Person:Francois Broussard (1)

Francois Broussard
b.ABT 1653 France
d.Abt 31 Dec 1716 Port Royal, , , Acadia
Facts and Events
Name[7] Francois Broussard
Alt Name Broussart
Alt Name[2] Jean Francois
Gender Male
Birth[7] ABT 1653 France
Marriage ABT 1678 Port Royal, , , Acadiato Catherine Richard
Death[1][7] Abt 31 Dec 1716 Port Royal, , , Acadia
Burial[7] 31 Dec 1716 Port Royal, , , Acadia
Alt Birth[2] Anjou, Rhône-Alpes, France

CENSUS: 1686, Port Royal, Acadia, [p. 6]. Name spelled Francois BROSSARD, age 33 years. Living with wife Catherine RICHARD, age 22, and 3 children--oldest Magdelaine 5, Pierre 3, and youngest a girl not yet baptised only 11 days old. They have 1 gun, 7 cattle, 6 sheep and 5 pigs. No land.

CENSUS: 1693, Port Royal, Acadia. Name Francois BROSARD, age 39 years. Living with wife 29, and children Marie 11, Pierre 9, Marie [again] 7, and Catherine-Josephe 3. They have 15 cattle, 20 sheep, 16 hogs, on 7 arpents, with 1 gun.

CENSUS: 1698, Port Royal, Acadia. Name Francois BROSSARD, age 45. Wife is 35. Children: Magdelaine 18 [really 17?], Pierre 15, Marie 13, Catherine 7 [really 9?], Elisabeth 5, Francois 3, Claude 1/2. They have 15 cattle, 20 sheep, 14 hogs, on 16 arpents with 2 fruit trees, 2 guns, 1 servant.

CENSUS: 1700 [really 1699?], Port Royal, Acadia. Name Jean [no Francois] BROSSARD, age 46. Wife is 36. Children: Marie 18, Piere [sic] 16, Marie-Anne 14, Catherine 10, Francois 6 [really 4?], Claude 5 [really 2?], Isabelle 4 [really 6?], Francoise 3 [could this be the same Francois as above?], Allexandre [sic] 1. They have 24 cattle, 26 sheep on 15 arpents, with 1 gun.

CENSUS: 1701, Port Royal, Acadia. Name Francois BROSSART, age 53 [really 48?]. Wife is 38. Children: Magdeleine 20, Pierre 18, Marion 16, Catherine 10 [really 11?], Isabelle 7, Francois 5, Claude 3, Alexandre 2.

CENSUS: 1703, Port Royal, Acadia. Name Francois BROSSARD, with wife, 5 boys and 3 girls. [Were there 4 boys, 5 girls before? Have the 2 missing girls married?] There is one arms bearer [himself?].

CENSUS: 1714, Port Royal, Acadia. "Brossard and his wife, 5 males."

  1. White, Stephen A; Hector-J Hébert; and Patrice Gallant. Dictionnaire généalogique des familles acadiennes. (Moncton, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada: Centre d'études acadiennes, Université de Moncton, 1999), p. 284.

    Francois died (Port Royal Register) on 31 Dec 1716 at around 70 years of age (sic).

  2. 2.0 2.1 U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900. (Yates Publishing), Source number: 656.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: JTW.

    Name: Jean Francois Broussard
    Gender: male
    Birth Year: 1654
    Spouse Name: Catherine Richard
    Birth Place: CA
    Spouse Birth Year: 1663
    Year: 1681
    Marriage State: CA
    Number Pages: 1
    Link to Record on

  3.   Acadian-L Archives, in RootsWeb.

    Mitch Conover, a Broussard Family researcher shows the following on his BROUSSARD CD:
    FRANCOIS BROUSSARD was born in 1653 in ACADIA. He died on December 31, 1716 in PORT ROYAL, ACADIA. FRANCOIS'S parents remain an enigma; however, research over the last few years has produced likely prospects for his mother; at the marriage of CHARLES BROUSSARD to MADELAINE LeBLANC, a dispensation for consanguinity was requested due to relationship existing between the two, the consanguinity was granted for the marriage of these third cousins. The relationship could only exist by one of the following conditions: 1) FRANCOIS'S mother was an unaccounted for daughter of a DOUCET, although all known DOUCET daughters have been accounted for, and none were married to a BROUSSARD; 2) that FRANCOIS'S mother was a daughter of GUILLAUME TRAHAN, and there is a daughter that has not been accounted for, the youngest daughter of GUILLAUME and his first wife when they arrived with two daughters from France. The oldest daughter JEANNE married JACQUES BOURGEOIS, and the other daughter remains a mystery. MR STEPHEN WHITE, the noted genealogist of the UNIVERSITY of MONCTION, has expressed a belief that this unaccounted for daughter of GUILLAUME and his first wife, likely married young, had a child or children, and then died young, thus she never appeared on a census. The census never accounted for the deceased colony members. The speculation that FRANCOIS BROUSSARD had arrived in ACADIA aboard the ship "L'ORANGER" in 1654, has also been disproven. The FRENCH MARITIME ARCHIVE records denote that the ship "L'ORANGER" never sailed to ACADIA during the era of 1653 or 1654, that its only sailing had been to SANTO DOMINGO, but the manifests contained no passengers or crew members named BROUSSARD. Additionally, a year before FRANCOIS was supposed to have sailed from France, he is on record as buying clothing from the widow of a trapper who had drown while trapping. This record is maintained in the Canadian Archives, as noted by Mr STEPHEN WHITE.

  4.   BROSSARD et BROUSSARD, in Arsenault, Bona. Histoire et généalogie des Acadiens . (Quebec: Editions Lemiac, Inc. (6 vols), 1978), p 471 (Port Royal).

    Born in 1654, name Jean-Francois BROSSARD, he arrived in Acadia from France around 1671; married around 1681 to Catherine RICHARD. [Children's names and ages differ from census findings.]

  5.   Armstrong / Benoit Family Tree, in

    story posted by: Annette Armstrong Berksan - (Austin), 29 August 2009
    Text by: Jim Bradshaw
    Ancestry Tree

  6.   Newhouse, May R. A Broussard & Romero ancestry. (Westlake, Louisiana: M.R. Newhouse, c1992).

    Jean Francois BROSSARD, born in France around 1654, sailed for Acadia from La Rochelle in spring 1671 aboard the ship "L'Oranger" (Reference: HA-40). He married around 1681 to Catherine RICHARD; ten children. He died at Port Royal on 13 [sic] Dec 1716 (AG: v.5, #2-13).

  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 RG 1 Vol. 26 p.358 , in Acadian Parish Remembered: The Registers of St. Jean-Baptiste, Annapolis Royal, 1702-1755. (Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management), 31 Dec 1716, Primary quality.

    Prêtre Justinien Durand Priest
    Date d'enregistrement 31 December 1716 Registration date
    Événement Burial Event
    Nom François Brossard
    , about seventy years old Name

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