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Did You Know?Acadia - Did you know? In Acadia, Ash Wednesday (Mercredi des Cendres) ushered in forty days of penitence, as prescribed by the Church. Fasting, for those between the ages of twenty-one and sixty, was very severe, permitting no more than two ounces of bread in the morning, a good meal at noon and a light snack at night. Meat was prohibited, at first every day of the week, and later only Wednesdays and Fridays.

Source: Je Me Souviens, A Publication of the American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Volume 35, Number 1. Spring 2012. Acadian Festivals.



Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? Black cats have always had a rather suspicious reputation as associates of sorceresses and witches, but it is singular that among [French Canadian] peasants they are regarded as protecting goblins, and that no one would think of parting with them, chasing them away, or ill-treating them in any manner. Lucky is the man whose house, or barn, or stable, has been chosen as a home by a large family of black cats.

Source: The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec


Grand Pré (Saint-Charles-des-Mines), Nova Scotia, Canada (Acadia) - The Old Road, Grand Pre, Nova Scotia
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Grand Pré (Saint-Charles-des-Mines), Nova Scotia, Canada (Acadia) - Map of Acadia - Source: http://www.acadian-cajun.com/acadmap.htm
Grand Pré (Saint-Charles-des-Mines), Nova Scotia, Canada (Acadia)
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Grand Pré (Saint-Charles-des-Mines), Nova Scotia, Canada (Acadia) - Grand Pre Village, N.S.
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Grand Pré (Saint-Charles-des-Mines), Nova Scotia, Canada (Acadia) - The Road To Grand Pre, N.S.
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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Acadia  Claude  Benoit

  (b. 1713Grand Pré (Saint-Charles-des-Mines), Nova Scotia, Canada (Acadia)   d. 11 August 1784Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada )  

Claude Benoit was born 1713 in Grand Pré (Saint-Charles-des-Mines), Nova Scotia, Canada (Acadia). Claude Benoit was the child of Claude Benoit and Jeanne Hébert and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Martin Benoit dit Labriere and Marie Chaussegros (maternal)  Étienne Hébert and Jeanne Comeau

He married  Anne Helene Girouard 14 February 1746 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) .  The couple had (at least) 8 children. Anne Helene Girouard  was born 14 April 1728 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) .  She died 1 September 1807 in Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada .  She was the daughter of François Girouard and Anne Bourgeois.

Claude Benoit died 11 August 1784 in Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada.


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They were living at Riviere-aux-Canards before being deported to Massachusetts. Then they came to St-Ours, QC

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Claude Benoit married Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Acadia Anne Helene Girouard-- Date: 14 February 1746 Place: Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)
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Anne Helene Girouard was the daughter of François Girouard and Anne Bourgeois


From An Acadian Parish Remembered
The Registers of St. Jean-Baptiste
Annapolis Royal, 1702-1755

14 February 1746 Marriage Claude Benoits and Anne Girouard


On 14 February 1746 in Port-Royal, Acadia, Canada, Anne-Hélène married Claude Benoit, the son of Claude Benoit and Jeanne Hébert.

(White, Stephen A. Dictionnaire Généalogique des Famillies Acadiennes. volume I. Moncton, Canada: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, Université de Moncton, 1999).

Canada Marriages, 1661-1949
groom's name: Claude Benoit
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace: Saint Joseph De La Vieciaire De Canard
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bride's name: Anne Girouard
bride's birth date:
bride's birthplace: Annapolis Royal
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marriage date: 14 Feb 1746
marriage place: Annapolis Royal, Digby, Nova Scotia
groom's father's name: Claude Benoit
groom's mother's name: Jeanne Herbert
bride's father's name: Francois Girouard
bride's mother's name: Anne Girouard
groom's race:
groom's marital status: Unknown
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race:
bride's marital status: Unknown
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indexing project (batch) number: M53406-2
system origin: Canada-EASy
source film number: 1320000
reference number: p307
source: familysearch.org
Updated: 2/3/2011 6:30:30 PM


Children:
Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Acadia Jean Baptiste Benoit (b.bet. 1747-1756, , Acadia (Acadie), Canada  d. ,  )

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Acadia Joseph Benoit (b.1749, Grand Pré (Saint-Charles-des-Mines), Nova Scotia, Canada (Acadia)  d. , , Canada)

America/USA Pierre Benoit (b.1759, , Massachusetts, USA  d. 31 October 1816, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Antoine Benoit (b.30 January 1762, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada  d. 07 May 1834, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Michel Benoit (b.1763, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada  d. ,  )

Canada/New France Marguerite Benoit (b.17 May 1765, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada  d. 9 May 1824, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Charles Benoit (b.1767, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada  d. ,  )

Canada/New France François Benoit (b.1768, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada  d. ,  )



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Claude Benoit was born circa 1713 at Grand Pre. He was the son of Claude Benoit and Jeanne Hebert.
Source: Stephen A. White, Dictionnaire Genealogique Des Familles Acadiennes

Added: 12/9/2013 5:18:13 PM - Beckie  Updated: -

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...


1746 Marriage / Partner
Claude Benoit and Anne Helene Girouard 14 February 1746, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)

News 1747 Troops from New England Massacred at Grand Pre.


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

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

fccs.ok.ubc.ca/ about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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

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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...


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.


News 1755 - September 5, 1755 - Acadian Expulsion
John Winslow, military commander at Annapolis, starts rounding up 5,000 Acadians from Grand Pre, Annapolis & Fundy coast for refusing to take an oath of allegiance; their land and farms are forfeited ...Read MORE...


Acadia 1755
Beginning of the Acadian Expulsion on July 28

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

www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ asia/ russia/ rutimeln.htm -

abt. 1757
From Boston to the Town of Chelsea

Claude BENOIT, s/ o Claude/ Jeanne HEBERT, m. to Anne GIROUARD, d/ o François/ Anne BOURGEOIS. Children: Joseph (1749); Jean-Baptiste (1756); Pierre (1759); Marguerite (1765). At Massachusetts 1755 and at St-Ours, Quäbec, Canada 1767.

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

Québec a Nation History (Part 15) (www.youtube.com) -

1762 Birth of Child
Antoine Benoit was born 30 January 1762, 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...


1765 Birth of Child
Marguerite Benoit was born 17 May 1765, Saint-Ours, 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.


Death
11 August 1784
Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada


Added: 7/29/2008 12:00:00 AM




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