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Jean Pitre (1732 - 1758)

Jean Pitre
Born in Beaubassin, Acadie, Colony of Nova Scotiamap
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Husband of — married 10 Feb 1754 in Port Lajoie, Ile St. Jean, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Died at about age 26 in At Seamap
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Jean Pitre, a son of Jean Baptiste Pitre and Marguerite Theriot, was born around 1732 in Beaubassin, Acadie, Colony of Nova Scotia.

In the 1752 census, his parents Jean & Marguerite, both now in their fifties, were settled on the north side of Riviere du Ouest on Ile Saint-Jean (now Prince Edward Island). They had three of their adult children with them and three teenagers. Jean was 20 years old.[1]

Jean Pitre married Françoise Henry on February 10, 1754 in Isle Saint Jean.[2]


  1. Therese Pitre (1755-1758)
  2. Marguerite Bibiane Pitre (1757-1758)

In 1758 Jean, Françoise and their two daughters were among the 342 passengers who were forced aboard the Duke William, bound for France. Close to half of the passengers, 146, did not survive the horrific conditions on board and died at sea. Twenty nine died at hospital within 2 months of arrival in Saint-Malo on 1 November 1758. Jean and the girls died at sea during the crossing. Françoise disembarked in Saint-Malo on 1 November 1758. [3]


  1. Report Concerning Canadian Archives for the Year 1905, Volume II (Ottawa: Printed by S.E.Dawson, 1905), 1752 La Roque Census, p. 82/Image 194 . The original census, in French, can be found at Census Original Version “Recensement de l'Isle Royal et de Isle Saint-Jean ” p. 309/ Image 313/
    Jean Pitre, ploughman, native of l'Acadie, aged 55 years, has been in the country fourteen months. Married to Margueritte Terriaud, native of l'Acadie, aged 51 years. They have six children, three sons and three daughters:-
    Jean Pitre, aged 20 years.
    Pierre, aged 18 years.
    Enselme, aged 14 years.
    Marie, aged 30 years.
    Elizabeth, aged 28 years.
    Anne, aged 15 years.
    They have the following live stock: two oxen, two calves, one wether, three ewes, one sow, and four pigs. The land upon which they are settled is situated as in the preceding case and was given to them verbally. They have made a garden on it.
  2. Hebert, Timothy. Acadian Church Records: Port LaJoye, Ile St. Jean, 1749-1758: St. Jean L’Evangeliste Parish. Acadian-Cajun Geneaology & History, 2000, p. 48. The original record can be found at Archives Nationales d'outre-mer État civil, Ile Saint-Jean (Port La Joye) Parish Records 1721-1758, 1753, p. 3 Marriage
    Jean PITRE & Francoise HENRY Married: February 10, 1754 Groom's parents: Jean PITRE & Marguerite TERIAU Bride's parents: Jean HENRY & Marie HEBERT
  3. "Etat des gens de mer, habitans et autres qui ont débarqué à St Malo du paquebot Anglois le Duc Guillaume," Fonds de l'inscription maritime de Saint-Servan (France): C-4619, MG6 C2, Library and Archives Canada, Roll of the Duke William, disembarked at Saint-Malo on November 1, 1758 image 136, accessed 3 Jan 2024
    Family # 27
    PITRE Jean (son of Jean), died at sea
    HENRY Françoise, his wife, was hospitalized on 4/11/1758
    PITRE Marguerite Bibianne, daughter, died at sea
    PITRE Tersile, daughter, died at sea

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Pitre-2338 and Pitre-67 appear to represent the same person because: same name, birth, spouse.
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