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Jean Blanchard (1709)

Jean Blanchard
Born in Port-Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
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Jean Blanchard was born on February 06, 1709 in Port-Royal, Acadie. He was baptized on 2 March 1709. Jean was the first child born to René Blanchard and Marie Savoie. [1][2] His godparents were Guillaume Blanchard and Magdelaine Savoye.

He married Marie Rose Thibodeau around 1733 in Acadie. [2]


  1. Jean Baptiste Blanchard
  2. Anne Marie Blanchard
  3. Anne Blanchard
  4. Marie Angelique Blanchard
  5. Anastasie Blanchard
  6. François Blanchard
  7. Marie Josephe Blanchard

In 1752 Jean and Marie-Rose were residing in Chipoudie with 1 son and 5 daughters. They were recorded there again in the 1755 census with 3 sons and 4 daughters. [3]

During the Grand Dérangement, they escaped deportation by fleeing either to Isle Saint-Jean (now Prince Edward Island) or to Camp d'Espérance, a refugee camp that had been set up on the Miramichi for Acadians, and then on to Canada, Nouvelle-France (in present-day Québec). They were aboard a ship that left Miramichi around 3 August 1757 with 182 passengers and arrived at the port of Québec city 2 weeks later. Travelling with Jean and Marie-Rose were their children Marie-Anne, Anastasie, François, and Marie-Josèphe. Also with them was Anne-Marie Aucoin, widow of Pierre Thibodeau and Marie-Rose's mother.[4] A smallpox epidemic was raging in Quebec in 1756-1757. Many of the 1144 [4] Acadians that reached Quebec City during that period were already exhausted by famine, other diseases and their many displacements trying to escape the roundups of the British soldiers. Approximately 300 Acadian exiles died in the city of Quebec alone. [5] The church register of Notre-Dame-de-Quebec parish shows numerous entries of deceased Acadians indicated by a cross and the letters "acc" or "acad" in the margins.

Their daughter Marie-Josèphe died shortly after arrival, on 24 August 1757. Marie-Rose followed on 21 November 1757, and Anastasie and François died in 1758.

According to historian André-Carl Vachon, it is possible that Jean took part in the Battle of Quebec on September 13, 1759 on the Plains of Abraham since all of the men between the ages 16 and 60 were recruited in the militia, and that he died on that day. [4] He was 50 years of age at the time.


  1. The Registers of St. Jean-Baptiste, Annapolis Royal, 1702-1755, register RG 1 volume 26 page 78; online database with images, Jean Blanchard baptism, 2 March 1709, accessed August 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Stephen A. White, Dictionnaire généalogique des familles acadiennes (Moncton, N.-B.: Centre d'études acadiennes, Université de Moncton, 1999) p. 152
  3. Stephen A. White, Recensements de Beaubassin et des Trois Rivières de Chipoudie, de Memramcook et de Petcoudiac (1686-1755). Les Cahiers de la Société historique acadienne, vol. 50, nos 2-4, juin-décembre 2019, p. 250-251.
    Jean #17 DGFA (son of René #6, married to Marie-Rose Thibodeau (Pierre #6) around 1733. On 1752 census in Chipoudie, 1 son, 5 daughters. On 1755 census in Chipoudie, 3 sons, 4 daughters. Sought refuge either at Isle Saint-Jean (Prince Edward Island) or Camp d'Espérance. Family in Québec in 1757.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 André-Carl Vachon, Les réfugiés et miliciens acadiens en Nouvelle-France 1755-1763, Tracadie, La Grande Marée, 2020, p. 93, 156, 233, 259, 260
  5. Jobb, Dean W. The Cajuns: A People's Story of Exile and Triumph. (John Wiley & Sons, 14 janv. 2010) 272 pages accessed at Google Books

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