April 1, 2010

My Native American Lineage - Marie Aubois

The act of marriage rehabilitation for Anne Aubois, for St-Jean-Baptiste Parish tells us that Marie Aubois was of Mi'kmaq ancestry.

Jean Roy (Jean LeRoy, also known as Laliberté, also known as Laliberté) was born at St-Malo (France) in 1648. He arrived in Acadia abt. 1671 and was listed at Cap Sable on the 1686 census.

In 1684 he married Marie Aubois, an Amerindian woman and together they had nine children.
Cap-Sable 1693 Census: Christine 35 [sic], Port-Royal 1698 Marie 33; 1701 36. 

Official documents: Port-Royal Registers

Source: Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes
by Stephen A. White, page 37
Source: Ste-Anne University, Church Point, Nova Scotia


An Acadian Parish Remembered
The Registers of St. Jean-Baptiste, Annapolis Royal, 1702-1755

Register 1 Vol. 26 p.279 

Priest Justinien Durand, Recollet Missionnary
Date of registration 3 March 1703 (should be 1706)
Event: Marriage

Groom Jean Clemenceau, native of Bordeaux, married at Boston
Father Martin Clemenceau
Mother Anne Duranteau

Bride Anne Roye born in Acadie
Father Jean Roye, native of St. Malo
Mother Marie Mikmak native of Acadia 


Note: The above record has been transcribed to read "Marie Mikmak" however the original record in French read "Marie Sauvagesse" and in 1686 when Marie Aubois married Jean Roy dit Laliberté the only "Sauvagesses" or "Sauvages", aka Natives, living in Acadia were the Mi'kmaq.

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2 comments:

Wendy said...

Very interesting! So many people want to have Native American ancestry, and you do. :) When I first started researching my husband's family, I was surprised to learn how often Native Americans married the French Canadians.

Lucie LeBlanc Consentino said...

Hi Wendy,

I believe that was more common in Quebec and out on the western plains.