Euloge Mallet and Marie Theriault)

The Leclerc brothers were both sons of Joseph Leclerc and Marie Chiasson.

 

 

 

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The Leclercs (dit Francoeur) | Pioneer Families of Caraquet

French Canadian Pioneers: The Leclercs of Quebec

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Lameque, Miscou and Shippegan

French Canadian Pioneers: The Leclercs of Quebec

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History

 

 

 

 

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Roussels of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers
Index: Filles du Roi

 

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Baquet, Beaudry, Berube, Deslauriers, Filles du Roi, Leroy, Morin, Roussel | LOCATIONS: Quebec, St. Vallier, Montreal, St. Michel-de-Bellechasse | Vintage postcard of Riviere Ouelle.

 

Adrien Roussel | Catherine Beaudry

January 26th, 1757 Montreal (Notre-Dame) Continue reading

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