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Nicolas Jean Courtois (1756)

Nicolas Jean (Nicolas) Courtois
Born in Saint-Coulomb, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, Francemap
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Husband of — married 11 Dec 1785 in St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisianamap
Husband of — married 6 Sep 1788 in St. Francis Church, Point Coupee Parish, Louisianamap
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Nicolas Cortua is on the Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville, Louisiana, Plaque 12 Left, La Ville D'Archangel arrivee le 3 Decembre 1785. He is listed as unaffiliated, an Immigres.[1]

Nicolas Courtois, son of Louis Courtois and Jeanne Perin, was born on 8 May 1756. He was baptized the following day in St. Coulomb, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France.[2]

Charlotte Marie Pitre and Nicolas Courtois married on 11 December 1785 in New Orleans, Louisiana, New Spain,[3] about a week after their debarkation from the Spanish ship La Ville d'Archangel at New Orleans.[4]

Charlotte died between 2 Jul 1788 and 24 Aug 1788, the dates her daughter, Marie Courtois, was born and baptized. On the child's baptism record, Charlotte was said to be deceased.[5] Nicolas quickly remarried to Marguerite Josephe Thibodeau on 6 September 1788 in Pointe Coupee, Pointe Coupee Parish.[6]

Nicolas died March 1826 in East Baton Rouge Parish, and was buried in the city of Baton Rouge on 3 March 1826.[7]


  1. The Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial, compiled by Jane G. Bulliard and the Wall of Names Committee (Opelousas, LA: Bodemuller, 2015) p. 44
  2. Saint-Coulomb, Ille-et-Vilaine Department, Bretagne, France, Thot : 10 NUM 35263 157 - SAINT-COULOMB - 1756 - 1756 - Baptêmes/Mariages - COMMUNE, vue 8; baptism of Nicolas Courtois, bn 8 May 1756, bt 9 May 1756
  3. Rev. Msgr. Earl C. Woods, ed., Archdiocese of New Orleans Sacramental Records, Vol. 4, 1784-1790 (Archdiocese of New Orleans, 1989) pp. 67 & 316;
    Text: Nicolas COURTOY, son of Louis & Juana PERREIN, married on 11 Dec 1785 at St. Louis church to Maria VITRE [sic], daughter of Juan & Felicite DEGLE, native of St. Malo. Witnesses: Vicente LLORCA; Josef MARTINEZ (SLC, M5, 43).
  4. Donald J. Hébert, Acadian Families in Exile, 1785 & Exiled Acadians, an Index (Rayne, LA: Hébert Publications, 1995); cited by Karen Theriot Reader,; pp. 96-97;
    Text: Charlotte Marie PITRE, age 20, traveling with her parents Jean PITRE & Félicité DAIGLE, and five siblings as the 32nd family (of 8 persons) aboard "La Ville d'Archangel."
    Nicolas COURTUA who is listed on the debarkation list of "La Ville d'Archangel dated 3 Dec 1785 as "Names with no reference on the embarkation list." He received 1 each of axe, hatchet, hoe, knife, large knife, and 2 shovels upon arrival.
  5. Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records ("DOBR"), vol. 2, 1770-1803, p. 206;
    Marie [CURTOIS], daughter of Nicolas & Marie PITRE, deceased, born 2 Jul 1788 baptized 24 Aug 1788. Sponsors: Marin BOURT & Marguerite PITRE [mother's sister]. Recorded at St. Francis Catholic Church, Pointe Coupee, LA (PCP-7, 18).
  6. DOBR, vol. 2, p. 206 & 696;
    Nicolas COURTOIS [resident] of Bayou des Ecors, son of Louis & Jeanne PERIN, married on 6 Sep 1788 to Marguerite THIBODEAU of Bayou des Ecors, daughter of Charles & Madelaine HENRY. Witnesses: Pierre THIBODEAU; Joseph BOURG. Recorded at St. Francis Catholic Church, Pointe Coupee, LA (PCP-19, 18).
  7. DOBR, vol. 4 (1820-1829), p. 138 (Kindle Edition);
    COURTOIS Nicolas, age ca. 65 yrs. of St. Malo, Dept. of Ile-et-Villaine, France, bur. 3 Mar 1826 (SJO-11, 15)
  •, Karen Theriot Reader's Family Tree, page for Nicolas Courtois
  • Steven Cormier, Acadians in Gray Marguerite Thibodeaux
    born 25 Apr 1762, La Moisiais, baptized same day, Pleurtuit, France; daughter of Charles dit Charlie THIBODEAUX & Madeleine HENRY; sister of Hélène, Jeanne-Tarsille, Marie-Victoire, & Pierre-Charles; at Pleurtuit 1762-64; at St.-Servan-sur-Mer, France, 1764-65; at Pleurtuit 1765-72; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 22; married, age 26, Nicolas of Bayou des Écores, son of Louis COURTOIS & Jeanne PERRIN of St.-Malo, France, & widower of Charlotte-Marie PITRE, 6 Sep 1788, probably Bayou des Écores

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Thot : 10 NUM 35263 157 - SAINT-COULOMB - 1756 - 1756 - Baptêmes/Mariages - COMMUNE

posted by D Q
I changed the marriage date to Charlotte Pitre to agree with the source. He also married Marguerite Josephe Thibodeau 6 Sep 1788 in Pointe Coupee, Pointe Coupee, LA after Charlotte died.
posted by Jacqueline Girouard

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