Jean (or Jehan) Gaudet settled in Port-Royal, Acadia in the early 1600s. His age in the 1671 census of Port-Royal is given as 18 years. He is living with aged parents, the only child listed. The place of origin for this Gaudet family may be Martaizé in the Poitou region of France, where the Acadian Governor Charles de Menou d'Aulnay's families had land holdings. Caudit Geanology. Www arslanmb.org
On verso of Folio 18: Nicolle COLLORON [sic], widow of GODET, living as head of household with Jean GODET [her widowed son] and one boy and one girl [his children]. They have 3 arpents of land, with 8 head of cattle.
age 45 years [sic], living with his 80-year-old mother, who is listed as head of household, and his wife Jeanne HENRY, 30, their 2 children, and 3 children of his former marriage. They have 1 gun, 4 arpents worked land, 4 cattle, 4 sheep and 3 pigs. Notes on this census by Karen Theriot Reader, geneanet.org. "He is listed (p.17) a 2nd time as age 33 years [born 1653]. His wife is only listed by first name Jeanne, and the 2 children of the first marriage [Enfans du prem'r Lict.] are given exactly the same as on p. 16 before, and the 2 girls of the second marriage are named [not 3 unnamed as on first entry]. Has one died? Now they have 2 guns, still 4 arpents worked land 10 cattle, 17 sheep and 4 pigs. His mother is no longer listed. Dead? [Why the discrepancy, both in age, number of children, and details missing? Was the second entry a correction, and to indicate deaths? If so, what is his true age?]"
He has married again to Jeanne LE JEUNE, age 47. No children are listed, they have 3 cows, 4 sheep, 3 hogs, 1 1/2 arpents, and 1 gun. Jean GODET is 42 years [sic] [5 years younger than wife].
1708 Census of the Indians in Acadia residing on the East Coast and those of Pintagouet and of Canibeky. Jeanne is listed as Jeanne Briart, age 62 and married to Jean Godet age 58. She was listed as having a child by Francois Joseph, whose name was Catherine, age 23.
↑ 1.01.11.2 Bona Arsenault, "HISTOIRE ET GENEALOGIE DES ACADIENS", vols. 1-6; 1630-1775; Quebec, Le Conseil de la Vie Francaise en Amerique, 1965; p. 1386 (Pisiguit);
Born 1643, son of Jean & Nicole COLESON of Port Royal, Jean [II] married 1st around 1671 to Marie COMEAU [Marie Francoise?], daughter of Pierre & Rose BAYOL of Port Royal; two children are listed. He married 2nd around 1681 to Jeanne HENRY (no parents listed); three children are under this marriage.
↑ Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes - Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes, Première Partie 1636-1714 - Stephen A. White - 2 vols., Moncton, New Brunswick: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, 1999 - p. 876 JOSEPH #1a -
She married 2nd around 1694 to Jean GAUDET (widower of Francoise COMEAU & Jeanne HENRY).
↑ Original census at the Newberry Library in Chicago. "Acadian & French Canadian Ancestral Home"; Lucie LeBlanc Consentino; "Indian" census cites "Archives Publiques du Canada. Extrait G.1, 466-1. Copy of part of a manuscript in the possession of Mr. Edward E. Ayer of Chicago, received by Placide Gaudet on May 13, 1927.acknowledges Stephen A. White and CEA.
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