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HELP! immigrant flag male ancestor  Robert  HENRY

  (b. abt. 1643 Rouen, France   d. 2 May 1736 Acadia, Canada )  

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Robert HENRY was born abt. 1643 in Rouen, France. Robert HENRY was the child of ?   and   ?

Robert was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1666.

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

Robert  married  Marie-Madeleine GODIN dite CHATILLON abt. 1678 in Cobequid, Acadia .  The couple had (at least) 16 children. Marie-Madeleine GODIN dite CHATILLON  was born 4 February 1665 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City).  Marie-Madeleine was the child of Pierre GODIN dit CHATILLON and Jeanne-Marie ROUSSELIÈRE.

Robert HENRY died 2 May 1736 in Acadia, Canada.

Occupation: Domestique de Quentin Moral a Trois-Rivieres

Details of the family tree of Robert appear below.
Did You Know?Canadian Ancestry - Acadia - Did you know?  Acadian parents might tell their children about "le Bonhomme Sept-heures, a fearful character who would visit upleasant deeds upon young children if they did not go to bed at the designated hour."
Robert was a Domestique de Quentin Moral a Trois-Rivieres.
The term domestique, or domestic servant, whether it was used in France or in New-France, was associated with: Servants working in a home; Agricultural servants; Personal servants; Any person at the service of another, without specifics.

Domestique also included all servants, of any type, working for religious communities and hospital staff, which represented an important group in the colony.

Spouse(s) / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Robert HENRY


Robert HENRY married flag female ancestor Marie-Madeleine GODIN dite CHATILLON-- Date: abt. 1678 Place: Cobequid, Acadia
Marie-Madeleine GODIN dite CHATILLON was the child of Pierre GODIN dit CHATILLON and Jeanne-Marie ROUSSELIÈRE

Robert Henry or Henri of Rouen, France, evidently raised a Huguenot, also came to Acadia from Canada, where he was counted at Trois-Rivières in 1666 and 1667. He worked there as a domestic servant for Quentin Moral and was confirmed into the Roman Catholic faith at Trois-Rivières on 6 June 1666. Robert moved to Chignecto in c1676 perhaps with the seigneur of Beaubassin, Michel Le Neuf de la Vallière. In c1678, Robert married Marie-Madeleine, daughter of Pierre Godin dit Châtillon and Jeanne Rousselière. De Meulles counted them at Port-Royal in 1686; one wonders why they left Chignecto. Robert was age 43, and Marie-Madeleine was 20. They were living with four small children, including two sons and a daughter, the youngest child, only a baby, gender and name unrecorded (probably daughter Geneviève, born in January), who had not yet been baptized. De Meulles did not record the size of their farm, but he did say they owned 1 gun, 4 cattle, and 10 sheep. Marie-Madeleine gave Robert 13 children, including six sons who created families of their own.

Children of Robert HENRY and Marie-Madeleine GODIN dite CHATILLON:

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag male ancestor Martin Jean HENRY (b.abt. 1679, Cobequid, Acadia   d. abt. 1759, , France)
m. Marie HÉBERT 1699 in Truro, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada (Cobequid, Acadia)

flag female ancestor Marie HENRY (b.abt. 1681, , Acadia, Canada   d. , )
m. Noel DOIRON 24 September 1705 in Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia)

flag male ancestor Jean HENRY (b.abt. 1683, , Acadia, Canada   d. , )
m. Marie HEBERT 1717 in , Acadia, Canada (Acadie)

flag male ancestor François HENRY (b.abt. 1684, , Acadia, Canada   d. , )

flag female ancestor Geneviève HENRY (b.abt. 1685, , Acadia, Canada   d. , )

flag male ancestor Germain HENRY (b.abt. 1686, , Acadia, Canada   d. , )
m. Cecile DEVEAU 1720

flag male ancestor Jacques HENRY (b.abt. 1686, , Acadia, Canada   d. , )

flag female ancestor Jeanne HENRY (b.abt. 1688, , Acadia, Canada   d. , )

flag female ancestor Anne HENRY (b.abt. 1689, , Acadia, Canada   d. 29 November 1757, Québec, Canada, New France )
m. Claude PITRE 17 February 1710 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag female ancestor Rose HENRY (b.abt. 1691, , Acadia, Canada   d. 23 October 1759, Cherbourg, France)
m. Noel PINET 1 September 1710 in Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia)

flag female ancestor Madeleine HENRY (b.abt. 1692, , Acadia, Canada   d. , )
m. Benjamin DRUCE 3 February 1711 in Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia)
m. Jean-Baptiste RADOUX 1715 in , Acadia, Canada (Acadie)

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag male ancestor Pierre HENRY (b.abt. 1700, , Acadia, Canada   d. 25 February 1770, Chambly, Province of Québec, Canada )
m. Marguerite BRAZEAU (BRASSEUR) 2 May 1736 in Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia)

flag female ancestor Cecile HENRY (b.abt. 1701, , Acadia, Canada   d. , )

flag male ancestor Antoine HENRY (b.abt. 1704, , Acadia, Canada   d. , )
m. Claire HEBERT 1725 in Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada (Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia)

flag male ancestor Joseph HENRY (b.abt. 1708, , Acadia, Canada   d. , )
m. Christine-Catherine PITRE 1730 in , Acadia, Canada (Acadie)

flag female ancestor Catherine HENRY (b.abt. 1710, , Acadia, Canada   d. , )

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Acadian Ancestors, The Lewiston Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine, June 4, 1983
1736 Death
2 May 1736
, Acadia, Canada (Acadie)
Added: 3/31/2015 9:56:56 AM - Updated: 5/7/2020 11:16:08 AM
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