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Jean Henry (abt. 1719)

Jean "dit le Fils" Henry
Born about in Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
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Husband of — married 30 Apr 1742 in Beaubassin, Acadie, Colony of Nova Scotiamap
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Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 8 Aug 2009
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Jean Henry' was born about 1719. He was the son of Jean Henry and Marie Hebert. When he was 23, Jean married Marie Carre, age 18, daughter of Pierre Carre and the late Angelique Chiasson 30 April 1742 at Beaubassin. Witnesses: Jean Henry, father of the groom, Germain Henry, Antoine Henry, Pierre La Bove.[1]

He and Marie Carre had at least one child born in Isle Saint Jean (at least baptized there). [2]

They were listed in the 1752 Laroque census at Rivière-du-Ouest, Isle Saint-Jean with their six daughters.[3]

On March 8, 1786, Jean Henry, son of Jean Henry and Marie Hébert, was one of the seventy Acadien heads of families, the founders of Arichat Parish who thanked the lieutenant governor of Cape Breton, J.F.W. DesBarres, "for the promise of land concessions, the permission to construct a church and school, and the request for tax exemptions."[4]

Translated Extract: #47 called "Jean Anrie". The young couple apparently set up housekeeping at Cobeguit, where five of their six children were born. In 1750, with the British becoming more and more oppressive towards the Acadians , they moved to ile St-Jean, resettling on the north bank of the Riviere du Ouest with his parents and siblings. In 1758 their respite was abruptly ended, and they were deported to France on one of the five packets that all disembarked their passengers at St-Malo on Jan. 23, 1759.

1/ Son of Jean Henry and Marie Hébert.

2/ Born about 1719 at Cobeguit.

3/ Married 1742/04/20 at Beaubassin, Marie Carret, daughter of Pierre Carret and Angelique Chiasson.

4/ One of the Acadian families finding refuge at West River, Ile St Jean in 1750.

5/ Transported to Saint Malo, during the winter of 1758-1759.

6/ Jean Henry left his family at Saint Servan, and went to Malouines Islands about 1767.

7/ Jean, Marie and their daughters Marguerite-Josephe, Marie and Osite, returned to Acadia in 1774.


  1. Library and Archives Canada Fonds des Archives départementales de la Charente-Maritime [La Rochelle, France] : C-1207 Registres de Beaubassin - reel_c1207 MG 6 A 2 (Image 101)
  2. Hebert, Timothy. Acadian Church Records: Port LaJoye, Ile St. Jean, 1749-1758: St. Jean L’Evangeliste Parish. Acadian-Cajun Geneaology & History, 2000, p. 6. The original record can be found at Archives Nationales d'outre-mer État civil, Ile Saint-Jean (Port La Joye) Parish Records 1721-1758, 1750, p. 6 Baptism
    OsIte HENRY Baptized: July 21, 1750; Born: December 29, 1749 Parents: Jean HENRY & Marie CARE of Copeguy Parish Godparents: Charles HENRY, Magdelaine HENRY
  3. Report Concerning Canadian Archives for the Year 1905, Volume II (Ottawa: Printed by S.E.Dawson, 1905), 1752 La Roque Census, p. 83/Image 196 . The original census, in French, can be found at Census Original Version “Recensement de l'Isle Royal et de Isle Saint-Jean ” p. 310-311/ Image 314-315/
    Jean Henry, junior, ploughman, native of l'Acadie, aged 24 years, has been in the country two years. Married to Marie Caret, native of l'Acadie, aged 30 years.
    Margueritte Joseph, aged 9 years.
    Marie Roze, aged 8 years.
    Marie, aged 6 years.
    Margueritte, aged 4 years.
    Auzitte, aged 33 months.
    Annastazie, aged 4 months.
    They have in live stock, two oxen, one wether, three sheep, two pigs, two sows, and nine fowls. The land upon which they are settled is situated as in the preceding case, and has been given to them under similar conditions. On it they have made a clearing for the sowing of four bushels of wheat next spring.
  4. This profile was created from information in the manuscript “The 70 signers of the Founding of Arichat Parish, Cape Breton”, published in 2006 by Lena White, readily available for reference at Ms. White attributes the facts and data in her manuscript to: Stephen A. White, article “Les fondateurs de la paroisse d'Arichat, Cap-Breton”, from "Cahiers de la société historique Acadienne" - Volume 23, No. 1; 4 – 26, 1992; in French.


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Henry-8796 and Henry-7 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, includig his dit name. Same birth Year. Same parents. NO conflicting information.
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
In biography, stated Jean returned with family in 1774... so why is death listed in 1757. Also went to St Malo in 1759. What sources are for death date? Doesn't mesh.
posted by Karin Kreamer
Henry-8793 and Henry-7 appear to represent the same person because: duplicate?
posted by Jacqueline Girouard
Corrected his mother.
posted by Jacqueline Girouard
Looks like his mother was incorrectly entered as his wife.
posted by Danielle Liard
Henry-11 and Henry-7 do not represent the same person because: Birth dates are far off, no details seem to match except the name. There is reasonable documentation for each and they do not appear to match at all.
Henry-11 and Henry-7 appear to represent the same person because: same person, spouse
posted by Danielle Liard

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