Acadian Flag Sieur de la Roque 1752 Census for Prince Edward Island/Ile Saint Jean

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Census of Saint Pierre du Nord, Continued....


Jacques Devaux, ploughman, native of l'Acadie, aged 26 years, he has been 24 years in the country. Married to Madelaine Robichaud, native of l'Acadie.

They have two oxen, one cow, one calf, one ewe, and one sow.

The land upon which they are settled is situated on the west side of the harbour aux Sauvages, and they hold it only with verbal permission of Monsieur de Bonnaventure. They have made a clearing in which they can sow eight bushels.


Christophe Poitier, fisherman and ploughman, native of l'Acadie, aged 38 years, he has been in the country 31 years. Married to Anne Boudrot, native of Port Toulouse, aged 29 years.

They have five daughters:-

Marie, aged 11 years.
Anne, aged 11 years.
Charlotte, aged 8 years.
Margueritte, aged 5 years.
Marie, aged 18 months.

In live stock they have two oxen, two cows, two heifers, one bull, two calves, eight wethers, three pigs, and ten fowls.

The land upon which they are settled is situated on the east side of the harbour aux Sauvages, and was given to them under a grant from Messieurs de Pensons and Potier Dubuisson in 1736 and was homolgated by Messieurs de Brouilland and Le Normant. It contains four arpents frontage by fourty in depth. On it, they have made a clearing and sown ten bushels of wheat, they also have land in fallow for the sowing of another six bushels.


Julien Compagnon, fisherman and ploughman, native of the parish of Saint Michel des Loups, bishopric of Avranche in Normandy, aged 23 years, he has been in the country four years. Married to Cécille Nivrat, native of l'Acadie, aged 39 years.

They have six children:-

Jean Poitier, aged 22 years.
Christophe, aged 18 years.
Louis, aged 16 years.
Henriette, aged 13 years.
Suzanne, aged 5 years.
Marie Compagnon, aged one year.

In live stock they have two oxen, two cows, two bulls, one heifer, one calf, six wethers, one mare, nine pigs, and thirty fowls or chickens.

The land upon which they are settled was granted to the late Louis Poitier by Messieurs de Pensens and Dubuisson in 1736, and the grant was homolgated by Messieurs de Brouillant and Le Normant. On this land they have made a clearing and sown twelve bushels of wheat, and they have besides fallow land sufficient for the sowing of another twenty-eight bushels.


Michel Ouvray, fisherman and ploughman, native of the parish of Vir, bishopric of Bayeaux, aged 25 years, he has been in the country three years. Married to Elisabeth Poirier, native of l'Acadie, aged 23 years.

They have Jean François, their son, aged 10 months.

Their live stock consists of one cow, one calf, one pig, and four fowls.

The land upon which they are settled is situated on the border of the pond de Saint-Pierre. They have it by permission of Monsieur de Bonnaventure. On it, they have made a clearing and sown six bushels of wheat and a bushel of peas.


Jean Quimine, fisherman and ploughman, native of l'Acadie, aged 23 years, he has been ten years in the country. Married to Magdelaine Terriaud, native of l'Acadie, aged 23 years.

They have in live stock one cow, one pig, and two geese.

They have no dwelling yet, and are living with Jacques Quimine, father of said Jean.


Jacques Quimine, fisherman and ploughman, native of France, in feeble health, aged 60 years. Married to Marie Chiasson, native of l'Acadie, aged 58 years, they have been in the country ten years.

They have four children, one son and three daughters:-

Pierre Quimine, aged 26 years.
Judicth, aged 20 years.
Françoise, aged 18 years.
Marguerite, aged 14 years.

Their live stock is as follows: four oxen, four cows, two calves, three heifers, four wethers, eight pigs, eight geese, and eighteen fowls or chickens.

The land upon which they are settled is situated to the east of the pond of Saint-Pierre, and was granted to them by Messieurs de Pensens and Dubuisson. On it they have sown nine bushels of wheat and four bushels of peas, and there remains a piece of fallow land sufficient for the sowing of sixteen bushels. The said grant has been homolgated by Messieurs de Brouilland and Le Normant.


Marie Chiasson, widow of Joseph La Foresterie, native of l'Acadie, aged 60 years, and has been in the country thirty years.

She has two sons:-

Joseph, aged 22 years.
Jean, aged 20 years.

Their live stock is as follows: four oxen, four cows, four heifers, four calves, two horses, twenty wethers or ewes, five pigs, five turkeys, and fifty fowls or chickens.

The land upon which she is settled is situated on the road from Saint Pierre to the harbour aux Sauvages, and was granted to her by Messieurs Duchambon and Dubuisson, and homolgated by Messieurs de Brouilland and Le Normand. She has a clearing made where she has sown thirteen bushels of wheat and one bushel of oats, and still has fallow land sufficient for the sowing of thirty-two bushels.


Jean Arnauld, fisherman and ploughman, native of Rochefort, aged 48 years, he has been in the country 28 years. Married to Marie Poitier, native of l'Acadie, aged 32 years.

They have seven children, one son, and six daughters:-

Jean Arnauld, aged 13 years,
Marie, aged 18 years,
Rose, aged 16 years.
Colette, aged 13 years.
Veronique, aged 5 years.
Sevrienne, aged 3 years.
Magdelaine, aged 4 months.

In live stock they have two oxen, three cows, one heifer, five wethers, three pigs, and thirty fowls.

The land upon which they are settled is situated on the road from the harbour of Saint-Pierre to the harbour aux Sauvages, and was granted to them by Messieurs de Pensens and Dubuisson, and contains four arpents frontage by fourty in depth. On it they have made a clearing for the sowing of ten bushels. They have sown nothing.


Pierre Grossin, fisherman and ploughman, native of the parish of Carolle, bishopric of Avranche, aged 44 years, he has been in the country for 25 years. Married to Cécille Caissy, native of l'Acadie, aged 38 years.

They have eight children, three sons and five daughters:-

Michel Grossin, aged 18 years.
Jacques, aged 8 years.
Pierre, aged 7 years.
Cécille, aged 15 years.
Magdelaine, aged 14 years.
Anne, aged 12 years.
Marguerite, aged 6 years.
Rose, aged 3 years.

Their live stock consists of two oxen, three cows, three bulls, two heifers, one calf, one horse, eleven wethers, four pigs, and three fowls.

The land upon which they are settled is situated at les Etangs, and was granted to them by Messieurs de Pensens and Dubuisson and homolgated by Messieurs Duquesnel and Bigot. It contains four arpents frontage by fourty in depth. They have made on it a clearing for the sowing of fourty-five bushels of seed, but they have only sown five bushels of wheat and eight bushels of peas.


François Chiasson, ploughman, native of l'Acadie, aged 60 years, he has been 25 years in the country. Married to Anne Dousset, native of l'Acadie, aged 48 years.

They have seven children, five sons and two daughters:-

Jean Chiasson, aged 25 years.
François, aged 22 years.
Joseph, aged 19 years.
Louis, aged 13 years.
Cristôme, aged 3 years.
Anne, aged 16 years.
Marie, aged 12 years.

They have in live stock six oxen, six cows, one bull, two heifers, five calves, twenty wethers, twelve pigs, and twenty fowls or chickens.

The land upon which they are settled is situated on the west side of the harbour aux Sauvages, and was granted to them by Messieurs de Pensens and Dubuisson. They have made a clearing on it for the sowing of sixty-eight bushels, and have sown twenty-four bushels of wheat.


Michel Grossin, fisherman and ploughman, native of Carolle, bishopric of Avranche, aged 47 years, he has been in the country 25 years. Married to Marie Caissy, native of l'Acadie, aged 44 years.

They have nine children, three sons and six daughters:-

Jacques Grossin, aged 13 years.
Louis, aged 10 years.
Michel, aged 6 years.
Marie Louise, aged 18 years.
Marie, aged 16 years.
Henriette, aged 7 years.
Brigitte, aged 4 years.
François, aged 3 years.
Marie Magdelaine, aged 6 months.

They have in stock two oxen, one cow, one calf, ten wethers, two pigs, and six fowls.

The land upon which they are settled is situated to the south of the ponds of Saint-Pierre. On it they have made a clearing for the sowing of thirty-two bushels, one part of which they have sown with eight bushels.


Paul Caissy, bachelor, fisherman and ploughman, native of l'Acadie, aged 21 years, has been three years in the country.

In stock he has two cows, one calf, and five pigs.

The land he occupies is situated to the south quarter south-west of the ponds of Saint-Pierre. He acquired the said land for the sum of 100 livres from Christophle Delanne, his brother-in-law on the 15th of May in the present year. There is a clearing on it for the sowing of twenty-four bushels of grain, but none has been sown, he not having any.


Joseph Tudal, fisherman, native of Saint Malo, aged 40 years, he has been 21 years in the country. Married to Anne Lebauve, native of l'Acadie, aged 42 years.

They have five children, two sons and three daughters:-

Joseph Tudal, aged 13 years.
François, aged 2 years.
Marie Joseph, aged 11 years.
Pelagie, aged 7 years.
Louise, aged 5 years.

The said Anne Lebauve has two sons with her from her first marriage:

Jean Beurit, aged 22 years.
Pierre, aged 18 years.

In stock, they have one cow and her calf.

The land upon which they are settled is situated at the harbour aux Sauvages, and was given to them by Messieurs Duchambon and Dubuisson. They have made a clearing on it for the sowing of fifteen bushels, but have sown nothing for want of seed.


Jean Chainay, fisherman, native of l'Acadie, aged 50 years, he has been in the country 25 years. Married to Anne Poitier, native of l'Acadie, aged 40 years.

They have five children, three sons and two daughters:-

Jean Baptiste, aged 22 years.
Loseph, aged 12 years.
Charles, aged 9 years.
Geneviève, aged 5 years.
Marie, aged 4 years.

Their live stock consists of two oxen, two cows, two calves, twelve ewes, and eight pigs.

The land upon which they are settled is situated at the harbour aux Sauvages. They hold it under a grant from Messieurs Duchambon and Dubuisson. They have made a clearing on it for the sowing of thirty-two bushels of seed, but have sown none.


Pierre Livois, fisherman and ploughman, native of the parish of Dargues, bishopric of Avranche, in Normandy, aged 30 years, of which he has been twelve in the country, widower of the late Marie Daigre.

He has Marie Anne Livois, his daughter, aged 5 months.

In live stock, he owns two oxen, two cows, one calf, and three fowls.

The land upon which he is settled is situated an the south side of the ponds of Saint-Pierre. He acquired the land from Jouannis Laborde, and has sown on it five and a half bushels of wheat.


Moving Onwards Towards Tracadie....


We left the harbour of Sainte-Pierre on the 17th of August for Tracadie. The distance between the two harbours is four leagues. We did not come across anything worthy of remark with the exception of the harbour au Sauvage, and the sand dunes that occur all along the sea shore. On these dunes, a considerable amount of hay is made, and behind them extensive meadows could be made at but small outlay, if grants of small parcels of land were to be made to those who need them.

The harbour Au Sauvage lies on the north coast of the island and a league from Saint-Pierre. It is suited to the pursuit of the cod fishing industry, but by boat only, and for the cultivation of the soil. It runs inland half a league to the south, afterwards dividing into two branches. The first branch runs south-south-east for a quarter of a league, then empties its waters into a stream by which a flour mill is run; the other runs west-north-west for half a league. Several settlers are living on the banks of this second branch, and it is here that the finest wheat on the island is found.


The Harbour of Tracadie....


Eight families are settled in the harbour of Tracadie, whilst two are settled at the Etang des Berges, three-quarters of a league distant from Tracadie.

It is like the harbour at Saint Pierre, suitable for the cod fishery, and the cultivation of the soil. The settlers who have established themselves here follow both industries with success. The entrance to the harbour is formed by a break in the chain of sand dunes, and lies east and west, the width being estimated at 200 to 250 toises. In the middle of the entrances lies a channel, sixty fathoms in width running north-north-east by south-south-west, and having throughout its length a deposit of fifteen to sixteen feet of water at high tide.

A bar of sand lying partly across the outside of the entrance prevents the passage of vessels having a draft of more than eleven or twelve feet of water. The general course of this bar is nearly east and west.

The harbour is very capacious and runs inland for a distance of two leagues behind the dunes to the eastward, and a good league to the south, preserving the same width to its extreme limits. The inhabitants are settled on the west coast of said harbour. The lands that have been improved by the settlers, are partly under seed this year, and, generally, the crops appear to be fair enough. The lands are covered with all kinds of wood, whilst on the east-south-east and south-south-east the shores of the harbour contain plenty of pasture lands with a very good supply of grass, and it would be a very easy task, without incurring any great expenditure of labour to extend the meadows so that more settlers could be located.

The most convenient method, for securing the extension of these meadowlands that could be adopted, would be to grant to each individual a portion of land sufficient for the keep of as many head of live stock as necessary for the subsistance and requirements of each family. When, in the course of time, the settlers wish to maintain the increase of their live stock, they will find themselves under the necessity of enlarging the area of their pasturage and therefore of clearing the adjoining land. In proportion as the settlers increase the numbers of their live stock, they will be forced to extend their pastureland.


Census of Tracadie....


Jacques Haché dit Galland, navigator and ploughman, native of l'Acadie, aged 40 years, he has been in the country 16 years. Married to Narie Joseph Boudrot, native of l'Acadie, aged 32 years.

They have seven children, four sons and three daughters:-

Jacques Phillippe, aged 14 years.
Joseph, aged 10 years.
Charles, aged 8 years.
Syprien, aged 4 years.
Marie Jeanne, aged 12 years.
Marie, aged 5 years.
Anne, aged 1 year.

Their live stock consists of six oxen, one cow, five ewes, four pigs, five geese, and six fowls.

The land that they cooupy was given to them verbally by Messieurs Duchambon and Dubuisson, on it they have made a clearing for the sowing of twenty-four bushels of grain, and they have sown fifteen bushels of wheat, three bushels of peas, and a half bushel of oats.


Charles Boudrot, ploughman and navigator, native of l'Acadie, aged 40 years, he has been in the country 39 years. Married to Marie Fougère, nativee of Port Toulouse, aged 29 years.

They have four children, one son and three daughters:-

Jean, aged 11 years.
Théotiste, aged 9 years.
Marie, aged 5 years.
[One daughter, apparently not listed]

In live stock, they have three oxen, four cows, six calves, two wethers, three ewes, three pigs, and seven fowls.

The land upon which they are settled was given to them verbally by Messieurs Duchambon and Dubuisson. On it, they have made a clearing on which they have sown seven bushels and a half of wheat and one of peas.


Pierre Boudrot, fisherman and ploughman, native of Port Toulouse, aged 30 years. Married to Cecille Vescot, native of l'Acadie, aged 23 years.

They have one son and one daughter:-

Foelix Boudrot, aged 2 months.
Marie Joseph, aged 19 months.

The land upon which they are settled was given to them verbally by Messieurs de Pensens and Dubuisson. On it they have made a clearing where they have sown ten and a half bushels of wheat and three bushels and a half of pea, and they still have fallow land for the sowing of eight bushels more.


Charles Bourg, fisherman and ploughman, native of l'Acadie, aged 58 years, he has been in the country 24 years. Married to Anne Boudrot, native of l'Acadie, aged 44 years.

They have twelve children, seven sons and five daughters.

Charles, aged 25 years.
Pierre, aged 21 years.
Louis, aged 19 years.
Paul, aged 11 years.
Ange, aged 4 years.
Joseph, aged 18 months.
Anne, aged 17 years.
Marguerite, aged 15 years.
Elisabeth, aged 13 years.
Magdelaine, aged 8 years.
Gertrude, aged 5 years
[If the above total is correct, one son is missing in the listing.]

Their live stock consists of the following: four oxen, four cows, three heifers, two calves, eighteen ewes, nine pigs, seven geese, seven fowls; together with one fishing boat.

The land upon which they are settled was given to them verbally by Messieurs de Pensens and Dubuisson. On it they have made a clearing where they have sown twenty-five bushels of wheat and five bushels of peas, and they have fallow land for the sowing of twenty bushels.


Michel Bourg, fisherman and ploughman, native of l'Acadie, aged 60 years, and has been 24 years on the Isle. Married to Anne Boudrot, native of l'Acadie, aged 50 years.

They have seven children, four sons and three daughters:-

Michel, aged 30 years.
Joseph, aged 25 years.
Abraham, aged 23 years.
Pierre, aged 13 years.
Anne, aged 27 years.
Marie, aged 19 years.
Magdelaine, aged 14 years.

In live stock they have four oxen, four cows, three calves, eight ewes, fifteen pigs, two sows, seventeen fowls or chickens; and one boat.

The land upon which they are settled was given to them verbally by Messieurs de Pensens and Dubuisson. On it, they have made a clearing for the sowing of sixty-four bushels of grain, they have sown one half of this quantity.


Francis Boudrot dit Manne, ploughman and fisherman, native of l'Acadie, aged 61 years, he has been 25 years in the country. Married to Jean Landry, native of l'Acadie.

They have six children, three sons and three daughters:-

Joseph, aged 29 years.
Charles, aged 18 years.
François, aged 8 years.
Judich, aged 20 years.
Louise, aged 16 years.
Elisabeth, aged 10 years.

In live stock they have four oxen, four cows, three heifers, one mare, twenty ewes, twenty-seven fowls; and one fishing boat.

The land upon which they are settled was given to them verbally by Messieurs de Pensens and Dubuisson. On it they have made a clearing for the sowing of eighty-six bushels of seed, and this year have sown thirty-two bushels of wheat and six bushels of peas.


Louis Belliveaux, navigator and ploughman, native of l'Acadie, aged 44 years, he has been 23 years in the country. Married to Louise Haché, native of l'Acadie, aged 36 years.

They have six children, three sons and three daughters:-

Jean, aged 16 years.
Joseph, aged 10 years.
Athanase, aged 5 years.
Louise Félicité, aged 14 years.
Anne, aged 12 years.
Marie, aged 3 years.

In live stock they have four oxen, four cows, two heifers, four wethers, one calf, six ewes, two sows, ten pigs, and two fowls.

The land upon which they are settled was given to them verbally by Messieurs de Pensens and Dubuisson. They have made a clearing on it for the sowing of fifty bushels of seed, and this year have sown twenty-five bushels of wheat and five bushels of peas.


Claude Boudrot, fisherman and ploughman, native of l'Acadie, aged 50 years, he has been in the country 31 years. Married to Judich Belliveaux, native of l'Acadie, aged 46 years.

They have six children, three sons and three daughters:

Claude, aged 20 years.
Michel, aged 17 years.
Pierre, aged 8 years.
Marie, aged 16 years.
Marguerite, aged 14 years.
Louise, aged 11 years.

They have the following live stock: three oxen, three cows, one bull, three calves, one mare, four pigs, one sow, five fowls, and one boat.

The land upon which they are settled was given to them verbally by Messieurs de Pensens and Dubuisson. On it they have made a clearing where they have sown twenty-two bushels of wheat, two bushels of barley, and four bushels of peas.


Census of Etang des Berges....

Joseph Boudrot, fisherman and ploughman, native of Cap Breton, aged 33 years, he who has been in the country two years. Married to Margueritte Chiasson, native of l'Acadie, aged 25 years.

They have one daughter, Marie Boudrot, aged 2 years.

Their live stock consists of one ox, two cows, one heifer, three pigs, two hens, together with one boat.

The land upon which they have settled is situated at the Etang des Berges, and was given to them verbally by Monsieur de Bonnaventure. On it they have made a clearing for the sowing of six bushels of grain


Jacques Chiasson, fisherman and ploughman, native of l'Acadie, aged 69 years, he has been in the country two years. Married to Marie Arcenau, native of l'Acadie.

They have seven sons and two daughters:

Pierre. aged 27 years.
Paul, aged 25 years.
Jacques, aged 23 years.
Michel, aged 21 years.
Joseph, aged 15 years.
Jean, aged 12 years.
Amand, aged 7 years.
Magdelaine, aged 18 years.
Elizabeth, aged 14 years.

Marie Joseph Hebert, native of l'Acadie, aged 6 years.

In live stock they have ten oxen, nine cows, seven calves, one mare, nine pigs, and fifteen fowls.

The land upon which they are settled is situated at the Etang des Berges, and was given to them verbally by Monsieur de Bonnaventure.


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