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Charles Pitre (1723 - 1772)

Charles Pitre
Born in St. Jean Baptiste, Annapolis Royal, Acadie, Colony of Nova Scotiamap
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Husband of — married 1759 in Chipoudy, Acadie, Colony of Nova Scotiamap
Died at age 48 in Saint-Francois-du-Lac, Yamaska, Province de Québecmap
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Charles Pitre was born 17 Nov 1723. He was the son of Claude Pitre and Anne Henry. He was baptized the next day at Port Royal. His godparents were Charles Landry and Françoise Leger.[1][2]

Notes for Charles Pitre from Wendy Pitre Roostan : [3] "Charles Pitre was born on the 17th of November 1723 at Port Royal, Acadia, the 7th child and third son of Claude Pitre and his second wife Anne (Jeanne) Henry. He was the second-to-last child born into a family which had eight children born to each of Claude’s two wives. [4]

Charles seemed to have remained single longer than usual, possibly due to the death of his father, which occurred between 1729 and 1750. We find him in Chipoudy in 1752 with his widowed mother and sister. Around 1759 he married 16-year-old Marie Angelique Blanchard and together they found a refuge in Quebec.

It would appear the couple had five children, but I can find only one marriage for a child of Charles and Marie Angelique, that of Marie Pitre born c1760 at St. Francois du Lac in Quebec. Marie appears to have spent the rest of life in Yamaska. She married there on 10th October 1785 to Jean Baptiste Desmarais, who died in 1829, and Marie 22 years later in 1851.

Marie Angelique Blanchard died in St. Francois du Lac on 5th March 1772 at the age of 28. Charles died six months later on 11th September. The other four children preceded them in death."


  1. Library and Archives Canada, Fonds de la paroisse catholique Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Port-Royal, N.-É.)-1870 C-1870 (image 64)
  2. An Acadian Parish Remembered The Registers of St. Jean-Baptiste, Annapolis Royal, 1702-1755 Charles Pitre baptism RG 1 volume 26 page 194
  3. Wendy Pitre Roostan , Charles Pitre: 17 November 1723 Port Royal – 11 September 1772 Quebec, "The Pitre Trail from Acadia" accessed at
  4. [1] Fiches Acadiennes, Drouin collection
  • BIRTH-BAPTISM-MARRIAGES- CENSUS-DEATH- BURIAL: Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes - Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes, Première Partie 1636-1714 - Stephen A. White - 2 vols., Moncton, New Brunswick: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, 1999 - p. 1320
  • BIRTH: Arsenault, H&G, p. 727 (Port Royal)

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