When Port Royale was turned over to the English in 1713, the English wanted the Acadians to take an Oath of Allegiance to the British Crown. Most Acadians refused and some Acadians decided to leave. On the 1714 census of Port Royale, there was a YVON and wife, one son and one daughter, living at Port Royale. If this was Guillaume Yvon and his family, they must have left for Ile Royale (Cape Breton) since it was the only French territory not turned over to the British.
Guillaume Yvon and his wife, Madeleine HARANBOURG (DAREMBOURG) show up in the Louisbourg Parish Records for the wedding of his son, Charles Yvon and Louise DESROCHES in 1731.
Louise Desroches' (Charles Yvon's wife) parents were Gabrielle Le Manquet (born in 1682 at Plaisance, Nfld. and died 21 May 1752 at Petit Laurenbec) and Etienne Desroches (born 1650, St. Malo, Isle de Vilaine, France). Gabrielle was reported as a widow in 1722 census. At Petit Lorembec - their children: Francoise, b. 1704, married Jean Dubordieu; Etienne; Perrine married Francois Dupont; Marguerite married Julien Bannet; Louise, Jean, Marie-Anne, Antoine married Jeanne Simon, Guillaume married Marie-Louise Solet .) The older children were born at Plaisance.
Charles Yvon and Louise Desroches's family grew,
intermarried with the population around Louisbourg, and in the Louisbourg
Parish Records, he attended at least 70+ baptisms and marriages and deaths
of his family and friends and neighbours. Charles Yvon lived in Petit
Lorembec. He was a land grant/property owner there and records show that he
was granted land in 1733; he was a fisherman; he had a wharf; he had flakes
for a fish catch of four shallops (french fishing boats); he had a grave (a
specially prepared area on the beach for drying fish); he had 120 toises
(fathoms) in garden; and three hens.
When the British deported the residents of Little Loran, they
"razed" burned and pillaged the Village of Little Loran. The
residents of Little Loran were herded, like cattle, onto ships and expelled
from Ile Royale. Charles and his family
were put on ships and deported.
Etienne-Charles Yvon: Born July 26, 1769 at St. Pierre et
Miquelon. Son of Etienne Yvon and Cecile-Charlotte Coupiau Desalleurs of
Lorembec Habitation at Louisbourg. (Etienne-Charles died between 1831-1845
at Arichat). His godparents were Pierre-Joseph Bannet and Jeanne Simon. He
came to Arichat about 1801 according to a letter from the missionary there,
Father Francois Lejamtel, to the Bishop of Quebec. In 1803/1804, he married
Angelique Boucher (born Sept. 15, 1784 at Arichat; was dead before 1838).
Angelique was the daughter of Pierre Boucher and Dorothee Boudrot of Arichat.
(Stephen White, 1979 letter and Registre de L'Abbe Charles-Francois Bailly).
Descendants of Etienne-Charles Yvon (PDF Format)
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