Francois Pitre

1727 Acadia  - 1758 at sea



Francois Pitre was born c1727 in Acadia, the 3rd of eight children of Joseph Pitre and Elisabeth (Isabelle) Boudrot.


About the time his family removed to Ile St. Jean, Francois married Rosalie Henry, the daughter of Jean Henry and Marie Madeleine Theriot.  Her parents resettled to the island as well.


Francois and Rosalie were counted in the 1752 census at Riviere du Ouest.  They were listed as Francois Pitre, ploughman, native of Acadia, aged 25 years, and wife Rozalie Henry, native of Acadia, aged 23 years.  They had one daughter: Victoire age 18 months.  They had two oxen, one cow, one calf, one wether, one ewe, and four sows.  The land was given to them verbally by Monsieur Bonnaventure. On it, they had made a clearing for the sowing of about four bushels of wheat.


Francois and Rosalie’s family had grown to three daughters and a son by the time the deportations began.  There is no record of them arriving in France and seemingly no record of them elsewhere.  Presumably they went down with the Duke William along with many other Pitres and Henrys.



Continuation of tree (3rd child of Joseph Pitre/Elisabeth (Isabelle) Boudrot); all known surname descendants:

     4     Francois Pitre  b: Abt. 1727  Acadia

                  +Rosalie Henry  b: Abt. 1729  Acadia; m: Abt. 1750  Acadia [Jean Henry/Marie Madeleine Theriot]

            5          Victoire Pitre  b: 11 February 1751  Port Lajoie, Ile St. Jean

            5          Magloire Pitre  b: 25 January 1753  Port Lajoie, Ile St. Jean

            5          Euphrosine Pitre  b: 20 July 1755  Port Lajoie, Ile St. Jean

5          Susanne Elisabeth Pitre  b: 9 February 1757  Port Lajoie, Ile St. Jean



The Sinking of the Duke William and of the Violet Taking the Acadians into Exile - An article by the late Rev. Clarence d'Entremont  [website of Michele Doucette]



Items in RED verified from transcriptions in the following:

- Letter from Stephen A. White to Leo Peters


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Last updated:  2 February 2010