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Ambroise Bourg (abt. 1732 - bef. 1788)

Ambroise Bourg
Born about in Cobequid, Acadie, Colony of Nova Scotiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1 Jun 1757 in Louisbourg,Cape Breton,Nova Scotiamap
Husband of — married 11 Jul 1763 in Cherbourg, Manche, Basse-Normandie, Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died before before about age 56 in New Feliciana, Louisianamap
Profile last modified | Created 8 Aug 2009
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Ambroise Bourg is on the Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville, Louisiana Plaque 12 Left, La Ville d'Arcangel. Listed with Ambroise is his wife Marie Modeste Moulaison and nine of their children: Marie Victoire, Modeste Aimee, Magdelaine, Julie Therese, Isabelle, Joseph, Pelagie, Modeste and Ambroise.[1]

Married 1st on 1 Jun 1757 at Port-Lajoie, Isle St. Jean, to Anne-Josephe PITRE, daughter of Claude & Isabelle GUERIN; one daughter listed.[2]

Married 2nd on 12 [sic] Jul 1763 at Ste. Trinite of Cherbourg, Manche [France] to Marie-Modeste MOLAISON, daughter of Jacques & Cecile MELANCON[3]

On 12 Aug 1785 Ambroise and 2nd wife with 9 children departed from France on the ship "La Ville D'Archangel," which arrived in Louisiana on 3 Dec 1785[4]


  1. "The Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial"; Wall of Names Committee; Jane G. Bulliard, Chair; second edition, 2015; Bodemuller The Printer, USA; p. 43
  2. "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1711-1909," database, FamilySearch ( : 5 December 2014), Ambroise Bourg and Anne Joseph Pitre, 01 Jun 1757; citing Louisbourg,Cape Breton,Nova Scotia; FHL microfilm 959,787.
  3. Dictionnaire généalogique des familles acadiennes, "Ajouts et corrections"; Stephen A. White; University of Moncton, Centre d'études acadiennes; Available Online; Note: Appeared in Nov 1999 & Sep 2003; for p. 1153
    Text: According to his request for a dispensation to marry Modeste MOULAISON at Cherbourg in 1763, his mother Cécile was a daughter of Pierre MELANSON & Marie BLANCHARD. (Cites: M. Godret, "Mariages acadiens à Cherbourg," in RACINES & RAMEAUX FRANCAIS D'ACADIE, no. 26 (2002), p. 15)
  4. Karen Theriot Reader's Family Tree Ambroise Bourg citing Acadian Families in Exile, 1785 & Exiled Acadians, an Index; Donald J. Hébert; Rayne, LA: Hébert Publications, 1995; pp. 98-99;
    Text: Ambroise BOURG, "father" age 53 [so born around 1732], head of the 36th family (of 11 persons) aboard "La Ville d'Archangel" which embarked in France on 12 Aug 1785 and debarked at Louisiana on 3 Dec 1785. He traveled with [2nd] wife Marie Modeste MOULAISON, age 40, and nine children.
  • Albert Robichaux, Jr., THE ACADIAN EXILES IN SAINT-MALO; 1785-1785; Eunice, LA, Hebert Publications, 1981
  • Title: Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes: 1715 à 1780
Author: Stephen A. White Marriage Record

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