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Jacques (Arseneau) Arsenault (abt. 1692 - abt. 1745)

Jacques Arsenault formerly Arseneau aka Arseneau
Born about in Beaubassin, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap [uncertain]
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Husband of — married 6 Feb 1720 in Beaubassinmap
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Died about at about age 53 in Malpeque, Isle Saint Jean, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
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Jacques Arseneau was born about 1692. He was the son of Pierre Arseneau Marie Guérin. [1] Stephen White does not give a location for his birth, but it is possible that it was in Beaubassin since he was listed in the census there at age 1 in 1693. [2] He appeared again in the censuses of 1698 [3], 1700 [4], and 1714. [5]

He married Marie Poirier, daughter of Michel Poirier and Marie Madeleine Bourgeois 6 Feb 1720 in Beaubassin. Witnessed by relatives and friends.[6][7][8][9]

He passed away about 1745.[1]

He died sometime between 1750 and the census of 1752. [10]

Widowed Marie was listed in the 1752 census at Malpec, Isle Saint-Jean with her two sons Alexandre and Paul.[11]

Marie Poirier, widow of Jacques Arcenaud, native of l'Acadie, aged 50 years. She has two sons:- Alexander, aged 20 years. Paul, aged 15 years. In live stock, they have four oxen, three cows, one heifer, one calf, three wethers, three pigs, and three hens. The land on which they are settled is situated up the Rivière du Ouest, and had been granted to the late Jacques Arcenaud by Messieurs Duchambon and Dubuisson. They have made a clearing on it where they have sown ten bushels of wheat, two bushels of peas, and one bushel of barley, and they have fallow land for the sowing of twenty bushels.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Karen Theriot Reader Family Tree Pa ge for Jacques Arseneau citing:
    • Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes, Première Partie 1636-1714 - Stephen A. White - 2 vols., Moncton, New Brunswick: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, 1999 - p. 23 No place given for birth.
    • Arsenault, H&G, p. 828 (Beaubassin), settled at Ile Saint-Jean. On p. 2056 (Isle St. Jean), Jacques ARSENAULT, born 1691, son of Pierre & his 2nd wife Marie GUE'RIN of Beaubassin, married at Beaubassin on 6 Feb 1720 to Marie POIRIER, daughter of Michel & Madeleine BOURGEOIS; eight children. Jacques settled at Malpeque around 1740, where he died around 1745.
  2. Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1693 Acadian Census, at Port-Royal, Acadie 1693 Census Transcribed. The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752”, Images 62-108
    at Beaubassin: Pierre ARSENAULT 43, Marie GUERIN his wife 30, Pierre 16, Abraham 14, Charles 3, Jacques 1; 14 cattle, 10 sheep, 5 hogs, 8 arpents, 2 guns.
  3. Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1698 Acadian Census, at Port-Royal, Acadie 1698 Census Transcribed. The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752”, Images 110-150
    at Beaubassin: Pierre ARSENAU 48; Marie GUERIN (wife) 36; Abraham 20; Charles 9; Jacques 7; Francois 4; Anne 1; 12 cattle, 6 sheep, 5 hogs, 21 arpents, 2 guns.
  4. Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1700 Acadian Census, at Port-Royal, Acadie 1700 Census Transcribed. The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752”, Images 151-173.
    at Beaubassin: Piere AARSONNEAU [Arseneau] 50; Marie GUERIN (wife) 38; Abraham 22; Charles 11; Jacques 8; François 6; Claude 1; 16 cattle, 13 sheep, 12 hogs, 24 arpents, 4 guns.
  5. Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1714 Acadian Census, at Port-Royal, Acadie 1714 Census Transcription. The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752”, Images 239-261.
    at Beaubassin: The Widow ARSENEAU; Children: Jacques, Francois, Claude, Abraham, Augustin.
  6. Library and Archives Canada Fonds des Archives départementales de la Charente-Maritime [La Rochelle, France] : C-1207 Registres de Beaubassin - reel_c1207 MG 6 A 2 (Image 24)
  7. Marriage view 56/360
  8. Stephen A. White, Patrice Gallant, Hector-J. Hébert, Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes (Moncton, N.-B.: Centre D'études Acadiennes, Université De Moncton, 1999) p. 23
  9. Acadian Church Records, vol. II Author: Milton P. and Norma Gaudet Rieder Publication: Metairie, LA: Authors, 1976 Page: 22
  10. Bernard, Jean. Généalogie des familles acadiennes de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard, c. 1764 - c. 1900, Baie de Malpèque, Î.-P.-É, 2009, Vol 1 Arsenault, Pgs 819-820, citing S.A. White
  11. Report Concerning Canadian Archives for the Year 1905, Volume II (Ottawa: Printed by S.E.Dawson, 1905), 1752 La Roque Census, p. 157. The original census, in French, can be found at Census Original Version “Recensement de l'Isle Royal et de Isle Saint-Jean ” p. 586-587

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