Francois Pitre

1734 Acadia – 18 September 1762 France




Francois Pitre was born c1734 at Cobequit, Acadia, the 5th of eight sons of Claude Jean Pitre and Marguerite Doiron.  He was deported along with his brothers Claude, Paul Hypolite, and Raphael.  They arrived at St. Malo from Cherbourg on 20th July 1759.  He married Ursule Breau on 18th March 1762 at Pleurtuit.  Francois did not live long enough to see his only daughter Ursulle’s birth as he died at Pleurtuit in September of 1762.


His widow Ursule Breau and daughter Ursulle sailed to Louisiana on L’Amitie in 1785.  The daughter Ursulle married Aimable Etienne Landry in 1788 and the couple plus Ursulle’s mother Ursule Breau settled in Lafourche.  They are found together in the 1791 Lafourche census.  The Landry family appears in the 1795 census but without Ursule Breau.



Continuation of tree (5th child of Claude Jean Pitre/Marguerite Doiron); all known surname descendants:

     4     Francois Pitre  b: Abt. 1734  Cobequit, Acadia; d: 18 September 1762  Pleurtuit, Ille-et-Vilaine, France

                        +Ursule Breau  b: Abt. 1740  Cobequit, Acadia; m: 18 March 1762  Pleurtuit, Ille et Villaine, France [Joseph/Ursule Bourg]; d: Bet. 1791 - 1795  Lafourche, LA

            5          Ursulle Francoise Pitre  b: 14 July 1763  St. Bue, Pleurtuit, Ille-et-Villaine, France; d: 10 January 1847  Plattenville, Assumption, LA

                                    +Aimable Etienne Landry  b: 10 December 1765  France; m: 3 February 1788  Donaldsonville, Ascension, LA [Joseph/Jeanne Varonquer]; d:  Louisiana



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Items in RED verified from transcriptions in the following:

- The Acadian Exiles in St. Malo 1758-1785, Vol. 2  (Robichaux)

- Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records


Last updated:  2 February 2010***