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Marie Mercier (1645 - abt. 1693)

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Marie Mercier
Born in La Chaussée, Vienne, Poitou, Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [half], [half], [half], [half], [half], [half], [half] and [half]
Wife of — married about (to after ) in Francemap
Wife of — married about in Acadie, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Port-Royal, Acadiemap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Nov 2010
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Biography

Marie Mercier was born around 1645 in France to parents Unknown Mercier and Francoise Gaudet.[1]

Around 1662 Marie married Antoine Babin. According to the depositions of his descendants, Marie came to Acadia from France with her husband.[2]

Between around 1663 and 1684, Marie gave birth to 11 children: Marie, Charles, Vincent, Jeanne, Marguerite, Catherine, Anne, Antoine, Madeleine, Françoise, and Jean.[1]

When Antoine died, Marie was married again around 1688 to Guillaume LeJuge.

Marie died in Port Royal.

Discussion

Father's First Name. It is not proven that the husband of Marie Francoise Gaudet and the father of Marie Mercier has the first name Jean. Stephen White records him as an unknown Mercier. Finding the Gaudet-Mercier marriage record or the baptismal record for Marie Mercier, would offer some enlightenment as would a ship's record showing whether the family came to New France together.

DNA. Marie's mother was Francoise Gaudet. The Mothers of Acadia Maternal DNA project is conducting ongoing research to verify their origins. In 2010, Stephen White reported Francoise Gaudet had a J1b2 haplogroup. I don't know the details re how many of her descendants were tested to support this report. Ongoing test results are also reported here. As of May 2014, 10 descendants have consistently reported a J haplogroup, as have 9 descendants of her sister Marie Gaudet. J haplogroups indicate European origins.

Timeline

c1645 birth, in France
1632 Treaty Saint-Germain-en-Laye cedes Acadia to France; Razilly brings ~300 elite men[3]
1636 Arrival of he first French families to settle permanantly[4]
1654 British capture Port-Royal; French settlement ceases[5]
c1662 marriage to Antoine Babin, in France
c1663 birth, daughter Marie
c1664 birth, son Charles
c1665 birth, son Vincent
1667-70 Treaty of Breda cedes Acadia to the French; settlement resumes[6]
c1668 birth, daughter Jeanne
c1670 birth, daughter Marguerite
1671 residence, in Port Royal
c1671 birth, daughter Catherine
c1674 birth, daughter Anne
c1676 birth, son Antoine
c1678 birth, daughter Madeleine
1678 residence, in Port Royal
c1681 birth, daughter Françoise
c1684 birth, son Jean
1686 residence, in Port Royal
1??? death, in Port Royal

Born 1645 Loudun, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France. [7]

Died 1686 Port Royal, New Brunswick, Canada. Age: 40-41. [8]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 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, p1173-1174; 57-58.
  2. White, Stephen A., Origins of the Pioneers of Acadia. According to the Depositions Made by Their Descendants at Belle- Ile-en-Mer in 1767.
  3. George MacBeath, Biography – RAZILLY, ISAAC DE – Volume I (1000-1700) – Dictionary of Canadian Biography Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed November 20
  4. Massignon, Geneviève. "Les parlers français d'Acadie, enquête linguistique", Librairie Klincksieck, Paris, 1962, 2 tomes, p32 first French families in Acadia.
  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. Source: #S45 Certainty: 0
  8. Source: #S45 Certainty: 0
  • 1671 Acadian Census at Port Royal: Antoine BABIN, farmer, 45, his wife, Marie MERCIER 25; Children: Marie 9, Charles 7, Vincent 5, Jeanne 3, Marguerite 1; cattle 6, sheep 8 and 2 arpents of cultaved land.
  • 1678 Acadian Census at Port Royal: Anthoine Babin & Marie Mercier; 1 acre; 4 cattle & 2 sheep; 3 boys: 15 1663; 13 1665; 3 1675; 6 girls: 11 1667; 9 1669; 7 1671; 5 1673; 3/M 1678.
  • 1686 Acadian Census at Port Royal: Antoine BABIN 55, Marie MERCIER 40; children: Vincent 21, Marguerite 16, Catherine 14, Anne 12, Antoine 10, Magdelaine 8, Francoise 5, Jean 2; 1 gun, 1-1/2 arpents, 10 cattle, 12 sheep, 8 hogs.
  • 1693 Acadian census at Les Mines: Guillaume LEJUGE 28, Marie MERCIER his wife 50, Genevieve 4, Cristine 2; 9 cattle, 6 sheep, 4 hogs, 8 arpents, 1 gun.
  • 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, p1173.
  • Source: S45 Ancestry.com Web: Netherlands, GenealogieOnline Trees Index, 1000-2015 Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.


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DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Marie by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Marie:

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Acadian census for 1671
Acadian census for 1671

Collaboration

On 3 Jun 2015 at 15:42 GMT Jacqueline Girouard wrote:

Mercier-672 and Mercier-47 appear to represent the same person because: same name, birth year, linked to spouse with same name. please merge.

On 1 Jul 2014 at 15:12 GMT Don Stone wrote:

Mercier-518 and Mercier-47 appear to represent the same person because: Same person - match was not indicated on upload report

On 14 Jun 2013 at 02:53 GMT Lianne Lavoie wrote:

I removed Daniel LeBlanc as this person's father, since she's a Mercier and obviously didn't belong in his family group. Does anyone know who this person is? She appears to be an Acadian.

~Lianne



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