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Edmée Lejeune Briard

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Edmée-Aimée (Edmée) Lejeune Briard aka Gautrot
Born in Loudon, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, Francemap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
Wife of — married in Port-Royal, Acadie, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
Died in Port Royal, Acadia, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
Last profile change on 18 July 2015
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Biography

Edmée Lejeune is the ancestral matriarch of the Acadian Gautrot family.

The 1671 Port Royal Census lists Edmee's age as 47, which puts her birth at around 1624. She was the sister of Catherine Lejeune, spouse of François Savoie. [1] It is often written that Pierre Lejeune was their father, but this is not known.

In about 1646, Edmee married Francois Gauterot, widower of Marie whose last name was not known. Between 1645 and 1668, the couple had nine children: Marie, Jean, Renée, Marguerite, François, Claude, Charles, Jeanne and Germain.

Jean owned a lot adjoining the side of the old Fort (which, according to Stephen White[1] was expropriated in 1705 to extend the Fort in Port-Royal). It is not clear how long the family they lived there.

Edmee appears to have died between the 1693 and 1698 census.

Discussion

Ethnic Origins. Some have speculated that Catherine was Amerindian. The Mothers of Acadia maternal DNA project posts its ongoing Maternal DNA results here. To date, the haplogroup of both sisters is consistently reported as U6a7a, indicating European origins.

Location of Birth. Regarding the Lejeune sisters' specific location of birth in France, Stephen remains silent presumably because there are no birth records. In contrast, Massignon[2] argues that a number of familial alliances existed among the first settlers of Acadia PRIOR to their arrival in Acadia, which points to a common French origin. She believes they lived in the Acadian Governor d'Aulnay's seigneury in France near Loudon (comprising of the villages of Angliers, Aulnay, Martaizé and La Chausée). Regarding the Lejeune sisters, Massignon claims that they were allied with the Savoie through Catherine's marriage and the Gauterot through Edmee's marriage.</ref> It is not clear to me that the sisters married prior to their arrival in Acadia. Stephen White claims the Catherine married Savoie in Acadia.[3] Edmee's marriage around 1644 to Gauterot may have taken place in Acadia as he was among the first settlers[4] and was definitely in Acadia prior to 1650[1] (some claim 1636[citation needed]).

Timeline

c1624 birth, in France
c1644 marriage to widower François Savoie
c1645 birth, daughter Marie
c1648 birth, son Jean
c1652 birth, son Renee
c1654 birth, daughter Marguerite
1654 British capture Port-Royal; French settlement ceases[5]
c1657 birth, son Francois
c1659 birth, son Claude
c1661 birth, son Charles
c1665 birth, daughter Jeanne
1667-70 Treaty of Breda cedes Acadia to the French; settlement resumes[6]
c1668 birth, son Germain
1671 residence Port Royal
1678 residence Port Royal
1686 residence Port Royal
1687 War of the League of Augsburg (King William’s War) starts between England and France[7]
1690 Phipps captures and sacks Port-Royal, coerces inhabitants' oaths of allegiance to English Crown, sets up local Peacekeeping Council and leaves within 12 days.[8][9][10] Seaman from two ships later loot
1693 residence, Port Royal
a1693 death

Sources

  • 1671 Acadian Census at Port Royal: Francois GAUTEROT, 58, wife Edmee LeJEUNE 47; Children (married): Marie 35, Charles 34, Marie 24, Rene 19, Marguerite 16; (not married): Jean 23, Francois 19, Claude 12, Charles 10, Jeanne 7, Germain 3; cattle 16, sheep 6.
  • 1678 Acadian Census at Port Royal: Francois Gautreau & Aymee LeJeune, 6 acres, 8 cattle 2 boys: age 20- born 1658 Claude, 1659 1659
18 1660 Charles 1661 1661
  • John Austin Young, The Lejeunes of Acadia and the Youngs of Southwest Louisiana, John Austin Young, Grand Pere Farm
  • Source: Mariage avec François Gautreau vers 1644, Port-Royal, Acadie (Stephen White page 691)
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 White, Stephen A., Patrice Gallant, and Hector-J Hébert. Dictionnaire Généalogique Des Familles Acadiennes. Moncton, N.-B.: Centre D'études Acadiennes, Université De Moncton, 1999, Print, p 1048; 691-692.
  2. Massignon, Geneviève. "Les parlers français d'Acadie, enquête linguistique", Librairie Klincksieck, Paris, 1962, 2 tomes, p32 (first French families in Acadia) p37 (Lejeune sisters' origins).
  3. White, Stephen A. La généalogie des trente-sept familles hôtesses des "Retrouvailles 94", Les Cahiers de la Société historique acadienne, vol. 25, nos 2 et 3 (1994). (Savoie)
  4. White, Stephen A. La généalogie des trente-sept familles hôtesses des "Retrouvailles 94", Les Cahiers de la Société historique acadienne, vol. 25, nos 2 et 3 (1994). Template:SW94 Gautrot
  5. William I. Roberts, 3rd, “SEDGWICK, ROBERT,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 1, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed November 20, 2013
  6. In collaboration, “MORILLON DU BOURG,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 1, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed November 20, 2013
  7. Griffiths, Naomi E.S., From migrant to Acadian : a North-American border people, 1604-1755, Montreal (Québec), McGill-Queen's University Press, 2005, p147-151 (King William’s War); p 267-268 (oaths of allegiance)
  8. C.P.Stacey, “PHIPS, SIR WILLIAM,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 1, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003, accessed November 20, 2013
  9. Biography of William Phipps
  10. C.Bruce Fergusson,“LA TOURASSE, CHARLES,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 1, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003, accessed November 20, 2013


Notes

These notes should be integrated into the biography.

2. Edm?(Aim? LEJEUNE. Born ca 1624 in Seigneury of Aulnay, Martaize, Department of Vienne, FRA, date per S. White & census; location per F. Snyder. Edm?(Aim? died in Port Royal, Acadia in 1687; she was 63. Emigrated bef 1643 from Port
Royal, Acadia. Was on the census for Port Royal, Acadia in 1671, age 47. Was on the census for Port Royal, Acadia in 1678, no age given. Was on the census for Port Royal, Acadia in 1686, age 61. Was on
the census for Port Royal, Acadia in 1693, age 71 [sic]; widow. Alias/AKA: Admee Le Jeune. Alias/AKA: Aymee LeJeune. Alias/AKA: Emee LeJeune.
ca 1644 when Edm?(Aim? was 20, she married Fran?s GAUTROT, in Port Royal, Acadia. Born in 1613 in Seigneury of Aulnay, Martaize, Department of Vienne, FRA. or b. 1614 per age 71 in early 1686 census. Fran?s died in
Port Royal, Acadia in 1692; he was 79. Emigrated bef 1643 from Port Royal, Acadia. Was on the census for Port Royal, Acadia in 1671, age 58. Was on the census for Port Royal, Acadia in 1678, no age given. Was on the census for
Port Royal, Acadia in 1686, age 71. Alias/AKA: Francois Gautreau. Alias/AKA: Francois Gotro.
They had the following children:
4 i. Marie Fran?se Louise (1645-1732)
5 ii. Jean (1648-)
6 iii. Ren?(ca1652-?1686)
7 iv. Marguerite (1654-1727) (my ancestor)
8 v. Fran?s (ca1657-<1683)
9 vi. Claude (1659-1733)
10 vii. Charles (1661-1712)
11 viii. Jeanne (ca1665-1749)
12 ix. Germain (ca1668-)



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DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Edmée by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share significant DNA with Edmée:

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François Gauterot et Edmee LeJeune
François Gauterot et Edmee LeJeune


Collaboration

On July 18, 2015 at 13:39GMT Galen Theriault wrote:

Something interesting happened to me last month. In an effort to save money, I had my daughter do a DNA test thinking that Our Acadian heritage would show up as well as her mothers. When we got the results, I was a bit perplexed. I'm not completely confident in the results but it did show some Scandinavian results. After pondering for a while, I wondered about the Vikings which came to North American. If they had children with the natives, that would have again added some European genes to the Native Americans. I guess the real question is how would someone know if a person from the past was 100% of any particular group?

On June 22, 2015 at 20:29GMT Donna Storz wrote:

Should the parents be removed since in the case of the father it is speculation and in the case of the mother DNA has shown European and not Ameri-Indian origins? An unknown father should be added to link the siblings.

On October 25, 2014 at 18:17GMT Jacqueline Girouard wrote:

Lejeune-250 and Lejeune-21 appear to represent the same person because: same name, sib

On August 7, 2014 at 16:07GMT Galen Theriault wrote:

Pertaining to Edmée-Aimée (Edmée) Gautrot Briard formerly Lejeune:

I'm thinking that the year of birth of the children may be off. If the 1671 Census shows Marie as 35 years old, I would think she would be born in 1636. But this is great info! Thanks for all the hard work!!

On July 16, 2014 at 16:59GMT Linda Gauvin wrote:

Lejeune-239 and Lejeune-21 appear to represent the same person because: same name, date and place of birth, spouse

On July 16, 2014 at 16:44GMT Linda Gauvin wrote:

LeJune-10 and Lejeune-21 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, date and place of birth, spouse, date and place of death