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Marc Pitre (abt. 1673 - aft. 1714)

Marc Pitre
Born about in Port-Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1699 in Port Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
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Died after in Annapolis Royal, Acadie, Nova Scotia Colonymap
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This biography was copied in full from Wendy Pitre Roostan's website "The Pitre Trail from Acadia".

"Marc was born c1673 at Port Royal, the fourth child of Jean and Marie. [1] He is listed in the Port-Royal census of 1686, age 12, living with his parents and 6 siblings.[2] His father died when he was about sixteen but a stepfather fairly quickly appeared. With continuing attacks on Port Royal from New England, perhaps Marc delayed settling down as he did not marry until he was about 26.

Around 1699 he married Jeanne Brun, the eldest child of native Acadians, Sebastien Brun and Huguette Bourg, and who was about three years his junior.[1] In the 1701 census of Port-Royal the newly married couple is listed with their son Claude, age 1.[3] It's certainly possible that they had more than four surviving children, but at this point only the four listed have been traced back to this couple.

They seemed to have settled initially in Port Royal, where two sons were born. Port Royal was again attacked in 1704 so that may have prompted the move south to Cap Sable, as there are no other children of theirs in the Port Royal baptism registers and they next appeared in the 1708[4] census for Cap Sable. In the 1714 census of Acadia that lay within English control, the couple was listed with two sons and two daughters.[5] This accounts for the four traceable offspring.

According to his declaration at Belle-Ile-en-Mer, their eldest child Claude Marc married at Cobequit in 1724, but it is unknown whether Marc and Jeanne were still alive. Possibly the family moved up to Cobequit in an attempt to escape English-controlled Acadia. The children seemed to have married either in Cobequit or Beaubassin. This would be a path of exile leading eventually to Ile St. Jean for a son and a daughter, and to Miramichi for another son. Their youngest daughter died in Beaubassin at the age of 33. It has been suggested that Marc’s widow Jeanne Brun was a refugee, with their son Jean Marc and his wife Judth Theriot, at Miramichi in 1760." [6]

Marc passed away after 1714 since he does not appear in any censuses after that year.


  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. p. 1318, 1323.
  2. 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.
    Jean PITRE 61, Marie PESELET 45; children: Claude 16, Mare 12, Pierre 9, Jean 6, Francois 4, one girl 2, one girl 1 month.
  3. Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1701 Acadian Census, at Port-Royal, Acadie 1701 Census Transcription. The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752”, Images 174-211.
    Marc PITRE 29, Jeanne BOURG (wife); Claude 1; 1 gun, 7 cattle, 4 sheep, 2 hogs.
  4. "Acadian Ancestral Home", hosted by Lucie LeBlanc Consentino; Acadia 1708 Census. Lucie’s note: ”Archives Publiques du Canada. Extrait F.1, 466-1. Copy of part of a manuscript in the possession of Mr. Edward E. Ayer of Chicago.” Note here: Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752”, Image 238 containing only text which says that this census can be found “dans le cartable indiqué Vol 466 Pt. 2”. Note here: 1708 Census MG 18, F 18, 31 pages; Recensement nominatif des Français de Cap-Sable, Port-Razoir et La Have; recensement nominatif des Indiens en Acadie: Port Royal, Cap-Sable, La Have, Les Mines, Cap-Breton, Chignectou, Pentagouet, rivière Saint-Jean et autres lieux. Transcript available on-site, not on microfilm.
    p. 53/56
  5. Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1714 Acadian Census, at Port-Royal, Acadie 1714 Census Transcription. The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752”, Images 239-261.
    Marc PITRE and wife, 2 sons, 2 daughters.
  6. Wendy Pitre Roostan , Marc Pitre 1673 Port Royal - aft. 1714, "The Pitre Trail from Acadia" accessed at
  • Karen Theriot Reader Marc Pitre
    BIRTH-MARRIAGE-CHILDREN: Bona Arsenault, HISTOIRE ET GENEALOGIE DES ACADIENS, vols. 1-6; 1630-1775; Quebec, Le Conseil de la Vie Francaise en Amerique, 1965; p. 727 (Port Royal); Univ. of Calif., Berkeley Library, CS31 A77 MAIN. Married around 1700 to Jeanne BRUN. Three children are listed.


  • This person was created through the import of Holmes.ged on 20 May 2011
  • Thank you to Katherine Wall for creating] Pitre-2464 on 28 Oct 13.
  • Entered by Noella Pitre, Sunday, January 19, 2014.

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28 Oct.1703

Baptism Jean Baptiste Pittre son oof Marc and Jeanne Brun

posted by [Living Calonnec]
Pitre-2469 and Pitre-12 appear to represent the same person because: The bio of Enfant Petri indicates the profile is for Marc... therefore they seem to be the same person and should be merged if this is true.
posted by Donna (Friebel) Storz
Pitre-2491 and Pitre-12 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, date of birth, spouse, child
posted by [Living Gauvin]

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