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The Picots | 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.

 

Caraquet history

 

The Caraquet Picots descend from the blacksmith John Picot (son of Charles Picot and Suzanne A. Marrett of St. Sauveur, Jersey and Adeline Mailloux (daughter of Philippe Mailloux and Rose Theriault). Continue reading

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The Doucets | 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.

 

The first Doucet in Caraquet was Etienne Doucet. He was said to have been born in Quebec. In about 1803 married a daughter of Pierre Landry and Marguerite Allain –  Marie Landry  – and settled down in St. Anne du Bocage. Fidele Theriault says that he  was probably related to the Bathurst Doucets. A personal note – these are my maternal ancestors. Continue reading

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The Brideaus | 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 Caraquet Brideaus were Louis Brideau (son of Jean-Hilaire Brideau and Marie-Joseph Paquet of Charlesbourg, Quebec and Marie-Therese Thomas (daughter of Jacques Thomas and Therese Pepin). They were married in 1756 in Charlesbourg. Continue reading

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The Briands | 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.

 

 

Francois Briand was from Quebec. He married Justine Martin, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Martin and Sara Maclean. It’s believed that Justine was a relative of Captain Joseph Blanchard’s wife Olive Laurent because in 1871 the Briands were living there. Continue reading

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The Gauvins | Pioneers of Caraquet

This post under revision  🙂

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 Caraquet Gauvins originally came from the parish of Ancient-Lorette (Quebec City outskirts). The Quebec ancestor of this family was Jean Gauvin (son of Louis Gauvin and Anne Delepine of La Rochelle, France) and he married Anne Magnon in Quebec in 1665. Continue reading

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The Boudreaus | 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 Boudreaus were one of the founding families of Acadia and one of them – Michel Boudreau – was Port Royal’s lieutenant-general in 1686. Continue reading

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The Mourants | 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.

John William Mourant married Jane Isabella Battam (daughter of John Battam and Elisabeth LeMontais in St. Helier (Jersey, Channel Islands).

The couple had the following children:

  • John Andre (m. Charlotte Hache) and then (m. Sophie Cormier),
  • Philippe Thomas (m. Elisabeth Cormier, daughter of Pierre Cormier and Marie Landry) and then (m. Rose-Anne Albert, daughter of Gedeon Albert and Anastasie Parise) and finally (m. Eugenie L’Hillier),
  • Jacques Georges,
  • Elisa Jane (m. Evanhoe Beaulieu, son of Jean-Baptiste Beaulieu and Marcelline Luce), Charles William,
  • Thomas-Alfred,
  • Francis Alfred (m. Elisabeth Theriault, daughter of Joseph Theriault and Francoise Dugas),
  • Pierre Henri (m. Dina Theriault, daughter of Joseph Theriault and Francoise Dugas),
  • Joseph Ernest Arthur (m. Emelia Cyr, daughter of Jacques Cyr and Marianne Allain),
  • Marie-Louise,
  • Maria Louisa, (m. Honorius Le Guerrier, son of Adrien LeGuerrier and Elise Charbonneau).

Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Mourant family pictures:  [Philippe Mourant, pg.247],   [John Mourant (1845-1921), and his wife Jane Battam, pg.369]


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

Mourants in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Mourants in Gloucester 

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