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Paul Michel Pitre (abt. 1738 - abt. 1758)

Paul Michel Pitre
Born about in Acadiemap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
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Died about at about age 20 in At Seamap [uncertain]
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Paul was born around 1738 in Acadie.

He was recorded in the 1752 La Roque census at Pointe-Prime, Isle Saint-Jean, with his parents and siblings at age 14.[1]

His parents and siblings died at sea about 13 December 1758, in the wreck of the ship Duke William, during the deportation crossing to France.[2] It is possible that Paul died between 1752 and 1758, or during the crossing,


  1. Report Concerning Canadian Archives for the Year 1905, Volume II (Ottawa: Printed by S.E.Dawson, 1905), 1752 La Roque Census, p. 121-122, images 272-273 . The original census, in French, can be found at Census Original Version “Recensement de l'Isle Royal et de Isle Saint-Jean ” p. 453, Image 457
    Michel Pitre, ploughman, native of l'Acadie, aged 46 years, and has been in the country two years. Married to Marie Magdelaine Douaron, native of l'Acadie, aged 44 years. They have four sons and two daughters:-
    François Pitre, aged 19 years.
    Charles, aged 17 years.
    Paul Michel, aged 14 years.
    Simon, aged 13 years.
    Theotist, aged 21 years.
    Marie Magdelaine, aged 16 years.
    Eufrosinne, aged 8 years.
    And in live stock: two oxen, one cow, and six pigs. The land upon which they are settled is situated as in the preceding cases. It was given to them verbally by Monsieur de Bonnaventure. On it they have made a clearing for the sowing of ten bushels of wheat and eight bushels of oats in the coming spring.
  2. 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) p. 1322-1323
    Décédé en mer v 13 déc 1758 dans le naufrage du Duke William, pendant la traversée vers la France. "Nous comptons Joseph Pitre, Michel Pitre, Madeleine Pitre et Cécile Pitre, leurs époux, seize de leurs enfants et plusieurs de leurs petit-enfants parmi les familles acadiennes de l'île Saint-Jean disparues sans aucune trace après 1758. Après une étude approfondie du sujet, nous croyons qu'ils figuraient parmi les malheureux passagers à bord d'un des deux transports anglais qui ont sombré en mer." (Google translation: Joseph Pitre, Michel Pitre, Madeleine Pitre and Cécile Pitre, their husbands, sixteen of their children and several of their grandchildren were among the Acadian families of Île Saint-Jean who disappeared without any trace after 1758. After an in-depth study of the subject, we believe they were among the unfortunate passengers aboard one of the two English transports that sank at sea.)

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Hi Jay,

If you agree, I would like to connect this profile to parents Michel Pitre (abt.1704-abt.1758) and Marie Magdeleine Doiron (1707-abt.1758). They had a child named Paul Michel born around 1738 who died at sea with his parents and siblings during the Great Upheaval. This is the closest Paul that I could find to the birth date of 1742. Reliable family trees : (Login required)

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