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immigrant flag   Denis  GAUDET

  (b. 1625Martaizé, France   d. 11 October 1709Riviere Aux Canards, Acadia )  
Summary: Denis GAUDET was born 1625 in Martaizé, France . Denis GAUDET was the child of

Denis was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1645.

He married  Martine GAUTHIER 1645 in Port Royal, Acadia .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Martine GAUTHIER  was born abt. 1619 in , France .  She died bet. 1671-1693 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia . 

Denis GAUDET died 11 October 1709 in Riviere Aux Canards, Acadia.

Son of Jean Gaudet and his first wife (name unknown)

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Denis GAUDET married immigrant flag  Martine GAUTHIER-- Date: 1645 Place: Port Royal, Acadia
"Older son Denis, by his first wife, born probably at Martaize, France, in c1625, married Martine Gauthier at Port-Royal in c1645. They had five children, including two sons, Pierre l'aîné and Pierre le jeune, who married daughters of Jean Blanchard. Denis's three daughters married into the Vincent, Daigre, Fardel or Fardelle, and Aucoin families. Denis died at Port-Royal in October 1709, in his mid 80s. Older son Pierre l'aîné moved his family to Chignecto in the 1690s. He and his wife Anne Blanchard had nine children. Later in that decade, he helped pioneer the Acadian settlement on Rivière Petitcoudiac in present-day southeastern New Brunswick. Along with Pierre Thibodeau, who founded the nearby Chepoudy settlement, Pierre l'aîné defied the claim of the seigneur of Chignecto, Michel Le Neuf de la Valliere et de Beaubassin, that the Chepoudy and Petitcoudiac settlements were part of his seigneury. Gaudet and Thibodeau won their case before the colonial council at Port-Royal. Their defiance of a powerful Acadian seigneur helped weaken the hold of the local nobility on these sturdy Acadian habitants. Pierre l'aîné's son Abraham of Chignecto was a hero of Queen Anne's War; in 1711, he set up an ambush that captured a messenger from the English garrison at Annapolis Royal. After looking at land on Île Royale, today's Cape Breton Island, in 1714 and living for a time on Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward Island, in the early 1720s, Abraham took his family to the St. Lawrence River valley decades before Le Grand Dérangement; most likely his exploits in the recent war encouraged him to place as great a distance as possible between himself and the British authorities at Annapolis Royal. Pierre l'aîné's younger brother Pierre le jeune and his wife Marie Blanchard remained at Port-Royal and had 10 children there. "



flag  Anne GAUDET (b.abt. 1644, Port Royal, Acadia  d. bet. 1671-1678, Port Royal, Acadia)
m. Pierre VINCENT abt. 1663

flag  Marie GAUDET (b.abt. 1650, , Acadia, Canada   d. 2 May 1734, Port Royal, Acadia)
m. Olivier DAIGRE (DAIGLE) abt. 1666
m. Jean FARDEL abt. 1685

flag  Pierre GAUDET (b.abt. 1652, Port Royal, Acadia  d. 8 December 1741, Port Royal, Acadia)
m. Anne BLANCHARD abt. 1672

flag  Pierre GAUDET dit LE JEUNE (b.abt. 1654, , Acadia, Canada   d. 1709, Port Royal, Acadia)
m. Marie BLANCHARD 1675

flag  Marie GAUDET (b.abt. 1657, , Acadia, Canada   d. , )
m. Martin AUCOIN abt. 1673

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France 1635 - France enters Thirty Years War as an active combatant. Franco-Spanish War begins.

France 1638 - King Louis XIV born in France
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France 1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne

France 1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.

1671 Port Royal, Acadia
Denis GAUDET, 46, wife, Martine GAUTHIER 62; Children (the first 2 married): Anne 25, Marie 21,...Read MORE...

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

1693 Port Royal
Denis GODET (widower) 70, Pierre GODET 39, Marie BLANCHARD (Pierre's wife) 37, Pierre 16, Anthoine...Read MORE...

11 October 1709
Canning, Nova Scotia, Canada / Riviere Aux Canards, Acadia


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