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Robert Henry (abt. 1643 - 1736)

Robert Henry aka Henri
Born about in Saint-Vincent, Rouen, Normandie, Francemap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1678 in Cobéquid, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Cobequid, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Profile last modified | Created 8 Aug 2009
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Robert Henry migrated from France to New France.
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Robert Henry migrated from New France to Acadia.
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Robert Henry or Henri, born at Rouen, France, in c1643, came first to Canada, where he served as a domestic servant for Quentin Moral. He was confirmed in the Catholic faith at Trois-Rivières in 1666,[1] so he likely had been a Huguenot.

He moved to Chignecto in c1676 and two years later married Marie-Madeleine, daughter of Pierre Godin dit Châtillon, a native of Québec who had also moved to Chignecto. [2]

Robert and Marie-Madeleine were counted at Port-Royal in 1686,[3]but by 1693 they had moved to the Minas Basin.[4]They eventually settled at Cobeguit. They had 13 children, including six sons, all of whom married and created families of their own. Five of their daughters married into the Doiron, Pitre, Druce, Radoux, Pinet, and Guérard families.[2]

Their children were:[1][5]
  1. Martin (dit Robert) Henry, b. about 1679 in Port Royal, Acadia
  2. Marie Henry, b. about 1681 in Port Royal, Acadia
  3. Jean (dit le Vieux) Henry, b. about 1684 in Port Royal, Acadia
  4. Genevieve Henry, b. about Jan 1686 in Port Royal, Acadia
  5. Germain Henry, b. about 1686 in Port Royal, Acadia
  6. Anne (Jeanne) Henry, b. about 1688 in Acadia
  7. Madeleine (dit Robert) Henry, b. about 1690 in Acadia
  8. Rose Henry, b. about 1692 in Cobeguit, Acadia
  9. Catherine (dit Robert) Henry, b. about 1695 in Acadia
  10. Pierre (dit Robert) Henry, b. about 1700 in Acadia
  11. Antoine Henry, b. about 1704 in Cobeguit, Acadia
  12. Joseph (dit le Petit Homme) Henry, b. about 1707 in Acadia

Unknown daughter Henryr, b. before 1714 in Acadia


Robert Henry (1646 - )

Vers 1643, Il naît à Rouen, France.

Robert Henry arrive au Canada où il sert comme domestique pour Quentin Moral.

En 1666, il est confirmé dans la foi catholique à Trois-Rivière; il avait probablement été un Huguenot auparavant.

Vers 1676, il déménage à Chignecto et deux ans plus tard épouse Marie-Madeleine, fille de Pierre Godin dit Châtillon, originaire de Québec, qui avait également déménagé à Chignecto.

Robert et Marie-Madeleine ont été dénombrés à Port-Royal en 1686, mais en 1693 ils avaient déménagé dans le bassin Minas. Ils sont finalement établit à Cobeguit.

Ils eurent 13 enfants, dont six fils, tous mariés qui créerent leurs propres familles. Cinq de leurs filles se marièrent dans les familles Doiron, Pitre, Druce, Radoux, Pinet et Guérard.

Recensement 1666:[6] Quentin Moral sieur de Saint-Quentin, 44, habitant ; Marie Marguerie, 40, sa femme ; Jeanne, 13 ; Marie, 10 ; Gertrude, 8 ; Marthe, 5 ; Robert Henry, 20, et Nicolas Dupuis, 24, domestiques. Ils vivent à Trois-Rivières, Mauricie, Canada.

Recensement 1667:[7] Quentin Moral, 49; Marie Margris, 40; Marie-Jeanne, 14; Marie, 12; Gertrude, 10; Marthe, 6; Robert Henry, domestique, 23; 6 bestiaux, 64 arpents en valeur. Ils vivent chez Sieur Quentin Moral de Saint-Quentin à Trois-Rivières, le Cap ou la Touche-Champlain, Mauricie, Canada.



  1. 1.0 1.1 "Dictionnaire généalogique des familles acadiennes' - 1, page 840." White, Stephen A., Patrice Gallant, and Hector-J Hébert. Dictionnaire Généalogique Des Familles Acadiennes. Moncton, N.-B.: Centre D'études Acadiennes, Université De Moncton, 1999, Print, p. 840.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Acadians in Gray" [1] Acadians Who Found Refuge in Louisiana, February 1764-early 1800s HENRY
  3. Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752”, Image 15-61
    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.
  4. Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752”, Image 15-61
    Robert HENRY 50, Madeleine GODET 31, Martin 15, Marie 13, Francois 11, Genevieve 9, Jacques 7, Jeanne 5; 12 sheep, 6 arpents
  5. Rootsweb on, Family tree by Karen Theriot Reader, "Ancestors of Fred J. Theriot, Sr.", page for Marie Madeleine GODIN
  6. "Internet - 'Recensement de 1666 en Nouvelle-France, compilé par Jean-Guy Sénéca.'"
  7. Internet - 'Recensement de 1667 en Nouvelle-France, compilé par Jean-Guy Sénéca.'"

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The project protected mother should be removed-it doesn't appear that Robert's parentage is known, and it's very unlikely he had a mother named "Jonat Lowry."
posted by Greg Lavoie
Henry-5 and Henry-2102 appear to represent the same person because: Very same.
posted by Gaston Tardif

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