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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag  Jean-Baptiste  BENOIT

  (b. bet. 1747-1756, Acadia, Canada   d. )  
Summary: Jean-Baptiste BENOIT was born bet. 1747-1756 in , Acadia, Canada . Jean-Baptiste BENOIT was the child of Claude BENOIT and Anne Helene GIROUARD and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Claude BENOIT and Jeanne HÉBERT (maternal)  François GIROUARD and Anne BOURGEOIS

He married  Anne Madeleine ROY 10 February 1777 in Saint-Ours, Province of Québec, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Anne Madeleine ROY  was born abt. 1752 in , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) .  She died 2 February 1800 in Sorel, Québec, Canada .  She was the daughter of René Renaud ROY and Marie Josephe DAIGLE.

He married  (2) Marie-Anne DESMARAIS 25 February 1805 in Sorel, Lower Canada .  Marie-Anne DESMARAIS  was born 18 July 1764 in Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada .  She was the daughter of Joseph ABRAHAM dit DESMARAIS and Louise-Marie COURVILLE dite ABRAHAM.
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Jean-Baptiste BENOIT married Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag Anne Madeleine ROY-- Date: 10 February 1777 Place: Saint-Ours, Province of Québec, Canada
Anne Madeleine ROY was the daughter of René Renaud ROY and Marie Josephe DAIGLE

flag Jean-Baptiste BENOIT (b.7 July 1779, Sorel, Province of Québec, Canada  d. 28 August 1809, Sorel, Lower Canada)

flag Marguerite BENOIT (b.18 February 1781, Saint-Ours, Province of Québec, Canada   d. 4 August 1856, Saint-Ours, Lower Canada )

Jean-Baptiste BENOIT married flag Marie-Anne DESMARAIS-- Date: 25 February 1805 Place: Sorel, Lower Canada
Marie-Anne DESMARAIS was the daughter of Joseph ABRAHAM dit DESMARAIS and Louise-Marie COURVILLE dite ABRAHAM

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News 1749--French population of the whole of the Acadian Peninsula : 13,000 -

News 1750 - LeLoutre gets the Indians to burn Beaubassin to get Acadians over to French territory. acadtime.htm -

News 1754 - At the beginning of the French and Indian War of 1754,
the British government demanded that Acadians take an oath of allegiance to the Crown that included ...Read MORE...

World History 1754 - Beginning of the French and Indian War between Great Britain and France for control of the North American colonies. It is part of the Seven Years War.

Acadia 1755
Beginning of the Acadian Expulsion on July 28

World History (1756 - 1763) Seven Years War - France, Great Britain clashed in Europe and North America; France, Russia, Austria, Saxony, Sweden and Spain sided against Britain, Prussia and Hanover webimage/ countrys/ asia/ russia/ rutimeln.htm -

News 1758 - The Acadians who fled to Ile St. Jean and Ile Royale are rounded up and 3000+ are sent to France.
Two of the ships are unseaworthy and sink ... hundreds of Acadians perish. The ones who make it to...Read MORE...

News 1764 - British authorities in 1764 allowed Acadians to return in small isolated groups.
They returned slowly, settling in various locations on mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island. ...Read MORE...

1777 Marriage / Partner
Jean-Baptiste BENOIT and Anne Madeleine ROY 10 February 1777, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception)
World History February 6, 1778 - France signed the Treaty of Alliance with the United States.

February 6, 1778

World History June 1779 - Spain entered Revolutionary War in favor of Americans.

June 1, 1779

1779 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste BENOIT was born 7 July 1779, Sorel, Québec, Canada
1781 Birth of Child
Marguerite BENOIT was born 18 February 1781, Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception)
World History 1796 - Napoleon Bonaparte assumes command of the Army of Italy

World History 1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered

1800 Death of Spouse/Partner
Anne Madeleine ROY died 2 February 1800, Sorel, Québec, Canada
World History 1801 - Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

1805 Marriage / Partner
Jean-Baptiste BENOIT and Marie-Anne DESMARAIS 25 February 1805, Sorel, Québec, Canada
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