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"Du premier lit naquit vers 1625 son fils Denis, qui a convolé, vers 1645, avec Martine Gauthier. Denis et Martine ont mis au monde cinq enfants, dont deux fils qui portaient le prénom Pierre."
Denis is estimated to have been born in France in 1625, his father is Jean Gaudet and his mother is unknown
While it isn't known exactly when the family arrived in Acadie (see father Jean), Denis married Martine Gauthier in Port Royal probably in 1645. They had five children between 1646 and 1657, all of whom married into well-known first families..
"Jean Gaudet's son Denis Gaudet, with help from his two sons, carved a large domain for himself along the banks of the Port-Royal river. The community was known as "Village des Gaudet" and is now the town of Bridgetown, Nova Scotia. Denis Gaudet's son, Pierre dit le Jeune (the younger), became the owner of one of the largest establishments in the valley. His property included 23 acres of land, 20 cattle, 32 ewes and 15 hogs. After the brutal expulsion of the Acadiens, the Gaudets settled chiefly in the Memramcook area of New Brunswick, at Baie-Sainte-Marie in Nova Scotia (New Scotland) and in Saint-Jacques-de-l'Achigan in Québec."
In the census of the Port Royal river valley in 1671, Denis Gaudet gives his age as 46 years old, his wife Martine Gauthier was 52 years old. They had five children, two were married: Anne Gaudet was 25 years old (married to Pierre Vincent); Marie Gaudet was 21 years old (married to Olivier Daigre, who lived opposite Gaudet Village on the south bank); Pierre Gaudet l'Ainé, aged 20; Pierre Gaudet le Jeune, aged 17; Marie Gaudet, aged 14. All were farmers. Denis had six arpents of cultivated land, nine horned cattle and 13 sheep, some large, some small. By 1678 Martine had died and Denis lived either with or next to his son PIerre and Marie Blanchard.
In the census of Port Royal in 1693, Denis Gaudet was a widower aged 70 years. He was head of the household, living with his son Pierre le Jeune who married Marie Blanchard. He had a sizeable piece of property at 29 arpents.  He was still living in 1698 next to his son Pierre the younger although now all the property was listed as Pierre's. 
Denis GAUDET, 46, wife, Martine GAUTHIER 62; Children (the first 2 married): Anne 25, Marie 21, Pierre 20, Pierre 17, Marie 14; cattle 9, sheep 13.
Onis Godet Widower
Denis GODET (widower) 70, Pierre GODET 39, Marie BLANCHARD (Pierre's wife) 37, Pierre 16, Anthoine 13, Germain 11, Guillaume 9, Denis 7, Marie 5, Jean 3; 20 cattle, 32 sheep, 15 pigs, 29 arpents, 2 guns
Denis GODET widower 82
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