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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag   Anne-Helene  GIROUARD

  (b. 14 April 1728Port Royal, Acadia   d. 1 September 1807Saint-Ours, Lower Canada )  
Summary: Anne-Helene GIROUARD was born 14 April 1728 in Port Royal, Acadia. Anne-Helene GIROUARD was the child of François GIROUARD and Anne BOURGEOIS and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Jacques Jacob GIROUARD and Marguerite GAUTROT (GAUTREAU) (maternal)  Germain BOURGEOIS and Madeleine DUGAS

Anne-Helene was deported as part of the Acadian Exile / Grand Derangement around 1755.

She married  Claude BENOIT 14 February 1746 in Port Royal, Acadia .  The couple had (at least) 8 children. Claude BENOIT  was born 1713 in Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia .  He died 11 August 1784 in Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception) .  He was the son of Claude BENOIT and Jeanne HÉBERT.

Anne-Helene GIROUARD died 1 September 1807 in Saint-Ours, Lower Canada .
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Anne-Helene GIROUARD married Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag  Claude BENOIT-- Date: 14 February 1746 Place: Port Royal, Acadia
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Claude BENOIT was the son of Claude BENOIT and Jeanne HÉBERT

From An Acadian Parish Remembered
The Registers of St. Jean-Baptiste
Annapolis Royal, 1702-1755

14 February 1746 Marriage Claude Benoits and Anne Girouard

On 14 February 1746 in Port-Royal, Acadia, Canada, Anne-Hélène married Claude Benoit, the son of Claude Benoit and Jeanne Hébert.

(White, Stephen A. Dictionnaire Généalogique des Famillies Acadiennes. volume I. Moncton, Canada: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, Université de Moncton, 1999).

Canada Marriages, 1661-1949
groom's name: Claude Benoit
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace: Saint Joseph De La Vieciaire De Canard
groom's age:
bride's name: Anne Girouard
bride's birth date:
bride's birthplace: Annapolis Royal
bride's age:
marriage date: 14 Feb 1746
marriage place: Annapolis Royal, Digby, Nova Scotia
groom's father's name: Claude Benoit
groom's mother's name: Jeanne Herbert
bride's father's name: Francois Girouard
bride's mother's name: Anne Girouard
groom's race:
groom's marital status: Unknown
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race:
bride's marital status: Unknown
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: M53406-2
system origin: Canada-EASy
source film number: 1320000
reference number: p307


Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag  Jean Baptiste BENOIT ( 1747-1756, , Acadia, Canada   d. ,  )
m. Anne Madeleine ROY 10 February 1777
m. Marie-Anne DESMARAIS 25 February 1805

Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag  Joseph BENOIT (b.1749, Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia  d. , , Canada)
m. Marguerite Felicite DAIGLE 9 September 1771
m. Marie-Esther LAPORTE dite ST-GEORGES 4 February 1799

flag  Pierre BENOIT (b.1759, , Province of Massachusetts Bay  d. 31 October 1816, Saint-Ours, Lower Canada )
m. Marie-Madeleine MATHIEU 26 February 1781

flag  Antoine BENOIT (b.30 January 1762, Saint-Ours, Canada   d. 7 May 1834, Saint-Ours, Lower Canada )
m. Marie-Catherine NAULT 29 September 1783
m. Marguerite CHAPDELAINE 30 May 1796
m. Marie ST-MARTIN 13 February 1804

flag  Michel BENOIT (b.18 September 1763, Saint-Ours, Province of Québec, Canada   d. 27 August 1829, Saint-Ours, Lower Canada )
m. Françoise NAULT (HENAULT) 18 October 1784

flag  Marguerite BENOIT (b.17 May 1765, Saint-Ours, Province of Québec, Canada   d. 9 May 1824, Saint-Ours, Lower Canada )
m. François DAIGLE 9 January 1786

flag  Charles BENOIT (b.1767, Saint-Ours, Province of Québec, Canada   d. ,  )

flag  François BENOIT (b.1768, Saint-Ours, Province of Québec, Canada   d. ,  )

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Acadia 1755
Beginning of the Acadian Expulsion on July 28

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1762 Birth of Child
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1763 Birth of Child
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1765 Birth of Child
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February 6, 1778

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June 1, 1779

1784 Death of Spouse/Partner
Claude BENOIT died 11 August 1784, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception)
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1 September 1807
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