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Subject: Re: [Q-R] French Acadian
Date: Sun, 6 May 2007 14:38:26 EDT
In a message dated 05/06/2007 2:17:26 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> One of my nineth g. grandmothers was Margaret Judith Doucet, b.1625 in
> France and d. 19 Dec 1707 in Port Royal, Acadia. Her father, my 10th g
> grandfateh, was Germain and he was b. abt 1595 in France, and died there abt 1654. Do
> you have either of these in your database? I am looking for the siblings
> and parents of Germain.
> Also, I show he died in France, but I show that his son Germain II was born
> in 1641 in Acadia. Do you think the father went back to France, or did I
> somehow enter the wrong place of death for him?
Here is a small note I have in my FTM. I believe it was from the Lyne
On a document signed July 14, 1640, Germain Doucet was at Port Royal and
Captain of the Army of Pentagoët as well as the right-hand man of the Governor of
Acadia (Charles de menou d'Aulnay de Charnizay).
After the death of the Governor in 1650, Germain was the Commander at the
fort of Port Royal and Deputy Guardian of the Governor's children.
On August 16, 1654, when 500 Bostonian soldiers under the command of Robert
Sedgewick attacked the fort of Port Royal, Germain found it wise to give up wi
thout a struggle as he had only 100 men to oppose them. All military personnel
were repatriated back to FRANCE.
Germain left his brother-in-law, Jacques Bourgeois, surgeon, as Lieutenant of
Port Royal and as a witness to see that the conditions of the treaty were
carried out. Germain and his wife [ Marie Bourgeois ]returned to FRANCE in 1654.
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