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Marie Madeleine Pitre (abt. 1727 - 1759)

Marie Madeleine Pitre
Born about in Acadiemap
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Wife of — married about 1747 in Acadiemap
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Died at about age 32 in Saint-Servan, Bretagne, Francemap
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Marie Madeleine Pitre was born around 1727 in Acadia. She was the daughter of Jean Pitre and Marguerite Theriot.[1]

She married Pierre Louis Henry around 1747 in Acadia.


  1. Anne Josephe HENRY
  2. Marguerite Pelagie HENRY b: 17 Jun 1752 in Acadia c: 18 Jun 1752 in Port Lajoie, Isle St. Jean, Acadia
  3. Jean Charles HENRY b: 20 Sep 1754 in Isle St. Jean, Acadia c: 20 Sep 1754 in Port Lajoie, Isle St. Jean, Acadia
  4. Pierre HENRY b: 13 Jun 1756 in Isle St. Jean, Acadia c: 13 Jun 1756 in Port Lajoie, Isle St. Jean, , Acadia

Around 1750, Louis and Madeleine settled at Isle Saint-Jean (present-day Prince Edward Island) like many other Acadians from the Colony of Nova Scotia. "A drastic change occurred in 1749 when a sudden shift in British policy with regard to Nova Scotia triggered a wave of immigration to the Island. Protestant settlers loyal to the British crown were brought to Nova Scotia, new fortifications were raised including the Halifax citadel and the Acadians were pressed into taking an unconditional oath of allegiance to the English Monarch or else be expelled from their lands. Many Acadians living in Beaubassin, Pisiquid, Grand-Pré and Port-Royal became concerned about their safety and moved to the Island. Within five years the population of the colony jumped from 735 to 2,223. It is estimated that another 1,500 Acadians took refuge on the Island in 1755 -- the year the Deportation began on the mainland. " [2]They were listed in the Island's census in 1752 at Rivière-de-l'Ouest. Louis, age 30, a ploughman, and Madeleine age 25, had 2 young girls Marguerite and Hélène. They owned land and farm animals. [3]

Starting in late 1758, the Acadians were deported from the island to France aboard three larger ships and five smaller packet boats. The family lost a 5 year old son, Charles, during the voyage.[4] Marie Madeleine passed away on the 28 March 1759 at about age 32 and was buried without charge the next day. [5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Karen Theriot Reader Marie Madeleine Pitre citing Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes: 1715 à 1780 - Stephen A. White - Moncton, NB: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, draft version
    HENRY no 16 1st spouse - Madeleine PITRE, daughter of Jean (6) PITRE & Marguerite THÉRIOT, born around 1727. Died 28 Mar 1759, buried 29 Mar 1759 at age 33 years, father Simon [sic] HENRY (Register of St-Servan).
  2. Arsenault, Georges. "The Acadians of Prince Edward Island." Acadian & French Canadian Ancestral Home, website hosted by Lucie LeBlanc Consentino accessed at
  3. "The Island Register", hosted by Dave Hunter; The 1752 LaRoque Census of Isle St. Jean (Prince Edward Island) updated 1/22/98, accessed March 2020.
    p. 2 at Rivière-du-Ouest : Louis Henry, Ploughman, native of l'Acadie, aged 30 years, has been in the country two years. Married to Magdelaine Pitre, native of l'Acadie, aged 25 years. They have two daughters. Margueritte Joseph, aged 2 years.
    Helenne, two months.
    In live stock, they have two oxen, one cow, two heifers, three ewes, one sow, and two pigs. The land upon which they are settled is situated as in the preceding case, and was given to them under similar conditions, and on it they have made a clearing where they can sow four bushels of grain.
  4. Roll of the " Five english ships " (YARMOUTH, PATIENCE, MATHIAS, RESTORATION, JOHN SAMUEL. List by Louis-Xavier Pérez, published at List established by Louis-Xavier Pérez. Poitu Acadie Bretagne website, accessed 23 Apr 2017. Family #126.
  5. Archives départementales d'Ille-et-Vilaine; 10 NUM 35313 889 - SAINT-SERVAN - 1759 - 1759 - Sépultures - GREFFE, image 13 of 34; Permalink=, Basic translation of entry: Magdeleine Pitre, wife of Pierre Henry Acadian, died yesterday aged 33 years, buried without charge in cemetery in presence of Simon Henry and Philippe Vougou and others who could not sign. The 29th of March 1759.

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