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Pierre Pitre (abt. 1677)

Pierre Pitre
Born about in Port Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
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Pierre was born about 1677 at Port Royal.[1] [2][3]

In 1686, at Port Royal, Pierre age 9, was living with his parents, Jean PITRE, aged 61 (sic), and Marie PESELET (sic), aged 45, and his six siblings: Claude, aged 16, Mare (sic), aged 12, Jean, aged 6, Francois, aged 4, an unnamed girl, aged 2, and an unnamed girl, aged 1 month. By this time his two oldest sisters had married and were settled nearby with their husbands.[4]

In 1693, at Port Royal, Pierre, aged 13, was living with his stepfather, Francoise (sic) ROBIN, aged 50, and his mother, Marie PESSELET (sic), aged 48, and his five siblings: Claude, aged 22, Marie (sic), aged 18, Francois, aged 11, Marguerie (sic), aged 10, and Jeanne, aged 7. No land or livestock was listed.[5]

Research Notes

In the original 1686 Census, Marc is listed correctly but transcribed as Mare.[6]

In the original 1693 census at Port Royal, Francois Robin was listed correctly but transcribed as Francoise Robin, Marguerite was listed correctly but transcribed as Marguerie, Marc was listed correctly but transcribed as Marie, and Pesseley was listed as Pesselet.[7]


  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, p. 1318 (cites Rc PR 1678 1a, 1686 9a, 93 13a [sic], 1698 23a, 1700 20a [sic]).
  2. Jody M. Larousse, Larousse Web Site, family tree
  3. 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
    Jean Pitre & Marie Pesselet; 2 acres & 2 cows; 4 boys: 10, 1668; 5, 1673; 3, 1675; 1, 1677; 2 girls: 14, 1664; 11, 1667
  4. 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;
    at Port Royal: Jean PITRE 61, Marie PESELET 45; children: Claude 16, Mare 12, Pierre 9, Jean 6, Francois 4, one girl 2, one girl 1 month.
  5. 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 Library and Archives Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752,” Images 62-108;
    at Port Royal: Francoise ROBIN 50, Marie PESSELET 48, Claude 22, Marie 18, Pierre 13, Francois 11, Marguerie 10, Jeanne 7

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