François Fardet was from a place referred to as Rui within the bishopric of Vannes, Bretagne (today Morbihan), France. 
François arrived in Acadie in about 1717. 
François married Marie Marguerite Pitre in Acadie around 1745.  and together they had four children:
After they were deported to France in 1758. The first ships to carry Acadians to St. Malo were from St. Jean and Ile Royale in 1758, and they were on the Queen of Spain, arriving in St. Malo November 17, 1758. Unfortunately, after the deportation, all of the children and mother died shortly after arriving in St. Malo.
He likely died in France, although there is no confirmation regarding his death, and his family had pre-deceased him.
Francois [C]ardet, fisherman, native of Rui. bishopric of Vannes, aged 55 years. Married to Marie Pitre, native of la Cadie, aged 40 years. They have Pierre Cardet aged 4 years, and Marie Anne Cardet, aged 2 years, their children. He has been 35 years in the colony
- FARDET François, de l'evesché de Vannes, pêcheur
- PITRE Marguerite (fille de Claude Jean), femme
- FARDET Pierre, 12 ans, fils, + à l'hôpital le 19 novembre 1758
- FARDET Marie, 6 ans, fille, + à l'hôpital le 1er décembre 1758
- FARDET Angelique, 2 ans, fille, +
- FARDET Marianne, 10 ans, fille, + en mer
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