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Jean Henry (abt. 1683 - 1759)

Jean "dit Le Vieux" Henry
Born about in Mines, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
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Husband of — married about 1717 in Acadiemap
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Died at about age 76 in St. Servan, Bretagne, Francemap
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Jean Henry, Jean dit le Vieux Henry, was born about 1683 in Mines, Acadie, Nouvelle-France, son of Robert Henry (abt. 1643–bef. 1736) and Madeleine Marie Godin (1665–aft. 1719).

In 1686, at Port Royal, Jean, aged 2, was living with his parents, Robert HENRY, aged 43, and Marie-Magdelaine [sic] GODIN, aged 20, and his three siblings: Martin, aged 7, Marie, aged 5, and a baby, not yet baptized. The family owned 1 gun, 4 cattle and 8 hogs.[1].

He was a youth in 1693.[2]

Jean (33) married Marie Hebert (19) (born about 1697 in Les Mines, Acadie; daughter of Jean Hebert and Jeanne Doiron) in 1717 in Acadie. Their known children were:

  1. Martin Henry (abt. 1717– ) .
  2. Pierre Louis Henry (abt. 1719–abt. 1785) .
  3. Jean Henry (abt. 1719– ) .
  4. Marie Josèphe Henry (abt. 1723– ) .
  5. Marguerite Henry (abt. 1725– ) .
  6. Madeleine Henry (abt. 1726–aft. 1785) .
  7. Simon Henry (abt. 1729–abt. 1810) .
  8. Anne Henry (abt. 1730–aft. 1785) .
  9. Françoise Marie Henry (abt. 1733–1784) .
  10. Charles Henry (1736–bef. 1800) .
  11. Francois Henry (abt. 1740– )

They, like many families, moved from Cobeguit to Île St.-Jean in about 1750.[3]

Jean and Marie and their son François were deported to France in 1758 aboard one of the infamous "Five English ships" (Yarmouth, Patience, Mathias, Restoration, and John Samuel). They disembarked in Saint-Malo on January 23, 1759.[4]

Jean dit le Vieux died soon after arriving in France,[5] on 16 Mar 1759 in Bretagne.[6] Burial: 17 Mar 1759 St. Servan, Ille-et-Vilaine, France[7]

Research Notes

This brother, Jean Henry (abt.1683-1759), married Marie Hebert (abt.1697-1764).

The other brother, Martin Henry (abt.1679-abt.1758), married Marie Hebert (1682-bef.1758).


  1. 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;
    at Port Royal: Robert HENRY 43, Marie-Magdelaine GODIN 20; children: Martin 7, Marie 5, Jean 2, and one (baby) who is not baptized; 1 gun, 4 cattle, 10 sheep. Madeleine Marie was listed as Marie Magdelaine in the original 1686 census and transcribed as Marie-Magdelaine with a hyphen.
  2. 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;
    at Port-Royal, Acadie; Listed as Francois, age 11 years.
  3. 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 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."
  4. "Rolle des habitans de l'Isle St Jean débarqués à St Malo le 23 janvier 1759 des 5 paquebots anglois le Yarmouth, la Patience, le Mathias, la Restoration et le John et Samuel," Fonds de l'inscription maritime de Saint-Servan (France): C-4619, MG6 C2, Library and Archives Canada, Roll of the " Five English ships " (Yarmouth, Patience, Mathias, Restoration, John Samuel) disembarked at Saint-Malo on January 23, 1759 image 201, accessed Oct 2023
    HENRY Jean, 71, died in Saint Servan on 16 March 1759,
    HEBERT Marie, 60 , his wife
    HENRY François, 18, son
  5. Acadians In Gray
  6. Stephen A. White; Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes; 2 vols., Moncton, New Brunswick: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, 1999; p. 841
    Text: Jean (dit le Vieux) died/was buried (St-Servan Register) on 16/18 Mar 1759 at age 71 years [sic].
  7. Stephen A. White; Dictionnaire généalogique des familles acadiennes, "Ajouts et corrections"; University of Moncton, Centre d'études acadiennes; Note: Appeared in Nov 1999 and Sep 2003.
    Text: Correct date of burial from 18 Mar to 17 Mar 1759 (Contribution of Réal HENRI of Pointe-Claire, Quebec).

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Henry dit Robert-2 and Henry-11 appear to represent the same person because: similar birth (within a year), same parents. Francois, the 11 year old son of Robert Henry found in the 1693 census at Les Mines, was actually his son Jean. Henry_dit_Robert-2 should be merged into Henry-11 because Henry is the correct LNAB. (See White's DGFA p. 841.)
Henry dit Levieux-1 and Henry-11 appear to represent the same person because: same dit name, birth date within 1 year, same death date and place, same parents. Henry dit Levieux-1 should be merged into Henry-11 because Henry is the correct LNAB.

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