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The Landrys of Old Acadia.
by Peter Landry.1

Introduction:
My objective is to list all the male Landrys that ever lived during a hundred period (1640-1740) in Old Acadia.2

Old Acadia might easily be outlined on a map of modern day Nova Scotia, an eastern province of Canada. The original territory of Acadia was fully contained within peninsular Nova Scotia towards its north-western end; its shores being washed by the eastern waters of the Bay of Fundy.3 These shores would include those of the Annapolis Basin; Minas Basin; and Chignecto Bay with its further extensions, Shepody Bay and Cumberland Basin.

Old Acadia was one of the first European settlements in North America. The area was likely explored by European fishermen, many, many years ago; but the first settlers, who overwintered, came in 1605, viz., when French merchants sent Monsieur de Monts out with a small crew of Frenchmen. The first French family immigration took place around the year of 1636; such immigration was not extensive and pretty much came to an end by 1671. From this small population base arose the French Acadian population; which, by 1671, consisted of three hundred and sixty one; and which, by 1750, had grown to some twelve thousand4 -- unassisted and mostly ungoverned. Because of international conflict, the Acadians, both by the actions of the French and English authorities, were, in the end (1748-1763), driven from their ancestral lands to all corners of the western hemisphere. This distinct French population, the Acadians, in addition to the normal trials and tribulations of living on the New World frontier, had a special set of miseries; for, during many of the years when they lived in Old Acadia, war raged and battles were fought all around them. There were the attacks and pillage of Sedgwick (1654), Phips (1690), Church (1704), and March (1707); there was the bloody struggles for power among the local French barons, such as, La Tour and Denys; there were the impositions of the Catholic Church and certain of their blood thirsty priests (e.g., Le Loutre). The Acadian people -- and all the evidence is that they are a gentle family loving group of people -- during their first three generations in their American lands, bore witness to more battles then one would think could ever possibly be staged over a 150 year period. International armies of men, some large; both regimented and otherwise, consisting of three races of men (two at a distinct stage of their civilization process) came clashing together in historic battles which took place near the war's end: Canso (1744), Grande Pré (1747), St. Croix River (1750), Louisbourg (1745 & 1758), and Chignecto (1755). These bloody battles unfolded on Acadian territory.

Through this 100 year, plus, period, the French Acadian population grew and expanded. Beginning in 1680, parts of it moved up the bay. First to the Minas Basin: Grand Pré, rivière-des-Habitants, rivière-aux-Canard, Pisiguit (Windsor), Cobequit (Truro); then up and around into Shepody Bay and Cumberland Basin (Beaubassin); out and across the isthmus of Chignecto; and to thin out along the southwestern shores of the Northumberland Strait.

Through this period, and in spite of the military turmoil (which they only rarely joined in on), the Acadians made their living by seasonally farming the fertile lands which exist where the Fundy has her influence. Such a bonded group had never before come about, except for ancient times; the climatic elements and the cruelty of political men had the effect of welding and tempering, over three or four generations, a most unique social group. They thrived on their beliefs in family and in religion. These same beliefs, however, led to the breakup of Old Acadia. At war with the French nation, the local British authorities thought they could no longer afford to have people on "British territory" who led their lives in such a French/Catholic way. The British, thinking they had no choice, wanted to get rid of them; to send them south, to be dispersed and diluted amongst the English speaking people in their colonies, south, along the Atlantic seaboard. And, so, these simple French peasants were forcibly ripped away from their ancestral homes. It happened during the years 1755-1760: these French Acadians were, against their will, driven out of their lands and herded onto vile transport ships. Families were splintered and shipped hundreds, indeed, thousands of miles away from their lands and their homes; and, in many instances, away from one another. After wasting away on ill provisioned ships, for weeks and months, they were herded off again onto foreign shores and into entirely different cultures; to places where people could not speak the French language, who did not understand them (and therefore feared them), and, who, in any event, had their own problems and did not care much for the plight of these deserted French people who fortune had cast upon them.

Your author/compiler is a Landry. I am privileged to state that the Landry family was one of the first families to come to Acadia around the year 1640. Within a generation or two the Landry family spread out to all of the above noted areas which constitute Old Acadia.

Numbering System:
Before starting this Landry Genealogy I am obliged to say a word about my numbering system. Getting all the information herein, down in one spot, as you might well imagine, at times, became a very confusing project.
5 Out of necessity, I had to pin a unique number on each individual that I was able to identify from the records. This number, in itself will depart significant information. [#1] is René Landry, who came to Old Acadia around 1640. His sons will carry two digits; his grandsons, three; and so on. Thus, just from the number -- for example [#1124], Benjamin -- we can tell that Benjamin is the fourth generation down from René [#1]; Benjamin's father was [#112], his grandfather [#11], and his great grandfather, the grand patriarch, was René [#1].



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[#1] René Landry (René, l'Aine)6 (b.1618) of Port Royal:
The search for the first Acadian Landry family likely should start in "la région de Loudun, département de la Viene, France."7A This is the place where René Landry was born in 1618. It is said that René's father was Jean Claude Landry born in c.1590 in Loudun; he was to marry Marie Sale.7B So, this genealogy might well have started in France, but your compiler is under restrictions of both time and money and so we start with a date which coincides with the arrival, in Acadia, of Isaac de Razilly.
Due to the efforts of Isaac de Razilly (1587-1635) and his successor, Charles de Menou D'Aulnay (c.1604-1650)8, it has been estimated, that about 120 permanent inhabitants came to Nova Scotia during a ten year period between 1632 and 1642: the "Brètagne Colonists." Razilly made his first trip to Nova Scotia in 1632, coming out only with workmen, no families. At any rate, there is no record of Acadian families prior to 1636. Likely, there were a few French families established in Nova Scotia before 1636; and, where so, it is further likely, that the wife was a full blooded Micmac. The first French Acadian families (women and children) came over in 1636. The Saint Jehan, "under the command of Captain Saunic weighed anchor at La Rochelle April 1, 1636, carrying 78 passengers and 18 crewmen ..."9 A precious passenger list, of this voyage in 1636 has survived and has been published10; it lists all the men and women who boarded the Saint-Jehan and includes names such as LeCreux (one of the leaders), Motin, Martin (farmer), LeMoine (farmer), Blanchard (vinegrower). Of this 1636 group, it would appear, out of 96, there were but eleven French women, I submit, the first ever to arrive and permanently settle in Acadia. The rest were workmen, most of whom would have returned back to France within a year or two of their arrival.11
Thus the first Acadian families might have been found working and living, between the years 1632-1636, on the shores of the LaHave River (around the present day community of LaHave, Lunenburg). This first community, a dozen families, or so (there are no records), due to political reasons, were relocated to Port Royal sometime just after 1636. At any rate we pick up our story at Port Royal in 1640.
It is likely, that directly to Port Royal, René came out with his young wife Perrine (she was a Bourg, or a Bourc), together with their first born, a son, René[#11], junior, b.c.1640. We now know that this couple were married in France, before they came out to the New World.12 The only other thing I might say of this first family, at this time, is that they were to have ten children, the four males being: René (b.1640 [#11]), Pierre (b.1658 [#12]), Antoine (b.1660 [#13]), & Claude (b.1662 [#14]).13 In the census of 1671, we can see Rene (age 52), Perrine and certain of their children listed, including: Pierre (age 13), Claude (age 8); they have 10 cattle and 6 sheep. In the census of 1678, we again see Rene and Perrine with their two boys Pierre and Claude, living on an acre of land, and 10 cattle.


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[#11] René Landry (René, le Jeune) (c.1640-c.1692) of Port Royal:
I came to the conclusion, as previously noted, that René, [#11] was the son of [#1] and not another unrelated Landry as some authors have thought. What we know is that he resided at Port Royal and, in 1662, married Marie Bernard. Marie died in 1719 and was buried at Port Royal. Fourteen children were born to René and Marie, seven were males: Claude (b.1663 [#111], Jean (b.1666 [#112])14, René (b.1668 [#113]), Germain (b.1674 [#114]), Abraham (b.1678 [#115]), Pierre (b.1680 [#116]), & Charles (b.c.1686 [#117]). In the census of 1678, we see this second Rene with Marie and their children living on 12 acres of land and possess 20 head of cattle. It should be noted that Rene[#11] and Marie were not listed in the first census of 1671. Further, I might add, has Rene[#11] ever been listed as son of Rene[#1]: so, the mystery of the two Renés continues. Also, I had, earlier on in my research, concluded (I am not now sure now on what basis) that 18 year old Antoine[#13] was living with his brother in the 1678 census; but, it may well be, he was the son of René[#11], which, on further research, seems to be the more sensible conclusion.


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[#111] Claude Landry (1663-1747) of Port Royal:
Claude was the grandson of the first Landry in Acadia. It is calculated that he was born at Port Royal in 1663. I say calculated because there are few records to which one can refer prior to 1671, the date of the first census record to which a researcher might refer. All of the church records for the Acadian parishes have disappeared, except for those at Port Royal from 1707 onwards, Grand Pré from 1707, and at Beaubassin from 1712. "... no registers survive at all for Cobequit, the two churches at Pisiguit, the Rivière-aux-Canards, Chipody, the Pointe-de-Beauséjour, Tinamarre, Chebogue, ... or any of the lesser missions of old Acadia."15
Claude married at Port Royal, around 1684, Catherine Thibodeau. There was a second marriage to Marie Babin which took place around 1725, also at Port Royal. Indeed there was a third marriage (at the age of 78 years?) to Jeanne Bellemère at "Saint-Charles-des-Mines" on the 15th of May, 1741.
Claude had eleven children, four were males: Jean Baptiste (b.1686 [#1111], René (b.1688 [#1112]), Claude (b.1689 [#1113]), & Joseph (b.c.1708 [#1114]).
[#1111] Jean Baptiste Landry (b.1686) of Charles-des-Mines (Canning area):
This Jean Baptiste married Marguerite Comeau at Saint-Charles-des-Mines, on 17th October, 1718. Ten children were born: Eustache (b.1719), Hélène (b.1721), Euphrosie (b.1723), Prosper (b.1726 [#11111]), Hilaire (b.1728 [#11112]), Joseph (b.1729 [#11113]), Clet (b.1731 [#11114]), Jean Baptiste (b.1733 [#11115]), Simon (b.1735 [#11116]), & Marguerite (b.1738). After the deportation members of this family could be found at Saint-Servan-de-Saint-Malo, France.
[#11111] Prosper Landry16 (b.1726):
Prosper immigrated to P.E.I. during 1749-50.17 He Married, on the 23rd of September, 1751, at Port-Lajoie (the present day Charlottetown), Anne Josette Boudrot (b.1728) of the Pisiquit (Windsor) area; he married for the second time (again at Port-Lajoie), July 8th, 1754, to Marie Madeleine Bourg of Cobequid (Truro). The 1752 census shows that they had, at that time, an eight week old daughter, Margueritte (b.1752). The 1752 census also shows that Joseph (b.1732 [#11113]), Prosper's brother; and Mathurin Boudrot (b.1742), Josette's brother; were both living with Prosper and Josette.
[#11112] Hilaire Landry (b.1728):
Hilaire Married, c. 1766, Marie-Josephe Richard. By 1769, this family was located at Saint-Servan, Saint Malo, France.
[#11113] Joseph Landry (b.c.1729):
Joseph had immigrated to P.E.I. and was of 1752 living with his brother, Prosper [#11111].
[#11116] Simon Landry (b.1735):
Married, c. 1761, the widow, Marguerite Gauterot. Simon by 1770, this family was located at Saint-Servan, Saint Malo, France.
[#1112] René Landry (b.1688) of Charles-des-Mines (Canning area):
This René Landry resided at "la rivière des Habitants." He married Marie-Madeleine Melanson at Saint-Charles-des-Mines, on 8th November, 1712. Of nine children, five were boys: Honoré (b.1714 [#11121]), Anselme (b.1717 [#11122]), Jean Baptiste (b.1720 [#11123]), Joseph (b.1735 [#11124]), Prosper18 (b.1736 [#11125]), & Michel (b.1739 [#11126]).
There was an René Landry who was among the 483 men whom Col. John Winslow confined on the 10th September, 1755, at Grand Pré. He is listed to be from the village of "Antoine" and was the owner of 5 bullocks, 6 cows, 10 young cattle, 20 sheep, 12 hogs, and 2 horses; one son, one daughter listed.19
[#11121] Honoré Landry20 (b.1714) of Charles-des-Mines (Canning area):
Honoré's first marriage, November 26, 1742, was to Hélène LeBlanc; his second marriage, on 15th May 1747, was to Magdelaine Gautrot (b.1723); both marriages took place at Saint-Charles-des-Mines. As of 1752 they had the following children with them: Anselme (b.1743 [#111211]), Honoré (b.c.1747 [#111213]), Madelaine (b.1750), & Joseph (b.1752 [#111214]). According to Arsenault (p. 1207) Jean-Baptiste (b.1744) was the second son born to Hélène, but he was not with the family in 1752; another child, Bibiane was born in 1755. Honoré immigrated to P.E.I.
[#11122] Anselme Landry21 (b.1717):
Anselme married Marie Magdeline Leblanc (b.1720).22 Anselme immigrated to P.E.I. c. 1750. From the 1752 census: "They have Jean Pierre Landry, aged nine months."
[#11125] Prosper Landry (b.1736):
Prosper married, c. 1761, Elizabeth Pitre. Prosper was located at Pleurtuit, France in 1763; eventually they settled at Louisiana.
[#1113] Claude Landry (b.1689) of Charles-des-Mines (Canning area):
Claude married Madeleine Doucet at Saint-Charles-des-Mines, on 8th February, 1712. Of eight children, two were boys: Vincent (b.1719 [#11131]) & Amand (b.1730 [#11132]).
[#11131] Vincent Landry (b.1719) of Charles-des-Mines (Canning area):
Vincent married, c. 1740, Margueruite Boudrot. Six children were born to this union between the years 1741 and 1750. Members of this family eventually settled at Louisiana.23
[#11132] Amand Landry (b.1730):
Married Madeleine Landry. The family was deported to Massachusetts and eventually they made their way to "Lapraire."
There was an "Aman" Landry who was among the 483 men whom Col. Winslow confined on the 10th September, 1755, at Grand Pré. He is listed to be from the village of "Antoine" and was the owner of 4 bullocks, 5 cows, 15 young cattle, 28 sheep, 18 hogs and 2 horses; one son listed.24
[#1114] Joseph Landry (b.1708) of Charles-des-Mines (Canning area):
This Joseph Landry married Marie-Josephe Comeau at Saint-Charles-des-Mines, on 10th November, 1727. Of the seven children, three were boys: Augustin (b.c.1734 [#11141]), Alexandre (b.c.1745 [#11142]), & Pierre (b.c. 1750 [#11143]). Members of this family eventually established themselves at Louisiana.25


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[#112] Jean (John) Landry (b.1666) of Assomption (St. Croix):
This branch of the Landry family, through which your compiler traces his roots, was located at the head of the St. Croix River in present day Hants County. I surmise, their home was located as far up the river as can be found arable land and where one could rig a mill and be under the shelter of the rising land; somewhere handy where the present day power station now exists. Around the year 1687, Jean married Cecile Melanson26 (1666-1752+). Of the seven children listed by Arsenault, six were males: René (b.1688 [#1121], Jean Baptiste (b.1690 [#1122], Joseph (b.1692 [#1123]), Benjamin (b.1698-1752+ [#1124]), Germain (b.1700 [#1125]), & François (b.c.1700 [#1126].
From the French census records of 1701, it can be determined that there was a "Jean Landry" family located at "La Riviere de Sainte-Croix": with his wife, 7 boys, 1 girl, 20 cattle, and 2 muskets.27
It is noted from the history books that there was a John Landry who was among the welcoming committee on the shores of the Mines basin when the English, headed by Mascarene, first came ashore, in November of 1710, this was just after the British had captured the French Acadian capital of Port Royal, for the last and final time. Further a "Jean Landry" shows up on the Oath Petition28 signed the 23rd December, 1729, at which time our Jean would have been 63.
[#1121] René Landry (b.c.1688) of Assomption:
As a young man, René moved from Port Royal to Pisiguit (Assomption Parish). He married Marie Dugas at Grand Pré on 16th November, 1711. Only one child accounted for, a boy, Joseph (b.c.1713 [#11211]).
[#11211] Joseph Landry (b.c.1713) of Assomption:
This Joseph Landry married Marie Richard at Grand Pré on 3rd November, 1733. They made their residence at Pisiguit (Assomption Parish). They were deported to South Carolina, this family eventually made their way to Louisiana.
[#1122] Jean Baptiste Landry29 (c.1690-1752+) of Assomption (St. Croix):
This Jean Baptiste married Marguerite (Marie) Gauterot (Bouherut, Gautrot) (b.1693); "native of Pepeguit" on the 16th November, 1711, at Grand-Pré. Five boys: Jean Bte. (1713-1752+ [#11221]), Joseph (1716-1752+ [#11222]), Jean-Lami (b.1723 [#11223]), Alexis (b.1724 [#11224]), Pierre (b.1725 [#11225]), and Paul (b.c.1728 [#11226]). Duncanson has listed Jean as the deputy of the French Acadian village of St. Croix.30
Jean Baptiste[#1122], age 61, and his three of his sons; Jean Bte.[#11221], age 38; Joseph[#11222], age 35; and Alexis[#11224], age 27; together with their respective families immigrated to Cape Breton in 1751.31 Thus, the Jean Baptiste family managed to avoid the grand dispersal of 1755.32 We can see from the records that "Jean Landry" paid the quit rent in respect to lands at St. Croix through his agent, "Placite" [probably Paul, his son] Landry; thus, it would appear that Jean, while having made his move to Cape Breton, wanted to preserve his rights to the lands at St. Croix.33
[#11221] Jean Baptiste Landry (b.1713-1752+) of Assomption:
This Jean Baptiste married, October 29, 1737, at Grand Pré, Marie-Josephe LeBlanc (b.1720). This family in its entirety immigrated to Cape Breton in 1751, therefore, see "The Landrys of Cape Breton."
[#11222] Joseph Landry34 (c.1715-1752+):
Joseph married, c. 1737, to Marie-Marguerite Breaux (b.1717), native of des Mines. The Breaux and certain of the Landrys were to be located on the eastern side of the Avon River (up from the modern day community of Windsor) just where the southern branch of the Avon comes into the main river, handy the small modern day village of Windsor Forks.35 Though Joseph's family was from St. Croix, he probably spotted Marie-Marguerite on one of his visits to his cousins. Joseph and Marie-Marguerite also immigrated to Cape Breton in 1751, therefore, see "The Landrys of Cape Breton."
[#11223] Jean-L'ami Landry (b.c.1723):
Jean-L'ami married, c. 1742, Marie-Josephe Forest (b.1717).
[#11224] Alexis Landry (b.1724):
Alexis married, c. 1748, Marguerite Aucoin (b.1717). Alexis also immigrated to Cape Breton in 1751, so, therefore, see "The Landrys of Cape Breton."
[#11225] Pierre Landry (b.c.1725):
This Pierre married, c. 1748, Anne Breau. According to Arsenault, this family was deported to Philadelphia and eventually established themselves at Nicolet, Quebec.36
[#11226] Paul (Placite?) Landry (b.c.1728):
This Paul married, c. 1750, Marguerite Bourg. While one source says this family established themselves at Nicolet, Quebec; yet, at p. 2533, Arsenault makes an entry about a "Paul Landry, originaire de Pisiguit, Acadie, marié à Marguerite Bourque. Arrivé en Louisiane avant 1767 it est décédé à Donaldsonville, le novembre 1829." (p. 2533)
[#1123] Joseph Landry (b.c.1692):
This Joseph married, 1720, Elizabeth Vincent. As of 1752 it is noted that there was only the one child, a girl, and that they were living at Saint John.
[#1124] Benjamin Landry37 (1698-1752+):
Benjamin married, 1726, Marguerite Babin (b.1707). They had eight children, five boys: Augustin (b.1727 [#11241]), Charles (b.1731 [#11242]), Jean (b.1733 [#11243]), Mathieu (b.1736 [#11244]), & Joseph (b.1744 [#11245]). This family, including Benjamin's 86 year old grandmother, immigrated to P.E.I. in 1749-50.
[#11241] Augustin Landry38 (b.1727):
Augustin married, June 26, 1748, at Grand Pré Marguerite Granger (b.1729). They had one son, Benjamin (b.1750 [#112411]); and two daughters. This family immigrated to P.E.I. in 1749-50.
[#11242] Charles Landry39 (b.1731):
Having taken his leave of Acadia in the immigration wave of 1749-50, this Charles Landry married at Port-Lajoie (Charlottetown) on August 9th, 1751, to Marie Granger (b.1733), native of Acadia. In the census of February-March, 1752, they had a six day old son, Pierre [#112421]. In August 1763 there was a Charles and his wife, Marie (with one son) at Boston?40
[#11243] Jean Landry (b.1733):
Having come with his family to P.E.I. during 1749-50, this Jean Landry married at Port-Lajoie (Charlottetown) on August 4th, 1756, to Marie-Josephe Daigre.
[#1125] Germain Landry41 (c.1700-70):
Germain married, c. 1722, Marie-Cécile Forest. Of six children, two were males: Charles (b.1723 [#11252]) & François (b.c.1732 [#11254]). Deported to Massachusetts, this family eventually settled at "St. Jacques l'Achigan ca. 1767." Germain was buried at Assomption, Quebec.
[#11254] François Landry (b.c.1732):
Deported to Massachusetts, this François eventually landed at l'Assomption, Quebec; where, in 1757, he married.42
[#1126] François Landry43 (b.c.1715):
This François married, c. 1735, to Marie Babin (b.1720), native of Acadia. of their children, there were five sons: Joseph (b.1736 [#11261]), Jean Charles (b.1738 [#11262]), Germain (b.1740 [#11263]), François (b.1746) [#11264], & Claude-Raphael (b.1752) [#11265]). This family immigrated to P.E.I. in 1749-50.


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[#113] René Landry44 (b.1668) of "rivière-aux-Canard":
This René Landry, 3rd generation with the name René, married Anne Terriot at Port Royal. Of ten children, seven were males: Jean (b.c.1693 [#1131], Antoine (b.1696 [#1132]), René (b.1703 [#1133]), Pierre (b.c.1704 [#1134]), Alexandre (b.1709 [#1135]), Sylvain (b.1712 [#1136]), & Charles (b.1719 [#1137]).
[#1131] Jean Landry (b.1693) of Charles-des-Mines (Canning area):
This Jean married, 1716, Claire LeBlanc [Rene & Ann (Bourgeois)]; he married a second time to Blanche LeBlanc. From his first marriage Jean had thirteen children(1717-44) & three children from second marriage (1755-59). Some of the male children of Jean [#1131]: Alexis (b.1721 [#11311]), Mathurin (b.c.1730 [#11312]), & Etienne (b.1731 [#11313]). By 1755-58 the family was to be found at P.E.I. Eventually, certain of them could be found at Boulogne-sur-Mer, France.
[#11311] Alexis Landry45 (b.1721-98) of Beaubassin:
Alexis was Born at Grand Pré, baptized on 25th August 1721. In 1743 Alexis moved to Beaubassin. In 1745, at Beauséjour, Alexis married Marie-Anne Terriot, widow of Jean-Baptiste Cormier of Beaubassin. Nine children born from 1746 to 1762. In 1755, Alexis took part in the defence of Fort Beauséjour. During the years 1756 and 1757, together with other Acadians, Alexis and his family, fleeing the British, made their way up the northern coast of present day New Brunswick. In 1769, Alexis settled at Caraquet. This Alexis [#11311] is the direct ancestor for a number of the New Brunswick Landrys. In 1798, Alexis died at Caraquet and his grave can be found today at Sainte Anne DuBocage, where, in 1961, a monument was raised to mark his burial place, one of only a few of the known original Acadians.
[#1132] Antoine Landry (b.1696) of "rivière-aux-Canard":
Antoine married, on 13 November 1717, Marie Melanson at Saint-Charles-des-Mines. They had seven children, four were male: Joseph (b.1718 [#11321]), Jean (b.1726 [#11322]), René (b.1730 [#11323]), & Antoine (b.1732 [#11324]). After the deportation, in 1756, members of this family were to be found at Southhampton, England; where, according to Arsenault, Antoine and Marie were buried.
There was an Antoine Landry who was among the 483 men whom Col. Winslow confined on the 10th September, 1755, at Grand Pré. He is listed to be from the village of "Antoine" and was the owner of 1 bullock, 4 cows, 1 young cattle, 16 sheep, and 2 horses; no sons nor daughters listed.46
[#11321] Joseph Landry (b.1718) of "rivière-aux-Canard":
This Joseph married, c. 1750, Françoise Terriot. This family, it would appear, ended up in France.
[#1133] René Landry47 (1703-49):
This René married, on May 31, 1727, Marie-Rose Rivet (b. at Pisiguit, 1707-1785) "en la paroisse Sainte-Famille, de Pisiguit' (Falmouth)."48 Of eight children, two were male: Charles (b.1732 [#11331]) & Jean (b.1747 [#11332]). Though one source says this René family lived at "rivière-aux-Canard"; he was married and buried at the church of Sainte-Famille. After the deportation, in 1767, members of this family were to be found at Bangor, Belle-Ilse-en-Mer, France. His wife Marie-Rose was buried at Bangor in 1785.
[#11332] Jean Landry (b.1747):
After the deportation Jean and his sister (Marie-Josephe) and his mother (Marie-Rose) were located "au village Bordrehouant, Bangor, Belle-Isle-en-Mer, France." Jean was married at Belle-Isle-en-Mer.
[#1134] Pierre Landry (b.1704):
This Pierre married, on November 19, 1725, Anne Terriot at "Sainte-Charles-des-Mines." It took a while for this couple to get around to having children, but they did have five between the years 1740-1749.49 This family was deported to Virginia; then, in turn, to Falmouth, England. (Arsenault says that Pierre and certain of his children were buried at Falmouth.) The widow Anne with the children who survived went, in 1763, to Saint-Servan, Saint Malo, France; and then (1774) to the Isle of Jersey; and from there, she made her way back to Canada to the Bay of Chaleur region.
There was a Pierre Landry who was among the 483 men whom Col. Winslow confined on the 10th September, 1755, at Grand Pré. He is listed to be from the village of "Le grand Pre" and was the owner of 8 bullocks, 16 cows, 14 young cattle, 50 sheep, 27 hogs and 3 horses (a rich man); four sons and three daughters.50
I believe this to be the Pierre Landry to whom Col. Winslow referred. Primarily, I suppose, because he could speak English, Pierre became the spokesman for his fellow prisoners at Grand Pré during those fateful days in September of 1755.51
[#1135] Alexandre Landry (b.1709):
Fifth son of René Landry[#113] of "rivière-aux-Canard." There was an Alexandre Landry (could also be [#1153], though less likely so) who was among the 483 men whom Col. Winslow confined on the 10th September, 1755, at Grande Pré. He is listed to be from the village of "de Landry" and was the owner of 6 bullocks, 9 cows, 13 young cattle, 50 sheep, 10 hogs and 1 horse; no sons nor daughters listed.52
[#1137] Charles Landry (b.1719):
This Charles married, on November 7, 1740, Cecile LeBlanc at Sainte-Charles-des-Mines." After the deportation this family, in 1767, were to be found at Saint-Servan, Saint Malo, France.


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[#114] Germain Landry (b.1674):
Germain, in 1694, married Marie Melanson. Germain established himself at Pisiguit. Of their children, there were four boys: Alexandre (b.1695 [#1141]), Abraham (Chaques) (b.c.1697 [#1142], Germain (b.c.1706 [#1143], & Paul (b.1708 [#1144].
[#1141] Alexandre Landry (b.c.1695):
Our Alexandre married at Pisiquid in 1723 to Marguerite Blanchard (b.c.1707; d/o Martin & Marguerite [nee Guilbeau (b.c.1669)] Blanchard). Aleaxandre and Marguerite were to have at least one son, Firmin (b.c. 1730 [#11411]).
There was an Alexandre Landry (it could have been [#1153] but, I think, less likely) who was among the 483 men whom Col. Winslow confined on the 10th September, 1755, at Grande Pré. He is listed to be from the village of "de Landry" and was the owner of 6 bullocks, 9 cows, 13 young cattle, 50 sheep, 10 hogs and 1 horse; no sons nor daughters listed.
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[#11411] Firmin Landry (b.c.1730-1801):
Research discloses that, it is likely, Firmin was the son of Alexandre [#1141] (b.1695). Alexandre's father was Germain [#114] (b.1674) who had established himself at Pisiguit, 1690. A number of Acadians, in this year, 1690, fled Port Royal on account of the British attack carried out by Phips. These historical events led to a number of family groups to open up new lands, away from the British guns. The Germain Landry family chose to settle at Pisiquid.
Alexandre, Firmin's father, was born at Pisiquid in c.1695; in 1723 he married Marguerite Blanchard.53C From this union came our Firmin, born, c.1728, at Pisiguit. Firmin was to grow up on his father's farm; and, during 1752, married Françoise (dit Elizabeth) Thibodeau, at Pisiguit. Their children were: Joseph (b. 1753 [#11411]; Saturin (b. 1755 [#114112]; Helene (b.1757); and Marie Madeleine (b.1759). The family was deported to Maryland53B aboard the sloop Ranger.
"The earliest listing found of Firmin Landry in Louisiana is in the Brand Book at St. Martinville dated 1769, 'Records of Attakapas District, Louisiana 1739-1811.'" He apparently remarried there, in Louisiana, during 1770, to Theotiste "Sally" Thibodeaux, daughter of Charles Thibodeaux and Brigette Breaux; Sally was a widow and they has apparently met at Maryland. Firmin and Sally were to have ten children: Francoise (b.1770); Hubert (b.1773); Helene (b.1774); Rosalie (b.1776); Valentin (b.1778); Marie (b.1780); Alexandre (b.1782); Agnes (b.1784); Marguerite (b.1789); and Madeleine.
Firmin died in the year 1801 at St. Martinville, Louisiana.
[#1142] Abraham (Chaques) Landry54 (b.c.1700):
Abraham (Chaques) married, c. 1720, Marie Blanchard of Cobequid (Truro) at "Sainte-Charles-des-Mines." The three boys listed by Arsenault are Jean (b.1723 [#11421]) Charles (b.1730 [#11422]) & Joseph (b.1734 [#11443]. The "widower" Abraham with his two grown sons Charles & Joseph immigrated to P.E.I.
[#1143] Germain Landry (b.c.1706):
This Germain married at Grand Pré, 4th July 1729, Anne Le Blanc. Of six children one was a boy, Charles (b.1741). This family was deported to Philadelphia.
[#1144] Paul Landry (b.1708):
This Paul married, c. 1735, Marguerite Joseph.


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[#115] Abraham Landry55 (b.1678):
This Abraham married, October 5, 1701, Marie Guilbaut of Pisiguit. Abraham and one of his brothers (Jean [#112], I think), according to Della Stanley, moved to Pisiguit and could be located there by 1714.56 On old maps certain of the original Acadian homesteads were located and named, Abraham Landry was one. Of the nine children born to Abraham and Marie, four were males: Pierre (b.1705 [#1151], Charles (b.c.1706 [#1152], Alexandre (b.1708 [#1153]), Abraham (b.1712 [#1154]), & René (b.c.1716 [#1155]).57
[#1151] Pierre Landry (b.1705):
This Pierre married at Port Royal, 3rd June 1726, Anne-Marie Doucet. The boys of the family included: Vincent (b.1727 [#11511]), Pierre (b.1732 [#11512]), Etienne (b.1734 [#11513]), & Joseph (b.1752 [#11514]).58 Members of this family eventually found their way to Louisiana.
[#1152] Charles Landry (b.1706):
This Charles married at Grand Pré, 25th June 1726, Marie LeBlanc. Members of this family, also, eventually, found their way to Louisiana.59
[#11521] Charles Landry (b.1738):
This Charles made his way to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. "Charles Landry born 1738, married twice. First to Marie Landry and then to Maie Babin on Dec 2, 1775 in Ascension Parish, La." (William E. Landry .)
[#1153] Alexandre Landry60 (b.1708):
While born at Port Royal, Alexandre was raised at Piziquid.61 He married at Grand Pré, 24th February 1732, Anne Flanc (Flan) of Rivière-aux-Canards; a second marriage took place, c. 1736, to Rose LeBlanc. A number of boys were born to the first marriage; and at least one to the second (François-Sébastien).62 After the deportation two of the sons, René [#11531] and François-Sébastien [#11532] found their way to Louisiana.63
There was an Alexandre Landry (likely, however, it was [#1141]) who was among the 483 men whom Col. Winslow confined on the 10th September, 1755, at Grande Pré. He is listed to be from the village of "de Landry" and was the owner of 6 bullocks, 9 cows, 13 young cattle, 50 sheep, 10 hogs and 1 horse; no sons nor daughters listed.64
[#11531] René Landry65 (1734-1823):
René, like so many of the Acadians fled the British before the final blow was delivered in 1755, fled to Ile-Saint-Jean before 1755. He married another exile, Madeleine Boudreau in 1757 at P.E.I. after the final defeat of the French in 1758 (Louisbourg) René, in 1759, was deported by the English to France in 1759. He returned to America and while first arriving on the French island of Saint Pierre, he moved again and eventually settled at in the valley of the Memramcook River.
[#11532] François-Sébastien Landry (b.1738):
François-Sébastien married twice, the second marriage took place in 1793 at Donaldsonville, Louisiana.
[#1154] Abraham Landry (b.c.1712):
This Abraham married at Grand Pré, 30th June 1732, Elizabeth LeBlanc; 2nd marriage to Marguerite LeBlanc in 1752.66 A number of children were born as a result both marriages; 1733-1756, including Mathurin (b.1737 [#11541]). This family was deported to Maryland in 1755 and eventually found their way to Donaldsonville, Louisiana.
[#1155] René Landry (b.1716) of Assomption (Pisiguit):
This René married at Grand Pré, 18th February 1737, Marie Terriot; 2nd marriage, c. 1753 to Jean Broussard's widow, Anne (Landry). This family eventually found its way to Louisiana, "sur la rive est du Mississippi, à Saint-Jacques."67


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[#116] Pierre Landry (b.1680) of Pisiguit:
This third generation Landry, Pierre, married Madeleine Brossard at Port Royal on the 7th January, 1704. He and his two brothers (Abraham [#115] and Jean [#112]) moved to the Pisiguit area. Pierre Landry family could have been located on the banks of the present day Avon River (Falmouth/Windsor Forks). This couple had two boys: Pierre (b.1704 [#1161]) and François (b.1711 [#1162]). According to Arsenault this family was deported to Maryland.
[#1161] Pierre Landry (b.1704-56) of Pisiguit:
This Pierre married, c. 1725, to Marie-Claire Babin.68 Resided within the parish of Sainte-Famille (Falmouth). After the deportation certain members of this family ended up in England, others in Maryland where Pierre died in 1756. During the years, 1740-1, there was a Pierre Landry who was one of the deputies at Piziquid. Further, there was a Pierre Landry was one of ten deputies who were aboard the Beaufort in Halifax harbour on Monday, July 1st, 1749; there to meet with Cornwallis and his council. Pierre was one of two from Piziquid. (The others: two from Annapolis, one from Grand Pré, one from Riviere Canard, two from Cobequid, one from Chignecto, and one from Chippodie.)69
[#1162] François Landry (b.1711):
François married at Grand Pré, 21st November 1731, Dorothée Bourg.70 This family eventually found its way to Louisiana, Saint-Jacques on the Mississippi.


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[#117] Charles Landry (b.1686) of Annapolis River:
This Charles married Catherine Brossard at Port Royal on the 29th October 1708. Arsenault lists 8 girls & 2 boys, the boys being: Charles (b.1710 [#1171]) & François (b.1716 [#1172]). Charles Landry was one of the four official representatives of the Annapolis River region, chosen by the Acadians and approved by the English71, in May, 1720; "whose duties it should be to promulgate the orders and proclamations of the government, and to see that their [English] directions were carried into execution."72 In September, 1727, Charles (with Abraham Bourg, Francis Richards, and Guillaum Bourgeois) was tossed into prison and "laid in irons" for refusing to take the oath.73 A "Charles Landry" shows up on the Oath of Allegiance74 signed by 600+ Acadians from "Mines, Cobequit, Piziquid & Beaubassin" in April, 1730?
[#1171] Charles Landry (1710-c1753):
This Charles married, around 1728, Marie-Josephe Girouard. The couple had six children born between 1729 and 1753, one a boy, Alexis (c.1753). This family, according to Arsenault, was deported to South Carolina.
[#1172] François Landry (b.1716):
Arsenault says that our François married three times; his last two marriages took place in France.


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[#12] Pierre Landry (b.c.1660) of Pisiguit:
One of the earliest Landrys, Pierre married Madeleine75 in 1682. They had 6 boys & 1 girl, the boys being: Pierre (b.1683 [#121]), Jean Baptiste (b.1690 [#122]), René (b.1693 [#123]), François (b.1696 [#124]), Joseph (b.1698 [#125]), & René (b.1699 [#126]).76 Having situated himself and his family in the Pisiguit area, this Pierre Landry was one of the Landrys that greeted Mascarene when he went ashore at Minas in November of 1710. Pierre Landry was one of the first eight deputies which the English had chosen from the French population found around the region of Minas.77 It is reported that Pierre Landry and his family ran a mill situated on a water course near Piziquid.78 In 1738, reference is made to a Pierre Landry, senior, of Piziquid.79 As of October 5th, 1761,there was a Pierre Landry listed as a prisoner at Fort Edward with a family of 3.80 (Our Pierre [#12] would have been 79 years old, so it could have been another Pierre of Piziquid, viz., [#132] b.1690?)


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[#121] Pierre Landry (b.1683) of Cape Sable, Yarmouth County:
This Pierre married at Port Royal, c. 1714, to Marguerite Mius, daughter of Jacques Entremount and Anne de LaTour.81 Before 1736, maybe much before, our Pierre moved to Pobomcoup or Cape Sable (Yarmouth County).82 Pierre and his sons were true French Acadian heroes: In the fall of 1755 (I think) a British squadron out of Halifax were setting sail for warmer waters when Charles Lawrence suggested that they call by at the Cape Sable area and to take in hand the French Acadian population to be found there. (The Acadians at that place had been missed during the summer, as the English had been fully occupied at the collection spots of Annapolis Royal, Grand Pré, Pisiguit (Windsor) and Fort Beauséjour. The Cape Sable Acadians were to be loaded on the returning transports and then, in turn, to land them at various points along the eastern coast of North America; of course, it went without saying, that these military men could do what they pleased with the fixed goods. Taking these people at Pobomcoup, however, was not to be so easy an affair as it had been time and time again through out Acadia: they were going to get a fight. Arsenault says that our Pierre and his son languished in their later years at Cherbourg, France; much affected by "des fatigues" suffered from "la dernière guerre et fruite dans les bois." Guerilla warfare went on in the woods around Cape Sable during the autumn of 1755: but it could not have lasted long, and the British military soon achieved what they had set out to do.


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[#122] Jean Baptiste Landry (b.1690):
This Jean Baptiste married Marguerite Melanson (d.1758) at Port Royal on the 22nd of January 1713. Of eight children the four males were: Jean Baptiste (b.1714 [#1221]), Pierre (b.1715 [#1222]), Jean Baptiste83 (b.1721 [#1223]), & Charles (1733-58) [#1224]).
[#1223] Jean Baptiste Landry (b.1721):
At the age of 39, this Jean Baptiste marries at Quebec in 1760.
[#1224] Charles Landry (1733-58):
According to Arsenault both Charles and his mother, Marguerite, were buried at Quebec in 1758.


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[#123] René Landry (b.1693) of Cape Sable, Yarmouth County:
Not much is known of this René other than he moved to Pobomcoup (Yarmouth County). There was a Rene Landry with wife Anne (with two sons and two daughters) who were at Boston in August of 1763.84
[#126] René Landry (b.c.1699-1764):
As already stated, and as found in Arsenault says, Pierre [#12] had two sons named René [#123 ~]? maybe they are one and the same. René [#126] married at Port Royal, October 14, 1717, to Marie-Josephe Mius de Pleinmaret, daughter of Abraham and Marguerite (LaTour). They were to live at Pobomcoup. He became a "capitaine des troupes et ingénieur pour le Roi." He died in France. I believe there is some confusion as to which René we are dealing with here. We must bear in mind that when René was but a young boy his parents moved to Piziquid and one wonders how he ended up marrying a Muise and moving to the area now encompassed by Yarmouth County? Further a René Landry and an Anthony Landry are shown, as of January of 1733, to be inhabitants of Minas/Piziquid area.85 And, there is the signature of a "René Landry" on the Oath of Allegiance86 signed by 600+ Acadians from "Mines, Cobequit, Piziquid & Beaubassin" in April, 1730?87 And, further, there is a Réné Landry and a Pierre Landry who swore an oath of loyalty to the English in 1740.
[#124] François Landry (b.1696):
Their is some confusion on this, but: Our François either married Marie Belliveau at Port Royal on the 12th of January 1723, or Dorothée Bourg (b.1713) -- take your choice.88 François and Dorothée "lived at Pisiquid." Of seven children the four males were: Jean (b.1730 [#1241]), François (b.1733 [#1242], Pierre (b.1739 [#1243], & Joseph (b.1742 [#1244]). This family, according to Arsenault were located in Cherbourg, France; I have made no further follow up.
[#125] Joseph Landry (1698-1744):
According to the records this Joseph Landry married Anne Melanson at Port Royal on January 17th 1735. (Yet the Pierre Landry [#12] family is located at Pisiquid by 1710? Should note that there was a Joseph who signed the 1730 oath administered to the inhabitants of the Annapolis River region; this is the only Joseph that fits.) Three sons listed: Joseph (b.1738 [#1251]), Pierre (b.1740 [#1252], & Jean Baptiste (b.1743 [#1253]). By 1758, this family was located in Quebec.
[#1261] Joseph Landry (b.1721):
This Joseph married at Port Royal, July 27th 1750, to Cecile Mius de d'Entremont. A second marriage took place at Cherbourg, France, on April 26th, 1763. Joseph was buried at Archigny, Poitou.
[#1262] René Landry (b.1721):
This René married at Port Royal, July 28th 1753, to Marie d'Entremont.


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[#13] Antoine (Anthony) Landry89 (b.1660) of la rivière des Habitants (Canning area):
Anthony married, about 1681, at Port Royal, Marie Thibodeau.90 As of Feb, 1721, he was to be located in 'Menis', la rivière des Habitants,91 though likely he had been there by twenty or thirty years by then. Anthony and Marie had eleven children, of which there were five sons: Antoine (b.1683 [#131]), Pierre (b.1690 [#132]), François92 (b.c.1690 [#133]), Jean (b.c.1698 [#134]), and Joseph (b.c.1701 [#135]). An "Anthony Landry" shows up on the Oath of Allegiance93 signed by 600+ Acadians from "Mines, Cobequit, Piziquid & Beaubassin" in April, 1730? In January of 1733, reference is made to a René Landry and Anthony Landry, inhabitants of Minas.94


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[#131] Antoine Landry (1683-1756) of la rivière des Habitants (Canning area):
This Anthony married, around 1705, Marie Blanche LeBlanc. They had ten children, nine were boys: Paul (b.1707 [#1311]), François (b.1709 [#1312]), Pierre (b.1711 [#1313]), Alexis (b.c.1716 [#1314]), Joseph (b.1720 [#1315]), Charles (b.1722 [#1316]), Jean Baptiste (b.1724 [#1317]), Michel (b.1726 [#1318]), & Armand (b.1728 [#1319]).
[#1311] Paul Landry (b.1707) of Petitcoudiac:
Paul married at Grand Pré, October 20, 1732, to Marie-Josephe Hébert.95 He established himself at Petitcoudiac.
[#1312] François Landry (c.1709-c.1741) of rivière-aux-Canard:
François married, around 1735, Catherine LeBlanc of Beaubassin. Of the two children of this union one was a male, François (b.1737 [#13121]). François lived and died on the banks of the River Canard. François' widow remarried at Beaubassin. Members of this family eventually settled at Kamouraska, Quebec.
[#13121] François Landry (b.1737):
This François married, c. 1758, Agnès Thibodeau of Chipoudy. There were eight children born between 1759-80. This family established itself at Kamouraska Quebec.
[#1313] Pierre Landry (b.1711):
Pierre's father Antoine Landry[#131] had his farm on the banks of the la rivière des Habitants (Canning area).
This Pierre married, around 1735, Marie-Josephe LeBlanc. They had seven children, three were male: Pierre (b.1741 [#13131]), Jean-Antoine (b.1744 [#13132]) & Simon-Antoine (b.1746 [#13133]). After the deportation members of this family could be found at Falmouth, England; and Philadelphia.
There was an Pierre Landry who was among the 483 men whom Col. Winslow confined on the 10th September, 1755, at Grande Pré. He is listed to be from the village of "de Landry" and was the owner of 6 bullocks, 8 cows, 7 young cattle, 20 sheep, 16 hogs and 1 horse; four sons and four daughters.96
[#1314] Alexis Landry (b.1716) of rivière-aux-Canard:
Alexis married, 27 November 1737, at Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Marguerite Aucoin; a second marriage to Madeleine Bourg on January 15th 1748 at Beaubasin. There were three children of the first marriage (1740-46) and three children of the second marriage (1749-1757).97 Members of this family eventually settled at Kamouraska, Quebec.
[#1315] Joseph Landry (b.1720) of Petitcoudiac:
This Joseph married at Grand Pré, c. 1743, to Annette Forest. Like his brother Paul, Joseph established himself at Petitcoudiac.
[#1316] Charles Landry (b.1722):
Charles married, 19 October 1743, at Grand Pré, Anne LeBlanc. They apparently had only the one child, a daughter.
[#1317] Jean Baptiste Landry (b.1724):
Jean Baptiste married Elizabeth Aucoin at "Saint-Charles-des-Mines" on 30th July, 1748; a second marriage took place at Petitcoudiac during the year 1752. There was a child of the first union (1748) and three of the second (1753-55).


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[#132] Pierre Landry (b.1690) of Pisiguit (Falmouth):
Another Pierre, and also of Pisiguit. He married, around 1712, Marguerite Forest. Pierre and Marguerite had seven children, three were boys: Augustin (b.1719 [#1321]), Pierre98 (b.1721 [#1322]), Firmin99 (b.1725 [#1323]), Basile (1727-88 [#1324]), & Joseph (b.1730 [#1325]). The Pierre Landry homestead as it existed at the time of the grand dispersal is shown on, at least one map of the time, very handy where the present day Castle Frederick is located.100 There is, in fact Pierre Landrys depicted on both sides of the river. The name of "Pierre I[J]ermain Landry" is set down Landry to where Windsor forks is located these days, just across the road from the ski slopes at Mount Martock. As of October 5th, 1761, there was a Pierre Landry listed as a prisoner at Fort Edward with a family of 3.101 (Our Pierre [#132] would have been 71 years old, so it could have been another?)
[#1321] Augustin Landry (b.1719):
Augustin married at Sainte-Famille Pisiguit, c. 1742, to Anne River; and for a second time at Pisiguit, 1747, Marie Babin (Falmouth). First deported to Maryland, the family made its way to Louisiana.
[#1322] Pierre Landry (b.1721):
This Pierre Landry married, c. 1745, to Geneviève Broussard; 2nd marriage, c. 1765, to Euphrosine Gautreaux (Pierre Granger's widow); & a 3rd time, February 19, 1778, to Marie Landry (Jean LeBlanc's widow) at Saint-Jacques, Mississippi.102
[#1323] Firmin Landry (b.c.1725-1789+):
I know little of this Firmin, it could be that we have him mixed up with Firmin [#11411].103
[#1324] Basile Landry (1727-88):
Basile married at Sainte-Famille, Pisiguit (Falmouth), c. 1748-53, Brigitte Boudrot; and for a second time, at Saint-Martville (Louisiana?) on May 23, 1786, to Françoise Vincent.104 Basile died at Donaldsonville, Louisiana.
[#1325] Joseph Landry (b.1730):
This Joseph married at Sainte-Famille, Pisiguit (Falmouth), c. 1751, Marie-Madeleine Boudrot. Deported to Maryland.


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[#133] François Landry105 (b.1690-1767) of la rivière des Habitants:
François married "Marie Josephe Doucet, d/o Jean/François Blanchard"; the ceremony took place at "Saint-Charles-des-Mines" on 27th May, 1711. Of seven children, five males: François (b.c.1715 [#1331]), Jean (b.c.1716 [#1332]), Charles (b.1724 [#1333]), Joseph (b.1731 [#1334]), & Germain (b.1734 [#1335]). There was a François Landry who was a 'deputy' of Acadia in May of 1732.106 This family deported to Massachusetts and eventually moved to l'Assomption, Quebec.
Winslow makes reference to a "François Landry," whom I believe is our François [#133], as the person who was primarily responsible for compiling a list of all the male Acadians of that area for which Col. Winslow was responsible: Gaspereau River (Grand Pre), Cornwallis River, Canard River and Habitant River).107
[#1332] Jean Landry108 (b.c.1716):
Jean married, at rivière-aux-Canard, Marguerite Daigre (d/o Oliver/Francoise Granger); he married a second time at Massachusetts on 4th September, 1766 to Anne-Marie Hébert. Seven children born between the years 1745-1757. This family was located at Ipswick, Massachusetts during 1755 and eventually moved to l'Assomption, Quebec, ca. 1768.
There was an Jean Landry who was among the 483 men whom Col. Winslow confined on the 10th September, 1755, at Grand Pré. He is listed to be from the village of "Antoine" and was the owner of 5 bullocks, 5 cows, 6 young cattle, 39 sheep, 15 hogs, and 4 horses; two sons, no daughters listed.109
[#1335] Germain Landry (b.1734):
Germain married in 1760 (Marguerite Benoît) and then again in 1774. This family eventually established itself at l'Assomption, Quebec.


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[#134] Jean Landry110 (b.1698) of Grand Pré, the parish of "Saint-Charles-des-Mines:
This Jean married, c. 1720, Madeleine Melanson. Of the numerous children which Jean and Madeleine had, nine boys can be identified: Antoine (b.1720 [#1341]), Honoré111 (b.1721 [#1342]), Jean (b.1728 [#1343]), René112 (b.1732 [#1344]), Joseph (b.1733 [#1345]), Paul (b.1735 [#1346]), Simon-Pierre (b.c.1737 [#1347]), Charles (b.c.1738 [#1348]) & Anselme (b.c.1741 [#1349]).113 The family was deported to Boston. From a list found in the Massachusetts Archives [vol.136, p.517] of the Acadians cared for in Chelmsford, dated October 24th, 1757, we can see this family: "Jean Landrie ... 62 years, Maudlin, his wife ... broken arm ..., Joseph Landrie, 26 ... healthy & able to labour Paul Landry his son 22 able to do labour, Charles, ditto, 20 sickly & unable to do labour, Simon 18 able to do labour, Asam 16 able to do labour." Joseph Landrie is listed with a 26 year old wife, Maudlin (sic) with their son, 2 year old Jean, "sickly & weakly"; also, a daughter, Murry [Marie?] Maudlin, 5 mos.
[#1341] Antoine Landry (b.1720):
Antoine married, November 14th, 1740, at Beaubassin to Anne Cormier. They had a number of children.114
[#1342] Honoré Landry (b.1721):
Honoré married twice; second wife Marie-Josephe Cormier, widow of Louis-Joseph Cyr. There was a child of the first marriage [Joseph (b.c.1743)]; and a number born to the second marriage (1755-63).115
[#1343] Jean Landry (b.1728-62):
Jean married Marguerite Daigle of Pisiguit in 1758. Died without issue in a hospital at Saint Malo, France.
[#1344] René Landry (b.1732):
This René married Ann Benoît of Pisiguit in 1758. After the deportation this family was located at Massachusetts and eventually found its way to Yamachiche, Quebec.
[#1345] Joseph Landry116 (b.1733-87):
This Joseph married (c.1755) Madeleine Doiron (d/o Philippe/Marie Guidry) of Pisiguit. Five boys & four girls were born between the years 1756-1772.117 The Joseph Landry family was located at Massachusetts during 1755 and eventually moved to Yamachiche, Quebec, ca. 1767.
[#1346] Paul Landry118 (b.1735):
Paul married at Massachusetts (b.c.1759) Rosalie Benoit (d/o Claude/Marie Comeau); the marriage was "rehabiliated at 1767 at Trois-Rivères." Three Children born between the years 1760-1764.119 The Paul Landry family settled at Yamachiche, Quebec, ca. 1767.
[#1348] Charles Landry120 (b.1738):
It would appear, based on the information that I have been abe to gather, that this Charles, as a 17 year old, together with his family which had occupied a farm in the Rivière-Aux-Canards or Rivière-des-Habitants area, would have been put aboard one of the last of the transport ships that left Acadia in 1755. In December of that year he sailed to Boston on either the Swallow or the Race Horse. From Massachusetts the family made its way and settled at Yamachiche, Quebec, ca. 1767. This Charles married, likely in Massachusetts, around 1760, Marie Herbert. Charles and Marie had nine children, four boys and five girls, between the years 1761-1785. One of their descendants (Madison, Wisconsin) has written me and has advised that of the nine children one was Pierre Landry, who, from a baptismal certificate, it was determined, was born in 1772 (son of Charles Landry and Marie Hebert with the godparents shown as Gregoire Trahan and Madeline Landry). My correspondent then advises that Pierre married Marie Blay on August 12th, 1799. She then proceeds to advise that "My great-great grandfather is Joseph Landry b. in montreal in 1813 and died in troy, ny in 1874."


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[#135] Joseph Landry (b.c.1701-83):
This Joseph married at Saint-Charles-des-Mines, on 11th January, 1745, Pierre Godin's widow, Marie Josephe. (Godin had been of "Beaubassin and Rivière St. Jean.")121 Of five children, one was a boy: Joseph (b.1750 [#1351]). This family was deported to Oxford, Maryland and eventually found their way to Donaldsonville, Louisiana, where Joseph was buried.


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[#14] Claude Landry (b.1662) of Port Royal:
Claude married Marguerite Terriot c.1684. Of nine children the four males were: Claude (b.1690 [#141], Jean (b.1693 [#142], Pierre (b.1704 [#143]), & Joseph (b.1713 [#144]). A "Claude" shows up on the written refusal to have the Acadian lands along the Annapolis River surveyed122 signed the 11th of November, 1731; Claude #14 would have been 69.


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[#141] Claude "le Jeune" (junior) Landry (b.1690):
Claude "le Jeune" married Marie Babineau at Port Royal on April 23rd, 1711. Five sons listed: Claude (b.1714 [#1411]), Pierre (b.1717 [#1412], François (b.1725 [#1413]), Joseph (b.1731 [#1414]), & Jean (b.1735 [#1415]).
[#1411] Claude Landry (b.1714):
This Claude married Anne Beliveau at Port Royal on February 6th, 1742. By 1758 this family was at Quebec.
[#1412] Pierre Landry (b.1717):
There was a Pierre Landry (s/o Claude/Maruerite Terriot) and his wife Cécile, with their children, who were at Boston in August of 1763.123


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[#142] Jean Landry (b.1693):
This Jean married Anne Petitot "dit" Sincennes at Port Royal on January 11th, 1717. Two sons listed: Joseph (b.1718 [#1421]) & Pierre (b.c.1726 [#1422].
[#1421] Joseph Landry (1718-86):
This Joseph married Anne Raymond at Port Royal on January 21st, 1743. Two sons listed: Joseph (b.c.1745 [#14211]) & Charles Elisée (b.c.1754 [#14214]). Joseph died at "Maskinongé" (Quebec?).
[#1422] Pierre Landry (b.1726-1804):
This Pierre married Euphrosine Doucet at Port Royal on June 30th, 1751; married a second time (Elizabeth LeBlanc) c. 1760. It is likely that his children who survived went with Pierre to Quebec, among them: Joseph (c.1762 [#14222]), Francois (1765 [#14224]), & Pierre (1767 [#14226]). Pierre died at "Maskinongé" (Quebec?).


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[#143] Pierre Landry (b.1704):
This Pierre married Cecile Robichaud at Port Royal on January 14th, 1726. Three sons listed: Joseph (b.1730 [#1432]), Jean Baptiste (b.1742 [#1434]) & Pierre (b.c.1748 [#1436]. This family deported to Massachusetts and eventually established themselves at "Maskinongé" (Quebec?).


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[#144] Joseph Landry (b.1713-68):
This Joseph married Jeanne Robichaud at Port Royal on October 6th, 1734. Two sons listed: Claude (b.1746 [#1441]), Florent (b.1749 [#1442]), & Jean (b.c.1754 [#1443]. This family deported to Massachusetts, but reestablished themselves at Quebec.


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FOOTNOTES:

[1] Peter Landry is a lawyer and has been, for 20 years, in private practice in the City of Dartmouth. He invites correspondence on the topic and may be contacted at P.O. Box 1200, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B2Y 4B8; or at blu_pete&fox.nstn.ca.
[2] Such a list would therefore include all the male adults which were rounded up and deported by the British from peninsular Nova Scotia during the year, 1755. I should say, at this point that the Landry name, as an Acadian name, is born by numerous descendants of the old Acadians of Nova Scotia. (Other names, most numerous, would be LeBlanc, Hebert, Boudrot, and Richard.)
[3] This bay (not a gulf) of the Atlantic Ocean, is the largest sheltering bay one will find along the entire eastern coast of the North American continent.
[4] Hannay, p. 407; see also, Brebner's New England's Outpost: Acadia before the Conquest, p. 165.
[5] I am not a genealogist: I am, however, a lawyer who has done, in connection with a private legal practice, a fair share of legal research and all of that which such research entails; I have, too, as a court lawyer, been obliged through the years to weigh up and contrast documentary evidence of all kinds. An invaluable source to anyone who is interested in Acadian genealogy, is, the multi-volumed work of Bona Arsenault (1903-93). Arsenault sets forth short notes on every Acadian that ever existed prior to 1755, at least it would appear so. In this, my work, "The Landrys of Old Acadia," I have borrowed extensively from Arsenault. If my information needs to be checked then one should first go to Arsenault; then, secondly, to the other sources as I have cited.
[6] René Landry [#1], is written up by Arsenault (p. 612), by Stanley (A Man for Two Peoples, pp. 5-6) and by Jehn, Acadian Descendants (1972) (Jehn#1), p. 118). The information I set forth for René [#1], unless it carries a note, is common to all these three authors. René [#11], who follows along in my genealogy, has proven, in relationship to [#1], to be a bit of a mystery. I have determined that [#11] is the oldest son of [#1]. However, Arsenault thinks him to be a nephew of [#1] and says [#11] was born in 1634. After pointing out that another genealogist thought [#11] was the brother of [#1], Stanley seems to come to no conclusions. I have accepted Jehn's position, viz., that [#11] was born in 1640 and is the son of [#1].
[7A] Loudun is 60 km south-west of Tours. Tours, as can be seen from a map of France, is located on the beautiful Loire, a French river rich both in grape vines and regal history. Loudun, to give a further directional fix, is but 20 km south from Candes, a small community located in one of the south pointing elbows of the many elbows of the Loire. The French Canadian and Acadian Genealogical Review (FCAGR), p. 56, says, that there is an "ancient parish," "Saint-jean d'Angely," where, in the registers, will be found "a goodly number of Acadian names," including: Babin, Bourgeois, Brun, Daigre, Dousset, Dugas, Godet, Landry, LeBlanc, Martin, Richard, etc.
[7B] The information on René Landry's father and mother comes from Shirley Burke (rbc@nbnet.nb.ca) who wrote me during May of 1997, and who cited Histoire a Genealogie des Acadiens Grand-Pre in a footnote on p. 624. In the 1678 census of Port Royal there is listed "Marie Sale, widow of Jean Claude." Also, in the 1686 census will be found, "Marie Sale." In 1678 Marie is seemingly listed with the Bourg family; but, in 1686, she is listed between two Landry families one being Rene[#2]. Now, if indeed, Marie Sale is René's [#1] mother, then one might conclude that there was an extended family of Landrys which arrived in Acadia.
[8] No direct evidence has yet to be discovered as to when the first Landry, René Landry came to Acadia, or under whose auspices he came, I have concluded that it had to be between the years 1638-1650. It is likely that René Landry came as a result of the recruiting efforts of the agents of either Isaac de Razilly and/or Charles de Menou D'Aulnay, more likely under D'Aulnay. To begin with d'Aulnay was of a French noble family who had the seigneury of Aulnay (Château de Charnisay) which is located near Louden, the place from which Landry and a number of the original Acadians hailed. Further, it was only d'Aulnay, in continuing with the original efforts of Razilly, who made any kind of a colonization effort during this period of history (for that matter, at any period during the history of Acadia). "He [d'Aulnay] fetched some 20 families from France ... his rivals [La Tour] were almost entirely concerned with trade, d'Aulnay's ambition was to establish a lasting colony." (DCB, vol., pp. 505-6.) I am now (May of 1997) in a position to update this note as a result of some field work, some very pleasant field work. In April of 1997, Margo and I travelled to France and found our way down to a place just south of Loudun and visited the villages of Angliers, Martaizé, Aulnay, and la Chausée. It was at la Chausée where we discovered an Acadian museum that the local people maintain, Maison de l'Acadie. This small little museum does an admirable job of retracing the steps of the original Acadian families that, by and large, during the mid 17th century, came from this very small area of France. The highlight of our trip was to discover the stone church of la Chausée, just in behind Maison de l'Acadie; it was the church, we discovered with delight, in which René Landry and Perrine Bourg stood before the altar and took their marriage vows on the 15th of April, 1638. The very friendly French lady in charge of the museum, Mme. Yvette Chauser, further advised, with conviction, that this young French couple, after a further church service during which the entire community wished them well, in the year 1642, traveled out of the community to the coast, with others, to board the ship which was to bring them to the new world, which was to become known as Acadia.
[9] "Genealogy and Emigration," (FCAGR), vol. I, no. 1 (Spring 1968), p. 66.
[10] Ibid., pp. 59-66.
[11] See "Fort Sainte-Marie-de-Grace, LaHave, Nova Scotia: 350 Years of History," NSHR, 2:2(1982), p. 54.
[12] Though Arsenault says 1645 and Jehn#1, 1639; an on site visit, satisfies me that they were married at la Chausée on the 15th of April, 1638. (See FN #8.)
[13] See Jehn#1, p. 118. Arsenault (p. 612) does not mention René[#11], but confirms the other two sons, Pierre[#116] and Claude[#111].
[14] Personally, I can trace my direct line back through Jean [#112].
[15] Stephen White, "Acadian Family Names" (Moncton: Acadian Odyssey, 1992).
[16] Info. taken from Canadian Archives Report of 1906 (Ottawa: Dawson, 1906, Part I.) unless indicated otherwise and see Arsenault, p. 1206.
[17] During August and September of 1758, British naval ships raid French villages right up to the Gaspé coast; 3540 French people are taken off of Isle St. Jean (Prince Edward Island) and deported to France. Wolfe reports to Amherst: "We have done a great deal of mischief; spread the terror of his majesty's arms through the whole gulf, but added nothing to the reputation of them." (As quoted by Savary in his Supplement, History of the County of Annapolis, p. 30.)
[18] Arsenault, in dealing with René [#1112], at p. 1201, does not list Prosper [#11125], but at p. 1207 says that Prosper [#11125] was likely the son of René [#1112].
[19] NSHS, vol. 3 (1883), "Winslow's Journal ...", p. 117.
[20] In addition to Arsenault (p. 1207) see CAR, op. cit., Part I. p. 113.
[21] In addition to Arsenault, ibid.; see CAR, op. cit., Part I. p. 98.
[22] Arsenault and CAR, ibid.
[23] Arsenault deals with one of the children, Basile (b. 1750), at p. 2524; Basile lived at CÔte-Gelée (Louisiana?).
[24] NSHS, vol. 3 (1883), "Winslow's Journal ...", p. 117.
[25] Arsenault seems to deal with some of Joseph's descendents at pp. 2523-4.
[26] A note on the Melansons: On the 1671 census (available on microfilm) we see that there were two Melansons, Pierre and Charles. It is interesting to note that the Melanson brothers were not French. They were of Scottish descent! Little is known about this early Scottish settlement. Calnek says that this settlement consisted of 70 families and it lasted about ten years; but this information is wrong and was corrected by Judge Savary. In March of 1628, Sir William's son (Sir William), "having been knighted and made Knight Admiral, started with a fleet of four vessels containing seventy men and two women" reached Port Royal. During the first winter, so ill prepared they were, thirty of the seventy died of "scurvy and other diseases. The remainder of them, unprotected by the presence of Latour and receiving no aid from home, were attacked by the Indians and fell victim to the scalping knife and the ravages of want and sickness, with the exception of one family, two members of which were living in 1635, having become Roman Catholics and married French wives." (Savary's Supplement, History of the County of Annapolis, pp. 6-7.) There is reference to Cecille as a babe of 6 mos. (father, Charles Melanson & mother, Marie Dugast) in the 1671 census of Port Royal. (See CAR, op. cit., Appendix 'A', Part III, p. 1.) Arsenault says (p. 1401) "fille de Pierre [b.1632] et de Marguerite Mius d'Entremont, de Port Royal. (See also fn at pp. 9-10, Savary.) While I am at it - tying to impress you with my personal ancestry; a weakness of those interested in genealogy - I should quote Hannay, p. 206: "La Tour had five children by his second wife, Madame Charnisay [d'Aulnay], viz., Marie, born in 1654, and married to Alexander Le Borge de Belleisle; Jacques, born in 1661, married to Anne Melancon; Charles, born in 1664: Anne, also born in 1664, married to Jacques Muis, sieur de Poubomcou; Marguerite, born in 1665, married to Abraham Muis. The D'Entrements, who are still numerous in the western part of Nova Scotia, are, many of them, the descendents of Anne and Marguerite La Tour. There are several other families, both in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, that have some of the blood of La tour in their veins, such as the Girourds, Portiers and Landrys."
[27] Duncanson, Newport, Nova Scotia, p. 1.
[28] See CAR, op. cit., Appendix 'B', Part III, pp. 72-5. I should say, too, there was a number of other Landrys that show up as signatories, including: "Claude," "Pierre," and "Baptiste." Certain other Landrys were signing for the Annapolis River region: "Joseph" and "François." (See CAR, op. cit., Appendix 'B', Part III, pp. 77-81.) There were among the 600 plus signatories approximately 40 Landrys. Some of the names are very familiar and we might conclude that the following identified Landrys signed the Oath of Allegiance: Pierre Landry, age 72; Jean, age 64; Jean, age 40; Benjamin, age 32; Abraham, age 30: but that leaves 35 others. Of these 35 other names, some, I believe, are duplicated; and, maybe the younger ones (Jean Baptiste, age 15; Joseph, age 14; François, age 12; and Alex, age 7) were also asked to sign -- possible, since I think the underlings to the English governor, Philipps, were real anxious to get names down on paper. For example, while I have identified Pierre, age 72, six more Pierres appear -- could there have been that many Pierres in Acadia at this time? Same can be said for other familiar names such as René and Jean. However, some different names arise, such as, for example, Paul, Germain (le vieux), and Jermain. (Many of these different names show up on a petition signed at Boston in 1764 [CAR, op. cit., , Appendix 'B', Part III, pp. 90-1].)
[29] In addition to seeing Arsenault (p. 1402 & p. 2241), see CAR, op. cit., , Part I. p. 35.
[30] Falmouth, Ch. II, p. 6. The year given is 1754; but by this time, Jean, having moved there in 1751, was to be found in Cape Breton.
[31] For the course of this Landry branch, I direct the reader to another document of mine, "The Landrys of Cape Breton." The information that I have of this family's immigration to Cape Breton is solid, but I am obliged to point out that there was a Jean Landry with wife, Margrite (with two sons and six daughters) who were at Boston in August of 1763. (CAR, op. cit., , Appendix 'B', Part III, pp. 134-7.) I have not been able to fit this piece of information into this genealogy.
[32] The question arises - Why did certain of the Old Acadian families flee before 1755, as quite a number did during the years 1749-51. There is no simple answer. But for the Jean Baptiste family, my direct ancestors, I think I know why. I digress, but let me give to you my theory. I now tell of the battle at St Croix River. In 1744, John Gorham (1709-1751) of Massachusetts arrived with "fifty picked Indians," Mohawks of the Finger Lakes; they had arrived in Nova Scotia to help the British deal with the French and Indian problem. "Gorham's Rangers" had an immediate impact and the siege at Annapolis Royal which had been going on at the time; it was lifted. Gorham's rangers were an offensive lot of men and they knew exactly how to apply frontier techniques to their benefit. They were to make a lasting impression and were to become much hated by the French and the local Indians. Gorham was at Louisbourg in 1745 when the New Englanders successfully took the place. During the next few years Gorham continued to extend and entrench the British presence in Nova Scotia by establishing several blockhouses at various strategic points, including Cobequid (Truro) and Chignecto. Late in 1746 he marched with Noble and the 500 New England men who moved in that winter and to occupy the French homes at Grand Pré. (Gorham had left Noble, in January of 1747, by just two days, when the French regulars, having made a brilliant cross-country winter march, attacked and overtook the larger English force; killing, in the process, a number of Englishmen, including Noble -- in the body of my larger work I tell of the Bloody Battle of Grand Pré.) During March of 1750, Cornwallis, the Governor of Nova Scotia who had established himself at the newly founded post at Halifax in 1749, sent Gorham and 60 of his Rangers from their roost at Fort Sackville to Pisiquid (Windsor) with orders to station himself there at that place. On March 18th, 1750, two days out on their March over the cart path that existed between Chebucto and Pisiquid, they come to the fording place on the St Croix River. At this place, they met up with a large number of MicMac Indians, who, apparently were there lying in wait for them; a battle broke out. "A saw mill and two houses on the Halifax side of the river were commandeered, and for three days, Gorham fought a defensive action. As soon as the superior numerical advantage of the Indians became apparent, a messenger was sent post haste back to Fort Sackville for reinforcements. He made the 28 mile trip through the woods in eight hours." British regulars hauling two field pieces came to Gorham's aid and on their arrival the Indians melted back into the woods; the group proceed to Piziquid unmolested. On arrival Gorham "established himself on an eminence between the Piziquid and St. Croix, and commenced the erection of Fort Edward ..." (Hannay, p. 363.) It is my theory that the saw mill and two houses which these rough men commandeered were those owned by our Jean Landry[#112] and his sons. It must be remembered that members of the more extended Landry family ran a mill; Pierre[#132] ran a Mill up on the upper reaches of the Avon River (as we know it today). And, of course, something -- I suggest of catastrophic proportions -- had to happen so as to make these people leave their lands and possessions behind and drive themselves through the wilderness to the shores of Cape Breton, which, at that time, was French territory.
[33] Duncanson, Newport, Nova Scotia, p. 1.
[34] In addition to seeing Arsenault (p. 1407) see CAR, op. cit., , Part I. p. 35.
[35] See Duncanson's Falmouth, op. cit., , plate 2. Ch I.
[36] Arsenault deals with a son, Joseph (b.1765) at p. 1411, who married at Bécancour.
[37] In addition to seeing Arsenault (p. 1403) see CAR, op. cit., Part I. p. 83.
[38] Arsenault and CAR, ibid.
[39] CAR, op. cit., Part I. p. 84.
[40] CAR, op. cit., Appendix 'B', Part III, pp. 134-7; this is confirmed by Jehn at p. 118.
[41] In addition to seeing Arsenault (p. 1403) see Jehn#1, p. 185.
[42] Arsenault deals with a son, Jean-Baptiste (b.1770) at p. 1411, who married at l'Achigan.
[43] See Arsenault at p. 1403; and see CAR, op. cit., Part I. p. 83. There were a couple of other François' that have shown up, and, as yet, I have not attempted to fit them in. There was a "Francis Landrey & wife aged abt 70 years old" and 3 children who ended up in England in 1757? (See CAR, op. cit., Part III, p. 244.) And another was a François Landry with wife, Marie (with one son) who were at Boston in August of 1763? (CAR, op. cit., Appendix 'B', Part III, pp. 134-7; also, see Jehn at p. 178 & p. 256.)
[44] See Arsenault at both pages, 624 & 1199.
[45] See Arsenault at p. 1208. This Alexis Landry is the only early Landry that is written up in the DCB [Vol. IV (1771-1800), p. 436].
[46] NSHS, vol. 3 (1883), "Winslow's Journal ...", p. 117.
[47] See Arsenault at p. 1202 & p. 2355.
[48] In the Pisiquid area there came into being, in 1722, two parishes; la paroisse de l'Assomption and la paroisse de Sainte-Famille. This came about as a result of an edict from the bishop at Quebec. There had been, prior to this time only the one parish, l'Assomption; but those on the west side of the Avon River (as it is named today) wanted their own church (bridges were unheard of, and the tides were high and the mud deep) disputes broke out amongst the residents, such that the bishop had to step in. Thus, on the Falmouth side (western side) of the river, after 1722, the parish of Sainte-Famille was to be found; on the other side, l'Assomption. There was only the one priest to cover both parishes and he use to say mass on each side of the river on alternative Sundays. I might add, parenthetically, that the records for both of these parishes have both gone missing. (See Duncanson's work, Falmouth, Ch. II, p. 5.)
[49] These children are dealt with by Arsenault at pp. 1209-10. One of them, Joseph (1744-1829), died at Memramcook.
[50] NSHS, vol. 3 (1883), "Winslow's Journal ...", p. 114.
[51] Ibid., p. 109.
[52] Ibid., p. 114.
[53A] Ibid.
[53B] Authoritative sources in Louisiana cite the 1763 census taken at Oxford, Maryland: "Landry Firmin, Elizabeth his wife, Joseph and Saturin, Eleine and Magdeleine."
[53C] The church were the Germain Landry family saw to the birth, marriage and death of their members was that known as La paroisse de l'Assomption de Pisiquid, today an ill kept and deserted lot. L'Assomption was located to the east of the river (Windsor), the side on which this particular Landry family had located their farm. L'Assomption probably was probably constructed around 1700, at a time when there would have been a sufficient population to support it.
[54] In addition to Arsenault (p. 1402) see CAR, op. cit., Part I. p. 97. A correspondent of mine from Weymouth, MA, in writing me about her forebearers, reports that Abraham Landry (#1142) "married Isabelle Blanchard. In 1752, he was widowed and lived at Riviere du Moulin-a-scie, Ile Saint Jean (PEI) with his two sons, Charles and Joseph." Joseph [#11443] was "deported by the British from Ile Saint Jean to Saint-Servan de Saint-Malo, Britanny, France, where he was disembarked, January 23, 1759; married January 26, 1768 at Pleudihen, Britanny, Charlotte Fland, a Frenchwoman." From this union came "Julien-Joseph Landry [#114431], born September 19, 1768, at Pleudihen ..." Julien-Joseph "came to Pomquet, NS, presumably with his parents, in the 1790's; married Anne Broussard, whose family was also among the Acadians exiled to France." From this union came "Urbain Landry [#1144311], born September, 1813 at Pomquet; baptized at Tracadie; farmer; married (1st) Tarsile DesLauriers, daughter of Paul Jacquet ... DesLauriers and Marguerite Gerroir of Tracadie; (2nd) Honora Hailey." "Laurent Landry[#11443111], born about 1845; emigrated to Boston, MA; where he was a teamster and a carpenter; married (1st) Adelaide Petipas, daughter of Simon Petipas and Marcelline Paon of Arichat, CB; (2nd)Helene Fougere, daughter of Timothee Fougere and Justine Roy of Harve Boucher, NS (born about 1846)." My correspondent then proceeds to give the names of the five children of Laurence Landry and Ellen; and in turn their children of which she is one.
[55] See Stanley's work, A Man for Two Peoples; also see Acadian Exiles in the Colonies (Jehn#2) and Arsenault at p. 1402.
[56] Stanley, p. 6. That Abraham was a resident of Pisiguit is confirmed by Arsenault (p. 625). Further, the 1714 census shows that the Abraham Landry family was located at Pisiguit, Assomption Parish. On a map originally prepared by the British before 1755, and as is tipped in NSHS, #23 (1936) at p. 78, the homesteads of Abraham, Pierre, and Pierre Jermain were located on the eastern side of the Avon River (up from the modern day community of Windsor) just where the southern branch of the Avon comes into the main river, handy the small modern day village of Windsor Forks. (See also, Duncanson's Falmouth, plate 2, Ch I.)
[57] See Jehn#1, p. 118. Arsenault (p. 612) does not mention René #11, but confirms the other two sons, Pierre & Claude. Arsenault (p. 1405) states there was another son, Jean (1713); who, according to Arsenault, was to be found, in 1759, at Boulogne-en-Mer, France. And, then again, at p. 1408, Arsenault makes reference to Jean, the son of Abraham and Marie, Jean (b. 1723)?
[58] Arsenault deals with the children of Pierre and Anne-Marie at p. 2525.
[59] Arsenault, at p. 2526, deals with three of the boys including Charles (b.1738 [#11521]); they seem to have settled at L'Ascension and Donaldsonville.
[60] See Arsenault at p. 1404 & p. 2521; and see Stanley, p. 6.
[61] Stanley, p. 6.
[62] After the deportation, René (b.c.1732) [#11531], born at Piziquid, was to be found at Restigouche; the rest, it seems, being: Joseph (1733-1797; [#11532]), Anselme (b.1734 [#11533]), Firmin (b.1735 [#11534]), Paul-Marie (b.c.1736 [#11535]), & François-Sébastien (b.1738 [#11536]) -- all settled in the Donaldsonville area.
[63] Arsenault, at p. 2526, deals with three of the boys including Charles (b.1738 [#11521]); they seem to have settled at L'Ascension and Donaldsonville. May, 1998: I have heard from one of the descendants of Alexandre [#1153], Bari Angele Landry of New Orleans, Louisiana, who wrote in part "I show three sons born to them [Alexandre Landry and Ann Flan]- Rene (b.~1732), Firmin (b.~1735), and Paul (b.~1736). Firmin was twice married - the first time to Marie LeBlanc, and the second time in Ascension, Donaldsonville, Louisiana, to Louise Babin (married 2/28/1774). We are descended from their son Pierre Ferdinand Landry, baptized 3/30/1777 in Donaldsonville, LA.
[64] NSHS, vol. 3 (1883), "Winslow's Journal ...", p. 114.
[65] See Arsenault at p. 1409; and see, Stanley, p. 6.
[66] Jehn#2, p. 118.
[67] Arsenault deals with a number of René's children at pp. 2528-9.
[68] There are a number of children which Arsenault lists (p. 1405). While these children fall outside the parameters that I have set for myself; one, Jean-Baptiste, (b.1747 [#11612]) is of some note: since, he married Marie-Josephe Dupuis, at Pisiguit (Windsor), in 1768. Did this Jean-Baptiste got missed in the deportation? Or, did he return from Maryland where, it is seen, his father, Pierre, died in 1756. Incidentally, this Jean-Baptiste Landry eventually settled at Memramcook.
[69] Jehn#1, p. 1.
[70] Arsenault deals with François' & Dorothée's children at pp. 2522 & 2523.
[71] Akins, Selections From The Public Documents, p. 24.
[72] Calnek, op. cit., p. 68.
[73] See Minutes of Council Meeting of September 16th and 17th, 1727, as published by Akins, op. cit., pp. 76-77; see too, MacMechan's Original Minutes of His Majesty's Council at Annapolis Royal, 1720-1739 (NS Archives III), pp. 7, 160-1; also see DCB, vol. II, p. 93.
[74] See CAR, op. cit., Appendix 'B', Part III, pp. 77-81.
[75] While Arsenault (p. 613) thinks it was Madeleine Robichaud; Jehn#1 (p. 217) says it was Madeleine Broussard, and so too does Campbell in her genealogy of the Bourque family (NSHQ, Vol. #10 (1980), Nos. 3 & 4, p. 268.)
[76] See Arsenault. The existence of François is confirmed by another genealogy, "The Bourque Family ..." by Joan Bourque Campbell, at p. 268. (NSHQ, Vol. #10 (1980), Nos. 3 & 4.) Yes, Arsenault lists two Renés; though further on, at pp. 613-4, he proceeds as if there was only the one?
[77] NSHS, vol. 4, p. 88.
[78] See MacMechan's A Calendar of Two Letter-books and One Commission-book in the Possession of the Government of Nova Scotia, 1713-41 (NS Archives II), p. 245.
[79] NS Archives II, p. 224.
[80] HSHS, Vol. #29 (1951), p. 38.
[81] Most impressive credentials, to be a child of the union of a Entremount and of a LaTour: The Entremount and LaTour families were the closest thing to French nobility we could ever find in Acadia.
[82] He is mentioned as being there in 1736; see NS Archives II, p. 107.
[83] Yes, Arsenault lists two Jean Baptistes.
[84] CAR, op. cit., Appendix 'B', Part III, pp. 134-7; also see Jehn#1, p. 175.
[85] NS Archives II, pp. 154-5,193,244 and NS Archives III, pp. 270-1.
[86] See CAR, op. cit., Appendix 'B', Part III, pp. 77-81.
[87] Ibid.; indeed, the name "René Landry" shows up three times on the Oath.
[88] Now, it is entirely possible that our François married both women; but, if he married only one of them, then it likely was Dorothée as the Pierre Landry [#12] family by 1723 had established themselves at Pisiquid (Windsor) and (see Campbell's genealogy of the Bourque family [NSHQ, Vol.: 10 (1980), Nos. 3 & 4, p. 268.] François and Dorothée "lived at Pisiquid."
[89] Jehn#2, p. 118. Arsenault (see pp. 624 & 1198) makes Antoine to be the son of René Landry [#11], I make him out to be the son of René Landry [#1], at this distance, and assuming [#11] to be the son of [#1], it makes little difference.
[90] Jehn#1, p. 83.
[91] NS Archives III, p. 22.
[92] Jehn#1, p. 83.
[93] See CAR, op. cit., Appendix 'B', Part III, pp. 77-81.
[94] NS Archives II, p. 193 and NS Archives III, pp. 270-1.
[95] Arsenault deals with a son, Jean (b.1734) at p. 1562.
[96] NSHS, vol. 3 (1883), "Winslow's Journal ...", p. 114.
[97] Arsenault deals with Alexis' children at p. 1211.
[98] See Arsenault's note at p. 2522 under Pierre (1721).
[99] See Arsenault's note at p. 1406 under Firmin (1725).
[100] See Duncanson's Falmouth, plate 2, Ch I; and see the map originally prepared by the British before 1755, a copy of which is tipped in NSHS, #23 (1936) at p. 78.
[101] HSHS, Vol #29 (1951), p. 38.
[102] Arsenault deal with two of Pierre's children at p. 2529.
[103] Arsenault deals with Pierre's children at pp. 2529-30.
[104] Arsenault deals with Basil's children at p. 2530.
[105] See Arsenault, p. 1199; and see Jehn#1 at p. 83.
[106] NS Archives II, p. 189.
[107] NSHS, vol. 3 (1883), "Winslow's Journal ...", p. 123. On January 31st, 1757, without doubt, François Landry [#133], was located in Ipswick, Massachusetts. "Francois Landrey & wife aged abt 70 years old. Children: Charles Landry, 35 years old; Germain, 30; Ozet, 26 years." And the entry immediately below, "John Landry & Margaret Landry his wife. Children: Mary Landry, 12 years old; Margaret, 10; Nanne, 8; Ozet, 6; Madlin, 4; Frances, 2; John Ipswick, 9 months old." [Canadian Archives Report (CAR); vol. II (Ottawa: S.E. Dawson, 1906), Appendix 'A', p. 244.]
[108] See Arsenault, p. 1204; and see Jehn#1 p. 83 & p. 187.
[109] NSHS, vol. 3 (1883), "Winslow's Journal ...", p. 117.
[110] Jehn#1, p. 99; Arsenault, p. 1200.
[111] Arsenault, in dealing with Jean [#134], at p. 1200, does not list Honoré [#1342], but at p. 1205 says that Honoré [#1342] is the son of Jean [#134].
[112] Arsenault, in dealing with Jean [#134], at p. 1200, does not list René [#1344], but at p. 1205 says that René [#1344] is the son of Jean [#134].
[113] The 1752 census shows that there was a a 51 year old Jean Landry [married to a much younger wife, Maria Lablanche (b.1728)] who immigrated to P.E.I., 1749-50. Our Jean (b.1698 [#134]) is the only one that sort of fits? However, the census makes no reference to Jean's younger children; who, one would think, would still be with him? Reference is made to two young adults with this Jean at P.E.I.: Charles Landry (b.1733), his nephew; and Théodose Boudrot (b.1733), his niece.
[114] Arsenault deals with Antoine's children at p. 1009.
[115] Arsenault deals with Honoré's children at pp. 1009-10.
[116] See Arsenault, p. 1206; also see Jehn#1, p. 99 & p. 184.
[117] Arsenault deals with Joseph's children at p. 1212.
[118] See Arsenault, p. 1206; also see Jehn#1, p. 99 & p. 181.
[119] Arsenault deals with Paul's children at p. 1212.
[120] See Arsenault, p. 1206; also see Jehn#1, p. 99 & p. 185.
[121] See NSHQ, Vol.: 10 (1980), Nos. 3 & 4, "The Bourque Family .
.." by Joan Bourque Campbell, pp. 255-71,268.
[122] See CAR, op. cit., Appendix 'B', Part III, p. 76.
[123] CAR, op. cit., Appendix 'B', Part III, pp. 134-7; also, see Jehn <#1>, p. 175 & p. 180.

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