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View Tree for Louis RobichaudLouis Robichaud (b. 1609, d. 03 Jan 1649)

Louis Robichaud6540, 6541 was born 1609 in LaSouche, France6542, and died 03 Jan 1649 in Hotel Dieu, Québec, Canada6543, 6544. He married Marie Unknown on Bef. 16326545.

 Includes NotesNotes for Louis Robichaud:
(From FTW Home User Pages of James A. Pellerin):
"Louis left the Port of d'Auray aboard the frigate l'Esperance en Dieu, on July 4, 1632. He took it upon himself to find young couples, if possible newlyweds, who were willing to start a new life in a new land without wanting to return to France. He came to Port Royal with his wife. Once there, he received a grant of land and started to farm it. He did not live long enough to see the fruits of his labor. He suddenly died at Hotel Dieu in Québec. He is buried on January 4, 1649 in a cemetery within Québec.
The name Robicheau is found in Charles d'Aulnay's records at the parish registers of La Chausee, which is a small village in a southerly direction from the city of Loudun, La Vienne, Poitou, Franc.
Louis was believed to be the first Robicheau, Robichaud, Robicheaux to have set foot on the North American Continent (World Family Tree, Vol 7, #3585."
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Généalogie de l'ancienne Acadie
ROBICHAUD, Louis, peut-être originaire de La Chaussée (Vienne), peut-être en Acadie vers 1640 [RR p. 78]
Source: [Haut-Poitou] p. 95-96, peut-être originaire de La Chaussée, mais non confirmé (le patronyme existerait à cet endroit), d'après Geneviève Massignon
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Robichaud family
Telegraph-Journal, Monday, August 8, 1994; p. A5:
Louis Robichaud was the ancestor of the Robichaud family in Acadia. In all probability he was born in Poitou around 1609. He migrated to Acadia with his wife and two sons, Charles and Étienne, and settled at Port-Royal around 1642. Charles fathered only daughters so the Robichauds are descended from Étienne and his wife Françoise Boudreau. Étienne Robichaud did not take kindly to the first census in Acadia in 1671. The abbé Laurent Molins, parish priest at Port-Royal, was assigned the task of census taker but Étienne absolutely refused to give the priest any information. Étienne had also forbidden his wife to divulge any information concerning his cattle and his lands. Étienne raised four children: Charles called Cadet (born in 1667), Prudent (born in 1669), Alexandre (born in 1675), and François called Niganne (born in 1677).
Charles Robichaud dit Cadet settled at Grand Cobeguit, now Great Village. This community was also know as "Village des Cadets" while Charles and his sons lived there. Following the Deportation, Charles' descendants are found in Louisiana, in Québec and in France.
Prudent married the daughter of notary Claude Petitpas and remained at Port-Royal. Prudent was a prosperous merchant and a prominent Acadian. He traded with the Boston colonists and with the Indians whose language he knew well. He was well educated and was one of the Acadian leaders at Port-Royal during the English period. He was appointed a justice of the peace in 1729. In 1755, aged 86, Prudent was put aboard the ship Pembroke and was deported to North Carolina. During the trip, the Acadians took over the ship and beached it in the Saint John harbour. From there they fled to Québec. Prudent Robichaud died during that trek. Prudent's son Joseph settled at Deschambault, Québec. Prudent Junior, after he was deported to New England, returned to Nova Scotia where he died at Baie-Sainte-Marie. He is considered the founder of Meteghan. Prudent's third son, Louis, was also a very prosperous merchant in Acadia. He was deported along with his family to the Massachussets colony. During his exile, he was granted by the abbé Maillard, vicar general in Acadia, the privilege of baptizing new borns, receiving marriage consent and presiding at Acadian funerals in the absence of missionnaries. He and his family found refuge in Québec around 1775. Louis' son Otho settled at Neguac and was one of the Acadian leaders in New Brunswick from the end of the 18th century until his death in 1824. He is the ancestor of the Robichauds of that community. Alexandre Robichaud married Anne Melanson, widow of Jacques de La Tour. He lived near Champlain's old habitation at Port-Royal. François Robichaud dit Niganne settled at Port-Royal where he died in 1747. His children fled the threat of deportation and found refuge on the Saint John river and in Québec. François' son Pierre married Françoise LeBorgne be Belle-Isle, daughter of Alexandre and of Anastasie de Saint-Castin. Anastasie was part Indian, the daughter of Baron de Saint-Castin of Pentagouët. She taught her children to speak the Amerindian language of their grandparents. Pierre settled on the Saint John river at a place called "Nid d'aigle" (the Eagle's Nest) which was also called Robichaud Village in 1758. His grandson, Jean Robichaud, who had settled in Tracadie, died there. He is the ancestor of the Robichauds of that area. Jean's brother, François, settled at Bouctouche and the Robichauds of southeastern New Brunswick are his descendants. Contributed by Fidele Theriault of Fredericton, New Brunswick.

More About Louis Robichaud:
Category: Original Acadian Settler.
Direct Line: Oscar, Rosalie.
Note 1: Check Source.

More About Louis Robichaud and Marie Unknown:
Marriage: Bef. 16326545

Children of Louis Robichaud and Marie Unknown are:
  1. +Étienne Robichaux, b. Abt. 1640, France6546, d. Bef. 1686, Acadia, Canada6547.
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