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Francois Xavier Bourg (1739 - bef. 1795)

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Francois Xavier Bourg
Born in Cobequid, Acadiemap
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Husband of — married 27 Sep 1763 in Pleurtuit, Ille-et-Vilaine, FRANCEmap
Husband of — married 31 Jul 1781 in Pleurtuit, Ille-et-Vilaine, Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Louisiana, USAmap
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FRANCOIS XAVIER BOURG is on the Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville, Louisiana; Plaque 12L, La Ville D'Arcangel, Arrivee le 3 Decembre 1785. He is listed first followed by the other 10 members of family # 57 arriving on La Ville D'Arcangel from St. Malo. [1]

Biography

Francois was born about 1739 in the parish of St. Pierre and St. Paul in Acadie, son of Charles Bourg and Cecile Melanson.
When the Census of Point a la Jeuness, Isle Royale, Acadia, was taken March 1752, Xavier was about 13 living with his mother and step-father Joseph Hebert.
Joseph Ebert, ploughman, native of la Cadie, aged 42 years. Married to Cecile, Nanson, aged 48 years. They have 7 children, three sons and four daughters :—
Joseph Ebert, aged 17 years
Xavier, aged 13 years
Baptiste, aged 7 years
Anne Joseph, aged 17 years
Françoise, aged 13 years
Marie, aged 12 years
Isabelle, aged 8 years
In livestock they own, one ox, one cow and two pigs.
At the end of the census of of la Pointe a la Jeunesse, Sieur de la Roque wrote: When all the settlers landed on their arrival from la Cadie in August last, they owned between them the number of 188 oxen or cows, 42 calves, 173 sheep or ewes, 181 pigs and 17 horses. A comparison with the recapitulation will easily show how many of these have perished from want of hay on which to feed. The settlers had not even water to give them within reach, and now all ask to leave so fully do they realize that they cannot live here. [2]
Francois-Xavier was exiled from Acadia during the deportations by the English and disembarked at St. Malo on 9 Mar 1759 from the ship "du Supply". He was 20 years old and was described as a ploughman. He resided at Pleurtuit [Ille-et-Vilaine, France] in 1759-1760. On 23 May 1760 he embarked on the Corsair "le Jason" and was taken prisoner by the English. After three years of imprisonment he was released in 1763 and arrived back at St. Malo on 25 May 1763. He resided at Pleurtuit again from 1763-1772. [3]He was living in exile in St. Malo where he married and had several children before immigrating to Louisiana where he and Marguerite had at least two more children.
Francois married 1 Elizabeth LeBlanc, (b. 1742) daughter of Pierre LeBlanc and Anne Theriot. The couple married 27 Sep, 1763 in Pleurtuit, Ile et Vilaine, France. [4]
Francois married 2 Marguerite Pelagie Henry born about 1750 in Cobequid, Nova Scotia. They married 31 JUL 1781 in Pleurtuit, Ille Et Vilaine, France. [5]
Francois Bourg, age 44, with spouse Marguerite Pélagie Henry, age 34, and seven children, ages 15 to a few months, and another couple, made up the 52nd family (of 11 persons) aboard the ship "La Ville d'Archangel". They were traveling with five children from Francois's first marriage, and two from his second, ages 1 year and a few months. The family embarked for Louisiana on 12 Aug 1785, and debarked on 3 Dec 1785. At debarkation Xavier received 1 each of knife, large knife; 2 of axe, hatchet; 3 hoes; and 4 shovels. [6] "La Ville d'Arcangel, " a 600-ton frigate chartered by the Spanish government ran out of provisions several days before reaching Balize, an outpost at the mouth of the Mississippi River. Upon arrival, 38 of the Acadian passengers were very ill. Medical supplies and provisions were rushed to the vessel by the Spanish authorities. [7]
Family #57 "La Ville d'Archangel,"
Francois Xavier BOURG - 44
Marguerite Pelagie HENRY, wife - 34
Felix Xavier BOURG, son - 15
Joseph Faustin BOURG, son - 11
Marie Isabelle BOURG, daughter - 8
Maximilien BOURG, son - 6
Isabelle BOURG, daughter - 4
Pierre BOURG, son - 1
Anne Victoire BOURG, daughter - infant (b. May 14, 1785)
Charles BOURG, husband of Marguerite LEBLANC - 44
Marguerite LEBLANC - 40
The Francois Bourg family settled in Point Coupee Parish, Louisiana in the Bayou des Ecors area where one of their children was born.
Francois most likely died sometime before 29 Aug 1797 when his daughter Maria was described as living with a younger married sister along with three brothers when her spouse applied for dispensation to marry her. They were distant cousins. He did not witness his daughter Elizabeth's marriage on 2 Aug 1795. [8]
Bourg Family
Children with Elizabeth LeBlanc [9] [10]
  1. Marie Elizabeth BOURG b: 30 Nov 1764 in Crehen, Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 30 Nov 1764 in Pleurtuit, Ille-et-Vilaine, France[11]
  2. Pierre Marguerite BOURG b: 12 Jul 1766 in Crehen, St. Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 12 Jul 1766 in Pleurtuit, Ille-et-Vilaine, France
  3. Francois or Augustin Xavier BOURG b: 10 Jan 1768 in Crehen, St. Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 11 Jan 1768 in Pleurtuit, St. Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, France
  4. Francois or Felix Xavier BOURG b: 26 Feb 1770 in Crehen, St. Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 27 Feb 1770 in Pleurtuit, St. Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, France
  5. Jean Joseph Marie BOURG b: 28 Jan 1772 in Crehen, St. Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 29 Jan 1772 in Pleurtuit, St. Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, France
  6. Jean Joseph Faustin BOURG b: 14 Feb 1774 in Crehen, St. Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 15 Feb 1774 in Pleurtuit, Ille-et-Vilaine, France
  7. Marie Elisabeth BOURG b: 23 Oct 1775 in Crehen, St. Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 23 Oct 1775 in Pleurtuit, St. Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, France
  8. Maximilien (Maxile) BOURG b: 22 Feb 1778 in Crehen, St. Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 23 Feb 1778 in Pleurtuit, St. Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, France
  9. Elisabeth Felicite BOURG b: 5 Jul 1780 in Crehen, St. Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 5 Jul 1780 in Pleurtuit, St. Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, France
Children with Marguerite Henry [12] [13]
  1. Jean Pierre Francois BOURG b: 13 Nov 1783 in Pleurtuit, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 13 Nov 1783 in Pleurtuit, [near St. Malo], Ille-et-Vilaine, France
  2. Anne Victoire BOURG b: 14 May 1785 in France
  3. Anselme BOURG b: 25 Jun 1787 in, Pointe Coupee, LA c: 3 May 1788 in Pointe Coupee, Pointe Coupee, LA
  4. Marguerite Celeste BOURG b: 16 Dec 1788 in Bayou des Ecors, Pointe Coupee, LA c: 12 Apr 1789 in Pointe Coupee, Pointe Coupee, LA

Sources

  1. Title: The Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial; Author: Wall of Names Committee; Jane G. Bulliard, Chair; second edition, 2015; Bodemuller The Printer, USA; Personal Copy. p. 44.
  2. Public Archives of Canada. cn. Report concerning Canadian archives for the year ... (Kindle Locations 2231-2234). Ottawa : Printed by S.E. Dawson.
  3. Title: Acadians in Exile in Saint Malo 1758-1785; Author: Albert J. Robichaux; Publication: Hebert Publications, Eunice, Louisiana 1981; Vol 1 pp. 137-138 ;Personal Copy.
  4. Title: Acadians in Exile in Saint Malo 1758-1785; Author: Albert J. Robichaux; Publication: Hebert Publications, Eunice, Louisiana 1981; Vol 2 p. 927
  5. Title: Acadians in Exile in Saint Malo 1758-1785; Author: Albert J. Robichaux; Publication: Hebert Publications, Eunice, Louisiana 1981; Vol 1 p. 137, family #168; Personal Copy.
    Text: Francois Xavier BOURG married 2nd on 31 Jul 1781 at Pleurtuit to Marguerite-Pelagie HENRY, daughter of Pierre & Marie- Madeleine PITRE; 1 son listed.
  6. Passenger List for La Ville d'Archangel
  7. Title: Ensemble Encore, "Life Lines"; Author: Acadian Memorial Foundation; Database of Acadian immigrants to Louisiana. Internet
  8. Title: Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records; Author: Catholic Church; Vol 2, 1770-1803; Contains Baptismal, marriage and burial entries taken from some 46 registers housed in the Archives of the Diocese of Baton Rouge; p. Personal copy. pp. 129 & 371
  9. Title: Acadians in Exile in Saint Malo 1758-1785; Author: Albert J. Robichaux; Publication: Hebert Publications, Eunice, Louisiana 1981; Vol 1 pp. 137-138 ;Personal Copy.
  10. Karen Theriot Reader, RootsWeb. Inc., Francois Xavier BOURG
  11. Baptism Entry for Marie Elisabeth Bourg, Archives Online of Ille-et-Vilaine, France, PLEURTUIT Baptêmes/Mariages- 1764 - 1764 - GREFFE, File 10 NUM 35228 699, image 35 of 41, top left entry.
  12. Title: Acadians in Exile in Saint Malo 1758-1785; Author: Albert J. Robichaux; Publication: Hebert Publications, Eunice, Louisiana 1981; Vol 1 pp. 137-138 ;Personal Copy.
  13. Karen Theriot Reader, RootsWeb. Inc., Francois Xavier BOURG


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