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Ancestor is complete! immigrant flag male ancestor  Claude  GUIDRY (GUEDRY) dit LA VERDURE

  (b. abt. 1651 La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France   d. 9 January 1723 Acadie )  

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Claude GUIDRY (GUEDRY) dit LA VERDURE was born abt. 1651 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France. Claude GUIDRY (GUEDRY) dit LA VERDURE was the child of ?   and   ?

Claude was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1681.

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

He married  Marguerite PETITPAS abt. 1681 in Beaubassin, Acadia (Fort Lawrence) .  The couple had (at least) 11 children. Marguerite PETITPAS  was born abt. 1661 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia.  She died April 1703 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia.  She was the daughter of Claude PETITPAS and Catherine BUGARET.

Claude GUIDRY (GUEDRY) dit LA VERDURE died 9 January 1723 in Acadie.
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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 (

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Claude GUIDRY (GUEDRY) dit LA VERDURE

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Claude GUIDRY (GUEDRY) dit LA VERDURE married flag female ancestor Marguerite PETITPAS-- Date: abt. 1681 Place: Beaubassin, Acadia (Fort Lawrence)
Marguerite PETITPAS was the daughter of Claude PETITPAS and Catherine BUGARET

Marguerite Petitpas married (2) Claude Guedry circa 1681 at Beaubassin.

Stephen A. White, Dictionnaire Genealogique Des Familles Acadiennes, 568.

Claude Guédry dit Gravois dit La Verdure married first to Kesk8a, a Mi'kmaq, in c1680, and then to Marguerite, daughter of Claude Petitpas and Catherine Buguret and widow of Martin Dugas, in c1681. They lived at Mirliguèche, on the Atlantic side of the peninsula, as well as at Port-Royal and Chignecto. De Meulles found them at Mirliguèche in 1686. Claude, called La Verdure, was age 35, and Marguerite, whose given name was not recorded, was 25. They were living with one child, whose gender and age the intendant did not record. Claude's daughter Jeanne by his first wife (their only child) had been born at Beaubassin in June 1681, so she would have been age 5 at the time of the census. Only three of Claude's children by Marguerite--sons Claude, fils, Jean-Baptiste, and Charles--would have been born by the time of the census. Of these four children, only the second son, Jean-Baptiste, seems to have survived childhood, so the child de Meulles counted at Mirliguèche may have been Jean-Baptiste. Marguerite gave Claude 11 children, including four sons who created families of their own.

Jeanne Guedry b. 2 Jun 1681
Claude Guedry b. 1682
Jean Baptiste Guedry b. c 1684
Charles Guedry b. c 1686
Alexis Guedry b. c 1688
Augustin Guedry b. c 1690
Marie Josephe Guedry b. c 1692, d. b 2 Feb 1752
Pierre Guedry b. c 1698, d. b 1752
Paul Guedry b. Jan 1701
Francoise Guedry b. 14 Jan 1703, d. 9 Mar 1780


flag male ancestor Abraham GUEDRY (b.abt. 1678, , Acadia, Canada   d. , )

flag female ancestor Jeanne GUEDRY (b.2 June 1681, , Acadia, Canada   d. , )

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag male ancestor Claude GUEDRY (b.abt. 1682, , Acadia, Canada   d. , )

flag male ancestor Jean Baptiste GUEDRY (b.abt. 1684, , Acadia, Canada   d. 13 November 1726, Boston, Province of Massachusetts Bay)

flag male ancestor Charles GUEDRY (b.abt. 1686, , Acadia, Canada   d. , )

flag male ancestor Alexis GUEDRY (b.abt. 1688, , Acadia, Canada   d. , )

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag male ancestor Augustin GUEDRY (b.abt. 1690, , Acadia, Canada   d. , )
m. Jeanne HEBERT 1722

flag female ancestor Marie Josephe GUEDRY (GUILDRY) (b.abt. 1692, , Acadia, Canada   d. , )
m. Philippe DOIRON abt. 1715

flag male ancestor Pierre GUEDRY (b.abt. 1697, , Acadia, Canada   d. , )

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag male ancestor Paul GUEDRY (b.January 1701, , Acadia, Canada   d. , )

flag female ancestor Françoise GUEDRY (b.14 January 1703, , Acadia, Canada   d. 9 March 1780, )

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Acadian Ancestors, The Lewiston Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine, May 28, 1983
1681 Birth of Child
Jeanne GUEDRY was born 2 June 1681, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie)

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...

1701 Birth of Child
Paul GUEDRY was born January 1701, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie)
1703 Birth of Child
Françoise GUEDRY was born 14 January 1703, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie)
1703 Death of Spouse/Partner
Marguerite PETITPAS died April 1703, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia
9 January 1723
, Nova Scotia, Canada

Added: 3/30/2015 3:14:13 PM - Updated: 10/5/2015 9:53:00 AM

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