François Pitre
Privacy Level: Open (White)

François Pierre Pitre (1682 - 1725)

François Pierre (François) Pitre aka dit Nordest
Born in Port Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1705 in Port Royal, Acadiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Annapolis Royal, Acadie, Colony of Nova Scotiamap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Aug 2009
This page has been accessed 2,082 times.
The Acadian flag.
François Pitre is an Acadian.
Join: Acadians Project
Discuss: ACADIA


"Francois was born in 1682. He was the son of Jean Pitre and Marie Pesseley. He was to remain the youngest son in the family. Even though his father died when he was only seven, his mother remarried fairly soon providing some sort of stability for Francois and his siblings. The family continued to live in the Port Royal area.

In the summer of 1705 Francois married 18-year-old Anne Prejean, the second daughter of French-born Jean Prejean and his Acadian wife Andree Savoie.[1][2] They had eleven children over the next twenty years, much of which was spent under British rule. In 1725 personal tragedy struck. Twins Anne and Theotiste were born at the end of August, but within three months both the twins had died as well as Francois, who was only 44.

Anne was left with nine children, and they were on their own for the next seven years. In 1732, with four of her brood married, she married again to a widower, Michel Boudrot, who had lost his wife the previous spring. Her daughter had married one of his sons the previous year, and two more daughters and a son would also go on to marry his offspring." [3]

He passed away 5 December 1725 , aged forty-eight years and was buried the next day at Port Royal. Witnesses were Bernard Godet, cousin of the deceased and Jean B. Prejean, his brother-in-law.[4][5]

For more Pitre descendants:
Wendy Pitre Roostan , "The Pitre Trail from Acadia" accessed at


  1. Library and Archives Canada, Fonds de la paroisse catholique Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Port-Royal, N.-É.)-1870 C-1870 (image 120)
  2. An Acadian Parish Remembered The Registers of St. Jean-Baptiste, Annapolis Royal, 1702-1755 François Pierre Pitre and Anne Prigeant marriage RG 1 volume 26 page 275
  3. Wendy Pitre Roostan , François Pitre 1682 Port Royal - 5 December 1725 Port Royal "The Pitre Trail from Acadia" accessed at
  4. Library and Archives Canada, Fonds de la paroisse catholique Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Port-Royal, N.-É.)-1870 C-1870 (image 87)
  5. An Acadian Parish Remembered The Registers of St. Jean-Baptiste, Annapolis Royal, 1702-1755 François Pitre burial RG 1 volume 26 page 226
  • Birth, Parents, siblings "Jean PITRE 61, Marie PESELET 45; children: Claude 16, Mare 12, Pierre 9, Jean 6, Francois 4, one girl 2, one girl 1 month. "

    • Paternal relationship is confirmed to Thériot-99 by a triangulated group consisting of John Nash GEDmatch A710955, Robert Joseph Landry GEDmatch M695728 and Kevin Lajiness GEDmatch M658673 sharing a 10.8 cM segment on chromosome 1 from 232938635 - 236793313 (10.394 cM), 232938635 - 236788800 Overlap with previous match
  • Paternal relationship to Pitre-7 is confirmed by a triangulated group consisting of April Shawl GEDmatch M768992, Kevin Charles Lajiness GEDmatch M658673 and Samantha A. Guillory GEDmatch A714347 sharing a 13.7455 cM segment on chromosome 14 from 24981935 - 32601696 .

More Genealogy Tools

Sponsored Search

Is François your ancestor? Please don't go away!
 star icon Login to collaborate or comment, or
 star icon contact private message the profile manager, or
 star icon ask our community of genealogists a question.
Sponsored Search by

DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with François by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA test-takers in his direct paternal line. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line: It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with François:

Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

Sponsored by Ancestry ®

Family History Search.


Enter a grandparent's name. Just one grandparent can lead you to many discoveries.


Leave a message for others who see this profile.
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.

P  >  Pitre  >  François Pierre Pitre

Categories: Port-Royal, Acadie | Acadians