Person:Francois Bourg (3)

Francois Xavier Bourg
d.BEF 29 Aug 1797 , , LA
m. ABT 1720
  1. Sylvain Bourg
  2. Charles Bourg, IIABT 1721 - 1757
  3. Ambroise BourgABT 1732 - BEF 1790
  4. Abraham BourgABT 1736 - 1760
  5. Anne Marguerite Josephe BourgABT 1737 -
  6. Francois Xavier BourgABT 1739 - BEF 1797
m. 27 Sep 1763
  1. Marie Elisabeth Bourg, 11764 - 1767
  2. Pierre Marguerite Bourg1766 - 1767
  3. Augustin Xavier Bourg1768 -
  4. Felix Xavier Bourg1770 - 1854
  5. Jean Joseph Marie Bourg1772 - 1773
  6. Joseph Faustin Bourg1774 - BEF 1816
  7. Marie Elisabeth Bourg1775 - 1860
  8. Maximilien (Maxile) Bourg1778 - AFT 1829
  9. Elisabeth Felicite Bourg1780 -
m. 31 Jul 1781
  1. Jean Pierre Francois Bourg1783 - 1864
  2. Anne Victoire Bourg1785 - 1786
  3. Anselme Bourg1787 -
  4. Marguerite Celeste Bourg1788 - 1848
Facts and Events
Name Francois Xavier Bourg
Alt Name BURQUE Francisco Xavier
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] ABT 1739 Cobeguit, , , Acadia
Census[6][7] Mar 1752 Pointe à la Jeunesse, Isle Royale, , Acadia
Census[8] 1759 St. Malo, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France
Residence[9] 1759/1772 , , , France
Marriage 27 Sep 1763 Pleurtuit, , Ille-et-Vilaine, Franceto Elisabeth (Isabelle) Le Blanc
Census[10][11] 15 Sep 1772 St. Malo, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France
Marriage 31 Jul 1781 Pleurtuit, , Ille-et-Vilaine, Franceto Marguerite Pelagie Henry
Immigration[12][13][14] 3 Dec 1785 New Orleans, Orleans, LA
Death[3][4] BEF 29 Aug 1797 , , LA
Occupation[5] Laboureur (Plowman), Boatman
Reference Number? 72

!BIRTH-PARENTS-NAME-MARRIAGES: Albert J. Robichaux, THE ACADIAN EXILES IN SAINT-MALO, Part I, Vol. I, Family genealogies A-H; 1758-1785; Eunice, LA, Hebert Publications, 1981; p. 137, family #168. Francois-Xavier disembarked at St. Malo on 9 Mar 1759 from the ship "du Supply." He resided at Pleurtuit [Ille-et-Vilaine, France] in 1759-1760. On 23 May 1760 he embarked on the Corsair "le Jason" and was taken prisoner by the English. After three years of imprisonment he was released in 1763 and arrived at St. Malo on 25 May 1763. He resided at Pleurtuit again from 1763-1772.

References
  1. Stephen A. White. Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes: 1715 à 1780. (Moncton, NB: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, draft version), pp. 961 & 1052.

    François-Xavier BOURG, son of Charles & Cécile MELANSON (both deceased at time of his marriage on 27 Sep 1763), born around 1739 in parish of SS-Pierre & Paul [Cobequid] in Acadia.

  2. Albert J. Robichaux. Acadian Exiles in Saint-Malo, The, pt. I, vol. 1. (Eunice, LA: Hebert Publications, 1981), p. 137, family #168.

    Francois-Xavier BOURG, born about 1738 in the parish of St. Pierre and St. Paul [Cobequid] in Acadie, son of Charles BOURG and Cecile MELANSON.

  3. Diocese of Baton Rouge. Catholic Church Records, vol. 2, 1770-1803. (Baton Rouge, LA, 1980), pp. 129 & 356.

    Francois was not listed as deceased on his youngest daughter Elizabeth's marriage on 2 Aug 1795, but he was not a witness.

    Was he already ill by this date?

  4. Shirley Chaisson Bourquard. Marriage Dispensations in the Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas, 1786-1803. (New Orleans: Polyanthos, 1980), p. 19.

    On 29 Aug 1797 Maturino HEBERT, age 26 and single, "requests dispensation from the third and fourth grades of relationship. Hebert, a native of Pluvalay [Ploubalay] of the See of St. Malo and resident of Valenzuela states that he wishes to marry Maria Burque, a native of Pleurtuis of the same diocese and resident of Valenzuela and asks for a dispensation.... From a tender age Maria has been a resident of his own neighborhood and is the daughter of Isabel LeBlanc and Francisco Xavier Burque son of Carlos Burque, son of Martin Burque and Maria Potait, his intended wife's grandparents and his own great grandparents. His fiancee is an orphan and poor and living with her [younger] married sister who is poor and also cares for Maria's three small brothers [sic, should be siblings]."
    Witnesses: Geronimo Guerine, age 46; Antonio Guedry, age 45. The dispensation was granted.

  5. Stephen A. White. Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes: 1715 à 1780. (Moncton, NB: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, draft version), p. 1052.
  6. Stephen A. White. Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes: 1715 à 1780. (Moncton, NB: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, draft version), p. 961.

    As Xavier HÉBERT [sic], age 13 years.

  7. Public Archives of Canada. Report Concerning Canadian Archives for the Year 1905, vol. II, pt. A. (1905; reprint Bowie, MD, Heritage Books, 1994.), p. 39.

    Joseph EBERT [sic], ploughman, native of la Cadie, aged 42 years, married to Cecile NANSON [sic, for MELANSON], aged 48 years. They have 7 children, three sons and four daughters:
    Joseph EBERT, aged 17 years;
    Xavier [BOURG], aged 13 years; [this boy, son of the 1st marriage of his mother Cécile MELANSON]
    Baptiste, aged 7 years;
    Anne Joseph, aged 17 years;
    Françoise, aged 13 years;
    Marie, aged 12 years;
    Isabelle, aged 8 years.
    In livestock they own 1 ox, 1 cow and 2 pigs.
    After listing the settlers at la Pointe à la Jeunesse, Sieur de la Roque writes: "When all the settlers landed on their arrival from la Cadie in August last [1751], they owned between them the number of 188 oxen or cows [now down to 30], 42 calves, 173 sheep or ewes [down to 10], 181 pigs [down to 29] and 17 horses [now none]. A comparison with the recapitulation will easily show how many of these have perished from want of hay on which to feed. The settlers had not even water to give them within reach, and now all ask to leave so fully do they realize that they cannot live here."

    Where are the other children of the 1st marriage of Cécile MELANSON?

  8. Stephen A. White. Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes: 1715 à 1780. (Moncton, NB: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, draft version), p. 961.

    On list of arrivals at St-Malo in 1759, age 20 years.

  9. Albert J. Robichaux. Acadian Exiles in Saint-Malo, The, pt. I, vol. 1. (Eunice, LA: Hebert Publications, 1981), p. 137, family #168.

    Francois-Xavier disembarked at St. Malo on 9 Mar 1759 from the ship "du Supply." He resided at Pleurtuit [Ille-et-Vilaine, France] in 1759-1760. On 23 May 1760 he embarked on the Corsair "le Jason" and was taken prisoner by the English. After three years of imprisonment he was released in 1763 and arrived at St. Malo on 25 May 1763. He resided at Pleurtuit again from 1763-1772. He married 2nd on 31 Jul 1781 at Pleurtuit to Marguerite-Pelagie HENRY, daughter of Pierre & Marie-Madeleine PITRE; only 1 son listed.

  10. Milton P. Rieder, Jr & Norma Gaudet Rieder. Acadians in France, 1762-1776. (Metairie, LA: Authors, 1967), p. 45.

    In list of "Role of the Truly Acadian Families:" Francois Xavier BOURG, age 34 [so born around 1738], laborer and boatman, of St. Malo, with his wife Elizabeth LeBLANC, age 30, and three sons: Augustin Xavier, age 4; Felix Savier, age 2; Jean Joseph Marie, age 1 (deceased).

  11. Stephen A. White. Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes: 1715 à 1780. (Moncton, NB: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, draft version), p. 961.

    Age 34 years.

  12. Donald J. Hébert. Acadian Families in Exile, 1785 & Exiled Acadians, an Index. (Rayne, LA: Hébert Publications, 1995), pp. 102-103.

    Francois Xavier BOURG, father of the 52nd family (of 11 persons) aboard the ship "La Ville d'Archangel," embarked for Louisiana on 12 Aug 1785, debarked 3 Dec 1785. Francois was age 44, with his [2nd] wife Marguerite Pélagie HENRY, age 34, and seven children. Also in same group was Charles BOURG, age 46, and his wife Marguerite LEBLANC, 40.
    Fran'co Xavier BOURQUE at debarkation received 1 each of knife, large knife; 2 of axe, hatchet; 3 hoes; and 4 shovels.

  13. Milton P. & Norma Gaudet Rieder. Crew & Passenger Registration Lists of the Seven Acadian Expeditions of 1785, The. (Metairie, LA: Authors, 1965).

    Sailed on the ship "La Ville D'Arcangel," departed France 12 Aug 1785, arrived in Louisiana 3 Dec 1785. Age 44, traveling with 2nd wife Marguerite Pelagie HENRY, 34, and 7 children, one born just 3 months before voyage. They were listed as household #52 out of 54.

  14. Acadian Memorial Foundation. Ensemble Encore, "Life Lines".

    The family traveled to Louisiana on "La Ville d'Arcangel," a 600-ton frigate chartered by the Spanish government. It ran out or provisions several days before reaching Balize, an outpost at the mouth of the Mississippi River. Upon arrival, 38 of the Acadian passengers were very ill. Medical supplies and provisions were rushed to the vessel by the Spanish authorities.