Early Louisiana

Free Stuff Friday: Acadians in New Orleans

This was the predecessor to the grand cathedral that now stands in New Orleans’ Jackson Square.

In 1785, seven ships arrived in New Orleans carrying Acadians from France to Louisiana. Not every Acadian arrived in Louisiana via these seven ships, but a lot of them did. Not surprisingly, after a long sea voyage, there were babies to baptize and couples to marry.

The records of those baptisms and marriages can be found in the records for St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. Best of all, they’re available online! Here’s the handy dandy link: https://nolacatholic.org/publication

A word of advice: The spellings are inaccurate. Louisiana was under Spanish control at the time, which meant the priests were Spanish. They didn’t make much of an attempt to use the French spelling of names. As you’ll see below, Marie became Maria even though it was most decidedly Marie. The Acadians didn’t step off the boats and start eating tapas. So, please correct the names to the French version.

The Acadians found in the cathedral’s records include:

BROT
Maria Josefa (Josef, Acadian, and Maria Helena JAMETON, native of England), b. Feb. 10, 1790, bn. Dec. 30, 1789, s. Bartholome JAMETON and Sister Maria Josefa, O.S.U., ~bsent, p. Maria Theresa JAMETON (SLC, Bll, 92)

DANTEIN

Juana (Luis and Maria, native of St. Malo) married Martin Pitre, Jan. 21, 1786 (SLC, M5, 45)

DUGAT
Eulalia Martina (Abrosio and Maria PITRE), b. Aug. 3, 1785, bn. Jun. 3, 1785, s. Martin NAVARRO, intendant of this province, and Eulalia LIVOAUDAYS VILLARS (SLC, B9, 382)


Joseph (Joseph and Anastasia ANRRY), native of St. Malo in France, m. Isavel LANDRY, Oct. 23,
1785, w. Josef MARTINEZ, Vicente LLORCA (SLC, M5, 41)

EBER (HEBERT)

Maria (Josef and Margarita RlCHAR), native of St. Malo, m. Juan Pedro CULER, Oct. 23, 1785 (SLC,
M5, 41)


Sofia (Josef and Maria BENOl), native of St. Malo, m. Maturino COMO, Oct. 23, 1785 (SLC, M5,
41)

FORE/FOREST

Servana Juliana (Victor and Juliana RUSURU), native of San Servando, Diocese of St. Malo in
France, m. Jacobo VI LGEMENOL , May 24, 1787 (SLC, M5, 53)

GODREAU/GAUTREAUX

Josef Benoit (Charles and Magdalena MELANZON), native of Be1is1e-en-Mar in France, m. Francisca MONTE, May 3, 1789, w. Charles GAUTRO [@GODREAU], [the groom’s father], A[ntonio]
[XIMENEZ], Josef Benoit GODREAU (SLC, M5, 63)


Juan (A1exandro and Margarita HEBERT), native of St. Malo in France, m. Magdalena PITRE, Jan.
21, 1786, w. Vicente LLORCA, Josef MARTINEZ (SLC, M5, 45)

HACHE

Mariana (Pedro and Ana Dumond), native of St. Malo, married Luis Antonio Charrier, Dec. 1, 1785 (SLC, M5, 42)

HEBERT

[0 – masc.], tender age, i. Mar. 1, 1787 (SLC, F2, 9)


Cecilia (Estevan and Maria LAVERGNE), native of Normandy in France, m. Vicente NEVEAU, Dec. 2,
1 7 8 5 ( SLC, M5, 4 2 )

Francisco (Pedro and Susana PITRE), native of Pruva1e, Diocese of St. Malo in France, m.
Angela ENRRIQUE, Jan. 3, 1786, w. Vicente LLORCA, Josef MARTINEZ (SLC, M5, 44)

Maria (Pedro and Susana PITRE), native of St. Malo in France, m. Pedro OCUIAN, Jan. 14, 1786
( SLC, M5, 4 5 )


Martin ([], of Malaga and Ana DUGAS), b. Oct. [2?] 5, [1785], s. Gilberto LEONARD and []
(SLC, B9, 3 9 0 )

LANDIER

Jean Baptiste (Maturino and Juana [Rosalia?] DUPONT), native of St. Malo in the province of
Brittany in France, m. [* – Marie?] LEONARD, Oct. 7, 1787, w. Francisco BROUTIN, Gilberto LEONARD, Andres [*] ARMESTO (SLC, M5, 54)

LANDRY

Bonne Maria Adelaide (Germano and Cecilia LAGARELLE), native of Normandy in France, m. Josef LEGEUNE, Nov. 24, 1785 (SLC, M5, 43)


Felipe Ursino (Josef and Ana BUSE), b. Dec. 13, 1789, bn. May 25, 1788, s. Felipe LARRO and Arrieta ROCHE (SLC, Bll, 87)


Isavel (Juan Bautista and Isavel DUGAT), native of St. Malo, m. Joseph DUGAT, Oct. 23, 1785
(SLC, M5, 41)


Maria Magdalena (Renato and Margarita BABIN), native of Sudanton in England, m. Juan RAFFREY,
Dec. 22, 1785 (SLC, M5, 44)


Maturin (Estevan and Brigida TRAJAN), 7 yr., i. Nov. 14, 1790 (SBSB, Fl, 9)

LEBLANC
Margarita (Carlos and Magdalena GOD[*]), native of St. Malo, m. Agustin DUN, Dec. 4, 1785 (SLC, M5, 42)

Maria Angela (Josef and Julia TRAHANT), bcs. Nov. 5, 1790, b. previously, bn. Jan. 30, 1790, s.
Simon DOURAICHER and Maria Francisca ROBERT (SLC, B11, Ill)

LONGUEPE

Maria (Juan and Maria Francisca BOURQUE), native of St. Malo in France, m. Pedro HENRRY, Jan. 12, 1786 (SLC, M5, 44)

MICHEL

Maria (Francisco and Ana DAIGLE), native of St. Malo, m. Jacobo DUBOIS, Nov. 24, 1785 (SLC, M5,
43 )

OCUIAN/OCUYAN/AUCOIN

Pedro (Carlos and Ma[*] TRAHANT), native of Acadia, ffi. Maria HEVERT [@HEBERT], Jan. 14, 1786,
w. Vicente LLORCA, Josef MARTINEZ (SLC, M5, 45)

Alexos (? and Maria HIBERT), native of St. Malo, ffi. Francisca ENRRIQUE[?], Jan. 3, 1786,
w. Vicente LLORCA, Josef MARTINEZ (SLC, M5, 44)

PITRE

[], m. [] BOUDREAU, [Oct.] 7, 1787 (SLC, M5, 54)


Magdalena (Bachemein and Margarita BUDROT), native of St. Malo, m. Juan GODREAU, Jan. 21,
1786 (SLC, M5, 45)


Maria Francisca (Anselmo and Isavel DUGA) , native of St. []0 in France, m. [ – Carlos?] GODRO,
Jun. 5, 1789 (SLC, M5, 64)

Maria (Claudio and Maria RICH[]), native of Pledian in France, m. Josef BOUDREAU, Jan. 28, 1786 (SLC, M5, 45) Martin (Pablo and []), native of St. Malo, m. Juana DANTEIN, Jan. 21, 1786, w. Vicente
LLORCA, Josef MARTINEZ (SLC, M5, 45)


Martina (Tranquilo and Ysavel [*]), b. Aug. 29, 1785, bn. May 31, 1785, s. Josef ~ntonio DE
HOA, first official of the treasury ot the army in this province, and Margarita BROUTIN (SLC,
B9, 382)

PUDREAU (BOUDREAUX?)

Maria (Josef and Margarita RICHARD), native of St. Malo, m. Juan COSET, [* – cir. Dec.] 28,
178 5 (SLC, M5, 4 4)

TERRIOT

Martina (Olivero and Maria Aucoin), b. Sep. 27, 1785, s. Martin NAVARRO, intendant of this provice, and Maria LEONARD (SLC, B9, 386) (marginal note: this family belongs to the Acadian families who came here this very year).

Rosa (Carlos and Maria Budrot), native of St. Malo in France, married Juan Mallet, Apr. 29, 1786 (SLC, M5, 47)

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