Blupete's Genealogy Page [Back to Picture Jump Station] Pictures of Piziquid

Sainte-Famille Parish La pariosse de Sainte-Famille. Long forgotten, it seems at least by the local municipal authorities, as to the sacredness of the lands, a building lot was approved and an innocent home builder in 1996 unearthed bones, human bones of Acadians that were buried there prior to 1755. I am informed by local historian John Duncanson (who is depicted in the picture) that some steps have been now taken to preserve the site. "We have had a number of meetings this summer [1997] re the work to be done at the Acadian archaeological site on Gabriel Road, Falmouth. Sod and fill will be needed before winter to prevent erosion."
l'Assomption Parish "La paroisse de l'Assomption de Pisiquid" as it appears today (1996): a vacant and an unkept lot.
The Farming Lands of Pisiquid The lush lands of the Piziquid Valley (nearby Windsor, Nova Scotia).
Pierre Landry's Farm (#1) Checking out the stone foundation of one of the Original Acadian Farms in The Pizquid Valley: The Farm of Pierre Landry (b.1704-56) [#1161].
Pierre Landry's Farm (#2) A third generation from the original Landry that arrived at Port Royal in 1642, Pierre Landry, 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, likely around 1690. There is good documentary evidence that the lands depicted are the lands on which the Pierre Landry [#116] family settled, above the flood grounds on the western shores 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 in 1755. For more, see blupete's page, The Landrys of Old Acadia.
The Valley of the Pisiquid River The English renamed it after the Acadian removal, the Avon River. (Few of the old Acadia names now remain, as it was the British who mapped the area, in the mid and late 18th century; and, there was no room for the old strange names given by their late enemies, the French. But, yet, there are some communities that bear the old French names, and, so too, the old Micmac names.)
Another The Valley of the Pisiquid River. In the forground is the foundation of the Desbarres observatory built, I suppose, around 1775. It is here, during the winters, when boat work and land work were next to impossible to carry out, that, in the light of whale oil lamps, Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres (1721-1824) did much of his handwork for his, The Atlantic Neptune, a mapping treasure he gave to British Admiralty. A number of copies were expensively bound up by London artisans in find leathers and papers: they are now considered to be works of art and very difficult to find.


November, 1997.

Peter Landry
P.O. Box 1200,
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
B2Y 4B8