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The Landrys | 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.

Caraquet history


Alexis Landry (son of Jean Landry and Claire LeBlanc of Grand-pre, Acadia) and his wife Marie Theriault (daughter of Jean Theriault and Madeleine Bourg, also Acadians) are one of the foremost early pioneer couples of Caraquet. They had been married in 1744.

This couple had many children:

  • Anselme (m. Marie-Therese Brideau, daughter of Louis Brideau and Marie-Therese Thomas)
    • Ursule (m. 1828, Tracadie, Joseph Benoit, son of Antoine Benoit and Marie Savoie of Tracadie. *Ursule was the earliest known Tracadie case of leprosy)
    • Simon (m. 1804, Genevieve Hache, daughter of Joseph Hache and Madeleine Doucet)
    • Isaac 
    • Marie Elisabeth Isabelle (m. about 1800, Firmin Benoit, son of Antoine Benoit and Marie Savoie of Tracadie)
    • Helene
    • Victoire (m. 1810, Dominique Pinet, son of Dominique Pinet and Rose Boudreau of Grande-Anse)
    • Germain (m. 1812, Madeleine Hache, son of Joseph Hache and Madeleine Doucet)
    • Anselme (d. 1789, by drowning, Cap-aux-Moules (Stonehaven)
    • Mathurin (m. 1822, Claire-Felicite, formerly married to Jean-Baptiste Legere)
    • Marie-Claire (m. 1814, Hilarion Albert, son of Pierre Albert and Genevieve Denis)
    • Marie Venerande (m. 1820, Bonaventure (QC), Louis Lepage, son of Jean-Baptiste-Michel Lepage and Rose Arsenault)
    • Genevieve (m.1824, Jean-Baptiste Blanchard, son of Isidore Blanchard and Isabelle Legere)
    • Alexis (d. 1814 in Cap-aux-Meules (Stonehaven) at the age of 16)
    • Joseph (d. 1814 in Cap-aux-Meules (Stonehaven) at the age of 14)
    • Francoise (m. 1821, Victor Savoie, son of Joseph Savoie and Marguerite Bujold)
    • Luce (m. 1824, Sidefroy Theriault, son of Jean-Baptiste Theriault and Genevieve Pinet of Grande-Anse)
  • Anne (m. Pierre Thibodeau), Agathe (m. Joseph Dugas, son of Charles Dugas and Anne Leblanc),
  • Pierre (m. Marguerite Allain, daughter of Louis Allain and Anne Legere),
  • Francois (m. Adelaide Bourg, daughter of Joseph Bourg and Catherine Comeau),
  • Thadee (m. Madeleine Legere, daughter of Olivier Legere and Marie Joseph Hebert and then Marie Cormier, widow of Alexandre Godin)),
  • Joseph (m. Marie Legere, daughter of Olivier Legere and Marie-Joseph Hebert and then Marguerite Pinet, widow of Pierre Theriault),
  • Rosalie
  • Remi (m. Charlotte Doiron).



Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Landry family pictures: Daniel Landry (1849-1926), son of Daniel Landry, pg. 273],   [Bruno Landry, son of Lazare Landry and his wife Luce Cormier, daughter of Paul Cormier, pg. 273],   Emma Landry, daughter of Adolphe Landry anther husband Col. Louis-Cyriac Daigle, pg. 273],   [Jean-Louis Landry, son of Elie Landry, and his wife Adeline Paulin, pg. 279],   [Johnnie Landry (b.1867), Victorian Landry (born 1861), both children of Jean-Louis Landry],   [Pascal Landry (1816-1894), son of Michel Landry, pg. 283],   Marguerite Landry (1841-1910, daughter of Michel Landry, wife of Philias Blanchard, pg.263],  [Auguste Landry (b.1815, son of Augustin Landry, pg.283], Elisabeth Landry (1849-1911, daughter of Ephrem Landry, wife of Michel Cormier, pg. 283], [Hughes Landry, pg. 255].


Related Posts

The Landrys of Shippegan

French Canadian Pioneers: The Landrys of Quebec

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

Landrys in the 1881 Census – Croquette 

Landrys in the 1901 Census – Gloucester

Landries in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Landrys in Gloucester



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French Canadian Pioneers: The Trudels of Quebec

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QUEBEC SURNAMES: Trudel + Thomas LOCATION: Quebec City | Beautiful antique painting of Quebec City and traditional ship and boats in the harbour



Jean Trudel | Marguerite Thomas

November 14th, 1655  Quebec (Notre-Dame)

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Thomas of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Thomas + Allard, Beaulieu, Mondoux, Odon, Sceau, Thomas, Thomas Native Abenaki, Thomas Native Innu Montagnais, Thomas Native Mi'kmaq, Thomas Native Ojibway Chippewa, Thomas Native Oneida Iroquois, Tranchemontagne | Vintage Postcard: Trois Rivieres, St-Lawrence Paper Mills [Three Rivers, P.Q.]

Claude Thomas /  Beaulieu | Marie-Madeleine Sceau

about 1689, Plaisance (Acadia) Continue reading

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