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HELP! Grave has been located immigrant flag male ancestor  Charles  MELANSON dit LAVERDURE

  (b. 14 December 1642 St-Martin in the Fields, Londres, England   d. abt. 1700 Port Royal, Acadia )  

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Charles MELANSON dit LAVERDURE was born 14 December 1642 in St-Martin in the Fields, Londres, England. Charles MELANSON dit LAVERDURE was the child of ?   and   ?

Charles was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1657.

Spouse(s)/Partner(s) and Child(ren):

Charles  married  Marie DUGAS abt. 1663 in Port Royal, Acadia .  The couple had (at least) 14 children. Marie DUGAS  was born abt. 1648 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia).  Marie died 7 July 1737 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia).  Marie was the child of Abraham DUGAS dit COIGNET and Marguerite "Judith" DOUCET.

Charles MELANSON dit LAVERDURE died abt. 1700 in Port Royal, Acadia .

son of Pierre-Peter Laverdure and Priscilla Melançon


Details of the family tree of Charles appear below.
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Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - What is a 'dit/dite' name?  When the first settlers came to Québec 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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  • 1642 Birth
    14 December 1642
    St-Martin in the Fields, Londres, England
  • Biography
    MELANSON, CHARLES, ploughman, settler; b. 1643; d. some time before 1700.

    Historians agree neither on his ethnic origin nor on the date of his arrival in Canada. Undeniably, he “came from Scotland”; but, as a notarial contract designated him “Sieur de La Ramée, and as his brother Pierre was nicknamed “La Verdure,” Placide Gaudet concluded that the family might have been of French origin, and that, because it was Huguenot, it might have...Read MORE...


    Dictionary of Canadian Biography (www.biographi.ca)
  • Misc
    From Rootsweb.com:

    ' Census: Port Royal, Acadia, 1686 Age 44
    Research bulletin 250, the Melanson settlement (1664 1755), Canadian minister of the environment. Charles Melanson, age 14 and his parents arrived in Acadia from England in 1657. His father, Pierre Laverdure, was a Huguenot who had moved to England from France before 1632. His mother, Priscilla, was English, a fact that is well accepted by historians, although generations of die...Read MORE...


  • 1657 Immigration
    England to Acadia on the 'Satisfaction'

    'In spring of 1657, as part of the occupying English force under the command of Sir Thomas Temple, Pierre Melanson dit La Verdure, a French Huguenot, arrived in Port-Royal with his English wife Priscilla, whom he had married in England in c1631, and their three children, all of them sons: Pierre dit Laverdure, fils, born in c1632 probably in England, Charles dit La Ramée, born in c1643, and Jean or...Read MORE...


  • 1671 Port Royal
    Charles MELANCON, 28, wife Marie DUGAST 23; Children: Marie 7, Marguerite 5, Anne 3, Cecille 6 months; cattle 40, sheep 6.
    www.acadian-cajun.com/1671cens.htm
  • 1671 Birth of Child
    Cecile MELANSON was born May 1671, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)
  • 1686 Port Royal
    Charles MELANSON 44, Marie DUGAS 38; children: Isabelle 13, Charles 11, Madeleine 9, Marie 7, Francoise 4, twins Pierre and Ambroise 10 month; 1 gun, 6 arpents, 20 cattle, 12 sheep, 6 hogs.
    www.acadian-cajun.com/1686cens.htm
  • 1690s
    'Through the 1690s Charles Melanson continued to operate as a secret informant for Massachusetts authorities, even as his brother Pierre Melanson dit Laverdure served as 'captain of the coast' for the French.'

    Source: A Great and Noble Scheme by John Mack Faragher, page 104




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Charles MELANSON dit LAVERDURE married Grave has been locatedflag female ancestor Marie DUGAS-- Date: abt. 1663 Place: Port Royal, Acadia
Marie DUGAS was the child of Abraham DUGAS dit COIGNET and Marguerite "Judith" DOUCET


"Pierre dit La Verdure, père's second son, Charles dit La Ramée, married Marie, daughter of Abraham Dugas, at Port-Royal in c1663. Unlike his older brother Pierre, Charles remained at Port-Royal, where he died in either 1700 or 1701, in his late 30s. He and Marie had 14 children, including five sons, all born at Port-Royal, who created families of their own. Charles's daughters married into the Basset, St.-Étienne de la Tour, Robichaud, Boudrot, Belliveau dit Bideau, Bourg, Cyr, and Landry families. "

Source: www.acadiansingray.com/


Children of Charles MELANSON dit LAVERDURE and Marie DUGAS:

flag female ancestor Marie MELANSON (b.abt. 1664, Port Royal, Acadia   d. 1 February 1726, )
m. David BASSET 1682 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

flag female ancestor Marguerite MELANSON (b.abt. 1666, , Acadia, Canada   d. , )

flag female ancestor Anne MELANÇON (MELANSON) (b.abt. 1668, Port Royal, Acadia   d. 26 September 1754, Port Royal, Acadia )
m. Jacques ST-ETIENNE dit LATOUR 1685 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)
m. Alexandre ROBICHAUD 1700 in , Acadia, Canada (Acadie)

flag female ancestor Cecile MELANSON (b.May 1671, Port Royal, Acadia   d. April 1735, , Ile Saint-Jean, Acadia )
m. Abraham BOUDROT (BOUDREAU) abt. 1684 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)
m. Jean Antoine BELLIVEAU (BÉLIVEAU) abt. 1703 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)

flag female ancestor Elisabeth Isabelle MELANSON (b.abt. 1673, Port Royal, Acadia   d. abt. 1714, Beaubassin, Acadia (Fort Lawrence) )
m. Michel BOURG 1689 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag male ancestor Charles MELANSON (b.abt. 1675, Port Royal, Acadia   d. 19 September 1757, Québec, Canada, New France )
m. Anne Jeanne BOURG 1700 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)

flag female ancestor Madeleine MELANSON (b.abt. 1677, Port Royal, Acadia   d. , )
m. Jean BELLIVEAU (BÉLIVEAU) 1696 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)

flag female ancestor Marie MELANSON (b.abt. 1679, Port Royal, Acadia   d. 15 May 1751, Port Royal, Acadia )
m. Charles BELLIVEAU (BÉLIVEAU) 1699 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)

flag female ancestor Françoise MELANSON (b.abt. 1682, Port Royal, Acadia   d. 11 June 1720, Beaubassin, Acadia (Fort Lawrence) )
m. Jean CYR abt. 1698 in , Acadia, Canada (Acadie)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag male ancestor Ambroise MELANSON (b.abt. 1686, Port Royal, Acadia   d. 7 August 1757, Québec, Canada, New France )
m. Françoise BOURG 10 November 1705 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)
m. Marguerite COMEAU 3 January 1719 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)

Grave has been locatedflag male ancestor Pierre MELANSON (b.abt. 1686, Port Royal, Acadia   d. 6 August 1725, Port Royal, Acadia )
m. Anne GRANGER 07 November 1712 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)

flag male ancestor Claude MELANSON (b.abt. 1688, Port Royal, Acadia   d. 30 June 1737, Port Royal, Acadia )
m. Marguerite BABINEAU 22 January 1714 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag male ancestor Jean MELANSON (b.abt. 1690, , Acadia, Canada   d. 24 February 1760, Cherbourg, France)
m. Madeleine PETITOT dite SINCENNES 22 January 1714 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag female ancestor Marguerite MELANSON (b.abt. 1693, , Acadia, Canada   d. 12 February 1758, Québec, Canada, New France )
m. Jean Baptiste LANDRY 22 January 1714 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)



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1642 Birth
14 December 1642
St-Martin in the Fields, Londres, England
Biography
MELANSON, CHARLES, ploughman, settler; b. 1643; d. some time before 1700.

Historians agree neither on his ethnic origin nor on the date of his arrival in Canada. Undeniably, he “came from Scotland”; but, as a notarial contract designated him “Sieur de La Ramée, and as his brother Pierre was nicknamed “La Verdure,” Placide Gaudet concluded that the family might have been of French origin, and that, because it was Huguenot, it might have...Read MORE...


Dictionary of Canadian Biography (www.biographi.ca)
Misc
From Rootsweb.com:

' Census: Port Royal, Acadia, 1686 Age 44
Research bulletin 250, the Melanson settlement (1664 1755), Canadian minister of the environment. Charles Melanson, age 14 and his parents arrived in Acadia from England in 1657. His father, Pierre Laverdure, was a Huguenot who had moved to England from France before 1632. His mother, Priscilla, was English, a fact that is well accepted by historians, although generations of die...Read MORE...


1657 Immigration
England to Acadia on the 'Satisfaction'

'In spring of 1657, as part of the occupying English force under the command of Sir Thomas Temple, Pierre Melanson dit La Verdure, a French Huguenot, arrived in Port-Royal with his English wife Priscilla, whom he had married in England in c1631, and their three children, all of them sons: Pierre dit Laverdure, fils, born in c1632 probably in England, Charles dit La Ramée, born in c1643, and Jean or...Read MORE...


1671 Port Royal
Charles MELANCON, 28, wife Marie DUGAST 23; Children: Marie 7, Marguerite 5, Anne 3, Cecille 6 months; cattle 40, sheep 6.
www.acadian-cajun.com/1671cens.htm
1671 Birth of Child
Cecile MELANSON was born May 1671, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)
1686 Port Royal
Charles MELANSON 44, Marie DUGAS 38; children: Isabelle 13, Charles 11, Madeleine 9, Marie 7, Francoise 4, twins Pierre and Ambroise 10 month; 1 gun, 6 arpents, 20 cattle, 12 sheep, 6 hogs.
www.acadian-cajun.com/1686cens.htm
1690s
'Through the 1690s Charles Melanson continued to operate as a secret informant for Massachusetts authorities, even as his brother Pierre Melanson dit Laverdure served as 'captain of the coast' for the French.'

Source: A Great and Noble Scheme by John Mack Faragher, page 104


1693 Port Royal
Charles MELANCON 46, Marie DUGAS 42, Charles 18, Madeleine 16, Marie 12, Francoise 10, Pierre & Ambroise (twins) 8, Claude 5, Jeanne 3; 20 cattle, 25 sheep, 12 pigs, 35 arpents, 4 guns
www.acadian-cajun.com/1693cens.htm
1695 - Oath of Allegiance to King William III
In August 1695, English authorities imposed on the Acadian inhabitants at Port-Royal an oath of allegiance to King William III. Many family heads signed or made their marks on the document that attested to their having taken the oath. Louis Allain, Jean Babineau, called Babinot, Jean Bastarache, Jean Belliveau, Martin and Guillaume Blanchard, Bernard and Martin Bourg, François Broussard, Pierre Cellier, called Le Cellier, Étienne, Jean l'aîné, ...Read MORE...


www.acadiansingray.com
1698 Port Royal
Charles MELLANSON 57; Marie DUGAST (wife) 52; Charles 23; Marie 18; Ambroise and Pierre, twins, 13; Claude 11; Jean 8; Marguerite 5; 15 cattle, 9 sheep 9 hogs, 35 arpents, 76 fruit trees, 2 guns.
www.acadian-cajun.com/1698cens.htm
1700 Port Royal
Charles MELANSON 53; Marie DUGAST (wife) 49; Pierre and Ambroise, twins, 15; Claude 12; Jeanne 10; 30 cattle, 22 sheep, 35 arpents, 2 guns.
www.acadian-cajun.com/1700cens.htm

Charles is buried at: Garrison Graveyard
St. George St.

Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)

From ameriquefrancaise.org: "Very few 18th century documents refer to the appearance of Acadian cemeteries, but those that do indicate that Acadians before the Deportation marked their graves with wooden crosses."
Added: - Updated: 11/29/2021 11:11:37 AM

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