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  (b. 1 January 1620 France   d. 2 June 1713 Port Royal, Acadia )  

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Pierre DOUCET dit LAVERDURE was born 1 January 1620 in France. Pierre DOUCET dit LAVERDURE was the child of Germain DOUCET dit LAVERDURE   and   Marie BOURGEOIS?

Pierre was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1641.

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

Pierre  married  Henriette PELLETRET abt. 1661 in Acadia, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Henriette PELLETRET  was born abt. 1641 in Paris, France.  Henriette died bet. 1686-1693 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia).  Henriette was the child of Simon PELLETRET and Perrine BOURG.

Pierre DOUCET dit LAVERDURE died 2 June 1713 in Port Royal, Acadia .

Son of Germain Doucet and Marie Bourgeois
Born at Sedan, Champagne-Ardenne, France

From author unknown
With the fall of Port Royal in 1654 , Pierre took refuge in Québec were his wife died. After a few years Pierre and his son Germain returned to Acadia .Pierre remarried in 1660 to Heriette Pelletret and had 11 more children.

Details of the family tree of Pierre appear below.

Did You Know?Canadian Ancestry - Acadia - Did you know?  Acadian saying: "Vent d"en bas, il pleuvra. Vent d"en haut, il va faire beau. [Wind down, it will rain. Wind up, it will be fine.]
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 (

Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Pierre DOUCET dit LAVERDURE


Pierre DOUCET dit LAVERDURE married Grave has been locatedimmigrant flag female ancestor Henriette PELLETRET-- Date: abt. 1661 Place: , Acadia, Canada
Henriette PELLETRET was the child of Simon PELLETRET and Perrine BOURG

"Germain's older son Pierre was born in France in c1621. He settled at Port-Royal, worked as a mason, and did not marry until c1660, when he was nearly 40. His wife Henriette, daughter of Simon Pelletret, was 20 years his junior and gave him 10 children. Their four daughters married into the Hébert, Bernard, Doiron, Chênet Dubreuil, and Comeau families. Pierre died at Port-Royal in June 1713; he was 92 years old. Five of his six sons, all born at Port-Royal, created families of their own."


Children of Pierre DOUCET dit LAVERDURE and Henriette PELLETRET:

Grave has been locatedflag female ancestor Marie Anne DOUCET (b.abt. 1661, Port Royal, Acadia   d. 3 November 1710, Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia )
m. Jean Baptiste HÉBERT abt. 1676 in Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia)

flag male ancestor Toussaint Dit François DOUCET (b.abt. 1663, Port Royal, Acadia   d. bef. 11 August 1733, , Acadia, Canada )
m. Marie CAISSIE abt. 1690 in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Beaubassin, Acadia) (Fort Lawrence)

flag male ancestor Jean DOUCET (b.abt. 1665, Port Royal, Acadia   d. bef. 1742, , Acadia, Canada )
m. Françoise BLANCHARD abt. 1692 in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia)

flag male ancestor Pierre DOUCET (b.abt. 1667, Port Royal, Acadia   d. , , Acadia, Canada )

flag female ancestor Madeleine DOUCET (b.August 1671, Port Royal, Acadia   d. bef. 25 February 1740, , Acadia, Canada )
m. René BERNARD abt. 1690 in , Acadia, Canada (Acadie)
m. Pierre DOIRON abt. 1709 in , Acadia, Canada (Acadie)

flag male ancestor Louis DOUCET (b.abt. 1674, Port Royal, Acadia   d. , )
m. Marguerite GIROUARD 1701 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)

flag female ancestor Louise Dite Jeanne DOUCET (b.abt. 1675, Port Royal, Acadia   d. , )
m. Pierre CHÊNET (CHESNET, CHENAIS, OR CHESNAY) 1691 in , Acadia, Canada (Acadie)

flag male ancestor René DOUCET (b.abt. 1678, Port Royal, Acadia   d. aft. 1727, , Acadia, Canada )
m. Marie Anne BROUSSARD (BROSARD) abt. 1702 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)

flag female ancestor Marguerite DOUCET (b.abt. 1680, Port Royal, Acadia   d. 18 July 1747, Port Royal, Acadia )
m. Alexandre COMEAU abt. 1702 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag male ancestor Mathieu DOUCET (b.abt. 1685, Port Royal, Acadia   d. bef. 20 July 1760, )
m. Anne LORD (LAURE) 15 June 1712 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)

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birth1620 Birth
1 January 1620
, France

Acadian Ancestors, The Lewiston Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine, April 2, 1983
Germain Doucet, sieur de La Verdure, of Couperans or Conflans en Brie, France, a minor nobleman and 'captain at arms,' born in the mid-1590s, came to Acadia with Isaac de Razilly and the sieur d'Aulnay in 1632. This makes him one of the first permanent settlers of Acadia. He was master at arms at Pentagouët, present-day Maine, in 1640 and testified in an inquiry against former governor Charles La Tour that year. Germain was mentioned in the will of the sieur d'Aulnay, written in 1649, the year before the governor died. In 1654, when the English seized Port-Royal, Germain commanded the post and was guardian of d'Aulnay's children. Germain is not listed in the first Acadian census of 1671 because he likely returned to France after the English seized the colony. According to Acadian genealogist Bona Arsenault, if Germain had been listed in the first census, he would have been 76 years old that year.

Germain married twice, but the names of both of his wives have been lost to...Read MORE...
Doucet family
'Doucet is a name now very widely diffused in the Martime Provinces, there being about five hundred families who bear that name in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Of these, 170 families are in Gloucester, 120 in Yarmouth county, 100 in Digby and 60 in Inverness. There are a few families of the name, 45 in all, in Kent, Northumberland, Restigouche, Mada- waska and Westmorland. All these people are undoubtedly descended from Pierre and Germain Doucet, whose names appear in the census of 1671. Pierre Doucet was 50 years old when that census was taken, and in 1687 he was one of the 'ancient inhabitants' of Port Royal who certified with regard to the work done by Charnisay in the settlement of Acadia. He signed this document with his mark, so that he was an uneducated man. He was married to Henriette Peltret and they had five children, three boys and two girls, the oldst son, Toussant, being only eight years old. Doucet's trade was that of a mason. Germain Doucet was 30 years old and he was ...Read MORE...

1654 - Fled to Quebec
'Pierre (Laverdure) Doucet, b-1621 fled to Quebec in 1654 when Port Royal, Acadia fell, his 1st wife whom he married in 1640 died in Quebec, 2nd marriage 1660, Heriette Pelletret when he returned to Acadia. '

Source: public/ dgarneau/ french15.htm
1671 Port Royal
Pierre DOUCET, bricklayer 50, wife Henriette PELTRET 31; Children: Anne 10, Toussaint 8, Jean 6, Pierre 4, and 1 daughter 3 months; cattle 7, sheep 6.
1671 Acadian Census
1671 Birth of Child
Madeleine DOUCET was born August 1671, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)
1678 Port Royal
Pierre Doucet & Henriette Pelletret

1 1/ 2 acres 10 cattle 1 gun

5 boys 17 1661 Toussaint

12 1666 Pierre

14 1664 Jean

6 1672 Louis

3/ M 1678

2 girls 10 1668 Madeleine

3 1675 Jeanne

1678 Acadian Census
1686 Port Royal
Pierre DOUCET 55 (sic 65), Henriette PELTRET 40; children: Toussaints 23, Jean 20, Pierre 18, Magdelaine 16, Louis 12, Jeanne 10, Pierre 8, Marguerite 6, Mathieu 1; 2 guns, 5 arpents, 8 cattle, 12 sheep, 6 hogs.
1686 Acadian Census
1693 Port Royal
Pierre DOUCET (widower) 56, Louis 19, Rene 13, Mathieu 8; 10 cattle, 12 sheep, 10 pigs, 8 arpents, 1 gun
1693 Acadian Census

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1698 Port Royal
Pierre DOUCET widower 80; Louis 24; Rene 18; Mathieu 10 Margueritte 12; 12 cattle 8 sheep, 5 hogs, 16 arpents, 40 fruit trees, 1 gun.
1698 Acadian Census
1700 Port Royal
Pierre DOUCET, widower, 63; Rene 20; Mathieu 15; 8 cattle, 10 sheep, 8 arpents, 1 gun.
1700 Acadian Census
1701 Port Royal
Pierre DOUCET (widower) 80; Rene DOUCET 21, Mathieu 15; 2 guns, 9 cattle, 6 sheep, 2 hogs. 6 arpents.
1701 Acadian Census
1710 Death of Child
Marie Anne DOUCET died 3 November 1710, Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia)
2 June 1713 - Burial
Pierre Doucet, nearly one hundred years old
The Registers of St. Jean-Baptiste, Annapolis Royal, 1702-1755
death1713 Death
2 June 1713
Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)

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

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

From "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: 9/25/2015 6:34:08 PM
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