Marie Boudrot

Marie Boudrot (1761 - bef. 1797)

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Marie Boudrot aka Boudreaux, Boudreau, Havard, Navarre, Forgeron
Born in Bristol, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 26 Aug 1783 in Nantes, Francemap
Wife of — married 24 Sep 1787 in Donaldsonville, LAmap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Louisianamap
Profile last modified 7 Sep 2019 | Created 3 Dec 2014
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Marie's marriage record states she was born and baptized on September 11, 1761 in Bristol England to Jean Charles Boudreau and Agnes Trahan.[1] Her Acadian parents were deported by the British from Nova Scotia, initially to Virginia, and then on to Bristol England where she was born.

Marie was less than two years old when the Treaty of Paris was signed in Utrecht and the Acadians were "repatriated" to France aboard Les Dorothee which departed Southampton on May 21, 1763. [2][3]

During the September 15, 1772 census of Acadians, the family is in St. Malo, France and consists of Jean Charles Boudrot-38, laborer; wife Agnes Trahan-30, sews & spins; Jean Charles-12; Joseph Marie-7; Pierre-5; Marie-10; Rose Genevieve-2 deceased; Henriette Charlotte born just the day before.[4] When convoys from Chatellerault to the port city of Nantes are formed, the family is on the third such convoy, departing December 7, 1775 and listed as such: Jean Charles Boudrot, 42, seaman; Agnes Trahan-34; Jean Charles-17; Joseph Marie-11; Pierre-9; Marie-15; Henriette Charlotte-3.[5][6]

In Nantes, and at the age of 21, Marie weds Frenchman Jean-Francois Havard on August 26, 1783 at the parish of St Similien [1] By the time they appear on a 1784 list of Acadians wanting to go to Louisiana, her mother has died and her father has remarried. She and her husband are listed just below him, his wife, and her siblings. Her husband is listed as Jean Avare and she as his wife, Marie Boudreau.[7]

Now it gets a little confusing. Jean Francois Navarre was not an Acadian and apparently stowed away on L'Amitie to get to Louisiana. He was not on the embarkation list, but was on the embarkation list.[8] The confusion comes in that we don't know which ship Marie and her newborn son Jean-Marie were on. The Marie Boudrot on the passenger list do not fit her. Albert J. Robichaux, Jr. indicates in The Acadian Exiles in Nantes, 1775-1785 that the family was on L'Amitie. [9] I've also seen mention that Marie and the baby were on St. Remi with her father or on Les Caroline. I don't think we know.

By the time of the January 1, 1788 Census in Lafourche, Marie is listed as a 25-year old widow with a three old son named Jean Navarre. [10]They have six arpents of frontage and owned 10 barrels of corn and three hogs.[11] This is very confusing as either she or one of her sisters wed Joseph Forgeron on 24 September 1787 in Donaldsonville.[12] Unfortunately, the parents aren't given for the couple but maternal and paternal grandparents are given for one of their children.[13] It's not unusual for parents to not be mentioned in some of these records, but it is very odd that a previous marriage is not mentioned. That in combination with Marie being listed as the Widow Navarre on both the 1 January 1788 census and the 1 January 1789 census[14]

But despite this, the December 1795 census of Bayou Lafourche (Valenzuela) answers this as there is a 10 year old "Juan" living with Joseph Forgeron and his wife Marie Boudrot.[15]

Marie died sometime before September 16, 1797, the date that Forgeron remarried.[16]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Departmental Archives of Loire-Atlantique, Parish Register of Saint-Similien Marriage: Jean Francois Havard and Marie Boudrot. 26 Aug 1783.
  2. Lucie LeBlanc Cosentino, Acadian & French-Canadian Ancestral Home (, Acadians Expatriated From Bristol, Sailed From Falmouth.
  3. Rolls of Les Dorothee, Les Acadiens Website,, Family 38.
  4. The Acadians in France 1772-1776 by Milton P. Rieder, Jr. and Norma Gaudet Rieder. Metairie, LA, 1967, p.42.
  5. Milton P., Jr. Rieder, Norma Gaudet Rieder, The Acadians In France Volume 1: 1762-1776 (Metairie, LA, 1967), p 109.
  6. "1775-1776 Convoys from Chatellerault to Nantes ", Poitu Acadie Bretagne aka Les Acadiens (, 3rd Convoy.
  7. Jacqueline K. Voorhies, Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianans: Census Records of the Colony, 1758-1796: (Lafayette, LA: University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1973), Acadians in France, September, 1784: Copy of the list of the Acadian families who want to go to Louisiana to establish themselves at the expense of His Catholic Majesty, p 501 Original Source: Archivo General De Indias, Audiencia de Santa Domingo, Legajo2575. Summary: In Nantes: Jean Avare, Marie Boudreau, no children (listed beneath her father and his new wife and their children).
  8. Passenger List for L'Amitie, Acadian-Cajun Genealogy & History, accessed 23 September 2017.
  9. Albert J. Robichaux, Jr., The Acadian Exiles in Nantes 1775-1785 (Harvey, LA, Robichaux, 1978), Interlibrary Loan, p 228 and p.83. A marriage record transcription as well as information on how they got to Louisiana. Note: I hope to double-check this part about them all being on L'Amitie if I ever get a chance... please do so if you are able. Thanks.
  10. In France some of the Havards were sometimes listed as "dit Navarre" ... they took the surname Navarre in Louisiana.
  11. 1788 General Census of the Inhabitants Established in Lafource, Papeles Procedentes de Cuba, Legajo 201. Personal copy obtained from
    Summary: Marie Boudreaut, Widow Navare-25, son Jean-3; 6 arpents frontage, 10 qts. corn, 3 swine
  12. Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records 1770-1803 Volume 2. Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge:Baton Rouge, 2009, p.117. Text:
    BOUDREAUX: Marie (parents not given) m. 24 Sept. 1787, Joseph FORGERON (parents not given) wit. Felis Budrot, Gregoire LeBlanc (ASC-2, 10)
  13. Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records 1770-1803 Volume 2. Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge:Baton Rouge, 2009, p.296. Text:
    FORGERON, Juan Gilberto (Josef & Maria Boudraux) bt. 5 Mar. 1797, bn. 23 Dec. 1796, spo. Juan Bautista Boudraux & Celeste Blanchard, Pat. GP: (Estevan Forgeron & Ana Rion of Virginia) Mat. GP: (Juan Carlos Boudraux & Ignes Trahan of Acadia) (ASM-1, 82)
  14. Robichaux, Albert J. Jr., Louisiana Census and Militia Lists Volume I: 1770-1789, Polyanthos: New Orleans, 1977. General Census of the Inhabitants of Lafourche, Papeles Procedentes de Cuba, Legajo 202, p.125. Summary:
    Marie BOUDEREAU, Widow Navarre-26; Jean, her son-3; 6 arpents land, 24 qts. corn, 4 swine.
  15. Colonial Settlers along Bayou Lafourche, 1770-1798 by Albert Robichaux, Jr., Hebert Publications: Harvey, LA, 1974, page 66 as cited by Karen Theriot Reader in her online tree, accessed 23 September 2017. Note: I'm in process of obtaining copy of this census and will update citation then. Summary:
    Josef Forgerons-34, Maria Boudraux-33, Juan-10, Joseph-3, Marie-6, Anastasia-5.
  16. Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records 1770-1803 Volume 2. Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge:Baton Rouge, 2009, p.296. Text:
    FORGERON, Joseph, widower of Maria Boudro of Virginia (parents not given) m. 16 Sept. 1797, Rosalie ROGER (Joseph & Anastasie Dugas) wit. Jn. Bte. Cazebon & Maria Angel Landry (ASC-2,75)

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