Marc Pitre

1673 Port Royal  -  aft. 1714



Marc Pitre was born c1673 at Port Royal, the fourth child of Jean and Marie.  His father died when he was about sixteen but a stepfather fairly quickly appeared.  With continuing attacks on Port Royal from New England, perhaps Marc delayed settling down as he did not marry until he was about 26.  Around 1699 he married Jeanne Brun, the eldest child of native Acadians, Sebastien Brun and Huguette Bourg, and who was about three years his junior.  It's certainly possible that they had more than four surviving children, but at this point only the four listed have been traced back to this couple.


They seemed to have settled initially in Port Royal, where two sons were born.  Port Royal was again attacked in 1704 so that may have prompted the move south to Cap Sable, as there are no other children of theirs in the Port Royal baptism registers and they next appeared in the 1708 census for Cap Sable.  In the 1714 census of Acadia that lay within English control, the couple was listed with two sons and two daughters.  This accounts for the four traceable offspring.


According to his declaration at Belle Ile en Mer, their eldest child Claude Marc married at Cobequit in 1724, but it is unknown whether Marc and Jeanne were still alive.  Possibly the family moved up to Cobequit in an attempt to escape English-controlled Acadia.  The children seemed to have married either in Cobequit or Beaubassin.  This would be a path of exile leading eventually to Ile St. Jean for a son and a daughter, and to Miramichi for another son.  Their youngest daughter died in Beaubassin at the age of 33.  It has been suggested that Marcís widow Jeanne Brun was a refugee, with their son Jean Marc and his wife Judth Theriot, at Miramichi in 1760.




Continuation of tree (4th child of Jean Pitre/Marie Pesseley); all known surname descendants:

      2     Marc Pitre  b: Abt. 1673  Port Royal, Acadia; d: Aft. 1714

                        +Jeanne Brun  b: Abt. 1676  Port Royal, Acadia; m: Abt. 1699  Acadia [Sebastien/Huguette Bourg]; d: Aft. 1714

        3       Claude Marc Pitre  b: 13 May 1700  Port Royal, Acadia; d: 7 March 1775  Sauzon, Belle Ile en Mer

                        +Isabelle Guerin  b: 29 September 1704  Cobequid, Acadia; m: 12 June 1724  Cobequid, Acadia [Jerome/Isabelle (Elisabeth) Aucoin]; d: 1758  in the shipwreck of an English ship on way to Europe

                     *2nd Wife of Claude Marc Pitre:

                        +Madeleine Darois  b: 21 May 1719  Grand Pre, Acadia; m: 9 May 1760  Liverpool, England [Jerome/Marie Gareau]; d: Aft. 28 February 1767

        3       Jean Marc Pitre  b: 28 October 1703  Port Royal, Acadia; d: Abt. August 1762  Fort Edward (Pisiquid), NS

                        +Judith Theriot  b: Abt. 1703  Acadia; m: Abt. 1729  Cobequid, Acadia [Pierre/Marie Bourg]

        3       Marie Pitre  b: Abt. 1706  Acadia; d: 1758  At sea during the crossing to France

                        +Jean Bourg  b: Abt. 1707  Beaubassin, Acadia; m: Abt. 1733  Port Royal, Acadia [Jean Baptiste/Marie Catherine Barrieau]; d: 3 April 1759  Village aux Genilles, Bretagne, France

        3       Anne Marie Pitre  b: Abt. 1708  Acadia; d: 28 April 1741  Beaubassin, Acadia

                        +Pierre Cormier  b: Abt. 1705  Beaubassin, Acadia; m: Abt. 1728  Beaubassin, Acadia [Germain/Marie Leblanc]



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Items in RED taken from transcriptions in the following:

- Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles Acadiennes  (Stephen A. White)


Last updated:  9 March 2004