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Source: Acadian Culture in Maine: Oral Traditions - University of Maine at Fort Kent (acim.umfk.maine.edu/oral_traditions.html)



Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? In the mid 1800s, New France had a population of about 4 million. 1/2 were Catholic. 1/2 were Protestant. 1/3 of the population was French speaking.

Source: Canada: A People's History (www.cbc.ca/ history/)


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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Acadia  Isabelle-Élisabeth  Blanchard

  (b. 25 May 1727Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia   d. 14 January 1786Sorel, Québec, Canada )  

Isabelle-Élisabeth Blanchard was born 25 May 1727 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia. Isabelle-Élisabeth Blanchard was the child of Guillaume Blanchard and Jeanne Dupuis and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Guillaume Blanchard and Huguette Gougeon (Goujeon) (maternal)  Pierre Dupuis and Madeleine Landry

She married  Guillaume Comeau 3 February 1749 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Guillaume Comeau  was born 27 May 1723 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia .  He died 17 December 1757 in Québec, Québec, Canada .  He was the son of Pierre Comeau and Suzanne Bézier dite Joan Larivière.

She married  (2) Jean-François Dufault 7 February 1763 in Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Jean-François Dufault  was born 10 November 1712 in Rivière-Ouelle, Québec, Canada .  He was the son of Jean-Joseph Dufault dit Raclos and Marie-Angélique Emond.

Isabelle-Élisabeth Blanchard died 14 January 1786 in Sorel, Québec, Canada .


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Isabelle-Élisabeth Blanchard married Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Acadia Guillaume Comeau-- Date: 3 February 1749 Place: Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia
Guillaume Comeau was the son of Pierre Comeau and Suzanne Bézier dite Joan Larivière




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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Acadia Félicité Comeau (b.22 December 1749, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia  d. 21 February 1831, Sorel, Québec, Canada )

Acadia Marie-Elizabeth Comeau (b.24 April 1752, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia  d. , )

Acadia Guillaume-Joseph Comeau (b.28 June 1754, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia  d. , )



Isabelle-Élisabeth Blanchard married Canada/New France Jean-François Dufault-- Date: 7 February 1763  Place: Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada
Jean-François Dufault was the son of Jean-Joseph Dufault dit Raclos and Marie-Angélique Emond




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Canada/New France Marguerite Dufault (b.20 December 1769, Sorel, Québec, Canada   d. 31 October 1802, Sorel, Québec, Canada )



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25 May 1727
Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia

Canada In 1745 Louisbourg fell to British forces from New England.
An expedition organized by Massachusetts Governor William Shirley besieged and ultimately captured the French fortress of Louisbourg, on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, in 1745 as part of King...Read MORE...


Canada The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle returned Louisbourg to the French in 1748

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1749 Marriage / Partner
Isabelle-Élisabeth Blanchard and Guillaume Comeau 3 February 1749, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia

Canada 1749 - 2,576 settlers are brought to Acadia by the British. Halifax is founded. www.acadian-cajun.com/ acadtime.htm
The establishment of Halifax in 1749 engrained a solid colonized British presence on the Atlantic Coast.

Britain founds Halifax to counter the French presence at Louisbourg.
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1749 Birth of Child
Félicité Comeau was born 22 December 1749, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia

Canada 1750 - German immigrants begin to arrive in numbers at Halifax.

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Canada 1752 - Canada's first newspaper, the weekly Halifax Gazette, appears (March 23).

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1752 Birth of Child
Marie-Elizabeth Comeau was born 24 April 1752, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia

Invention 1753 - The lightning rod is invented (Benjamin Franklin, United States)
Those of our Readers in this and the neighboring Provinces, who may have had an Opportunity of observing, during the present Summer, and of the Effects of Lightning on Houses, Ships, Trees, &c. are...Read MORE...


News 1754 - French and Indian War at Port Royal

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World History 1754 - Beginning of the French and Indian War between Great Britain and France for control of the North American colonies. It is part of the Seven Years War.


1754 Birth of Child
Guillaume-Joseph Comeau was born 28 June 1754, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia

News 1755 - Grand Derangement
The "Grand Derangement" the forced deportation of Acadians is considered the beginning of the Cajun culture.

Of the 8 to 10 thousand Acadians deported, 3/ 4 arrived in the American colonies or were ...Read MORE...


Acadia 1755
Beginning of the Acadian Expulsion on July 28

News 1756 - Virginia Rejects Acadians
About 1,200 Acadians were sent to Virginia but were never let off the ships, because they had not been expected and they were not wanted. They sat on the beaches for six months. Having arrived in the ...Read MORE...


World History (1756 - 1763) Seven Years War - France, Great Britain clashed in Europe and North America; France, Russia, Austria, Saxony, Sweden and Spain sided against Britain, Prussia and Hanover

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1757 Death of Spouse/Partner
Guillaume Comeau died 17 December 1757, Québec, Québec, Canada

Canada 1759 - British troops defeated French troops in Battle of Plains of Abraham near Quebec City

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News 1760 - August 21, 1760 - French & Indian War - Brigadier General James Murray puts the village of Sorel to the torch.

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News 1763 - Nova Scotia
The English land cleared about 11,000 French Acadians from Nova Scotia during the period of 1755 to 1763, to make room for English and Scottish settlers as those Acadians held the best land. The...Read MORE...


1763 Marriage / Partner
Isabelle-Élisabeth Blanchard and Jean-François Dufault 7 February 1763 , Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada

Canada 1763 - France cedes its North American posessions to Britain by the Treaty of Paris, ending the Seven Years War (French and Indian War). Quebec City French-speaking Catholics were now under the rule of Protestant Britain.
In 1763, England was convinced, mistakenly, that it was inheriting a French society but the new colonial authorities did not fully understand the reality. The former subjects of the king of France...Read MORE...


News 1764 - Acadians Return to Nova Scotia
The Acadians were finally allowed to return to Nova Scotia in 1764. However, the fertile lands that once were theirs were now occupied by English settlers. Since the British would not allow the...Read MORE...


1769 Birth of Child
Marguerite Dufault was born 20 December 1769, Sorel, Québec, Canada

Canada At the beginning of the American Revolution in 1775, American rebels invade Canada
but despite the efforts of rebel spies to entice Quebec to join the revolution, les Canadiens refuse to take up arms against British rule, and the invasion ultimately fails. The mass migration of...Read MORE...


Canada 1775 - The Battle of Québec was fought on December 31 between the American Continental Army and British defenders of Québec City. It was the first major defeat for the Americans in the Revolutionary War.
On December 31, 1775, during the American Revolutionary War (1775-83), Patriot forces under Colonel Benedict Arnold (1741-1801) and General Richard Montgomery (1738-75) attempted to capture the...Read MORE...


World History February 6, 1778 - France signed the Treaty of Alliance with the United States.


World History June 1779 - Spain entered Revolutionary War in favor of Americans.


News 1781 - It is in Sorel that the Christmas tree made its first appearance in North America on Christmas Eve in 1781
The baroness Frederika von Riedesel hosted a party of British and German officers in "la maison des gouverneurs". The sensation of the evening was a fir tree in the corner of the dining room, its...Read MORE...


Invention 1784 - The bifocal lens is invented (Benjamin Franklin, United States)
"While living in Paris, Franklin hated having to change constantly from reading glasses to distance glasses. He directed an optician to cut two pairs of lenses horizontally in half and mount them in...Read MORE...


Invention 1784 - The oil lamp is invented (Aimé Argand, Switzerland)
"Argand burner, first scientifically constructed oil lamp, patented in 1784 in England by a Swiss, Aimé Argand. The first basic change in lamps in thousands of years, it applied a principle that was...Read MORE...


News 1785 - December 25 - Christ Church opens at Sorel; oldest Anglican church in Québec

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Death
14 January 1786
Sorel, Québec, Canada



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