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Jean Baptiste (Landry) Landry dit Alexis (abt. 1749 - abt. 1812)

Jean Baptiste Landry dit Alexis formerly Landry
Born about in Acadie, Colony of Nova Scotiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1773 in Cape Breton, Nouvelle-Écosse, Canadamap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 63 in Cape Breton Colonymap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Aug 2009
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On March 8, 1786, Jean (Landry) dit Alexis was one of the seventy Acadien heads of families, the founders of Arichat Parish , that 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."[1]

Jean Landry dit Alexis, son of d’Alexis Landry and Marguerite Aucoin, was born c1749, at Pisiguit[citation needed] Her certainly was born in Nova Scotia. He lived with his brother Joseph and parents in Isle Royal in 1752.[2]

Married c1773, Anne Pitre, daughter of Joseph Pitre and Anne Bourg.

They were one of the families that left Isle Madame during the American War of Independence, finding refuge Chezzetcook. The settled at Fortune Bay on Ile St Jean lin late 1790.[citation needed]

He returned to Arichat before census of 1811 as he seems to be listed there with his brother Joseph.[3] Jean Baptiste would have been the 1 person over age 60. Since it is not two people, then Anne Pitre would have been deceased by then. Listed also are Maximilian Landry (Alexis), Joseph Landry (Alexis) with 1 over 60, possibly his brother?, Peter Landry (Alexis), David Landry (Alexis).

Jean Landry appears to have died between 1811 and 1813. [4]


  1. 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, Pagination 4 – 26, 1992
  2. Acadian and French Canadian Ancestral Home hosted by Lucie Consentino; The 1752 La Roque Census of Isle Royale Original publication by S.E.Dawson, 1906, Transcribed by Maureen McNeil, Sept 2000, accessed March 27, 2020.
    Alexis Landry, ploughman, native of la Cadie, aged 29
    Margueritte Aucoin, his wife, native of la Cadie, aged 29
    Jean Baptiste, aged 3 Joseph, aged 2
    They are 18 months in the colony
  3. Arichat, Richmond County — 1811 Commissioner of Public Records Nova Scotia Archives RG 1 vol. 445 no. 41811 Census
  4. Burial Source: S 16 décembre 1841, prdh union #2.

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Reconciliation of date of birth and apparent prior death of mother in progress. Suspect a transcription error regarding mother or son. Will have access to archived genealogical documents on 09/28.
posted by George Blanchard
He was born after his mother died.
posted by Jacqueline Girouard

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