Francois Pitre

1682 Port Royal  -  5 December 1725 Port Royal



Francois Pitre was born c1682 in Port Royal, Acadia and was to remain the youngest son in the family.  Even though his father died when he was only seven, his mother remarried fairly soon providing some sort of stability for Francois and his siblings.  The family continued to live in the Port Royal area.


In the summer of 1705 Francois married 18-year-old Anne Prejean, the second daughter of French-born Jean Prejean and his Acadian wife Andree Savoie.  They had eleven children over the next twenty years, much of which was spent under British rule.  In 1725 personal tragedy struck.  Twins Anne and Theotiste were born at the end of August, but within three months both the twins had died as well as Francois, who was only 44. 


Anne was left with nine children, and they were on their own for the next seven years.  In 1732, with four of her brood married, she married again to a widower, Michel Boudrot, who had lost his wife the previous spring.  Her daughter had married one of his sons the previous year, and two more daughters and a son would also go on to marry his offspring.



Continuation of tree (8th child of Jean Pitre/Marie Pesseley); all known surname descendants:


      2     Francois Pitre dit Nordest  b: Abt. 1682  Port Royal, Acadia; d: 5 December 1725  Port Royal, Acadia

                   +Anne Prejean  b: Abt. 1687  Port Royal, Acadia; m: 27 July 1705  Port Royal, Acadia [Jean/Andree Savoie]; d: Aft. April 1732

        3     Antoine Pitre  b: 19 July 1706  Port Royal, Acadia; d: Bet. September 1755 - September 1756

                        +Anne Comeau  b: 15 November 1708  Grand Pre, Acadia; m: Abt. 1731  Acadia [Jean/Catherine Babin]; d: 30 August 1772  St. Servan, Bretagne, France

        3     Marie Josephe Pitre  b: 28 December 1708  Port Royal, Acadia; d: Bet. 1763 - 19 January 1767

                        +Charles Simon dit Boucher  b: Abt. 1696  Acadia; m: 12 February 1730  Port Royal, Acadia [Andre Simon/Marie Martin]; d: 18 September 1743  Louisbourg, Isle Royale

                 *2nd Husband of Marie Josephe Pitre:

                        +Charles Girouard  b: Abt. 1689  Port Royal, Acadia; m: 16 June 1744  Port Royal, Acadia [Jacques/Marguerite Gautrot]; d: Aft. 1750

                 *3rd Husband of Marie Josephe Pitre:

                        +Charles Bourgeois  b: 11 June 1719  Acadia; m: Aft. 1751 [Charles/Madeleine Cormier]

        3     Jean Baptiste Pitre  b: January 1711  Port Royal, Acadia; d: 8 June 1758  Notre Dame Basilica, Quebec

                        +Cecile Boudrot  b: Abt. 1714  Acadia; m: Abt. 1733  Acadia [Michel/Cecile Leblanc]; d: 13 January 1811  St. Jean Baptiste, Nicolet, Quebec

        3     Marie Madeleine Pitre  b: 1 March 1713  Port Royal,  Acadia; d: Aft. 1752

                        +Pierre Gaudet  b: Abt. 1698  Port Royal, Acadia; m: 30 May 1728  Port Royal, Acadia [Jean/Elisabeth (Isabelle) Bourg]; d: 11 August 1752  Port Lajoie, Ile St. Jean

        3     Marguerite Pitre  b: 16 June 1715  Port Royal, Acadia; d: 18 March 1806  St. Jean Baptiste, Nicolet, Quebec

                        +Francois dit Lami Boudrot  b: 10 August 1710  Grand Pre, Acadia; m: Abt. 1731  Acadia [Michel Boudrot/Cecile Leblanc]; d: 24 November 1757  Quebec

                 *2nd Husband of Marguerite Pitre:

                        +Simon Provencher dit Villebrun  b: Abt. 1700; m: 11 January 1768  St. Jean Baptiste, Nicolet, Quebec [Sebastien Provencher/Marie Masse]; d: 28 May 1771  St. Jean Baptiste, Nicolet, Quebec

        3     Simon Eustache Pitre  b: 20 May 1717  Port Royal, Acadia; d: Aft. 1748

                        +Anne Marie Hebert  b: Abt. 1717  Acadia; m: Abt. 1737  Acadia; d: Aft. 1748

        3     Agnes Pitre  b: 10 June 1719  Port Royal, Acadia; d: 2 June 1781  Ile aux Coudres, Quebec

                        +Jean Baptiste Boudrot  b: Abt. 1715  Acadia; m: Abt. 1738  Acadia [Michel/Cecile Leblanc]; d: 9 January 1760  St. Joachim, Montmorency, Quebec

        3     Judith Pitre  b: 13 October 1721  Port Royal, Acadia; d: 1 May 1790  Ile aux Coudres, Quebec

                        +Rene Boudrot  b: c15 August 1717  Grand Pre, Acadia; m: Abt. 1745  Acadia [Michel/Cecile Leblanc]; d: 1756/57

                 *2nd Husband of Judith Pitre:

                        +Joseph Lord  b: 28 September 1716  Port Royal, Acadia; m: 10 November 1760  St. Joachim, Montmorency, Quebec [Alexandre/Marie Francoise Barrieau]; d: 15 April 1775  Ile aux Coudres, Quebec

        3     Francois Joseph Pitre  b: 31 July 1723  Port Royal, Acadia

        3     Anne Pitre  b: 30 August 1725  Port Royal, Acadia; d: 9 November 1725  Port Royal, Acadia

        3     Theotiste Pitre  b: 30 August 1725  Port Royal, Acadia; d: 7 October 1725  Port Royal, Acadia



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- Earliest items in RED sourced from Dictionnaire Genealogique Des Familles Acadiennes (Stephen A. White) and from extant registers.

- Later items in RED have been verified against parish register entries.


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