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Pierre Doucet (1621 - 1713)

Pierre "dit Laverdure" Doucet
Born in Sedan, Francemap [uncertain]
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Son of and [uncertain]
Husband of — married about 1660 in Port-Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Annapolis Royal, Acadie, Nova Scotia Colonymap
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Pierre Doucet was a Huguenot emigrant.
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Might have been a Huguenot. Name connected to known Huguenot forbear of an Acadian line - Pierre (Melanson) Laverdure. Also, Sedan was a noted protestant (Huguenot) principality of France [1]


Biography

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Pierre Doucet migrated from France to Acadia.
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Pierre was born around 1621 to parents Germain Doucet and an Unknown first spouse of Germain.[2] He was very likely born in France but the exact location is not known.

NOTE: the birth location of Sedan is unsourced and marked uncertain. Caution is advised.

Around 1660 he married Henriette Pelletret, daughter of Simon Pelletret and Perrine Bourg [2]. He was almost twice her age, since he was about 39 when he married and Perrine was about 19. Between about 1661 and 1685, the couple had 10 children: Marie-Anne, Toussaint (dit François), Jean, Pierre, Madeleine, Louis, Louise (dite Jeanne), René, Marguerite, and Mathieu.[2]

Pierre and Henriette raised their children and tended their farm in Port-Royal as shown in the censuses between 1671 and 1710.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10] [11]

In the first Acadian census in 1671, Pierre was listed as a mason, 50 years of age, and Henriette was 31 years of age. They owned 7 cattle, 6 sheep and 4 arpents of cultivated land. There were 5 children in the household, age 3 months to 10 years.[3][2]

By 1693, Pierre was a widower around 72 years of age and there were only 3 children counted in the family home.[6] The 1698 census showed that the family farm was doing well with 16 arpents of land, 40 fruit trees, 12 cattle, 8 sheep and 5 hogs.[7]

Pierre died on June 1, 1713 Port-Royal, Acadia aged nearly 100 years and was buried there the following day. [12][13]

DNA

The Mothers of Acadia Maternal DNA project is conducting ongoing research to verify their origins. We don't know the details of how many of her descendants were tested to support this report. Ongoing test results are also reported here. As of 16 Sep 2019, 6 descendants have consistently reported a T2 haplogroup, indicating European origins. Three of those descendants tested fully to the T2b7a2 haplogroup.

Timeline

c1621 birth
1632 Treaty Saint-Germain-en-Laye cedes Acadia to France; Razilly brings ~300 elite men[14]
1636 Arrival of the first families to settle permanently[15]
1654 British capture Port-Royal; French settlement ceases[16]
c1660 marriage to Henriette Pelletret
c1661 birth, daughter Marie-Anne
c1663 birth, son Toussaint dit François
c1665 birth, son Jean
c1667 birth, son Pierre
1667-70 Treaty of Breda cedes Acadia to the French; settlement resumes[17]
c1671 birth, daughter Madeleine
1671 residence, Port-Royal.
c1674 birth, son Louis
c1675 birth, daughter Louise dite Jeanne
c1678 birth, son René
1678 residence, Port-Royal.
c1680 birth, daughter Marguerite
c1685 birth, son Mathieu
1686 residence, Port-Royal.
1687 War of the League of Augsburg (King William’s War) starts between England and France[18]
1690 Phipps captures and sacks Port-Royal, coerces inhabitants' oaths of allegiance to English Crown, sets up local Peacekeeping Council and leaves within 12 days.[19][20][21] Seamen from two ships later loot and burn between 28 and 35 homes/habitations including the parish church.[22]
1693 residence, Port Royal.
1693 Port-Royal raid with looting and burning.[22]
1697 Treaty of Ryswick restores Acadia to France; Port-Royal is its capital[22]
1698 residence, Port Royal.
1700 residence, Port Royal.
1701 residence, Port Royal.
1702 War of the Spanish Succession (Queen Anne’s War) starts between England and France[22]
1703 residence, Port Royal.
1704 Blockade of Port Royal; no destruction of houses but some inhabitants taken prisoner[22]
1707 Attack on Port-Royal; burning and pillaging[22]
1710 Siege of Port-Royal; French surrender the Fort. Port-Royal, Acadia becomes Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia[22]
1713 Treaty of Utrecht. France cedes Acadia to England. Permanent British rule. [23]
1713 death, in Port-Royal

Biographie

Pierre est né vers 1621.[2] Il épousa Henriette Pelletret, fille de Simon Pelletret et de Perrine Bourg, vers 1660.[2] Entre 1661 et 1685, le couple a eu 10 enfants: Marie-Anne, Toussaint (dit François), Jean, Pierre, Madeleine, Louis, Louise (dite Jeanne), René, Marguerite, and Mathieu.[2]

Pierre est mort le 1 juin 1713 à Port-Royal, Acadie[2] et a été enterré le lendemain.[12]

Sources

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Principality of Sedan," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Principality_of_Sedan&oldid=915577172 (accessed January 31, 2020).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 "Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes"; Stephen A. White; 2 vols., Moncton, New Brunswick: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, 1999. pp 528-530
  3. 3.0 3.1 Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1671 Acadian Census, at Port-Royal, Acadie. 1671 Census Transcribed. The original census can be found at Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752” Images 3-14.
    Pierre DOUCET, bricklayer 50, wife Henriette PELTRET 31; Children: Anne 10, Toussaint 8, Jean 6, Pierre 4, and 1 daughter 3 months; cattle 7, sheep 6, 4 arpents
  4. 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 Pelletier; 5 sons aged 17, 12, 14, 6, & 3 mos.; 2 daughters aged 10 & 3. 1.5 arpents land, 10 cattle, and 1 gun.
  5. 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 National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752”, Images 15-60.
    Pierre DOUCET 55[sic], Henriette PELTRET 40; children: Toussaints 23, Jean 20, Pierre 18, Magdelaine 16, Louis 12, Jeanne 10, Pierre 8, Marguerite 6, Mathieu 1; 2 guns, 5 arpents, 8 cattle, 12 sheep, 6 hogs.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1693 Acadian Census, at Port-Royal, Acadie 1693 Census Transcribed. The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752”, Images 62-108
    Pierre DOUCET (widower) 56[sic], Louis 19, Rene 13, Mathieu 8; 10 cattle, 12 sheep, 10 pigs, 8 arpents, 1 gun.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1698 Acadian Census, at Port-Royal, Acadie1698 Census Transcribed. The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752”, Images 110-150
    Pierre DOUCET widower 80[sic]; Louis 24; Rene 18; Mathieu 10 Margueritte 12; 12 cattle 8 sheep, 5 hogs, 16 arpents, 40 fruit trees, 1 gun.
  8. Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1700 Acadian Census, at Port-Royal, Acadie 1700 Census Transcribed. The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752”, Images 151-173.
    Pierre DOUCET, widower, 63[sic]; Rene 20; Mathieu 15; 8 cattle, 10 sheep, 8 arpents, 1 gun.
  9. 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.
    Pierre DOUCET (widower) 80[sic]; Rene DOUCET 21, Mathieu 15; 2 guns, 9 cattle, 6 sheep, 2 hogs. 6 arpents.
  10. Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1703 Acadian Census, at Port-Royal, Acadie 1703 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 212-220.
    Pierre DOUCET, widower, 1 girl, 1 arms bearer.
  11. 1710 Acadian census. The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-9119 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752”, Images 1315-1318.
    Pierre Doucet, widower, 1 son
  12. 12.0 12.1 The Registers of St. Jean-Baptiste, Annapolis Royal, 1702-1755. Nova Scotia Archives. Citing RG 1 volume 26 page 356 at https://novascotia.ca/archives/acadian/archives.asp?ID=1504
  13. Library and Archives Canada, Fonds de la paroisse catholique Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Port-Royal, N.-É.)-1870 C-1870 (image 202) http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_reel_c1869/202?r=0&s=5
  14. George MacBeath, Biography – RAZILLY, ISAAC DE – Volume I (1000-1700) – Dictionary of Canadian Biography Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed November 20
  15. Massignon, Geneviève. "Les parlers français d'Acadie, enquête linguistique", Librairie Klincksieck, Paris, 1962, 2 tomes.
  16. William I. Roberts, 3rd, “SEDGWICK, ROBERT,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 1, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed November 20, 2013
  17. In collaboration, “MORILLON DU BOURG,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 1, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed November 20, 2013
  18. Griffiths, Naomi E.S., From migrant to Acadian : a North-American border people, 1604-1755, Montreal (Québec), McGill-Queen's University Press, 2005, p147-151 (King William’s War); p 267-268 (oaths of allegiance)
  19. C.P.Stacey, “PHIPS, SIR WILLIAM,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 1, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003, accessed November 20, 2013
  20. Wikipedia contributors, "William Phips," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=William_Phips&oldid=931316163 (accessed January 31, 2020).]
  21. C.Bruce Fergusson,“LA TOURASSE, CHARLES,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 1, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003, accessed November 20, 2013
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 Dunn, Brenda. A History of Port Royal / Annapolis Royal 1605-1800. Nimbus Publishing, p 40,43 (1693 PR raid); p44-45 (1697 Treaty of Ryswick); p52-53(1702 Queen Anne’s War); p61-62 (Blockade of PR); p 71-73(1707 Attack on PR); p82-85(1710 Siege of PR).
  23. The Neutrality: Political Context, in 1755 l'Histoire et les Histoires, University of Moncton

See also:

  • Karen Theriot Reader Pierre Doucet at Geneanet
  • Find A Grave, database and images (accessed 16 September 2019), memorial page for Pierre Doucet (1621–2 Jun 1713), Find A Grave: Memorial #128205833, citing Garrison Graveyard, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada ; Maintained by AW (contributor 47829810) .
  • Pierre Doucet dit Laverdure at Greener Pasture


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Any updates on the DNA mothers?
posted by Jason Grant
Hi Jason,

The results reported in the DNA section above in 2019 do not seem to have changed (https://www.familytreedna.com/public/mothersofacadia/default.aspx?section=mtresults p. 5). Maybe one of the administrators of the Acadian Amerindian Ancestry Project could give you more information. You can reach them here : https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/acadian-amerindian/about/background

posted by Gisèle Cormier
Doucet-2181 and Doucet-26 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicate.
posted by Roger LeBlanc
Hi John, thanks for all the hard work and thinking you are doing with this family. Before we can make these changes, we would need to have sources on the profiles of the two children that state the source for the parents.
posted by Jacqueline Girouard
There is no evidence of Pierre marrying anyone else, so i will remove marie conjoint
posted by Annette Cormier
Correct. According to Stephen White p. 528-529, Pierre had only one wife, Henriette Pelletret. Pierre's brother Germain m Marie Landry, daughter of Rene & Perrine Bourg. (p.526) i will disconnect Marie Landry from Pierre
posted by Annette Cormier
Wasn't "wife" #2 (Marie M. Landry) actually the spouse of Pierre's brother Germain Junior?
posted by John DeRoche
I don't know of specific information proving he was born in France, but given that he was born in 1621 (before any Acadians had been born in Acadia) and was French, that pretty strongly suggests he was born in France. Does anyone have anything more concrete?
posted by Lianne Lavoie
Is there any evidence evidence supporting huis birth in France ?
posted by Reno Rossignol