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Henriette Pelletret (abt. 1641 - bef. 1694)

Henriette Pelletret aka Pellerin, Doucet, Pelleret
Born about in Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Wife of — married about 1660 in Port-Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Port-Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap [uncertain]
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Henriette Pelletret was born around 1641 to parents Simon Pelletret and Perrine Bourg. [1]

Around 1660 she married Pierre Doucet, son of Germain Doucet and an unknown mother. [1]

Between about 1661 and 1685 she gave birth to 10 children:[2][1]

  1. Marie Anne ca 1661-1710
  2. Toussaint dit François ca 1663-1733
  3. Jean ca 1665-1753
  4. Pierre ca 1667-1685
  5. Madeleine ca 1671-1740
  6. Louis (dit LAVERDURE) ca 1674-
  7. Louise (dite Jeanne) ca 1675-1733
  8. René ca 1678-
  9. Marguerite ca 1680-1747
  10. Mathieu ca 1685-1760

In the first Acadian census in 1671, Pierre was listed as a mason, 50 years of age, and Henriette was 31 years of age. They owned 7 cattle, 6 sheep and 4 arpents of cultivated land. There were 5 children in the household, age 3 months to 10 years.[3] In the same census, Henriette was also counted in her father-in-law's household (René Landry) at age 30.

They continued to raise their children and tend their farm in Port-Royal as shown in the censuses of 1678 and 1686.[4][5]

Henriette died before the 1693 census since Pierre was listed as a widower around 72 years of age. There were only 3 children counted in the family home.[6][1]

DNA. Jeanne Pelletret's mother was Perinne Bourg. The Mothers of Acadia Maternal DNA project is conducting ongoing research to verify their origins. In 2010, Stephen White reported that Perrine Bourg had an H14 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, 9 descendants have consistently reported an H haplogroup, indicating European origins.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 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) p. 1283-1284 (Pelletret); 528-530 (Doucet).
  2. Karen Theriot Reader Page for Henriette Pelletret at Geneanet
  3. Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1671 Acadian Census, at Port-Royal, Acadie. 1671 Census Transcribed. The original census can be found at Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752” Images 3-14.
    • Pierre DOUCET, bricklayer 50, wife Henriette PELTRET 31; Children: Anne 10, Toussaint 8, Jean 6, Pierre 4, and 1 daughter 3 months; cattle 7, sheep 6, 4 arpents
    • Rene LANDRY, 52, wife Perrine BOURC 45; Children (4 married): Henriette PELLETROT 30, Jeanne 28, Marie 25, Marie 23; (not married): Magdeleine 15, Pierre 13, Claude 8; cattle 10, sheep 6.
  4. Tim Hebert; 1678 Port Royal Acadian Census noting that the correlations for this census were done by Rev. Clarence J. d'Entremont, Fairhaven, Massachusetts.1678 Census
    Pierre Doucet & Henriette Pelletier; 5 sons aged 17, 12, 14, 6, & 3 mos.; 2 daughters aged 10 & 3. 1.5 arpents land, 10 cattle, and 1 gun.
  5. Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1686 Acadian Census, at Port-Royal, Acadie 1686 Census Transcribed. The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752”, Images 15-60.
    Pierre DOUCET 55[sic], Henriette PELTRET 40; children: Toussaints 23, Jean 20, Pierre 18, Magdelaine 16, Louis 12, Jeanne 10, Pierre 8, Marguerite 6, Mathieu 1; 2 guns, 5 arpents, 8 cattle, 12 sheep, 6 hogs.
  6. Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1693 Acadian Census, at Port-Royal, Acadie 1693 Census Transcribed. The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752”, Images 62-108
    Pierre DOUCET (widower) 56[sic], Louis 19, Rene 13, Mathieu 8; 10 cattle, 12 sheep, 10 pigs, 8 arpents, 1 gun.

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Pelletret-24 and Pelletret-1 appear to represent the same person because: This merge was rejected but they are clearly the same person. Please explain why they are not the same person or proceed with the merge per WikiTree policy: one profile per person, collaborate on the profile. Thanks
posted by Jacqueline Girouard
Pelletret-20 and Pelletret-1 appear to represent the same person because: same name, year of birth, spouse
posted by [Living Gauvin]

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