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Nicolas Prejean (1704 - 1765)

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Nicolas Prejean
Born in Port Royal, Acadiamap
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Husband of — married about 1733 in Acadiamap
[children unknown]
Died in Landivisiau, near Morlaix, Finistere, Francemap
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Nicolas Prejean was born 7 July 1704. He was the son of Jean Prejean and Andrée Savoye. He was baptized 27 July 1704 at Port Royal. His godparents were Nicolas Didier dit la Fond, sergeant of a company and Magdelaine Baptisse.[1]

He married about 1733 to Marguerite Brossard, daughter of Pierre and Marguerite Bourg.


  1. Louison PREJEAN ca 1734-1758
  2. Marie PREJEAN ca 1736-1759
  3. Pierre PREJEAN ca 1740-ca 1741
  4. Jeanne PREJEAN ca 1743-
  5. Rose PREJEAN ca 1744-
  6. Cecile PREJEAN ca 1748-
  7. Gabriel PREJEAN ca 1751-1758

He arrived at St. Malo, France, on the ship "La Reine d'Espagne" on 17 Nov 1758, with his sons Gabriel & Jean-Baptiste and his daughter Marie (widow of Charles Samson).

He passed away 31 March 1765 at about age 60 and was buried at Landivisiau, near Morlaix, Finistere, France.


  1. An Acadian Parish Remembered The Registers of St. Jean-Baptiste, Annapolis Royal, 1702-1755 RG 1 volume 26 page 22
  • BIRTH-CHRISTENING-PARENTS-MARRIAGES-CENSUS-DEATH: Stephen A. White, DICTIONNAIRE GENEALOGIQUE DES FAMILLES ACADIENNES; 1636-1714; Moncton, New Brunswick, Centre d'Etudes Acadiennes, 1999, 2 vols.; pp. 214 & 1351-1352
  • BIRTH-OCCUPATION-MARRIAGES-CHILDREN-RESIDENCES: Bona Arsenault, HISTOIRE ET GENEALOGIE DES ACADIENS; 1625-1810; Ottawa, Editions Lemeac, 1978, 6 vols.; p. 735 (Port Royal)

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