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Paul Chiasson (abt. 1727 - aft. 1798)

Paul Chiasson
Born about in Beaubassin, Acadie, Colony of Nova Scotiamap
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Husband of — married about 1755 in Acadiemap
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Died after after about age 71 in Rollo Bay, Kings, Colony of Prince Edward Islandmap [uncertain]
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Paul Chiasson was born about 1726/1727.[1]

Paul married Louise Boudrot on the Isle St Jean c1754.[1]

Paul is certainly the Paul Chiasson, listed in the 1763 Letter to the King of France (Census) living next to his father in A Tracadie on the Isle of St Jean.[2][3]

Liste of Inhabitants from Isle St Jean at Port LaJoye on 17th September, 1763 - Letter to the King of France:
A Tracadie
Paul Chiasson
Lisette Bourau
3 enfants (not named in the document but according to historical records: Basile, Germain, and L'Amand)

Four years later in 1767, Paul Chiasson (41), his wife Louise Boudrot (31), and their children Germain (9), L'Amand (5), Rose (2) and Basile (11) were recorded in the 1767 census of the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon with a note that says they had come from Ile St Jean.[1] In early October 1767, Acadians of Miquelon were expelled to France on the order of Louis XV because of the overpopulation of the islands.[4] Most of the families were sent to France. Some decided to return to Acadie. Paul and his family were aboard one of five small boats that left the islands for Acadie in 1767. [5]

Paul Chiasson
Louise Boudrot, his wife
Bazile, son
Germain, son
L'Amand, son
Marie-Magdeleine, daughter
La Rose, daughter

Paul and Louise arrived at Cheticamp around 1782 [6] or 1786 [7] and were enumerated, together with their son Basile (31) with Adelaide Arseneaux. His brother Jean (46, with wife Isabelle Boudrot), Joseph Boudrot (23) with wife Anne Chiasson, Lazare LeBlanc (33) with wife Modeste Chiasson, Etienne Chiasson (22) (son of Jean Chiasson & Elizabeth Boudreaut) l with wife Monique Gaudet (daughter of Joseph Gaudet and Anne Richard). [8] (No mention of sons Augustin, L'Amand, Joseph, or jean). Paul returned to Ile Saint-Jean with two of his sons and settled at Baie-de-Fortune, around 1794. [6]

Lemong along with parents and three brothers, Basile, John, and Gemain are all listed in the 1798 census for Lot 43 on Prince Edward Island. Along with a relation (perhaps a brother of Paul named Ruisle (male over 60, living with two females one under 16 and one 16-60) in the census).

In Paul's household there is one male over 60 (Paul), one female over 60 Louise Boudrot and one male aged 16-60 (of one their sons -Joseph, or Raphel). This document suggests Louise is not the "Widow Shassong" mentioned in Rustico : une paroisse acadienne de L'Ile du Prince-Edouard on page 61.

Paul remained on PEI while his sons Basile, Germain, and Joseph returned to Chéticamp shortly after the 1798 census; though some of their children did settle on PEI.

By 1801Paul had settled in Rollo Bay. Five of his children remained in Chéticamp. [6]

Paul is believed to have died before 1820.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Paul Chiasson. in GAUDET, PLACIDE. "Familles acadiennes qui sont maintenant, aux iles St. Pierre et Miquelon suivant le recensement d'icelles, fait le 15 Mai 1767." In Report Concerning Canadian Archives. (Ottawa: King's Printer, 1905) vol. 2, pt. 3, Appendix G, p. 174.
  2. Liste of Inhabitants from Isle St Jean at Port LaJoye on 17th September, 1763 Letter to the King. List (Archived link) transcribed by Karen Theriot Reader (used with permission). Transcription and original published by "Rare list of P.E.I. Acadians intrigues N.B. researchers"baccessed 5/21/2020
  3. Arsenault, Georges et Earle Lockerby, "Les Acadiens à l’Île Saint-Jean et aux Îles de la Madeleine dans les années 1760", Les cahiers de la Société historique acadienne, Vol. 47, no 3, Septembre 2016, p. 137-138 accessed at (Starting page 123, the list is published by region, with details about certain inhabitants. )
  4. Paul Delaney, "Chronologie des déportations et migrations des Acadiens,1755-1816," Les Cahiers de la Société historique acadienne, vol. 36, nos 2-3, (septembre 2005) pp. 52-86; :
    Translation at Acadian & French Canadian Ancestral Home, Translation: "The Chronology of Deportations and Migrations of the Acadians 1755-1816."
  5. Michel Poirier Les Acadiens aux Iles Saint-Pierre et Miquelon 1758-1828 : 3 déportations, 30 années d'exil, (Moncton, N.-B. Éditions d'Acadie, 1984) p. 244
    Paul Chiasson
    Louise Boudrot, his wife
    Bazile, son
    Germain, son
    L'Amand, son
    Marie-Magdeleine, daughter
    La Rose, daughter
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Arsenault Georges et W. Earle Lockerby, « Les Acadiens à l'Île Saint-Jean et aux Îles de la Madeleine dans les années 1760 », Les Cahiers de la Société historique acadienne, vol. 47, n° 3 (septembre 2016) p. 140. (List of Acadians on Isle Saint-Jean wishing to be repatriated to a French territory.) citing, for the return of Paul on Prince Edward Island around 1794: Cour suprême de l’Î.-P.-É., dossier de l’administration de la succession de Richard Burke, propriétaire du canton 43, 14 novembre 1795, B-17. Selon ce document, Paul Chiasson et ses deux fils, Basile et Lamand, devaient, en 1795, chacun un an de rente pour les terres qu’ils louaient dans le lot 43. Pour une description du dossier, voir : Linda Jean Nicholson, Early Prince Edward Island Probate Records. 1786 to 1850, 2004, p. 52-53.

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Chiasson-4 and Chiasson-1213 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, same parents, same spouse (with different spellings).
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