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Did You Know? What is a 'dit/dite' name?  When the first settlers came to Canada from France it was a custom to add a 'dit' nickname to the surname. The English translation of 'dit' is 'said'. The Colonists of Nouvelle France added 'dit' names as distinguishers. A settler might have wanted to differentiate their family from their siblings by taking a 'dit' name that described the locale to which they had relocated. The acquiring of a 'dit' name might also be the result of a casual adoption, whereby the person wanted to honor the family who had raised them. Another reason was also to distinguish themselves by taking as a 'dit' name the town or village in France from which they originated. This custom ended around 1900 when people began using only one name, either the 'dit' nickname or their original surname.

Source: American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, Rhode Island (www.afgs.org/ditnames/index1.html)

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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Canada/New France  Jacqueline  Benoit dite Labriere

  (b. abt. 1673Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada   d. October 1755, Virginia, USA )  

Jacqueline Benoit dite Labriere was born abt. 1673 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada . Jacqueline Benoit dite Labriere was the child of Martin Benoit dit Labriere and Marie Chaussegros

She married  Michel Gereyt DeForest abt. 1686 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Michel Gereyt DeForest  was born 18 June 1637 in , Netherlands .  He died 1690 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada . 

She married  (2) Guillaume Trahan 1691 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Guillaume Trahan  was born abt. 1667 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada .  He died abt. 1755 in Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada .  He was the son of Guillaume Trahan and Madeleine Brun.

Jacqueline Benoit dite Labriere died October 1755 in , Virginia, USA.


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Jacqueline Benoit dite Labriere married immigrant Holland/Netherlands Michel Gereyt DeForest-- Date: abt. 1686 Place: Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)


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Canada/New France Marguerite Forest (b.abt. 1687, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada   d. bef. 20 November 1730, , Acadia, Canada )



Jacqueline Benoit dite Labriere married Canada/New France Guillaume Trahan-- Date: 1691 Place: Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)
Guillaume Trahan was the son of Guillaume Trahan and Madeleine Brun




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Children:
Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Canada/New France Pierre Trahan (b.9 June 1696, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada   d. 18 April 1772, , France)

Canada/New France Jean Trahan (b.abt. 1698, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada   d. , )

Acadia Charles Trahan (b.abt. 1703, , Acadia, Canada   d. , )



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Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec.

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USA 1675 - King Philip's War takes place between Native Americans and New England colonists
In colonial New England, King Philip's War begins when a band of Wampanoag warriors raid the border settlement of Swansee, Massachusetts, and massacre the English colonists there.

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1678 Port Royal
Martin Benoist Labrierre & Marie Caussegros

2 boys 5 1673 Pierre

2 1676 Clement

2 girls 7 1671 Jacqueline

1 1677
Click here to go to source1678 Acadian Census
Added: 9/20/2010 1:41:38 PM - Beckie  Updated: 9/20/2010 1:41:49 PM - Beckie

1686 Port Royal
Martin BENOIST 42, Marie CHAUSSEGROS 30 children: Pierre 11, Pierre 3, Clement 9, Jean 5, Jacquette 13, Marie 8 4 hogs.
Click here to go to source1686 Acadian Census
Added: 9/21/2010 10:35:44 AM - Beckie  Updated: 9/21/2010 10:35:54 AM - Beckie

Canada 1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July).

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Canada 1689 - Attacked by Iroquois - Lachine Massacre
On the night of August 4-5, 1689, nearly 1,500 Iroquois warriors crossed the St. Lawrence at Lake St. Louis, its widest point in the Montreal area. On the opposite shore, the inhabitants of the...Read MORE...


World History 1689 - William & Mary assume English throne. Peter the Great assumes Russian throne.


Canada 1690 - Port Royal is captured by British forces led by Phipps.

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Canada 1690 - Frontenac repels Phips' (sent from Massachusetts) attack on Québec (October)

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USA 1692 - March 1 - Salem Witch Trials

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News 1695 - Fort Anne, (1695-1708) (Annapolls, Acadia ( Nova Scotia)) is established.

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1696 Birth of Child
Pierre Trahan was born 9 June 1696, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada

Invention 1698 - The steam engine is invented (Thomas Savery, England)
"Thomas Savery was an English inventor credited with making important advancements and discoveries in the development of the steam engine. He was born in 1650 at Shilston and belonged to a well known ...Read MORE...


News 1699 - A crop failure at Port Royal, Acadia caused extensive suffering in the colony.

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Canada 1701 - 40 First Nation tribes, French Colonial Government signed Great Peace of Montreal
On August 4, 1701, some 40 Aboriginal nations gathered in Montreal. On that day, their representatives dinged the Treaty of Montreal. People in Montreal would remember this ceremony for a long time....Read MORE...


Canada 1702 - Having begun in Europe in 1701, The War of the Spanish Succession spreads to North America (Queen Anne's War) in Acadia and New England.

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USA 1704 - February 29 - French forces from Quebec and Native American forces under the command of Jean-Baptiste Hertel de Rouville attacked the village of Deerfield, Massachusetts.
February 29, 1704 - Queen Anne's War - Deerfield Massacre - Major Jean-Baptiste de Rouville and his four brothers attack and burn an English settlement at Salmon Falls in the Connecticut River valley ...Read MORE...


News 1704 - Attacked
June 20: Benjamin Church (1639-1718), with 700 men, three warships and fourteen transports, burned Les Mines (Grand Pre), took Cobequid (Truro) and Piziquid (Pigiguit), and wasted Beaubassin,...Read MORE...


News 1706 - English Repelled
John March of Newbury received a commission to take Fort Royal in Acadia. One thousand and seventy six English, with four hundred and fifty sailors, are under his command. Fort Royal, defended by...Read MORE...


USA 1706 - Benjamin Franklin born January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

January 17, 1706

News 1707 Port Royal attacked twice by New England.


Canada 1710 - British Capture Port Royal, Rename Fort Anne
The Acadian community of Port Royal is captured by Francis Nickolson for the British and renamed it Fort Anne, and the community, Annapolis Royal. Daniel d'Auger de Subercase (1661-1732), with less...Read MORE...


Canada 1713 - Treaty of Utrecht ended Queen Anne's War (War of the Spanish Succession)
Hudson's Bay, Acadia and Newfoundland now all belonged to the English. Cape Breton belonged to the French.
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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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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.

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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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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.


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October 1755
, Virginia, USA


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