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The Roberts | 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.


Pierre Robert and Emilie Albert had the following children:

  • Marie (m. Francois-D’Assise Hebert, son of Dominique Hebert and Colette Duguay),
  • Clotilde (m. Joseph Hebert, son of Joseph Hebert and Olive Mallet),
  • Pierre (m. Philomene Vienneau) and then (Marie Gionet, daughter of Daniel Gionet and Marie Chiasson),
  • Isaac (m. Louise Goupil, daughter of Joseph Goupil  and Rose Saint-Coeur),
  • Pierre Philias (m. Emilie Gionet, daughter of Andre Gionet and Catherine Frigault).



Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Robert family pictures: [Phil Robert, pg. 433].



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

Roberts in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Roberts in Gloucester




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The Courtes | 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  🙂


Courtes Courtoie family - first settlers of Chaleurs Bay, Shippegan New Brunswick


Donat Robichaud says that the Shippegan Courtes are believed to be descended from the Paspebiac, Quebec Courtais line who came originally from Bretagne (France). The Shippegan first couple are Edouard Courte and Prudence Duguay and they are first recorded in the census records from 1861 and 1871.

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