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Beaubassin

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2017
1. Beaubassin Monument
Inscription.

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The Acadian village of Beaubassin on this site was founded by settlers from Port Royal around 1672. Upon the arrival of Major Charles Lawrence with British troops in April 1750, the French authorities had the village destroyed in order to force the Acadians to move to the French side of the Missaguash River. Thus, Beaubassin was burned by Indians likely under the direction of Father Germain and l'Abbe Le Loutre.

Le village Acadien de Beaubassin fut fondé à cet endroit par des colons de Port-Royal vers 1672. À l'arrivée du Major Charles Lawrence et ses troupes anglaises en avril 1750, les autorités françaises deciderent de détruire le village afin de forcer les Acadiens de déménager au côté français de la riviere Mésagouèche. Ainsi, Beaubassin fut incendié par les Amérindiens sous la direction probable du Pêre Germain et l'abbé le Loutre.

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Les noms, ci-inscrits sont ceux des derniers residents connus de Beaubassin en 1750, relevés de la liste des réfugiés de 1751. Conservée au "Ministre des colonies, dépôt des papiers publics des colonies" à Paris, France

The inscribed names are the last known residents of Beaubassin in 1750, taken from the refugee list of 1751, kept at the "Ministre

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By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2017
2. Beaubassin Monument Detail
des colonies, dépôt des papiers publics des colonies" in Paris, France
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Jean Mouton
Marguerite Poirier

Baptiste Bourgeois
Anne Bernard

Claude Bourgeois

Michel Poirier
Madeline Bourgeois

Francois Bourel
Marguerite Doucet

Claude Tendon
Marie Rose Bourgeois

Claude Poirier
Marguerite Sire

Marie Kessy

Paul Devau
Marguerite Buote

Vincent Devau
Marie Buote

Claude Kessey
Anne Chiasson

Jacques Kessy
Marie Olivier

Joseph Arsenau

Anne Buote

Jean Arseneau

Brélé
Anne Sire
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Pierre Deraier
Francoise Arsenau

Jaques Mouton
Marguerite Kessy

Francois Arsenau
Anne Bourgeois

Abraham Arsenau
Agnes Sire

Marie Sire

Pierre Gravois
Marie Rose Bourgeois

Francoise Sire

Jacques Bourgeois
Marie Bourque

Pierre Arsenau
Jeanne Marie Heon

Marie Chiasson

Claude Bourgeois
Anne Blanchard

Michel Bourgeois
Marie Doucet

Charles Heon
Marie Jeanne Bourgeois

Jean Kessy
Marie Richard

Paul Sire

Oliver Bourgeois

Pierre Cottard
Agnes

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By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2017
3. Beaubassin Monument
Bourgeois

 
Erected 2001 by Fort Lawrence Heritage Association.
 
Location. 45° 51.165′ N, 64° 15.631′ W. Marker is near Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia, in Cumberland County. Touch for map. Marker is northwest of the Nova Scotia Welcome Centre. Marker is at or near this postal address: 90 Cumberland Loop, Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia B4H 3Y5, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Natural History (within shouting distance of this marker); Beaubassin 1672-1750 (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Un hommage à/A Tribute to Jacob (Jacques) Bourgeois (about 90 meters away); Trans Canada Highway (about 150 meters away in New Brunswick); Jonathan McCully (approx. 4.2 kilometers away); Sir Charles Tupper (approx. 4.2 kilometers away); Former Site of Amherst Post Office (approx. 4.2 kilometers away); Dominion Public Building (approx. 4.2 kilometers away in New Brunswick). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Lawrence.
 
Also see . . .
1. Founding of Beaubassin. (Submitted on August 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Acadian Village of Beaubassin. (Submitted on August 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Beaubassin National Historic Site of Canada
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2017
4. Beaubassin Settlers
. (Submitted on August 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Acadian History. (Submitted on August 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. DisastersSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2017
5. Beaubassin Settlers
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2017
6. Beaubassin Settlers
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2017
7. Beaubassin Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 110 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 13, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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