Catherine-Josèphe Broussard was born around 1690 to parents François Broussard and Catherine Richard. She was likely born at Port-Royal Acadia (Annapolis Royal Nova Scotia, Canada) as her parents had lived there since at least 1678. She was enumerated in the censuses of Port-Royal in her parents' household at the age of 3 (1693), 7 (1698), 10 (1700), and 10 (sic) (1701).
On October 29 1708 Catherine-Josèphe married Charles dit Charlot Landry, son of René Landry (le jeune) and Marie Bernard at Port Royal.Between 1710 and 1726 they had nine children born at Port-Royal: Charles, Marie-Josèphe, Catherine-Josèphe, François, Anne, Catherine, Marguerite, Ursule, and Marie-Madeleine.
They were listed in the 1714 census at Port-Royal with their son and two daughters. No land or possessions were counted.
Catherine-Josephe's second husband was Charles Préjean, son of Jean Préjean and Andrée Savoie. Their marriage took place at Port Royal on February 21 1729. The bride was about age 39, a widow who had had 9 children. The groom was only 23.
↑ 1.01.11.21.3 White, Stephen A., Patrice Gallant, and Hector-J Hébert. Dictionnaire_généalogique_des_familles_acadiennes, Moncton, N.-B.: Centre D'études Acadiennes, Université De Moncton, 1999, Print, p284-287; 938-939.
at Port Royal: Francois BROSSARD 45; Catherine RICHARD (wife) 35; Madeleine 18; Pierre 15; Marie 13; Catherine 7; Elisabeth 5; Francois 3; Claude 1/2; 15 cattle, 20 sheep, 14 hogs, 16 arpents, 2 fruit trees, 2 gun, 1 servant.
at Port Royal: Jean BROSSARD [Broussard] 46; Catherine RICHARD (wife) 36; Pierre 16, François 6; Claude 5, Allexandre l, Marie 18; Marie-Anne 14; Catherine 10; Isabelle 4; Françoise 3; 24 cattle, 26 sheep, 15 arpents, 1 gun
↑ Title: ”The Loppinot Papers, 1687-1710: Genealogical Abstracts of the Earliest Notarial Records for the Province of Acadia”; Compiler: Winston De Ville; Claitor’s Publishing Division, Baton Rouge, 2010; copy in possession of Jacqueline Girouard; p. 19-21
Text: 20 October 1708: Marriage contract between Charles Landry, habitant of Port Royal, son of deceased René Landry and Marie Bernard,
Caterine Broussard, daughter of François Brossard, habitant of Port Royal, and Catherine Richard.
Witnesses for the groom: Charles Beliveau, his cousin; Louis Alain, his god-father.
Witnesses for the bride: Christophe Ch[remaining letters illegible], English merchant.
[signed:] Charle Landry; X - mark of Catherine Broussard; X - mark of Broussard; Charles Belliveaux; C. Cahouet; L A - mark of Louis Alain.
Priest Jean Baptiste Brault
Registration Date 21 February 1729
Groom Charles Prisjean, about twenty-three years old, p35-36 blank
Father Jean Prisjean
Mother Andrée Savoye
Bride Catherine Brossard, widow of the late Charles Landry
Father François Brossard deceased
Mother Catherine Richard
Witnesses Jean Baptiste Prisjean, brother of the groom; Antoine Pitre, nephew; Jean Braule, first cousin of the bride; Charles Savoye, first cousin
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