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Pierre Louis Henry (abt. 1719 - abt. 1785)

Pierre Louis (Louis) Henry
Born about in Cobequit, Acadie, Colony of Nova Scotiamap
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Husband of — married about 1747 in Acadiemap
Husband of — married 7 Aug 1759 in Pleurtuit, Bretagne, Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 66 in Francemap
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Pierre Henry, born about 1719 in the parish of St. Pierre and St. Paul of Cobequid, Acadia. He was the son of Jean Henry and Marie Hébert.[1]
Pierre married twice:
Marriage (1) Marie-Madeleine Pitre about 1747.[1]
  1. Anne Josephe HENRY
  2. Marguerite Pelagie HENRY b: 17 Jun 1752 in Acadia c: 18 Jun 1752 in Port Lajoie, Isle St. Jean, Acadia
  3. Jean Charles HENRY b: 20 Sep 1754 in Isle St. Jean, Acadia c: 20 Sep 1754 in Port Lajoie, Isle St. Jean, Acadia
  4. Pierre HENRY b: 13 Jun 1756 in Isle St. Jean, Acadia c: 13 Jun 1756 in Port Lajoie, Isle St. Jean, , Acadia
Around 1750, Louis and Madeleine settled at Isle Saint-Jean (present-day Prince Edward Island) like many other Acadians from the Colony of Nova Scotia. "A drastic change occurred in 1749 when a sudden shift in British policy with regard to Nova Scotia triggered a wave of immigration to the Island. Protestant settlers loyal to the British crown were brought to Nova Scotia, new fortifications were raised including the Halifax citadel and the Acadians were pressed into taking an unconditional oath of allegiance to the English Monarch or else be expelled from their lands. Many Acadians living in Beaubassin, Pisiquid, Grand-Pré and Port-Royal became concerned about their safety and moved to the Island. Within five years the population of the colony jumped from 735 to 2,223. It is estimated that another 1,500 Acadians took refuge on the Island in 1755 -- the year the Deportation began on the mainland. " [2]They were listed in the Island's census in 1752 at Rivière-de-l'Ouest. Louis, age 30, a ploughman, and Madeleine age 25, had 2 young girls Marguerite and Hélène. They owned land and farm animals. [3]
The family was deported to France in 1758 with thousands of Acadians.
They disembarked at St-Malo, France on 23 January 1759 with their children Anne Josèphe, Pélagie and Pierre. Charles, age 5, died at sea during the crossing.[4]
Madeleine died in St-Servan France on 28 March 1759 at about age 32.
Marriage (2) Anne Thibodaux, widow of Charles Pitre, on 7 August 1759 at Pleurtuit, ancient province of Bretagne (present-day département of Ille-et-Vilaine).[5][1]
  1. Marie Helene HENRY b: 14 May 1760 in la Moissias, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 14 May 1760 in Pleurtuit, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France
  2. Francoise HENRY b: 2 Nov 1761 in Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 2 Nov 1761 in Pleurtuit, Ille-et-Vilaine, France
  3. Angelique HENRY b: 15 May 1763 in La Moysias, Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 15 May 1763 in Pleurtuit, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France
The date of his death is unknown.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Karen Theriot Reader Pierre Louis Henry citing Janet B. Jehn, CORRECTIONS & ADDITIONS TO ARSENAULT'S HISTOIRE ET GENEALOGIE DES ACADIENS; 1630-1830; by author, 863 Wayman Branch Road, Covington, KY 41015, 1988; p. 41; own copy.
    Name "possibly this should read Pierre," born about 1719 in Cobequid, Acadia. Married 1st about 1747 to Marie Madeleine PITRE, born ABT 1726. Married 2nd on 7 Aug 1759 at Pleurtuit [St. Malo] to Anne THIBODAUX (widow of Charles PITRE), born about 1721 in Pisiquid, daughter of Philippe THIBODAUX & Elizabeth VINCENT. [He was probably born later than 1719, unless he was a twin. There is a gap in births between 1719 and 1723 in his family. Likely born 1721?
  2. Arsenault, Georges. "The Acadians of Prince Edward Island." Acadian & French Canadian Ancestral Home, website hosted by Lucie LeBlanc Consentino accessed at
  3. "The Island Register", hosted by Dave Hunter; The 1752 LaRoque Census of Isle St. Jean (Prince Edward Island) updated 1/22/98, accessed March 2020.
    p. 2 at Rivière-du-Ouest : Louis Henry, Ploughman, native of l'Acadie, aged 30 years, has been in the country two years. Married to Magdelaine Pitre, native of l'Acadie, aged 25 years. They have two daughters. Margueritte Joseph, aged 2 years.
    Helenne, two months.
    In live stock, they have two oxen, one cow, two heifers, three ewes, one sow, and two pigs. The land upon which they are settled is situated as in the preceding case, and was given to them under similar conditions, and on it they have made a clearing where they can sow four bushels of grain.
  4. "Roll of the Five english ships (Yarmouth, Patience, Mathias, Restoration, John Samuel), disembarked at Saint-Malo on january 23, 1759", list established by Louis-Xavier Perez accessed atPoitou, Acadie, Bretagne, Généalogie website. Family # 126
    HENRY Pierre, 40 ans
    PITRE Marie Madeleine, 32 ans, femme, + le 27 mars 1759
    HENRY Anne Josephe, 10 ans, fille
    HENRY Pélagie, 8 ans, fille
    HENRY Pierre, 3 ans, fils
    HENRY Charles, 5 ans, fils, + en mer
    HENRY Charles, 23 ans, frère de Pierre
  5. Thot, Archives en ligne, Ille-et-Vilaine, Registres paroissiaux et état civil, 10 NUM 35228 103, Pleurtuit, 1759, Baptêmes/Mariages, COMMUNE, p. 14/23 Marriage Pierre Henry & Anne Thibeaudau 7 August 1759
    Marriage between Pierre Henry, son of deceased Jean and widower of Magdeleine Pitre, from the parish of St-Pierre and St-Paul of Cobeqit, diocese of Quebec and resident of Pleurtuit and of Marie Hébert, and Anne Thibeaudau, daughter of Philipe and Elisabeth Vincent, and widow of Charles Pitre, from the parish of Sainte-Famille of Pesiguit, diocese of Quebec, Canada and living in this parish. Special dispensation granted for 4th degree filiation. Witnesses: Jean Henry, Charles Thibeaudau, Simon Henry, Charles Henry.

See also:

  • Title: Acadians in Exile in Saint Malo 1758-1785; Author: Albert J. Robichaux; Publication: Hebert Publications, Eunice, Louisiana 1981; Vol 2; Personal Copy; Family # 560, p. 501

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