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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, Pierre l'aîné, and Pierre le jeune Comeau, Jean Corporon, Pierre Doucet, Claude Dugas, ___ Dupuis, Jean Fardel (an Englishman whose wife was a Gaudet), Pierre Gaudet, Jacob and Alexandre Girouard, Laurent Granger, Giraud (Jérôme) Guérin, Emmanuel Hébert, Claude and Pierre Landry, Daniel LeBlanc, Jacques Léger dit La Rosette, Pierre Martin, fils, Étienne Pellerin, Martin Richard, Charles Robichaud dit Cadet, François Robin, Germain Savoie, Pierre Sibilau, Claude and Bonaventure Thériot, and Jacques Triel dit Laperrière--all made their marks. Abraham and his nephew Alexandre dit Bellehumeur Bourg, Laurent Doucet, René Forest, Bernard Gaudet, Claude Guédry (as Gaidry), Pierre Guilbeau, Jean Labat dit Le Marquis, Pierre Lanoue, Emmanuel Le Borgne de Bélisle (the recently deceased seigneur's son), Julien Lord, Mathieu Martin, Charles Melanson, Claude, père and Claude, fils Petitpas, Alexandre Richard, and Prudent Robichaud--all signed.
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