Family:Martin Benoit and Marie Chaussegros (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage[1] 1672 Port Royal, Acadia
Children
BirthDeath
1.
1755 , , VA
2.
3.
1677
BEF 24 Jun 1748
4.
11 June 1714
5.
1681
1772
6.
1759
7.
BEF 18 Nov 1743 , , , Acadia
8.
1689
26 Jan 1760
9.
1694
 

L'Oranger: From France to Canada

Martin Benoist dit LaBrière left La Rochelle, France, for Acadie in the Spring of 1671 aboard l’Oranger. He was 28 yars old. Marie Chaussegros, who was 15 at the time, was also aboard l’Oranger. Marie was from Rochefort, a city not far from La Rochelle. S2

Acadia

Marie and Martin Benoist married, either at La Rochelle just before boarding the ship, or shortly after their arrival in Port-Royal, Acadie. Martin Benoist and Marie Chaussegros, along with their family, spent their first 30 years in Acadie in the vicinity of Port-Royal. Their ten children were born there. In the period between 1690 and 1700 it is known that Martin lived just inland from Port-Royal on the north bank of the Rivière-des-Dauphins (Annapolis River). S2

Family Members

Martin Benoist and Marie Chaussegros had five girls and five boys. S2

Table of family members living with Martin and Marie, according to various census records, with notes from each person taken from The Acadian and French Candian Ancestral Home Web site:

Name listed in census N1 1678 1686 1693 1698 1700 1701
Martin [b 1643] 34 42 43 57 50 58
Marie [b 1656] 22 30 39 43 46 no age given
1. Jacqueline [b 1673 d. 1755] married Michel de Forest in 1686 at the age of 13. Michel de Forest died in 1690 and Jacqueline married a second time to Guillaume Trahan the same year. N1 13
2. Pierre [b 1675] probably died before the Deportation N1 11 18
3. Clement [b 1677 or 1678 d. b 24 Jun 1748?] married 1704 Anne Babin, widow of Abraham Doiron. He died before the Deportation. N1 9 15 21 22 24
4. Marie [b 1680?] died on 11 June 1714, at the age of 35. She was single and living with her parents at the time of her death N1 8 13 19 20 21
5. Jean [b 1681 or 1682] married 1704 to Marie-Anne Brault; married 1731 to Marie Amirault. N1 5 11 no mention 18 21
6. Pierre a la Cadet [b. c 1683, d. b 25 Nov 1751] married 1703 to Elisabeth LeJuge N1 3 9 15 16 15
7. Claude [b. c 1686, d. b 18 Nov 1743] had 11 children N1 7 11 14 13
8. Catherine [b 1689 or 1690 d. 26 Jan 1760] married François LePrince in 1712. Catherine was among those deported by the English and died in France in 1760 N1 4 8 11 13
9. Jeanne/Anne [b 1692] married Pierre LeJeune in 1712 N1 Anne-1 Jeanne 6 Anne-8 Jeanne 9
10. Francoise [b 1693 or 1694] married Alexandre Thibodeau around 1715. He died before the Deportation and she was deported to Maryland. N1 4 no mention 8
References
  1. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900. (Yates Publishing), Source number: 633.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: JTW.

    Marriage date: 1672. Marriage place: CA. Link to record for Martin Benoist on Ancestry.com

  2.   Acadian and French Canadian Ancestral Home.

    1678 Census, Port Royal
    Martin Benoist Labriere [34]; Marie Chaussegros [22];
    2 boys: 5 1673; 2 1676
    2 girls: 7 1671; 1 1677

    1686 Census - Port Royal
    Martin BENOIST 42, Marie CHAUSSEGROS 30; children: Pierre 11, Pierre 3, Clement 9, Jean 5, Jacquette 13, Marie 8; 4 hogs.

    1693 Census - PORT-ROYAL
    Martin BENOIT 43, Marie CHAUSEGROS his wife 39, Pierre 18, Clement 15, Marie 13, Jean 11, Pierre 9, Claude 7, Catherine 4, Anne 1; 7 cattle, 10 sheep, 6 hogs, 8 arpents, 1 gun.

    1698 Census - Port Royal
    Martin BENOIT 57; Marie CHAUSSEGROS (wife) 43; Clement 21; Marie 19; Pierre 15; Claude 11; Catherine 8; Jeanne 6; Francoise 4; 2 cows, 8 sheep, 3 hogs, 40 arpents, 200 fruit trees.

    1700 Census - Port Royal
    Martin BENOIT [dit Labrière] 50; Marie CHOSSEGROS [Chaussegros] (wife) 46; Clement 22; Jean 18; Pierre 16; Claude 14; Marie 20; Catherine 11; Anne 8; 15 cattle, 20 sheep, 10 arpents, 1 gun.

    1701 Census - Port Royal
    Martin BENOIST 58, Marie CHENDROS [Chaussegros] (wife); Clement 24, Jean 21, Pierre 15, Claude 13, Marie 21, Jacqueline 13, Jeanne 9, Francoise 8; 2 guns, 8 cattle, 15 sheep, 3 hogs, 10 arpents.

    1703 Census - Les Mines
    Martin BENOIT, his wife, 2 boys, 1 girl, 1 arms bearer.

    1707 Census - Mines (Minas/Minas Basin)
    Martin BENOIST, his wife, 1 boy 14 or older, 3 younger boys, 1 girl 12 or older; 4 arpents, 1 hog.

    1714 Census - Des Mines, de la Riviere Pisiguit
    Martin BENOIST and his wife, 1 daughter.

  3.   Nova Scotia, Canada. Recensements d'Acadie (1671 - 1752), P. 47.

    Recensements d'Acadie - 1693 Port Royal, Acadie

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