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Jean Comeau (abt. 1665 - aft. 1755)

Jean "le jeune" Comeau aka Commeau
Born about in Port-Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Husband of — married about 1686 in Acadiemap
Descendants descendants
Died after after about age 90 in Bristol, Englandmap [uncertain]
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Jean Comeau, le jeune, was born about 1665 in Port-Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-France, son of Pierre Comeau (abt. 1598–bef. 1693) and Rose Bayon (abt. 1631–bef. 1678).[1]

1671 Acadian Census[2]

Port Royal, Acadia [p. 11], age 6 years. An older brother also named Jean is age 14.

1678 Census at Port Royal. [3]

Pierre COMMEAUX, cooper, 75, wife, Rose BAYOLS; Children (1 married): Etienne 21, (not married): Pierre 18, Francoise 15, Jehan 14, Pierre 13, Anthoine 10, Jeanne 9, Marie 7, Jehan 6; cattle 16, sheep 22.

In 1686, at Port Royal, Jean, aged 21, was living with his father, Pierre COMMEAU [sic], widower, aged 88, and his two brothers: Pierre, aged 25, and Antoine, aged 24. They were living on 6 arpents of cultivable land with 4 cattle, 12 sheep and 4 hogs.[4]

Jean (20) married Catherine Babin (13) (born about 1672 in Port-Royal; daughter of Antoine Babin and Marie Mercier) in 1686 in Acadie. Their known Children were:

  1. Marie Comeau (abt. 1687–abt. 1756) .
  2. Genevieve COMEAU b: Abt 1689 in Acadia
  3. Elisabeth COMEAU b: Abt 1691 in Grand Pré, Acadia
  4. Madelaine Comeau (abt. 1695–1783) .
  5. Françoise Comeau (abt. 1695–1763) .
  6. Marguerite Comeau (abt. 1697–1779) .
  7. Catherine Comeau (abt. 1697– ) .
  8. Claude Comeau (abt. 1700– ) .
  9. Etienne COMEAU b: Abt 1701 in Riviere aux Canards, Acadia
  10. Pierre Comeau (abt. 1703–abt. 1756) .
  11. Marie Josephe Comeau (abt. 1705–1779) .
  12. Étienne Comeau (abt. 1706–abt. 1756) .
  13. Anne Comeau (1708–1772) .
  14. Claire Comeau (1710–bef. 1756) .
  15. Jean Baptiste Comeau (1712–abt. 1755) .
  16. Joseph Comeau (abt. 1714–abt. 1756)

1693 Acadian Census, at Port-Royal, Acadie.[5]

Jean COMEAUX 28, Caterine BABIN 21, Marie 6, Genevieve 4, Isabelle 2; 8 cattle, 5 sheep, 4 pigs, 6 arpents, 1 gun
By 1701, he lived in Riviere des Canards, Les Mines, with his wife and six girls. Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1701 Acadian Census at Port-Royal, Acadie 1701 Census Transcription. The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752,” Images 174-211;
Jean COMEAU, his wife, 6 girls, 4 arpents, 10 cattle, 8 sheep, 8 hogs, 1 gun.

1755 Bristol England[6]

He is assumed to have died of smallpox in Bristol, England, between Sept 1755 and Sept 1756, along with other family members. They had been deported from Acadie by the British.[7]

Research Notes

This younger Jean Comeau (abt.1665-aft.1755) married Catherine Babin.

The other older Jean Comeau (abt.1656-abt.1720) married Francoise Hebert and Catherine Joseph.

Both were brothers with the same parents.


  1. Stephen A. White, "Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes"; 2 vols., Moncton, New Brunswick: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, 1999; p. 370 [see corrections]
  2. Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752,” Images 3-14; Also: Scan of original; Tim Hebert transcription
  3. Tim Hebert; 1678 Port Royal Acadian Census noting that the correlations for this census were done by Rev. Clarence J. d'Entremont, Fairhaven, Massachusetts.1678 Census
  4. Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1686 Acadian Census, at Port-Royal, Acadie 1686 Census Transcribed. The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the Library and Archives Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752,” Images 15-60;
    at Port Royal: Pierre COMMEAU (widower) 88; children: Jean 21, Pierre 25, Antoine 24; 6 arpents, 4 cattle, 12 sheep, 4 hogs. In the original 1686 census at Port Royal, Comeau was listed as Commeaux and transcribed as Commeau.
  5. Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752,” Images 62-;
  6. "Ajouts et corrections" for DGFA p. 370.
  7. Stephen A. White, "Dictionnaire généalogique des familles acadiennes," "Ajouts et corrections"; Publication: University of Moncton, Centre d'études acadiennes; "Died (according to S. A. White) between Sep 1755 and the end of Sep 1756. p 370 (sept 2003) Famille de Pierre Comeau (1) i. Jean le jeune. Ajouter, à la fin de la notice, «d (selon S.A. White) entre sept 1755 & fin sept 1756».
    Au lieu de «Note de S.A. White», lire «Notes de S.A. White».
    La note qui paraît déjà sur cette page devient «i».
    Ajouter une deuxième note, comme suit:
    ii. Selon les recherches de Paul Delaney (´L'identification des Acadiens morts de la variole à Bristol en 1756´, SHA, vol XXX, 1999, p 16-21), les habitants du village des Comeau dans la paroisse de la Rivière-aux-Canards ont été déportés en Virginie et ensuite transportés à Bristol, en Angleterre. M. Delaney ne mentionne pas le vieux Jean Comeau dans son recueil, mais il faut croire que celui-ci serait décédé durant la même intervalle que ses enfants».
    Google Translation of above: According to Paul Delaney's research, the inhabitants of the village of Les Comeau in the parish of Rivière-aux -Canards were deported to Virginia and then transported to Bristol, England. Mr. Delaney does not mention old Jean Comeau in his collection, but it must be believed that he died during the same interval as his children. "

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Title: Dictionnaire généalogique des familles acadiennes, "Ajout s et corrections"

Author: Stephen A. White Publication: University of Moncton, Centre d'études acadiennes. Note: Appeared in Nov 1999 & Sep 2003. Repository: Name: Internet. Page: for p. 370 Text: Died (according to S. A. White) between Sep 1755 and the end of Sep 1756.

posted by Jacqueline Girouard
In Acadian Records 1707-1748, Jean Comeau & Catherine Babin are not noted as deceased in the following children's marriages: Pierre Comeau on 10 Oct 1729, Marguerite Comeau on 17 Oct 1718, Estienne Comeau on 3 Feb 1728, Claude Comeau on 11 Nov 1721, and Catherine Comeau on 1 Aug 1718. In Claude's and Catherine's marriage a parent of the spouse is noted as deceased so it wasn't that the priest wasn't noting dec'd status.
posted by Donna (Friebel) Storz
Is there a source for this death date? Nosorigines says he died after 1755 because he is on Winslow's list; however I do not see a Jean or Augustin Comeau on the list at Acadian-home. There are 2 Jean Baptiste Comeau's though. Nosorigines says that it is the elder Jean L'Aine[Comeau-13] who was buried Nov 1720 in Port Royal. Some vague sources say he died in Bristol during the exile.
posted by Donna (Friebel) Storz

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