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Pierre Paul Daigle (abt. 1701 - 1759)

Pierre Paul Daigle aka Daigre
Born about in Port Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 18 Nov 1720 in Beaubassin, Acadiamap
Husband of — married about 1727 in Acadiemap
Descendants descendants
Died in St. Malo, Ile-et-Vilaine, Francemap
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Paul[1] was born around 1701 likely in Port-Royal (Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada).[2] His parents' farm was on the south bank of the Dauphin (Annapolis) River across the river from present day Bridgetown.[3] Sadly, his father died in 1709 when he was eight years old.

Paul married twice. His first wife was Anne Arsenau, daughter of Pierre Arsenau and Marie-Anne Boudrot. Their marriage took place on November 18 1720 at Beaubassin, Acadia (Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada).[4][1][5] Paul and Anne had three sons.[6]

His second marriage was to Anne Cormier, daughter of François Cormier and Marguerite LeBlanc, widow of Jacques Poirier, around 1727.[1]


c1701 birth, likely Port-Royal
1702 Queen Anne’s War between English and French[7]
1707 parents' homestead, southern bank of Dauphin river, about 23 km east of the Fort.[7]
1704 Blockade of Port Royal[7]
1707 Burning and pillaging of Port-Royal[7]
1709 father's death, in Port-Royal
1720 marriage to Anne Arsenau, in Beaubassin


Paul[1] est né environ 1701 probablement à Port-Royal (Annapolis, Nouvelle-Écosse, Canada).[2] La ferme de ses parents était située vers 23 km a l'est du fort à Port-Royal, sur la rive sud de la rivière du Dauphin (Annapolis) en face de Bridgetown.[3] Malheureusement, son père est mort en 1709 quand il avait huit ans.

Paul s'est marié deux fois. Sa première femme était Anne Arsenau, fille de Pierre Arsenau et Marie-Anne Boudrot. Le couple s'est marié[8] le 18 novembre 1720 á Beaubassin (Amherst,Nouvelle-Écosse, Canada).[9][5] Paul et Anne ont eu trois fils.[6]

Paul s'est marié en secondes noces à Anne Cormier, fille de François Cormier et Marguerite LeBlanc, veuve de Jacques Poirier, vers 1727.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 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, p. 450.
  2. 2.0 2.1 His birth order would fit this time period according to Stephen White's listing of his siblings in Stephen White's dictionnaire page 450.
  3. 3.0 3.1 1707 homestead location of Olivier Daigle. In Au Coeur de l'Acadie Acadian Settlement on the Annapolis River 1707 Map Parks Canada
  4. Library and Archives Canada Fonds des Archives départementales de la Charente-Maritime [La Rochelle, France] : C-1207 Registres de Beaubassin - reel_c1207 MG 6 A 2 (Image 25)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Acadia, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1670-1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2007. Parish of Beaubassin, 1770-1722, Image page 25/29. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Karen Theriot Reader Paul Daigre
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Dunn, Brenda. A History of Port Royal / Annapolis Royal 1605-1800. Nimbus Publishing, pp. 52, 61-63 & 71-73
  8. Mariage - Registre paroissial de Beaubassin - 1712-1748 Vue 57/360
  9. Stephen A. White, "La généalogie des trente-sept familles hôtesses des 'Retrouvailles ‘94'" in Les Cahiers de la Société historique acadienne, vol. 25, nos 2 et 3 (1994) DAIGLE, 37 Families

See also:

  • 1703 Acadian Census at Port-Royal: Olivier DAIGRE, his wife, 2 boys, 1 girl, 1 gun bearer.
  • 1707 Acadian Census at Port-Royal: Olivier DAIGRE and his wife, 2 boys less than 14, 2 girls less than 12; 4 arpents, 15 cattle, 12 sheep, 8 hogs, 4 guns.
  • 1714 Acadian Census at Port-Royal: Widow OLIVIER, 3 sons, 2 daughters.
  • Généalogie des Français d'Amérique du Nord citation provides evidence for Marriage

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