A recently discovered document at the archives in Paris
reveals the names of people who left France for Acadia on 1
April 1636. It must be taken into consideration that the
following list has been translated from the original document
and may have errors in spelling due to the handwriting. This
is the first known passenger roster.
Nicollas LeCREUX, with his wife and her sisters,
Claude MORIN, her brother
Jehan MORIN, another brother
Jehanne MORIN, the sister
Jacquelin de GLAINCE, their cousin
Jehanne BILLARD, maid for the family.
Jehan CHALUMEAU and wife, husbandman.
George MIGOT and wife, husbandman.
Jehan HYECHTIER and wife, husbandman.
Simon MERLIN and wife, husbandman.
Jehan PERICAUDS and wife, husbandman.
Jehan GUIOT and wife, husbandman.
Nicollas BAGOLLE and wife.
Isaac PESSELIN dit CHAMPAGNE.
Allaire BICAN and wife, husbandman.
Jehan DONNON, carpenter of the mill at Paris.
Roch ROCHE', carpenter, also from Paris.
Martin LEDOUX, carpenter from Paris.
Tibault de TOUCHES and wife with three children, from the
Parish Bourguel, near Chinon, husbandman.
Pierre MARTIN, Laborer, with his wife and one child, from
Jehan MANGONNEAU, laborer, with wife and one child, from
The widow PERIGUALT with her sons Michel and Julien, laborers,
Adrian BENAISTON, Laborer, from Bourguel.
Julian AURY, laborer.
Pierre le MOINNE, from Bourguel.
Noel TRANCHANT, husbandman
Guillaume TRAHAN, marshal of Trachant, with wife
and two children and a valet, all from Bourguel
Louis DENIAU, from Chinon, cabinet maker
Telyre TATTE, from Chinon, tailor
Daniel CHICHERAN, tailor
Jehan DANJOU, from Chinon, husbandman
Michel GALLANT, husbandman
Jehgan VACHE", from Chinon, cobbler
Louis BLANCHARD, grower of wine grapes
Pierre PAQUIS, master gunsmith
Aime" GUIOT, laborer of Paris
Andre" BACONNEAU, husbandman of Paris
Francois GUION, baker
Gille DIONNE, gardener of Paris
The following are carpenters who came to Acadia to build
Jouanis DESTIQUY, master in charge
Jehan de BOURGONORE
Jouanis de HAUSQUIN
Jehan de LAFAYE
Excerpts from "Le Grand Derangement" by Peter GALLANT BERLO,
publ.,(C) 1992, 1993