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Antoine Bourg

French: Antoine Bourque
Also Known As: "Antoine Bourque", "Antoine Bourc"
Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Martaizé, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France
Death: October 5, 1687 (74-82)
Port-Royal, Acadie
Place of Burial: Annapolis Royal, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Simon Martaize Bourg and Hélène Comtée
Husband of Antoinette Landry
Father of Francois Bourg; Marie Bourg; Jean Bourg; Bernard Amand Bourg; Martin Bourg and 7 others

Occupation: Laboureur, Farmer, Arrived ca 1636; Farmer, Field Labourer, Laborer at Port Royal in 1671., Immigrant
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Antoine Bourg

Arrived in 1636 in Port Royal, Nova Scotia from Vienne, France, and married Antoinette Landry that year.

(Last name also spelled "Borg", which may or may not be a typo...)

Name of whole family is spelled Bourc on 1671 and 1686 Acadian Censuses. Name is spelled Bourg on Father d'Entremont's translation of the 1678 Census..

The family of Antoine BOURG and Antoinette LANDRY

[46444] BOURG, Antoine (..), born about 1609 (rec. 1671, rec. 1686), died between 1687-10-05 and census 1693

Him : Origin : would be from Martaizé (860149) (nom existe), but records are missing and there is no trace of that person

(Origine : serait de Martaizé (860149) (nom existe), mais registres lacunaires et aucune trace de lui)

  • married about 1642, from .. (Acadie)

LANDRY, Antoinette (Étienne & Catherine GOULET [86204]), born about 1618 (rec. 1671), 1606 (rec. 1686) or 1617 (rec. 1693), died between census 1693 and census 1698

     1) François, ploughman (laboureur), born about 1643 (rec. 1671), died between census 1678 and census 1686, married about 1665 Marguerite BOUDREAU
     2) Marie, born about 1645 (rec. 1671, rec. 1686, rec. 1693, rec. 1698) or 1644 (rec. 1699), buried 1730-09-19 Port-Royal (Acadie), married about 1661 Vincent BRAULT
     3) Jean, ploughman (laboureur), born about 1647 (rec. 1671), 1646 (rec. 1671, rec. 1686) or 1653 (rec. 1693), died between census 1693 and census 1698, married about 1667 Marguerite MARTIN
     4) Bernard, ploughman (laboureur), born about 1648/1649 (rec. 1671), 1650 (rec. 1686), 1651 (rec. 1699) or 1647 (rec. 1701), died before 1726 Port-Royal (bim) (Acadie), married about 1670 Françoise BRUN
     5) Martin, born about 1650 (rec. 1671, rec. 1686) or 1658 (rec. 1699), died Cobequid (bim) (Acadie), married about 1675 Marie POTET
     6) Jeanne1, born about 1653 (rec. 1671), married about 1673 Jean Antoine BÉLIVEAU
     7) Renée, born about 1655 (rec. 1671), died Pisiquit (Sainte-Famille) (bim) (Acadie), married about 1672 Charles BOUDREAU
     8) Huguette, born about 1657 (rec. 1671) or 1658 (rec. 1686), married about 1675 Sébastien BRUN
     9) Jeanne2, born about 1659 (rec. 1671), 1664 (rec. 1686), 1647 (rec. 1693), 1641 (rec. 1698), 1656 (rec. 1699) or 1659 (rec. 1701), died before 1724-02-22 Port-Royal (Acadie), married about 1677 Pierre COMEAU dit L'ESTURGEON
     10) Abraham, born about 1662 (rec. 1671) or 1661 (rec. 1686, rec. 1701), married about 1683 Marie ou Sébastienne BRUN
     11) Marguerite, born about 1667 (rec. 1671), 1668 (rec. 1686), 1671 (rec. 1701) or 1672 (sép. 1727), died 1727-09-13, buried 1727-09-14 Port-Royal (Acadie), married about 1690 Louis ALAIN

Bibliographie : Dictionnaire généalogique des familles acadiennes (White);; Dictionnaire des Acadiens d'Archange Godbout; Dictionnaire généalogique de l'Ancienne Acadie; Recensement 1671; Recensements 1671 et 1686

Antoine Bourg- was born 1609 in Martaize, France. Arrived in Acadie with Commander Isaac de Razilly in 1632. In 1636 Antoine moved to Port Royal to establish his farm. Antoine married Antoinette Landry in 1642 and according to the Port Royal census of 1671, they had 11 children

AKAN: Antoine Bourque

Arrive en Acadie en 1632, avec son père et sa mère (dont les noms ne semblent pas avoir été conservés), et sa soeur Perrine. A Port-Royal en 1636

Antoine Bourg and his wife, Antoinette (Landry), were among the earliest settlers of Acadia. They had arrived from France in 1636 when they were still newly-weds, according to research done by my mother's first cousin, Gerald Paul Breaux. -- Comment added by Norma (Aubey) Lewis
de Poitou en France Descendants of Antoine Bourg and Antoinette Landry

Coat-of-arms of the Bourg-Bourcque family...

Note : Bourg, Bour, Bourq, Bourc, Bourck, Boureq, Bourque, Bourke, Burke and other variations seem interchangable in the available documentation.

Timeline, Details and Relationships in France

The earliest people that some researchers believe are ancestors of Antoine Bourg begin with...

...Jean François Bourgeois dit de Lyon. He was born after 1424. He married Anne Blondeau-Notoire.

(By way of explanation, the "dit" in some French names is the conjunction before an added descriptor - simply put, "de Lyon" (of, or from, Lyon) is a nickname or affix differentiating Jean François Bourgeois from others with the same, or similar, name.)

Jean Bourgeois dit de Lyon was the son of Jean François and Anne. He was born in 1475, in St. Pierre, Oise, Picardie, France. He married Agnes Folette (born 1480, daughter of Michel Folette and __________ .

Thiebaud Bourgeois was the son of Jean and Agnes. He was born in 1510. He married Alix Vauchard (born 1500, in St Pierre, Oise, Picardy, France).

Jean-Baptiste Bourgeois was the son of Thiebaud and Alix. He was born in 1525, in Pontpoint, Oise, Picardie, France. He married Veronique Denis (born 1530, died 1601). Jean-Baptiste died in 1585.

Antoine Bourgeois was the son of Jean-Baptiste and Veronique. He was born c1555 in Picardy, France. He married Marguerite Wreckringer (born 1556 in France; daughter of Dominique Wreckringer, born 1540; and Suzanne Hyld, born 1540, died on January 12, 1620 in Lorraine, France).

Proposition: due to logical conflicts with the dates found in online records, I am going to suggest that Antoine and Margeurite were the parents of Nicolas-Jacques Bourgeois dit Grandjehan ("Big John", born 1570) and Simon Bourg(eois), prominent below. I am going to suggest also that Nicolas-Jacques named one of his sons after his brother (Simon). Please contact me if you have contradicting proof.

Simon Bourg(eois) was born in 1576, in Martaizé, a village in the province of Poitou, France. Simon married Hélène Comptée, born in 1579, also in Martaizé. Simon and Hélène had two children: Antoine Bourg, born in 1609, in Martaizé; and Perrine Bourg, born in 1611. Perrine first married Simon Pelletret, and had two children: Henriette Pelletret, born in 1641, married Pierre Doucet; and Jeanne Pelletret, born in 1643, married to Barnabe Martin; then Perrine married René Landry (the elder) in 1645.

Map of France, showing the area known as Poitou, as it was when Antoine Bourg emigrated...

Antoine Bourg is considered to be the father of the Bourg family in Acadia. There is no actual proof of birthplace, but it is believed that he was born in Martaizé, in the province of Poitou (today, Vienne), in France. Antoine seems likely to have worked at the nearby estates of the family of Charles de Menou D'Aulnay. Aulnay, known earlier in history as Aunedonnacum, dates back to Gallo/Roman times as a station on the imperial Roman road through the area. Martaizé is about a half-hour's walk from Aulnay (to the west). This could mean that descendants of Bourgs from this area have a blend of "Celtic Gaul" and Roman ancestors.

In 1632, Commander Isaac de Razilly became the governor of Acadia. D'Aulnay, a French nobleman, was a cousin to Razilly and became involved in the logistics of supply and recruitment for the effort of (re)possession, settlement, and trade. (Scottish families in the area at the time were returned to England, interestingly foreshadowing the Deportation.) Antoine arrived in Acadia in 1632 as one of perhaps three hundred recruits on two or three ships (one being the Saint Jehan). Antoine could have been involved with any of the work going on in numerous locations in the region, and may have made more than one ocean passage.

Razilly subsequently died in 1635, and was succeeded by D'Aulnay. The work of colonization continued. In 1636, Antoine settled in Port-Royal on land, either purchased or granted, on the opposite side of the Dauphin (Annapolis River today) from where the mouth of Allain Creek is. The settlement of Port-Royal (having been moved from its original location some four miles to the west) would easily be in view across the river to the east, on the peninsula of land almost extending across the river where Annapolis Royal is situated today.

By 1642, in Port-Royal, Antoine Bourg had met and married Antoinette Landry, sister of a transport ship's captain. Unfortunately there is some debate as to the parents and birthplace of Antoinette Landry. Having distilled the information from numerous accounts, it seems likely that Antoinette Landry was born in 1618 in La Chausse, Vienne, France (near Martaizé), and that she emigrated to Port-Royal in the late 1630's, with her brother René.

Due to records lost in a fire in the early 1700's, and due to the fact that there were two men named René Landry in the early days of Port-Royal, researchers have come to no agreeable conclusion as to how the Landry name got started in Acadian history. (A quick Internet search for Jean-Claude Landry in Acadia will yield fascinating results.)

Antoinette is on the list of the "mothers of the Acadian people" as it is preserved on large yellowed paper in the Maritime Archives, Ministry of the Colonies, Paris. These women came principally from the areas of Poitou (where Martaizé is located), Berri, Bretagne and Touraine in France.

Port-Royal / Annapolis Royal

Cam's note: In a trip to the Annapolis region made in November of 2015, I was able to locate, and walk upon, the land that had been owned by the Bourg family back in the 1600's. This link leads to a page describing the area and the trip. There are a number of pictures and images to view that will help give a sense of the lay of the land. Presented here are a few, as a preview...

Click to enlarge. Click here to be taken to a page of pictures of this house. Click to enlarge. Click on a picture to be taken to a page about Port-Royal / Annapolis Royal.

Bourg Ancestry Summary

The possible generations leading up to emigration to Canada, beginning c1425, include...

Jean Francois Bourgeois dit de Lyon / Anne Blondeau-Notoire

Jean Bourgeois dit de Lyon / Agnes Folette

Thiebaud Bourgeois / Alix Vauchard

Jean-Baptiste Bourgeois / Veronique Denis

Antoine Bourgeois / Marguerite Wreckringer

Simon Bourg(eois) / Hélène Comptée


The generations in Canada, from 1632 to recent, include...

Antoine Bourg / Antoinette Landry

Abraham Bourg / Marie Brun

Michel Bourg / Anne Boudrot

Pierre Bourg / Cecile Dugas

Joseph Bourg / Anne Boucher

Damien Bourg (Sr.) / Domitille Cordeau

Damien Bourg (Jr.) / Eugenie Landry

Abraham Alfred Damien Burke / Ellen Jane Thibeau

Alfred Longhurst / Theresa Burke


Timeline, Details and Relationships in Canada

Below are details on the Bourg descendants, beginning with Simon Bourg (Antoine's father)...

Cam's note: much of this kind of information comes from church registers and other early documents that more and more are turning up as accessible online. These transcriptions must have been an incredible task for the dedicated people who did the work. Dealing with translations, colloquialisms, phonetical spellings, poor handwriting, paleographic challenges, misspellings and original lackadaisical recordings (with often an illiterate person to check the initial entry) - it is amazing that anything useful has come from some of the pages. And it is also understandable that there may be differing interpretations of the pages' contents with multiple variations of surnames and given names. Please go to the bottom of this page to see an example...

Simon Bourg

born in 1576, in Martaizé, in the province of Poitou, France married Helen Comptée, born in 1579, in Martaizé children : Antoine Bourg born in 1609, in the village of Martaizé, in the province of Poitou, France arrived in Acadia in 1632, under the command of Commander Isaac de Razilly married in 1642, in Port-Royal, to Antoinette Landry (born in 1618 - listed in the 1671 census as age 53) Census Report children : François Bourg born in 1643, in Port-Royal married, in 1665, in Port-Royal, to Marguerite Boudrot (born c1648, daughter of Michel Boudrot and Michelle Aucoin) Census Report children : Michel Bourg born c1666 Marie Bourg born c1668 François Bourg died between 1684 and 1686 Margeurite Boudrot died November 9th, 1718 Marie Bourg born in 1645, in Port-Royal married, c1661, in Port-Royal, to Vincent Breau (born c1631) Census Report children : Margeurite Breau born c1670 François Breau born c1674 Jean Breau born c1676 Anne Breau born c1678 Marie Breau born c1680 Jeanne Breau born c1681 René Breau born c1683 Elisabeth Breau born c1685 Vincent Breau died between 1684 and January,1686. Marie Bourg died September 19, 1730. Jean Bourg born in 1646, in Port-Royal married, in 1667, to Marguerite Martin (born c1644, daughter of Pierre Martin and Catherine Vigneau) Census Report children : Ann Bourg born c1668 Margeurite Bourg born c1670 Marie Bourg born c1673 Isabelle Bourg born c1676 Magdelaine Bourg born c1678 Catherine Bourg born c1680 Jean-Baptiste Bourg born c1683 Jean Bourg died in 1698, in Cobequid. Margeurite Martin died April 24, 1707. Bernard Armande Bourg born in 1648, in Port-Royal married, in 1670, to Françoise Brun (born c1653, daughter of Vincent Brun and Renee Breau) For a time, Abraham and brother Bernard were considered to be the landowners of the Bourg land on the north side of the River Dauphin. Census Report children : Marie Bourg born c1671 Margeurite Bourg born c1673 (see Census Report for possible children with husband Claude Dugas) Rene Bourg born c1678 Jeanne Bourg born c1679 Anne Bourg born c1680 Clair Bourg born c1683 Françoise Bourg born c1684 Abraham Bourg born c1686 married on November 27, 1709 to Marie Dugas (daughter of Claude Dugas and François Brun) died April 13, 1751 Marie Bourg born c1691 Claire Bourg born c1695 married on October 24, 1713 to François Dugast (son of Claude Dugast and Françoise Bourgeois) Bernard Armande Bourg died in1725, in Cobequid. Françoise Brun died on May 23, 1725. Martin Bourg born in 1650, in Port-Royal married, in 1675, to Marie Potet (born c1657, daughter of M. Potet and Marie Gauterot) Census Report children : Marie Bourg born c1676 Abraham Bourg born c1679 Pierre Bourg born c1681 Jeanne Bourg born c1684 Ambroise Bourg born c1687 François Bourg born c1689 Marie Bourg born c1689 Madeleine Bourg born c1694 resided at Cobequid Marie-Jeanne Bourg born in 1653, in Port-Royal married, in 1673, to Jean Antoine Belliveau (born c1653, son of Antoine Belliveau and Marie Guyon) Census Report children : Charles Belliveau born c1678 Antoinette Belliveau born c1680 Marie-Jeanne died before 1704. Jean Belliveau died in 1734 or 1735. Renée Madeleine Bourg born in 1655, in Port-Royal married, in 1672, to Charles Boudrot (born c1646, son of Michel Boudrot and Michelle Aucoin) census of 1678 reports "two boys" in the household Renée Bourg died before 1686. Charles Boudrot died after 1704. Huguette Bourg born in 1657 married, in 1675, in Port-Royal, to Sébastien Brun (born c1655, son of Vincent Brun and Renee Breau) Census Report children : Jeanne Brun born c1677 Claude Brun born c1679 Abraham Brun born c1680 Vincent Brun born c1681 Jean Brun born c1682 Antoine Brun born c1685 Huguette Bourg died in 1708, in France (or, died between 1687 and 1693). Sébastien Brun died August 15, 1728. Jeanne Bourg born in 1659, in Port-Royal married, in 1677, to Pierre Comeau (son of Pierre Comeau and Rose Bayol of Port-Royal) Census Report children : Marie Comeau born c1678 Abraham Comeau born c1679 Margeurite Comeau born c1680 Anne Comeau born c1681 Jeanne Comeau born c1682 Joseph Comeau born c1686 Jeanne Bourg died in 1724. Pierre Comeau died April 8, 1730. Abraham Bourg born in 1662, in Port-Royal married, c1683, to Marie Sébastienne Brun (born in 1659; daughter of Vincent Brun, born 1611, and Marie-Renee Breau, born 1616) Marie was a young widow with a small son (named François, born 1679) living in Port-Royal when she married Abraham Bourg. Her first husband, François Gautrot had died young.

Map of Port-Royal area mentioning Abraham Bourg. Note: the map has been inverted to make it more understandable geographically. For a time, Abraham and brother Bernard were the landowners of the Bourg land on the north side of the River Dauphin. At the time this map was drawn up, the Grangers name (being the neighbours to the east) would date the map. Abraham may have been a person of standing in the community, as he could sign his name as witness at the wedding of his son Michel, on April 22, 1720, while other witnesses were unable to write their signatures. In 1725, for the Treaty of Boston, Abraham and another deputy named Prudent Robicheaux Sr. were given the job of translating the articles of the treaty into French so it could be read in both English and French to as many of the Mi'kmaq Indians as possible, wherever they might be or congregate, so the terms of the treaty would have as little chance as possible of being understood. On September 16, 1727, Bourg and François Richard and the deputies Charles Landry and Guillaume Bourgeois refused to take the new oath of allegiance to George II and were thrown into prison. Although many residents had taken the old oath unreservedly in 1695, by 1727 the Acadians were using it as a bargaining tool. They maintained they were neutral in any conflict the English had with the French and Mi'kmaq. They also insisted on the freedom to practice their own religion. The four were imprisoned for contempt and disrespect, and the following day additional exaggerated charges were added resulting in the men being imprisoned indefinitely. For Bourg, "in consideration of his great age", he would be allowed to leave the territory as soon as possible - but without his goods. As the others were released after a short while, it appears unlikely that Abraham Bourg actually left on their accord. (This story is reported on numerous webpages, with the most pleasant being this link to a readable copy of The Acadian Exiles, A chronicle of The Land of Evangeline, by Arthur G. Doughty. This image (below) is of the title page. Bourg is mentioned on pages 42 and 43.

readable copy of The Acadian Exiles Abraham Bourg did make the trip to Île Royale (Cape Breton) with his daughter Marie, her husband and small children (or to see them) perhaps as part, or instead, of his exile. (The timeline is awkward.) Marie died at Port Toulouse, Île St. Royale (St. Peter's, Cape Breton), as did her son Jean, in 1727. Abraham likely returned to Port-Royal after this happened. An oath of 1730 bears a signature which may be his. Census Report children : François (Gautrot) born c1679 a step-son (see info above) Jean-Baptiste Bourg born 1684 Marguerite Bourg born 1686 Claude Bourg born 1688 Pierre Bourg born 1689 may match up with this information from the 1734 census in Port Toulouse (St. Peter's) Marie-Josèphe Landry, "resident", widow of Pierre Bourg. 3 boys over 15, 2 boys under 15, one "fisherman in service of resident", total 7 persons. 1 boat. Marie Bourg born 1691 married ______ children : a son ________ Marie Bourg died in 1727, in Port Toulouse, Île St. Royale (St. Peter's, Cape Breton). Her son died then also. Michel Bourg born 1693 married, on April 22, 1720, in Port-Royal, to Anne Boudrot (born in 1699, daughter of Abraham Boudrot and Cecile Melanson)

marriage witnesses were Pierre Broussard, Alexander Broussard and Abraham Bourg (age 58) Between 1713 and 1734, some 67 Acadian families chose to move from the fertile areas around Port-Royal and in the Annapolis Valley to the far less fertile but excellent fishing region of Île Royale (Cape Breton Island) - this, at the behest of the French government that Acadian families move there to join with French fishermen from Newfoundland and populate the French Island. Link to a document entitled "Acadian Settlement on Ile-Royale, 1713-1734 - by Bernard Pothier, B.A, of College Sainte-Anne. Michel was listed at various census as a navigator, labourer, carpenter and a farmer-fisherman. He did have a boat called a "goélette" - a schooner which was definitely capable of coastal navigation, and which was used for commerce, not fishing, according to the census of 1726. He and his young family were listed in the census at Port Toulouse, Cape Breton in the years 1722, 1724 (census) and 1726. Port Toulouse, Île St. Royale (St. Peter's, Cape Breton) was the second largest settlement on Cape Breton Island at this time and is known today as St. Peter's, Nova Scotia. (Debra Burke) Michel was at Tracadie, Île St. Jean (now known as Prince Edward Island) in 1728, 1734, and 1735 with his family and his boat. Tracadie was on the north side of Île St. Jean, roughly in its center. In the last French census, taken in 1752, Michel was still at Tracadie, Île. St. Jean... (Debra Burke) Wikipedia: The name Tracadie, which is of Mi'kmaq origin, means "ideal camping location". Click to view larger image Map of Ile St. Jean (P.E.I.) showing Tracadie on the north side. Michel Bourg, fisherman and ploughman, native of l'Acadie, aged 60 years, and has been 24 years on the Isle. Married to Anne Boudrot, native of l'Acadie, aged 50 years. They have seven children, four sons and three daughters: Michel, aged 30 years, Joseph, aged 25 years, Abraham, aged 23 years, Pierre, aged 13 years, Anne, aged 27 years, Marie, aged 19 years, and Magdelaine, aged 14 years. In live stock they have four oxen, four cows, three calves, eight ewes, fifteen pigs, two sows, seventeen fowls or chickens; and one boat. The land upon which they are settled was given to them verbally by Messieurs de Pensens and Dubuisson. On it, they have made a clearing for the sowing of sixty-four bushels of grain, they have sown one half of this quantity. In 1755, Michel Bourg's family was caught up with the rest of the Acadian people in the expulsion. Michel was dead by 1761, but his widow was alive with their children at Nipisiguit in the area of Bathurst, New Brunswick. Anne is not listed in the census taken at Fort Beausejour in 1763, but seven adult children are. Her sons, Michel and Joseph arrived at Miquelon, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence on the ship "Les Deux Amis", November 11, 1765. Many Acadians fled to these islands after the war, but did not establish themselves there. Daughter Madeleine married at Miquelon in 1766. Daughter Anne and son Pierre were counted in the census of Miquelon in 1767, and the widow Anne was counted with the orphan Jean Arsenault. There are no further known records of Anne. (Debra Burke) Additional source: When she was left a widow, Anne Boudrot found refuge at Nipisiguit, until taken prisoner by the English in 1761. She and her children were prisoners at Fort Cumberland, from where she reached Miquelon. (Lena Samson, 2006, 70 signers of the founding of Arichat parish document) children : Michel Bourg born 1721, in Port Toulouse, Île Royale (St. Peter's, Cape Breton Island) Anne Bourg born 1723, in Port Toulouse, Île Royale (St. Peter's, Cape Breton Island) Joseph Bourg born 1727, in Port Toulouse, Île Royale (St. Peter's, Cape Breton Island) see notes above for Pierre's whereabouts (with his parents, his mother) through the census in Miquelon in 1767 returned to Cape Breton sometime between 1767 and 1772 Same additional source (as above): We could find no evidence that (Joseph) was married; it could be that he was head of a family comprised of his mother, and (or) his sister Anne, who were registered in the 1767 census with him at Miquelon, (had) a brother Michel. see notes below regarding Joseph being one of the 70 signers (with Pierre) of the Founding of Arichat Parish in 1786 Abraham Bourg born February 6, 1728, baptized May 21, 1729, in Port La Joie, Île St. Jean (P.E.I.) Marie Bourg born 1731 Jean Bourg born February 2, 1734, baptized May 7, 1735, in St. Pierre du Nord, Île St. Jean (P.E.I.) Madeleine Bourg born November 27, 1737, batized May 25, 1738 in St. Pierre du Nord, Île St. Jean (P.E.I.) Pierre Bourg born December 1, 1740, in St. Pierre, near Tracadie, Île St. Jean (P.E.I.). see notes above for Pierre's whereabouts (with his parents, his mother) through the census in Miquelon in 1767 returned to Cape Breton sometime between 1767 and 1772 married, in 1772, in Isle Madame, Cape Breton, to Cecile Dugas (daughter of Abraham Dugas and Margeurite Fougere) according to this (translated by Lena Samson in 2006), Pierre and his brother Joseph were two of 70 signers of the founding of Arichat parish for the names of the other 68, this document can be found online here or locally here The 70 signers of the Founding of Arichat Parish, Cape Breton CO 217, vol 104, pp 409-410. RAC of 1905, app A, 3rd part, app J, p 308

"His Majesty's faithfull Acadian subjects, Inhabiting the Isle of Madame" dated March 8, 1786, 70 heads of families, the founders of Arichat parish, thanked the lieutenant governor of Cape Breton, J.F.W. DesBarres, for the promise of land concessions, the permission to construct a church and school, and the request for tax exemptions. Stephen A. White, genealogist from the Centre d'Etudes Acadiennes at the Universite de Moncton, identified these 70 settlers in his Cahiers de la société historique acadienne, vol. XXIII, Jan. 1992, p. 4-26; titled "Les fondateurs de la paroisse d'Arichat, Cap-Breton".

Pierre, Cecile and family lived in River Bourgeois in 1813, as it is so noted on the Cape Breton Militia census. The couple may be the godparents of Martial Dugas born August 17, 1771, to Jean Dugas and Marie Landry. children : Joseph Bourg born 1777 first married in 1803, to Ruffine Landry (daughter of Pierre Landry and Anne Clerge) children by this marriage : Joseph Bourg born 1803 Simon Bourg born 1807 Ruffine Landry died about 1809. Joseph was established at River Bourgeois, Île Royale (Cape Breton Island) where, in the census of 1811, he was listed as "Joseph Boureq" - a fisherman and co-owner (with "Peter" Boureq, relation unknown, or probably his father Pierre) of a 40' 6" boat named the Nancy. Joseph's second marriage, about 1812, was to Anne Boucher (daughter of Jean Boucher and Madeleine Coste). Joseph and his father Pierre (who was living with Joseph's family at that time), were both on the list of the militia in 1813, on the British side of The War of 1812. children by the second marriage : Edward Bourg born 1812 Damien Bourg (Sr.) born 1821 married on January 24, 1848, in River Bourgeois, to Domitille Cordeau (born in 1821, daughter of Urbain Cordeau, born 1775, and Charlotte Benoit, possibly born in 1790). Marriage witnesses were Jean Landry, Jean Bourg, Placide Bourg , and Charles Cordeau. Priest's name was J. Courteau. The family lived in River Bourgeois. (Follow the link to many more details about the property.) Damien was a fisherman. Nine children : Appoline Sara Bourg born Jan 21, 1849 Anne Bourg born May 2, 1850) Olive Bourg born Jan 13, 1852 Damien Bourg (Jr.) born Oct 9, 1853 Damien Bourg (Jr.) is Theresa Burke's grandfather on her father's side - "le vieux Damien". for more information on these descendants, follow this link... Mathilda Bourg born Oct 22, 1855 Aime (or Amos) Bourg born Dec 13, 1858 Abraham Joseph Bourg born Sept 12, 1860 Charles Bourg born Oct 18, 1863 Cyprien Bourg born May 15, 1866 died April 8, 1957 (from picture of gravestone) Numerous census reports mention Damien Bourg Sr. and Damien Jr. 1861 Census, River Bourgeois 1871 Census, River Bourgeois 1881 Census, River Bourgeois 1891 Census, River Bourgeois The two Damiens can also be found in the St. John The Baptist Church of River Bourgeois church records... ...records which state, in the 1848 record of Damien's marriage to Domitille, that the parents of Damien Bourg were Joseph Bourg and Anne Boucher, and the parents of Domitille Cordeau were Urbain Cordeau and Charlotte Benoit. Damien (Sr.) died November 18, 1898. Domitille Cordeau died October 12,1903. Joseph Bourg died ________ . Anne Boucher was buried on April 25, 1854, in River Bourgeois. Jean Bourg born 1783 occupation: fisherman married c1809 to Marie Landry (daughter of Pierre-Jean Landry and _____ ) Jean Bourg died November 3, 1880, in River Bourgeois. Pierre Bourg born 1785 occupation: fisherman married c1808 to Anne Boucher (daughter of Louis Boucher and Perpetue Landry) children : Michel Bourq born c1807 see 1871 census, page 36 Maurice Bourq born c1810 Aime Bourq born c1812 Edouard Bourq born c1814, in River Bourgeois married on November 7, 1842, in River Bourgeois, to Anne Landry (born c1817, daughter of Anselme Landry and Anne Cordeau) children : Isaie Bourque (Isaac Burke) born September 9, 1844 married Charlotte Deveau Adele Bourque born 1846 died 1846 Anselme Bourque (Sam Burke) born October 24, 1847 Adele Bourque born September 20, 1850 Marine Bourque born 1856 Desire Bourque born 1858 Angele Bourque born 1864 Lucien Bourq born c1816 Sophie Bourq Pierre Bourq Pierre Bourg was buried February 18, 1850, in River Bourgeois. Pierre Bourg died sometime after 1813. Cecile Dugas died in 1813. Michel Bourg died between 1752 and 1761. Anne Boudrot died sometime after 1767. Charles Bourg born 1695 in 1724 census, shown as living with brother Michel in Port Toulouse (St. Peter's) Joseph Bourg born 1697 in 1724 census, reported as being widower of Elisabeth (Isabelle) Broussard, in Port Toulouse (St. Peter's) It is not presently known where or when Abraham Bourg died, but it was probably after April 13, 1736, when Marie Brun's burial record identifies her as the wife (not the widow) of Abraham Bourg. Abraham would have been 74 years of age then. Marie Sébastienne Brun died April 13, 1736. Michel Bourg born in 1665 (insufficient proof for some to be included in this list of children) Madeleine Bourg born in1666 (insufficient proof for some to be included in this list of children) married Pierre Leblanc Marguerite Bourg born in 1667, in Port-Royal married, in 1690, to Louis Allain (born c1654, of Port-Royal) Census Report children : Pierre Allain born c1691 Marie Allain born c1693 Margeurite Bourg died in Port-Royal on September 13, 1727. Loius Allain died June 15, 1737. Antoine Bourg died October 5, 1687, before the 1693 census in which his wife Antoinette was listed as a widow living at the house of her son Abraham, and his wife Marie Brun. Perrine Bourg born ______ married in 1626, to Simon Pelletret second marriage, in 1645, to René Landry (l'aîné, the elder of two René Landry's in the area at the same time) Census Report children : Henriette Pelletret born c1641 Jeanne Pelletret born c1643 Marie Pelletret (?) born c1646 Marie Landry (?) born c1648 Magdelene Landry born c1656 Pierre Landry born c1658 Claude Landry born c1663 married Margeurite Terriot (born c1666) children : Margeurite Landry born c1685 Simon Bourg died _________ . Helene Comptée died _________ . How this family connects...

The generations in Canada to present include...

Antoine BOURG (born 1609, in France, arrived in Canada in 1632) / Antoinette LANDRY

Abraham BOURG (born 1662) / Marie BRUN

Michel BOURG born 1693) / Anne BOUDROT

Pierre BOURG born 1740) / Cecile DUGAS

Joseph BOURG (born 1777) / Anne BOUCHER

Damien BOURG (Sr.) (born 1821) / Domitille CORDEAU

Damien BOURG (Jr.) (born 1853) / Eugenie LANDRY

Abraham Alfred Damien BURKE (born 1884) / Ellen Jane THIBEAU

Theresa Mary BURKE (born 1925) / Alfred LONGHURST

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Martaizé, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France
Martaize, Loudon, Vienne, France
Age 27
Age 34
Port-Royal, Acadie
Age 36
Port-Royal, Acadie
Age 38
Port Royal, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Port Royal, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Port Royal, Acadia, CANADA
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Port Royal, Anapolis, Nova Scotia, Can.