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Charles Prejean (bef. 1706 - bef. 1763)

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Charles Prejean
Born before in Port Royal, Acadiamap
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Husband of — married 21 Feb 1729 in Port-Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Husband of — married 18 Aug 1732 in Grand Pre, Acadie, Colony of Nova Scotiamap
Husband of — married 7 Jan 1739 in Port Royal, Acadiamap
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Biography

Charles PREJEAN was christened 24 July 1706 in Port Royal. No birth date was given in his christening record. [1] He married three times and had 12 children as follows:
Marriage 1 Catherine Josephe BROUSSARD b: ABT 1690 in Port Royal, Acadia
Married: 21 Feb 1729 in Port Royal, Acadia[2] [3][4]
Children
1. Cecile PREJEAN b: 20 Feb 1730 in Port Royal, Acadia c: 10 Apr 1730 in Port Royal, Acadia
Marriage 2 Francoise BOUDROT b: 14 Jan 1712 in Grand Pré, Acadia c: 15 Jan 1712 in Grand Pré, Acadia
Married: 18 Aug 1732 in Grand Pré, Acadia [5][6] [7][8] [9]
Children
2. Marguerite PREJEAN b: 17 Aug 1733 Marguerite Prejean, in Acadia c: 19 Aug 1733 in Port Royal, Acadia
3. Marie Josephe PREJEAN 1 Marie Josephe Préjean, b: 7 Mar 1735 in Port Royal, Acadia c: 8 Mar 1735 in Port Royal, Acadia
4. Anne PREJEAN Anne Prejean, b: 7 Mar 1735 in Port Royal, Acadia c: 8 Mar 1735 in Port Royal, Acadia
5. Marie Josephe PREJEAN 2, Marie Josephe Prejean, b: 20 Mar 1737 in Port Royal, Acadia c: 17 Aug 1737 in Port Royal, Acadia
Marriage 3 Marguerite SIMON dit Boucher b: 10 Jun 1709 in Port Royal, Acadia c: 14 Jun 1709 in Port Royal, Acadia
Married: 7 Jan 1739 in Port Royal, Acadia. [10][11][12]
Children
6. Rosalie PREJEAN 1 b: 11 Feb 1740 in Port Royal, Acadia c: 12 Feb 1740 in Port Royal, Acadia
7. Marie Rosalie PREJEAN b: 21 Feb 1741 in Port Royal, Acadia c: 22 Feb 1741 in Port Royal, Acadia
8. Anselme PREJEAN b: 21 Feb 1742 in Port Royal, Acadia c: 21 Feb 1742 in Port Royal, Acadia
9. Charles PREJEAN II b: 12 Nov 1743 in Port Royal, Acadia c: 13 Nov 1743 in Port Royal, Acadia
10. Francois PREJEAN , b: 24 Aug 1745 in Port Royal, Acadia c: 24 Aug 1745 in Port Royal, Acadia
11. (Catherine-)Nathalie PREJEAN b: 12 Sep 1747 in Port Royal, Acadia c: 12 Sep 1747 in Port Royal, Acadia
12. Bonaventure PREJEAN b: 14 Jun 1749 in Port Royal, Acadia c: 15 Jun 1749 in Port Royal, Acadia

Death

Date: BEF 14 AUG 1763[13][14]

Marriage

Husband: Charles Prejean
Wife: Catherine Joseph Broussard
Marriage: 21 FEB 1729, Port Royal, Acadia[15][16][17]
Parents of Charles Prejean
Husband: Jean Prejean dit Le Breton
Wife: Andree Savoie
Child: Charles Prejean
Marriage: ABT 1683, Port Royal, Acadia[18]

Sources

  1. Title: Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes; Author: Stephen A. White; Publication: 2 vols., Moncton, New Brunswick: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, 1999; p. 1352. Note: No dit name given for Charles. No birth date given.
    Text: Charles PRÉJEAN, son of Jean (dit Le Breton) & Andrée SAVOIE, baptized (Port Royal Register) on 24 Jul 1706. Sponsors : Pierre GAUDET le jeune & Jeanne THÉRIOT (wife of Bernard GAUDET).
  2. Nova Scotia Archives, "An Acadian Parish Remembered - The Registers of St. Jean-Baptiste, Annapolis Royal, 1702-1755," register RG 1 volume 26a page 37; online database with images, Charles Prisjean and Catherine Brossard marriage 21 February 1729, November 2019
    Priest Jean Baptiste Brault
    Registration Date 21 February 1729
    Groom Charles Prisjean, about twenty-three years old, p35-36 blank
    Father Jean Prisjean
    Mother Andrée Savoye
    Bride Catherine Brossard, widow of the late Charles Landry
    Father François Brossard deceased
    Mother Catherine Richard
    Witnesses Jean Baptiste Prisjean, brother of the groom; Antoine Pitre, nephew; Jean Braule, first cousin of the bride; Charles Savoye, first cousin Alexandre Guillebault
  3. Title: Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes; Author: Stephen A. White; Publication: 2 vols., Moncton, New Brunswick: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, 1999; p. 1352.
    Bride was about age 39, a widow who had had 9 children. Groom was only 23. Text: Charles married 1st (Port Royal Register) on 21 Feb 1729 at age 23 years to Catherine-Josèphe BROUSSARD (widow of Charles LANDRY), daughter of Francois & Catherine RICHARD.
  4. Title: Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes: 1715 à 1780; Author: Stephen A. White; Publication: Moncton, NB: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, draft version; p. 490.
    Text: Bride was the widow of Charles LANDRY. Witnesses: Jean-Baptiste PRÉJEAN, older brother of the groom; Antoine PITRE, his nephew; Jean BREAU, cousin germain of the bride; Charles SAVOIE , cousin germain; Alexandre GUILBEAU (Register Port Royal).
  5. Library and Archives Canada, Fonds de la paroisse catholique Saint-Charles-des-Mines (Grand-Pré, N.-É.) - 1869; Canadiana, Heritage, Parish registers: Nova Scotia : C-1869 (Image 666): http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_reel_c1870/666?r=0&s=5
  6. Title: Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes; Author: Stephen A. White; Publication: 2 vols., Moncton, New Brunswick: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, 1999; p. 1352.
    Text: Charles married 2nd (Grand Pré Register) 18 Aug 1732 to Francoise BOUDROT, daughter of Miche l & Cécile LeBLANC.
  7. Title: Catholic Church Records, vol. 1a: Acadian Records, 1707-1748; Author: Diocese of Baton Rouge; Publication: Diocese, 1999, Note: The Registers of St. Charles aux Mines in Acadia, from Grand Pré, carried into exile to St. Gabriel Church of Iberville, LA. pp. 31 & 167. Note: Acadian records from Grand Pré, carried into exile to St. Gabriel Church of Iberville, LA.
    Text: Charles PREJANT dit LeBreton, age ca. 27, son of Jean PREJANT & Andre SAVOYE of the parish o f St. Jean Baptiste of Port Royal, married 18 Aug 1732 to Françoise BOUDROT, age ca. 20, daughter of Michel BOUDROT & deceased Cecile LEBLANC. Witnesses: François BOUDROT, uncle; Michel BOUDROT, brother; François BOUDROT [who signed], brother; Joseph HUGUET [who signed]; groom signed Charles PREJEAN, bride made X (SGA-2, 210).
  8. Title: Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes: 1715 à 1780; Author: Stephen A. White; Publication: Moncton, NB: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, draft version; p. 490.
    Text: Witnesses: Joseph HUGUET; François BOUDROT, brother of the bride (who have both signed with the groom); François BOUDROT, uncle; Michel BOUDROT, brother of the bride (Register Grand Pré) .
  9. Title: Marriage Record; Note: From Diocese of Baton Rouge, Department of the Archives, (SGA-2, 210). Text: 208
    L an mil sept cens trante deux et le dix huict d aoust
    M apres avoir a faite une [?] publication de promesse de mariage Charles le dix sept du mesme <mois> jour de dimanche a la messe paroissialle Preiant et leur ayant accordees les autres deux ac?sse de raisoins qui Françoise mont ete expossés entre Charles Preiant dit lebreton agé Boudrot environ vinct sept ans fils de Jean preiant et d andre Savoye de la paroisse de St. Jean Baptiste du port real ou il n y a pas de missionaire et entre Françoise Boudrot agée d environ vinct ans fille de Michel Boudrot et de feu cécile Leblanc et n etant pas occourent aucun empediment a ce mariage moy soussigné prestre faisant les functions curiales a la paroisse St. Charles a la Grand Pré aux Mines a l Acadie et grand vicaire de monseigneur Leveque de las? mo? cur? du diocese de Quebec ay receu leur mutual consentement par paroles de pre?ent et leur ay donnée la benediction nuptiale en presence des parens et temoins sca?voir Francois Boudrot, Joseph Huet, Francois B?et et Michel Boudrot freres de l epouse plusieurs ont signé Les autres ont declaré avec le-pouse ne scavoir signer et ont faite leur marque ordinaire.
    Charles Prijean marque de François X Boudrot
    marque de Francois X Boudrot oncle François Boudrot
    Joseph Huguet marque de Michel X Boudrot
    C delagoudalie p g v
  10. Title: Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes; Author: Stephen A. White Publication: 2 vols., Moncton, New Brunswick: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, 1999. p. 1352.
    Text: Charles married 3rd (Port Royal Register) on 7 Jan 1739 to Marguerite SIMON dit BOUCHER, daughter of André & Marie MARTIN.
  11. Title: Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes: 1715 à 1780 Author: Stephen A. White; Publication: Moncton, NB: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, draft version. p. 491.
    Text: Witnesses: Paul BLANCHARD; Antoine THIBODEAU, fils (who have both signed with the groom); Jea n-Baptiste PRÉJEAN; Jean PRÉJEAN (Register Port-Royal).
  12. Title: Histoire et Généalogie des Acadiens; Author: Bona Arsenault; Publication: Montreal: Lemeac, 1978, 6 vols. Note: Vols. 2-6 contain genealogies by area, paged continuously. p. 735 (Port Royal).
    Text: He married 3rd at Port Royal on 27 Jan 1739 to Marguerite SIMON, daughter of André & Marie MARTIN; seven children.
  13. Title: Acadians in Exile; Author: Donald J. Hebert; Publication: Cecilia, LA: Hebert Publications, 1980; p. 370.
    Text: On Rosalie PREJEAN's marriage record (at Mirebalais, St-Domingue) dated 8 Jan 1768, her parents are listed as deceased Charles & Marguerite SIMON. Rosalie was widow of Charles DUPUY when she married Francois PECO of Touches, Nantes.
  14. Title: Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes: 1715 à 1780; Author: Stephen A. White; Publication: Moncton, NB: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, draft version; p. 490 p. 490.
    Text: Charles died before the census of 14 Aug 1763.
  15. Title: Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes; Author: Stephen A. White; Publication: 2 vols., Moncton, New Brunswick: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, 1999; p. 1352; Note: Bride was about age 39, a widow who had had 9 children. Groom was only 23.
    Text: Charles married 1st (Port Royal Register) on 21 Feb 1729 at age 23 years to Catherine-Josèphe BROUSSARD (widow of Charles LANDRY), daughter of Francois & Catherine RICHARD.
  16. Title: Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes: 1715 à 1780; Author: Stephen A. White; Publication: Moncton, NB: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, draft version; p. 490
    Text: Bride was the widow of Charles LANDRY. Witnesses: Jean-Baptiste PRÉJEAN, older brother of the groom; Antoine PITRE, his nephew; Jean BREAU, cousin germain of the bride; Charles SAVOIE, cousin germain; Alexandre GUILBEAU (Register Port Royal).
  17. Title: Histoire et Généalogie des Acadiens; Author: Bona Arsenault; Publication: Montreal: Lemeac, 1978, 6 vols. Note: Vols. 2-6 contain genealogies by area, paged continuously. p. 735 (Port Royal)
    Text: Charles PRÉJEAN, born in 1706, son of Jean & Andrée SAVOIE , married 1st at Port Royal on 21 Feb 1729 to Catherine BROSSARD (widow of Charles LANDRY), daughter of Francois & Catherine RICHARD; daughter Cécile born 1730.
  18. Title: Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes; Author: Stephen A. White; Publication: 2 vols., Moncton, New Brunswick: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, 1999 pp. 1351 & 1457. Note: No place given for marriage. No parents given for groom.
    Text: Jean PRÉJEAN dit Le Breton married around 1683 to Andrée SAVOIE, daughter of François & Catherine LEJEUNE; twelve children listed.

Acknowledgments

Jacqueline Girouard
Michele Mullin
Keith Savoie

See Also:
Note H1137(1) Abstracts of the Registers of St Charles Aux Mines Parish in Acadia 1707-1748: The original records were brought to St Gabriel Parish Church by Acadian Settlers and are included in the Diocese of Baton Rouge Archive Records - Vol 1-A
(2) Title: Public Archives of Nova Scotia - St. Jean Baptiste Ch. Register, Annapolis 1702-1755:
Publication: http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/acadian
Page: RG 1 Vol 26a p. 185
Note N207Charles PREJEAN (Jean Prejean & Andree SAVOYE) bt. 24 July 1706 bn. not given. Godparents: Pierre Godet, the younger and Jeanne Teriot, wife of Bernard Godet.
Marriage# 1, 21 February 1729 Port Royal, he was 23 yrs, Catherine Broussard
(1) #2 m. Charles Prejant dit le Breton, age ca 27 (jean Prejant and Andre Savoye, of the parish of Jet Jean Baptiste du Port Real) m. 18 Aug 1732 Francoise Boudrot, age ca 20 (Michel Boudrot and decd. Cecile Leblanc) wit. Francois {+} Boudrot, Uncle; Michel {+} Boudrot, Brother; Francois Boudrot (s), brother; Joseph Huguet (s); Francoise {+} Boudrot (SGA-2, 210)
(2) #3 m. Charles PREJAN, widower of Francoise BOUDROT m. 7 January 1739, Marguerite SIMON (Andre Simon and Marie MARTIN. Witnesses: Jean Baptiste Prejan; Antoine Thibaudaut, the son; Paul Blanchard. Priest: Fr. De St. Poncy de la Vernede.


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