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François Comeau (abt. 1701 - aft. 1784)

François Comeau
Born about in Port-Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 25 Feb 1726 in Anapolis Royal, Acadia, Colony of Nova Scotiamap
Husband of — married about 1763 in Acadiemap
Descendants descendants
Died after in St. Bernard, Colony of Nova Scotiamap [uncertain]
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Note: There was another family with similar names. François Comeau (1699-1758), son of Pierre Comeau and Jeanne Bourg, married Anne Lord

François Comeau was born about 1701. He was the son of Pierre Comeau and Jeanne Bourgeois. [1]

When he was about 25 years of age, he married Marie Lord age 22, daughter of Alexandre Lord and Françoise Barrilau. Witnesses were Pierre Comau, Etienne Martin, brother-in-law of the groom, Alexandre Lor, father of the bride and Charles Landry.[2][3]

Children of François Comeau and Marie Lord are:

  1. Joseph Comeau*, b. January 30, 1739/40, Beaubassin, Acadie, d. Bef. 1818, Baie Ste Marie, Digby Ne.
  2. Marie-Josephte Comeau, b. 1727, Port-Royal, Acadie, d. June 21, 1810, Né.
  3. Justinien Comeau, b. 1729, Port-Royal, Acadie, d. January 23, 1825, Meteghan, Digby, Né.
  4. Jean-Baptiste Comeau, b. 1732, Petitcoudiac, NB, d. date unknown.
  5. Pierre Comeau, b. 1733, d. date unknown.
  6. Salvator Comeau, b. 1738, Petitcoudiac, Acadie, d. Bef. 1819.
  7. Anne-Marie Comeau, d. date unknown.
  8. Cecile Comeau, d. date unknown.
  9. Charles Comeau, d. date unknown.
  10. Amand Comeau, b. 1730, Chipoudy, Acadie, d. date unknown.

In 1752 the family was listed in the census at Petcoudiac with 5 boys and 4 girls [4] and again in 1755 with 4 boys and 1 girl.[5] [6]

In 1756-1757 they were refugees at Camp d'Espérance at Miramichi. [6][7]

François married 2nd, Madeleine Pitre , daughter of Jean-Baptiste Pitre and Judith Theriot, around 1763 in Acadie .

Children of François Comeau and Marie-Madeleine Pitre are:

  1. Firmin Comeau, d. date unknown.

In 1763 François and one other person from his family were on a list of prisoners at Fort Edward. [8]

After being released from Fort Edward, the Comeau family made its way to Annapolis Royal (formerly called Port-Royal) where they were enumerated in 1763. [9]

François and his family escaped the British soldiers under Captain Scott during the Expulsion of the Acadians between 1755-1762. In 1758 the family took refuge in Cocagne, New Brunswick, in 1760 they went to Miramichi and later to Restigouche, Quebec on the Bay des Chaleurs. Around 1765 Francois made his submission to the British and returned to Port Royal (today Annapolis Royal) with six of his children and their spouses. Sometime between 1769-1771 the Comeau families, along with other Acadian families left Port Royal and settled along St. Mary's Bay, Nova Scotia as this was one of the areas that Governor Michael Franklin had granted them after their return. Francois was granted 200 acres in the village of St. Bernard. His son Salvator was granted 200 acres in Belliveau Cove.

He died after 18 October 1784.


  1. Karen Theriot Reader Page for François Comeau at Geneanet citing Stephen White, Dictionnaire généalogique des familles acadiennes, Première Partie 1636-1714, 2 vols., (Moncton, New Brunswick: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, 1999) - p. 1102
    François COMEAU, son of Pierre le jeune & Jeanne BOURGEOIS married 25 Feb 1726 at age 22 years to Marie-Madeleine LORD, daughter of Alexandre LORD dit LAMONTAGNE & Marie-Françoise BARRIEAU (Port-Royal Register)
  2. Library and Archives Canada, Fonds de la paroisse catholique Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Port-Royal, N.-É.)-1870 C-1870 (image 90)
  3. An Acadian Parish Remembered The Registers of St. Jean-Baptiste, Annapolis Royal, 1702-1755 François Comau and Marie Lor marriage RG 1 volume 26 page 230
  4. Acadian & French Canadian Ancestral Home"; 2005 – Present, hosted by Lucie LeBlanc Consentino; 1752 Census The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752”, Images 277-308, image 283.
    at Petcoudiac : Francois COMMEAU, his wife, 5 boys, 4 girls.
  5. Acadian & French Canadian Ancestral Home"; 2005 – Present, hosted by Lucie LeBlanc Consentino; p. 6 1755 Census
    at Petcoudiac : François Coumau, his wife, 4 boys, 1 girl.
  6. 6.0 6.1 White, Stephen A. Recensements de Beaubassin et des Trois Rivières de Chipoudie, de Memramcook et de Petcoudiac (1686-1755). Les Cahiers de la Société historique acadienne, vol. 50, nos 2-4, juin-décembre 2019, p. 282-283.
  7. (See annex at the end of the article in French) LeBlanc, R.-G. (2012). Les réfugiés acadiens au camp d’Espérance de la Miramichi en 1756-1761 : un épisode méconnu du Grand Dérangement. Acadiensis, 41(1). Retrieved from English translation "The Acadian Refugee Camp on the Miramichi, 1756-1761"
  8. Lucie LeBlanc Consentino. [List of Acadian Prisoners at Fort Edward, 1761-1762, list dated 5 October 1761],  Original record, online database with images,  Isaac Deschamps, Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 258 item 18 - p. 100-105 (5 October 1761 to 11 October 1762) 1 to 6,  page 3 of 6, accessed January 2021
    François Comeau, 2 people
  9. "Port Royal. Liste generalle des habitans accadiens contenant Les chefs de femmille; Les femmes et Les Enfants." Port Royal Census 1763, Recensements d'Acadie, Le maître Guillaume, Axe 1, vol 10, Université de Moncton, p. 226-227, page 226, Original source ANF, Col, G1 466, no 34. accessed January 2021
    François Comeau, his wife, 2 children.
  • Title: Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes; Author: Stephen A. White; Publication: 2 vols., Moncton, New Brunswick: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, 1999. Copy in possession of Jacqueline Girouard;
p. 381;
Text: (20) f. François n v 1701 (Rc PR 1763); m Rg PR 25 févr 1726 25 a Marie-Madeleine Lord (Alexandre & Marie-Françoise Barrieau); m 2 (selon P. Gaudet) v 1763 Marie-Madeleine Pitre dit Marc (Jean & Judith Thériot; d après 18 oct 1784)
CENSUS: 1763, Port Royal.
p. 1102;
Text: François COMEAU, son of Pierre le jeune & Jeanne BOURGEOIS married 25 Feb 1726 at age 22 years to Marie-Madeleine LORD, daughter of Alexandre LORD dit LAMONTAGNE & Marie-Françoise BARRIEAU (Port-Royal Register).
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Comeau-780 and Comeau-305 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicate
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