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Jean Aucoin (abt. 1700 - bef. 1756)

Jean Aucoin
Born about in Riviere Aux Canards, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
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Husband of — married about 1722 in Acadiemap
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Died before before about age 56 [location unknown]
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Jean Aucoin was born about 1700 in Rivière-aux-Canards, Acadie, Nouvelle-France, son of Martin Aucoin and Marie Gaudet. [1]

Jean (21) married Marguerite Pitre (21), daughter of Claude Pitre and Marie Anne Comeau) around 1722 in Acadie. [1]

Their children were:

  1. Marie Aucoin (1723–1756)
  2. Isabelle Aucoin (1725– )
  3. Anne Aucoin (1727– )
  4. Joseph Aucoin (1730–1833)
  5. Pierre Aucoin (1733–1827)
  6. Marguerite Aucoin (~1740–<1794)
  7. Simon Aucoin c 1743

On 5 September 1755, Jean was imprisoned along with hundreds of other Acadian men at the St. Charles des Mines church in Grand-Pré. On a list of prisoners, he was said to live in the village des Aucoin (Rivière-aux-Canards) with 2 sons and 2 daughters (spouses were not included on the list), and owned 4 bullocks, 4 cows, 5 young cattle, 28 sheep, 18 hogs, and 3 horses. His property and livestock became forfeit to the crown, and his family was required to prepare for deportation within 30 days. [2][3]

On 27 October 1755, Jean and his family were deported to Virginia aboard one of the 14 ships that departed on that day. In May 1756, on the Virginia Packet carrying 289 Acadians, they were deported again, from Virginia to Bristol, England where they disembarked on 19 June 1756. [3] [4]

Jean and Marguerite died between September 1755 & the end of September 1756 during a smallpox epidemic in Bristol, England, where he had been deported by the British from Acadie. [5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Stephen A. White, Dictionnaire généalogique des familles acadiennes. (Moncton, N.-B.: Centre d'études acadiennes, Université de Moncton, 1999), Print. p. 43. No date or location given for birth. No location given for marriage.
  2. Lucie Leblanc Consentino, Acadian & French-Canadian Ancestral Home, "Deportees of Grand-Pré - 1755," citing Collection of the Nova Scotia Historical Society 1870-1884 - Journal of John Winslow, volumes 1-4; "Grand-Pré, September the 15th 1755," line # 83,
    Jean Ancoine, Village des Aucoin, 2 sons, 2 daughters (spouses were not included on the list), 4 bullocks, 4 cows, 5 young cattle, 28 sheep, 18 hogs, 3 horses.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Paul Delaney. La liste de Winslow expliquée. (Moncton, N.-B.: Éditions Perce-Neige, 2020 - Kindle Edition), p. 238
  4. Paul Delaney, Chronologie des déportations et migrations des Acadiens (1755-1816). Les Cahiers de la Société historique acadienne, vol. 36, nos 2-3, septembre 2005, p. 52-86.
    Translation at Acadian & French Canadian Ancestral Home Translation: "The Chronology of Deportations and Migrations of the Acadians 1755-1816."
  5. "Dictionnaire généalogique des familles acadiennes", "Ajouts et corrections"; Stephen A. White; Publication: University of Moncton, Centre d'études acadiennes; Online for p. 43 of the DGFA
    Note: Article on the smallpox epidemic in Bristol, England. May have died from the time of leaving Acadia up to then.
    He died between Sep 1755 and the end of Sep 1756. Cites P. Delaney, "L'identification des Acadiens morts de la variole à Bristol en 1756," in Société historique acadienne, CAHIERS, vol. XXX (1999), pp. 22, 24

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Aucoin-1 and Aucoin-303 appear to represent the same person because: Similiar birth year & same spouse.

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