When did Martine Gauthier arrive to Port Royal, Acadia from France?

+5 votes
My ancestor Denis Gaudet married Martine Gauthier c. 1645.  I have not found any more Gauthier in Acadia.  No parents, or siblings.  Where did she come from?  Did they marry in France or Acadia.  Denis Gaudet was the son of Jehan Gaudet and the brother of Françoise and Marie Anne.
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I don't have an answer for you, but I'll check in Stephen White's DGFA next time I'm at the library. 

According to his corrections, she has an entry in the "DIctionnaire". See the corrections for page 686.


This is what I found......

Martine Gauthier was born abt. 1619 in , France. Martine Gauthier was the child of 

Martine was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1645. 

She married  Denis Gaudet 1645 in Port Royal, Acadia .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Denis Gaudet  was born 1625 in Martaizé, France (Martaize) .  He died 11 October 1709 in Canning, Nova Scotia, Canada / Riviere Aux Canards, Acadia .  

Martine Gauthier died bet. 1671-1693 in Port Royal, Acadia.

Martine Gauthier married imageimageimmigrant France Denis Gaudet-- Date: 1645 Place: Port Royal, Acadia
"Older son Denis, by his first wife, born probably at Martaize, France, in c1625, married Martine Gauthier at Port-Royal in c1645. They had five children, including two sons, Pierre l'aîné and Pierre le jeune, who married daughters of Jean Blanchard. Denis's three daughters married into the Vincent, Daigre, Fardel or Fardelle, and Aucoin families. Denis died at Port-Royal in October 1709, in his mid 80s. Older son Pierre l'aîné moved his family to Chignecto in the 1690s. He and his wife Anne Blanchard had nine children. Later in that decade, he helped pioneer the Acadian settlement on Rivière Petitcoudiac in present-day southeastern New Brunswick. Along with Pierre Thibodeau, who founded the nearby Chepoudy settlement, Pierre l'aîné defied the claim of the seigneur of Chignecto, Michel Le Neuf de la Valliere et de Beaubassin, that the Chepoudy and Petitcoudiac settlements were part of his seigneury. 

Gaudet and Thibodeau won their case before the colonial council at Port-Royal. Their defiance of a powerful Acadian seigneur helped weaken the hold of the local nobility on these sturdy Acadian habitants. Pierre l'aîné's son Abraham of Chignecto was a hero of Queen Anne's War; in 1711, he set up an ambush that captured a messenger from the English garrison at Annapolis Royal. After looking at land on Île Royale, today's Cape Breton Island, in 1714 and living for a time on Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward Island, in the early 1720s, Abraham took his family to the St. Lawrence River valley decades before Le Grand Dérangement; most likely his exploits in the recent war encouraged him to place as great a distance as possible between himself and the British authorities at Annapolis Royal. Pierre l'aîné's younger brother Pierre le jeune and his wife Marie Blanchard remained at Port-Royal and had 10 children there. "

Source: www.acadiansingray.com/ 
Updated: 9/28/2010 3:05:35 PM

imageAcadia Anne Gaudet (b.abt. 1644, Port Royal, Acadia  d. bet. 1671-1678, Port Royal, Acadia)

imageAcadia Marie Gaudet (b.abt. 1650, , Acadia, Canada   d. 2 May 1734, Port Royal, Acadia)

imageAcadia Pierre Gaudet (b.abt. 1652, Port Royal, Acadia  d. 8 December 1741, Port Royal, Acadia)

imageAcadia Pierre Gaudet dit Le Jeune (b.abt. 1654, , Acadia, Canada   d. 1709, Port Royal, Acadia)

imageAcadia Marie Gaudet (b.abt. 1657, , Acadia, Canada   d. , )

3 Answers

+3 votes
According to this link, she married in Port-Royal, Acadie in 1645.


by Stephen Lapointe G2G6 (8.1k points)
+3 votes
Stephen White does not list in his DGFA where she was born or married, just the approximate dates of 1619 and 1645. I would guess she came from France.
by Roland Arsenault G2G6 Mach 5 (54.6k points)
+2 votes

Nobody can find any info on her back in Fran e. She was a Founding Mother of Acadia and I go back to her.Her mtDNA was in the Haplogroup J range. They were not married in France. I have a record somewhere that she came over after Denis and not as part of a group. Very mysterious.


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