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René Doucet (abt. 1678 - abt. 1730)

René Doucet aka dit LaVerdure
Born about in Port-Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1702 in Port-Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 52 in Acadiemap
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René Doucet was born in 1678 in Port-Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-France. His parents were Pierre Doucet and Henriette Pelletret. He married Marie Broussard in 1702.[1]
Together they had 11 children:
  1. Pierre Doucet
  2. Anne Marie Doucet
  3. Agathe Doucet
  4. Anne dite Jeanne Doucet
  5. François Doucet
  6. Catherine Joseph Doucet
  7. Marguerite Doucet
  8. Charles Doucet
  9. Jean Doucet
  10. Cecile Doucet
  11. Jeanne DOUCET ca 1730-
Censuses: Please see his father, Pierre Doucet's profile for a chronology of Rene's family including citations for the censuses.
CENSUS: 1678, Port Royal, age 3 months.[2]
CENSUS: 1686, Port Royal, Acadia, age 8, the second son with name Pierre. Oldest is 18, also at home. Father also named Pierre.
CENSUS: 1693, Port Royal, Acadia, age 13 years, name Rene.
CENSUS: 1698, age 18 years.
CENSUS: 1700, age 20 years.
CENSUS: 1701, age 21 years.
He died about 1730 in Acadie


  1. Dictionnaire Généalogique Des Familles Acadiennes.; Stephen A. White; Moncton, N.-B.: Centre D'études Acadiennes, Université De Moncton, 1999, p. 544.
  2. 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
    Pierre Doucet & Henriette Pelletret 1 1/2 acres 10 cattle 1 gun 5 boys 17 1661 14 1664 12 1666 6 1672 3/M 1678 2 girls 10 1668 3 1675
See Also:
BIRTH-NAME-CHILDREN: Karen Theriot Reader,; citing: Bona Arsenault, HISTOIRE ET GENEALOGIE DES ACADIENS, vols. 1-6; 1630-17 75; Quebec, Le Conseil de la Vie Francaise en Amerique, 1965; p. 507 (Port Royal);
"Listed under father's entry on p. 506 as René, born 1 678. Own entry has René DOUCET dit Laverdure, born 1680. [There is no Pierre listed after one born in 1667. Same?] Married around 1702 to Marie BROSSARD, daughter of Francois & Catherine RICHARD; eleven children listed.
NAME: Called Rene Piere DOUCET dit Laverdure in Landry Letters, vol. 1, issue 10 (Sep 1994).
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Doucet-2190 and Doucet-2 appear to represent the same person because: same name, parents, dates
posted by Jacqueline Girouard
Doucet-560 and Doucet-2 are not ready to be merged because: Dates of birth and death are close, but need further investigation.
posted by Thomas Darga
Doucet-560 and Doucet-2 appear to represent the same person because: Dates and children suggest these are the same person
posted by Thomas Darga
Doucet-560 appears to represent the same person - assuming that this Rene (Doucet-2) is indeed Rene Pierre Doucet (b1678):

1678 Census says 3 m(?) old boy; 1686 Census says 8yr boy (Pierre); 1693 Census says 13 yr(?) Rene; 1698 Census says 18yr Rene.

posted by Joe Doucet
Doucet-627 and Doucet-2 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, birth date & place, mother, some of the sibs match.
posted by Jacqueline Girouard

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