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Marie Madeleine Martin (abt. 1642 - 1714)

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Marie Madeleine Martin aka Morin
Born about in Port-Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
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Wife of — married 1661 in Port-Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Québec, Canada, Nouvelle-Francemap
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Marie Madeleine Martin lived
in Canada, Nouvelle-France.

Père et mère: Pierre Martin et Marie-Catherine Vigneault

Elle naît vers 1642 à Port-Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-France.

Vers 1661, âgée d'environ 19 ans, elle épouse Pierre Morin à Port-Royal, Acadie, Canada.

Enfants connus /Known children

  1. Pierre MORIN (1662 - 1741)
  2. Louis Morin
  3. Antoine Morin
  4. Marie Morin (1668 - 1741)
  5. Anne Morin (1671 - 1745)
  6. Jacques Morin (1672 - 1704)
  7. Charles Morin (1674 - )
  8. Marguerite Morin (1676 - 1718)
  9. Jean Morin (1681 - 1717)
  10. Jacques François Morin (1682 - )
  11. Simon Joseph Morin (1685 - )
  12. Jacques Morin dit Beauséjour (1686 - 1737)

Le 16 septembre 1714, âgée d'environ 75 ans selon l'acte de sépulture, Marie Martin, veuve Morin décède et est inhumée le lendemain à la paroisse Notre-Dame-de-Québec, Canada.[1]


Marie Madeleine Martin, daughter of Pierre Martin and Catherine Vigneau, was born around 1642.[2]

About 1661 Marie Madeleine married Pierre Morin in Acadie.[2] Between about 1662 and 1686, she gave birth to 12 children: Pierre, Louis, Antoine, Marie, Anne, Jacques the elder, Charles, Marguerite, Jean, Jacques-François, Simon-Joseph, Jacques the younger.[2]

In 1671, the family was found in Port Royal. The farm had 3 cattle and 4 sheep, and 1 arpent of their land holdings was cultivated.[3]

In the late 1660s the family was among the first settlers of Beaubassin.[4]

The four youngest children were baptised at the Beaubassin church (1680-1686). By 1686, their farm comprised of 30 arpents of land, 15 cattle, 8 sheep, 12 hogs.

About 1687, a major crisis occurred with the entire Morin family:

"The Sieur Michel Leneuf's oldest daughter Marie-Josephte is found to be in the family way. The priest Trouvé accuses Louis Morin, Pierre's seocond son of having seduced her. LeNeuf imprisons the young man whom he and Trouvé summarily try, condemn, and deport. LeNeuf then expels the whole Morin clan-- father, sons, and sons-in-law-- 19 persons in all, and appropriate their land. The Morin outcasts seek refuge on the bay of Chaleurs."[4]

In the 1688 Census at the Baie des Chaleurs, the family is found there: "[Il y a trois habitants.] Le 1er est un nome boucher de normandie et sa famme du port royal. Ils sont habité de 1688 au printemps. Toute cette famille faict trois habitants. Il ont ont (sic) 8 garcon qui sont bien age le plus pettit a 12 ans de ses garçons il y en a un de mariay ou deux et a cinq filles la plus jeune a 8 ans une de ses filles et marie qui a 2 enfans"[2]

Marie-Madeleine was widowed around 1690 and she died September 16 1714 in Quebec.[1][2]


c1642 birth
1654 British capture Port-Royal; French settlement ceases[5]
c1661 marriage to Pierre Morin, in Acadia
c1662 birth, son Pierre
c1664 birth, son Louis
c1666 birth, son Antoine
1667-70 Treaty of Breda cedes Acadia to the French; settlement resumes[6]
c1668 birth, daughter Marie
c1671 birth, daughter Anne
1671 residence, in Port Royal
c1672 birth, son Jean the elder
C1671-1672 Village of Beaubassin on the Isthmus of Chignecto founded by Acadian surgeon Bourgeois, who persuaded five other families to go with him.[7][8]
c1674 birth, son Charles
c1676 birth, daughter Marguerite
1676-78 Michel Leneuf des Vallières is awarded a large (1000 square miles) seigneury at Beaubassin. “The grant specified that he leave undisturbed any settlers there, together with their lands they used or had planned to use for themselves”. La Vallière builds his homestead on an island (Tonge’s Isand) [9][8]
1680 birth, son Jean, in Beaubassin
1682 birth, son Jacques-François, in Beaubassin
1682 Eleven men are subpoenaed for refusing to accept the contracts of concessions: Pierre Morin, Guyou Chiasson, Michel Poirier, Roger Kessy, Claude Du Gast, Germaine and Guillaume Bourgeois, Germaine Giroir, Jean Aubin Mignaux, Jacques Belou, and Thomas Cormier. [8]
1685 birth, son Simon-Joseph, in Beaubassin
1686 birth, son Jacques le Jeune, in Beaubassin
1686 residence, in Beaubassin
1687 banishment from Beaubassin
1688 residence, Baie des Chaleurs
1714 death, in Quebec


  1. 1.0 1.1 Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979, Québec > Notre-Dame-de-Québec > Baptêmes, mariages, sépultures 1679-1790, part 26-50 > image 674 of 918; Archives Nationales du Quebec (National Archives of Quebec), Montreal. FamilySearch
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 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 1220-1222.
  3. Acadian & French-Canadian Ancestral Home. 1671 Acadian Census
  4. 4.0 4.1 Surette, Paul. Atlas of the Acadian Settlement of the Beaubassin 1660 to 1755. Tintamarre and Le Lac. Tantramar Heritage Trust. 2005, p (arrival of the Martins and Morins at Beaubassing); p8(crisis and banishment of Morin clan).
  5. William I. Roberts, 3rd, “SEDGWICK, ROBERT,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 1, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed November 20, 2013
  6. In collaboration, “MORILLON DU BOURG,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 1, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed November 20, 2013
  7. White, Stephen A. La généalogie des trente-sept familles hôtesses des "Retrouvailles 94", Les Cahiers de la Société historique acadienne, vol. 25, nos 2 et 3 (1994). (Bourgeois)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Clark, Andrew Hill, Acadia; the geography of early nova Scotia to 1760. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1968. p141 (Bourgeois founder); p141-142 (seigneury of Beaubassin)
  9. J.-Roger Comeau, “LENEUF DE LA VALLIÈRE DE BEAUBASSIN, MICHEL (d. 1705),” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 2, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed December 1, 2013.
  • Note this Tanguay reference contains errors. The Pierre Morin in this reference is her son, Pierre, who married Francoise Chiasson. Tanguay - Volume 1, p. 445 - 1680 MORIN, Pierre - MARTIN, Marie.
  • 1671 Acadian Census at Port Royal: Pierre MORIN, 37, wife Marie MARTIN 35; Children: Pierre 9, Louis 7, Antoine 5, Marie 3, Ann 10 months; cattle 3, sheep 4, 1 arpen.
  • 1686 Acadian Census at Beaubassin: Pierre MORIN 51, Marie MARTIN 44; children: Louis 22, Antoine 20, Marie 18, Anne 16, Jacques 14, Charles 12, Marguerite 10, Jean 8, Jacques-Francois 3; 30 arpents, 15 cattle, 8 sheep, 12 hogs.

Marie Madeleine Martin's mother was Marie-Catherine Vigneau. The Founding Mothers of Acadia Maternal DNA project reported that Catherine Vigneau had a T2f4 haplogroup. FamilyTreeDNA has a list as well.


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1671 Acadian Census - Pierre Martin et Catherine Vigneau
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