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Françoise Marie Henry (abt. 1733 - 1784)

Françoise Marie Henry
Born about in Acadiemap
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of and
Wife of — married 10 Feb 1754 in Port Lajoie, Ile St. Jean, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Died at about age 51 in St. Servan, Bretagne, Francemap
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Françoise Marie Henry was born about 1733 in Acadie, daughter of Jean Henry and Marie Hebert.

She was listed in the 1752 (LaRoque) census at age 19 at Rivière du Ouest, Isle Saint-Jean.[1]

She married Jean Pitre on February 10, 1754 in Isle Saint Jean.[2]

Their children were:

  1. Therese Pitre (1755–1758)
  2. Marguerite Bibiane Pitre (1757–1758)

In 1758 Françoise, her husband Jean and their two daughters were among the 342 passengers who were forced aboard the Duke William, bound for France. Close to half of the passengers, 146, did not survive the horrific conditions on board and died at sea. Twenty nine died at hospital within 2 months of arrival in Saint-Malo on 1 November 1758. Jean and the girls died at sea during the crossing. Françoise disembarked in Saint-Malo on 1 November 1758. [3]

Françoise Henry passed away October 17, 1784 in St-Servan, Bretagne, France at the age of 52 years [4]


  1. Report Concerning Canadian Archives for the Year 1905, Volume II (Ottawa: Printed by S.E.Dawson, 1905), 1752 La Roque Census, p. 81/Image 192. The original census, in French, can be found at Census Original Version “Recensement de l'Isle Royal et de Isle Saint-Jean ” p. 305-306/Images 309-310
    "Jean Henry dit le Vieux, ploughman, native of l'Acadie, aged 68 years, has been in the country two years. Married to Marie Hébert, native of l'Acadie, aged 55 years. They have five children, two sons and two (sic) daughters : —
    Simon, aged 23 years
    Charles, aged 15 years
    François, aged 12 years
    Marie Joseph, aged 29 years
    Françoise, aged 19 years
    In live stock they have five oxen, two cows, one calf, three sheep, three sows and three pigs. The land on which they are settled is situated as in the preceding case, [The land on which they are settled is situated on the north side of thé Rivière du Ouest, and was given to them verbally by Monsieur de Bonnaventure.] and has been given to them under similar conditions. They have made a clearing for the sowing of about ten bushels of wheat."
  2. Hebert, Timothy. Acadian Church Records: Port LaJoye, Ile St. Jean, 1749-1758: St. Jean L’Evangeliste Parish. Acadian-Cajun Geneaology & History, 2000, p. 48. The original record can be found at Archives Nationales d'outre-mer État civil, Ile Saint-Jean (Port La Joye) Parish Records 1721-1758, 1753, p. 3 Marriage
    Jean PITRE & Francoise HENRY Married: February 10, 1754 Groom's parents: Jean PITRE & Marguerite TERIAU Bride's parents: Jean HENRY & Marie HEBERT
  3. "Etat des gens de mer, habitans et autres qui ont débarqué à St Malo du paquebot Anglois le Duc Guillaume," Fonds de l'inscription maritime de Saint-Servan (France): C-4619, MG6 C2, Library and Archives Canada, Roll of the Duke William, disembarked at Saint-Malo on November 1, 1758 image 136, accessed 3 Jan 2024
    Family # 27
    PITRE Jean (son of Jean), died at sea
    HENRY Françoise, his wife, was hospitalized on 4/11/1758
    PITRE Marguerite Bibianne, daughter, died at sea
    PITRE Tersile, daughter, died at sea
  4. Acte de sepulture Archives d'Ile-et-Villaine, St-Servan: S: 1784, pg. 22; viewed September 7, 2018

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