APPENDICES

Acadians Who Found Refuge in Louisiana, February 1764-early 1800s

CARRET

[cah-RAY, cah-RET]

ACADIA

Canadian soldier Pierre Carret commanded the inhabitants of St-Anne-de-Beaupré during William Phips's English expedition against Québec in 1690.  During the fight, Carret and his fellow Canadiens captured five cannon and a flag from the English.  Acadian genealogist Stephen A. White wonders if this was the same Pierre Carret, or Carré, a soldier, who came to Acadia by c1702, the year he married Angélique, daughter of Guyon Chiasson and Marie-Madeleine Martin.  Pierre and Angélique settled at Chignecto, where Angélique died in the early 1740s, in her late 50s.  Pierre died at Chignecto in the mid-1750s on the eve of Le Grand Dérangement.  He and Angélique had 13 children, including four sons, all born probably at Chignecto, who created families of their own.  He and Angélique's daughters married into the Blanchard dit Gentilhomme, Doucet, Hugon, Martin, Landry, and Henry families. 

Oldest son Pierre, fils married Anne, daughter of Pierre Caissie dit Roger and Marie-Thérèse Mirande, probably at Chignecto in c1733.

Jean, born in c1718, married Marie-Josèphe, daughter of Michel Poirier and Françoise Arseneau, at Beaubassin in November 1740.

Joseph married Marie-Madeleine, daughter of François Lapierre and Marie-Josèphe Caissie dit Roger, probably in South Carolina in the early 1760s during Le Grand Dérangement.

Youngest son Germain married Catherine, daughter of Charles Bourgeois and Madeleine Cormier, place and date unrecorded. 

By 1755, most of Pierre Carret, père's daughters had married and moved from Chignecto to Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward Island.  At least one remained at Chignecto.  All of the old soldier's sons seem to have remained at Chignecto.

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Ignace dit Saint-Jacques Carret, born in France in c1687, probably no kin to Pierre the soldier, came to Acadia by c1718, the year he married Cécile, daughter of Martin dit Robert Henry and Marie Hébert of Cobeguit.  They settled at Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit.  Cécile gave Ignace at least 10 children, eight sons and two daughters, all born in British Nova Scotia:  Charles in c1724; Jean in c1725, Pierre in c1726; Joseph in c1727; Honoré in c1729; Marie in c1732; François in c1734; Zenon in c1736; Anne-Marie in c1740; and Ignace, fils in c1744.  Younger son Joseph married Madeleine Lapierre in c1748 and remained at Chigencto.  Older son Pierre married Anne, daughter of Jean Gautrot and Marguerite Hébert of Grand-Pré, in November 1749 and moved to Île St.-Jean, where a French official counted them at Grande-Ascension, on the south shore of the island, in August 1752; they had only one child, year-old son Firmin.  Meanwhile, in the early 1750s, Ignace, père took Cécile and their eight younger children to Île Royale, where a French official counted them at Pointe-à-la-Jeunesse in March 1752.  In the early and late 1750s, daughters Marie and Anne-Marie married into the Lejeune family. 

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

[For the family's travails during the Great Upheaval, see Book Six]

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

Two Carret families and a Carret wife sailed to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in September 1785.  After a short respite in the city, they followed the majority of the passengers from their ship to upper Bayou Lafourche:

Honoré Carret, age 56, crossed with wife Françoise Benoit, age 40, his mother-in-law Marie-Madeleine Thériot, age 72, widow of Charles Benoit, cousin-in-law Victoire-Marie Benoit, age 14, and unmarried son Pierre-Marin, age 24.  Honoré and Françoise had no more children in Louisiana.  

Ignace Carret, fils, age 41, Honoré's younger brother, crossed with wife Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, Clémençeau, age 34, and three children--Eustache-Ignace, age 15, Jean, age 14, and Marie-Josèphe, age 7.  Ignace, fils died at Lafourche by January 1788, when wife Madeleine remarried at nearby St.-Jacques.  She and her Carret children remained on upper Bayou Lafourche.  Marie Josèphe married fellow Acadian Firmin Guidry and died in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1852, age 74. 

Marie-Rose Carret, age 31, niece of Honoré and Ignace, crossed with husband Grégoire Benoit, age 40, and six children ranging in age from 12 to newborn, and Marie-Rose's still unmarried sister Thérèse, age 29.  Marie-Rose and Grégoire had more children in Louisiana, including sons.  Thérèse married French Creole Joseph Gautier at Ascension soon after she reached Louisiana.

Marie Carret, widow of ____ Boudreaux, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1855.  The priest who recorded her burial, and who did not give her parents' names, said that she was 79 years old when she died.  One wonders who she was. 

Descendants of Honoré CARRET (c1729-?)

Honoré, elder son of Ignace Carret dit St.-Jacques and Cécile Henry, born probably at Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit, in c1729, followed his parents to Île Royale, where he was counted with them at Pointe-à-la-Jeunesse in the early 1750s.  He was deported to France with his elderly parents and his younger brothers in 1758-59.  Honoré married Francoise, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Benoit, at St.-Servan, near St.-Malo, France, in March 1759 soon after they reached the mother country.  They sailed to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785 with their 24-year-old unmarried son, Francoise's mother, and one of her Benoit cousins.  They settled with the majority of the passengers from their ship on upper Bayou Lafourche.  They had no more children in Louisiana. 

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Older son Pierre-Marin, born at St.-Servan, France, in July 1761, may have died in the crossing to Louisiana in 1785.  He did not marry, so his line of the family died with him.  

2

Younger son Jean-Marie, born at St.-Servan in February 1765, died at St.-Servan, age 2 1/2, in November 1767, years before his family sailed to Louisiana.  

Descendants of Ignace CARRET, fils (c1744-c1787)

Ignace, fils, younger son of Ignace Carret dit St.-Jacques and Cécile Henry, born probably at Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit, in c1744, followed his parents to Île Royale, where he was counted with them at Pointe-à-la-Jeunesse in the early 1750s.  He was deported to France with his elderly parents and his brothers in 1758-59.  He married Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Clémençeau of Grand-Pré, at St.-Servan, France, in October 1767.  They sailed to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785 with three children and settled with older brother Honoré and his family on upper Bayou Lafourche.  Like his older brother, Ignace, fils fathered no more children in Louisiana.  His daughter married into the Guidry family .  Ignace, fils died by January 1788, when his wife remarried at nearby St.-Jacques.  

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Older son Eustache-Ignace, born at St.-Malo, France, in March 1770, married Marie-Adélaïde, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Boudreaux, at Assumption in March 1796.  Their daughters married into the Daunis and Préjean families.  Their son Leufroi, born at Assumption in April 1810, probably died young, taking his line of the family with him.  In March 1841, Célesie Caret, perhaps Eustache-Ignace's daughter and the wife or widow of Jean Louis Daunis, gave birth to a daughter in Lafourche Interior Parish. 

2

Younger son Jean, born probably at Nantes, France, in c1784, may not have survived the crossing from France. 

NON-ACADIAN FAMILIES IN LOUISIANA

Non-Acadian Carrets, who favored the spellings Carré and Caret, also came to Louisiana during the colonial period.  One family from Spain bore the surname Fernandez Caret:

François Carré married Marie-Thérèse Blondin.  Their daughter Marie-Louise was born at New Orleans in September 1772.  

Ignacia Fernandez Caret, daughter of Ignacio Caret and Maria Angela Fernandez of Barcelona, Spain, married Luis Cristin.  She remarried to Juan, son of Domingo Sotullo of Fuy, Galicia, at New Orleans in March 1789.  

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Non-Acadian Carets and Carrets lived on the river and on lower Bayou Teche during the antebellum and immediate post-war periods: 

Marie Madeleine Caret died a widow near Convent, St. James Parish, in October 1825.   The priest who recorded her burial said that she was 65 years old when she died, giving her an estimated birth year of c1760.  The priest, unfortunately, did not bother to list her parents' names or identify her dead husband.  

Janvier Carret married Isabelle Jean Bart and settled near Charenton, St. Mary Parish, by the late 1860s. 

CONCLUSION

Although two Carret families, probably no kin to one another, lived in greater Acadia before Le Grand Dérangement, members of only one of those families came to Louisiana, from France in 1785.  Two middle-aged Carret brothers brought three sons with them to the colony, providing a chance for this family to set down roots in South Louisiana. 

Honoré Carret and his wife Françoise Benoit brought son Pierre-Marin, age 24, to the colony in 1785.  He was their only surviving child.  He did not marry, and he may not even have survived the crossing from France.  Honoré and Françoise had no more children in Louisiana, so this line did not survive in the Bayou State. 

Honore's niece Marie-Rose, daughter of older brother Jean, married into the Benoit family in France and came to Louisiana with half a dozen children.  Marie-Rose's younger sister Thérèse married into the French Creole Gautier family at Lafourche, so at least the blood of Jean's line survived. 

Honoré and Jean's younger brother Ignace, fils was the other Carret head of household who came to Louisiana from France.  Daughter Marie-Josèphe married into the Guidry family at Assumption on upper Lafourche in January 1802 and died in her early 70s.  Her brothers Eustache-Ignace and Jean were the only Carrets who could have perpetuated an Acadian line of the family in Louisiana.  Jean died young.  Eustache-Ignace survived childhood, married a Boudreaux at Assumption in March 1796, and died by July 1813, in his 40s, when his wife remarried at Assumption.  Eustache-Ignace fathered two daughters, who married into the Daunis and Prejean families, and a son, who did not marry, so only the blood of this line survived in the Bayou State.  

The Carrets of South Louisiana today, then, are French Creoles, Spanish Creoles, or Foreign French, not Acadians. ...

The family's name also is spelled Caret, Careth, Carette, Carré, Carrette.  [See also Book Ten]

Sources:  Arsenault, Généalogie, 895-96, 1481-82; BRDR, vols. 2, 3, 4; De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives 1905, 2A:38-39, 118-19; Hébert, D., Acadians in Exile, 65, 66; Hébert, D., South LA Records, vols. 1, 2, 3; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vol. 8; <islandregister.com/1752.html>; Milling, Exile Without End, 41, 42, 43; NOAR, vols. 3, 4; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family Nos. 59, 60, 61, 105, 139; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 52-53, 186-89; White, DGFA-1, 319-21; White, DGFA-1 English, 71-72. 

Settlement Abbreviations 
(present-day civil parishes that existed in 1861 are in parenthesis; hyperlinks on the abbreviations take you to brief histories of each settlement):

Asc

Ascension

Lf

Lafourche (Lafourche, Terrebonne)

PCP

Pointe Coupée

Asp

Assumption

Natc

Natchitoches (Natchitoches)

SB San Bernardo (St. Bernard)

Atk

Attakapas (St. Martin, St. Mary, Lafayette, Vermilion)

Natz

San Luìs de Natchez (Concordia)

StG

St.-Gabriel d'Iberville (Iberville)

BdE

Bayou des Écores (East Baton Rouge, West Feliciana)

NO

New Orleans (Orleans)

StJ

St.-Jacques de Cabanocé (St. James)

BR

Baton Rouge (East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge)

Op

Opelousas (St. Landry, Calcasieu)

For a chronology of Acadian Arrivals in Louisiana, 1764-early 1800s, see Appendix.

The hyperlink attached to an individual's name is connected to a list of Acadian immigrants for a particular settlement and provides a different perspective on the refugee's place in family and community. 

Name Arrived Settled Profile
Eustache-Ignace CARRET 01 Sep 1785 Asp born & baptized 9 Mar 1770, St.-Malo, France; son of Ignace CARRET & Marie-Madeleine CLÉMENCEAU; brother of Jean & Marie-Josèphe; at St.-Servan, France, 1770-72; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 15; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Eustache CARET, age 17, with widowed mother & sister; married, age 26, Marie-Adélaïde, daughter of Louis BOUDREAUX & Perpétué DUGAS of Nantes, 30 Mar 1796, Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Ustache CARET, age 30[sic], with wife Marie age 18, no children, 3/40 arpents, 0 slaves, next to uncle Honoré; died by Jul 1813, when his wife remarried in Assumption Parish
Honoré CARRET 02 Sep 1785 Asp born c1729, probably Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit; son of Ignace CARRET dit St.-Jacques & Cécile HENRY; brother of Ignace; at Pointe-à-la-Jeunesse, Île Royale, Mar 1752; deported from Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, age 25[sic]; day laborer; married, age 30, Françoise, daughter of Charles BENOIT & Marie-Madeleine THÉRIOT, 6 Mar 1759, St.-Servan, France; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Honoré CARETTE, with wife & 1 unnamed son; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 50[sic], head of family; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Honoré CARET, age 70[sic], with wife Françoise age 42, niece Victoire BENOIT age 14, 6 arpents, 30 qts. corn, 1 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Honoré CARRET, age 66[sic], with wife Françoise age 44, no children, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 15 qts. corn, 0 horned cattle, 0 horses, 10 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Honorio CARRET, age 66, with wife Francisca age 50, & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Honoré CARET, age 67, with wife Françoise age 51, no children, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Honoré CARET, age 76[sic], with wife Françoise age 50, no children, no arpents listed, 0 slaves, next to nephew Ustache CARET
Ignace CARRET 03 Sep 1785 Asp born c1744, Ste.-Famille, Pigiguit; son of Ignace CARRET dit St.-Jacques & Cécile HENRY; brother of Honoré; at Pointe-à-la-Jeunesse, Île Royale, Mar 1752; deported from Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, age 13[sic]; at St.-Suliac, France, 1759-63; at St.-Servan, France, 1764-72; day laborer; married, 18, Marie-Madeleine, called Madeleine, daughter of Jean CLÉMENCEAU & Françoise GAUTREAUX of Grand-Pré, 27 Oct 1767, St.-Servan; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Ignace CARETTE, with wife Magdeleine CLÉMENT[sic], 2 unnamed sons, & 1 unnamed daughter; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 36[sic], head of family; died by Jan 1788, when his wife was listed in the Valenzuéla census as a widow
Jean CARRET 04 Sep 1785 Asp? born c1784, France; son of Ignace CARRET & Marie-Madeleine CLÉMENCEAU; brother of Eustache-Ignace & Marie-Josèphe; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, infant; not in Valenzuéla census of 1788 with the rest of his family, so he probably died young & may not have survived the crossing from France
Marie-Josèphe CARRET 05 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born c1778, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; daughter of Ignace CARRET & Marie-Madeleine CLÉMENCEAU; sister of Eustache-Ignace & Jean; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & brothers; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 7; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Marie CARET, age 8, with widowed mother & brother Eustache; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria, age 17, with mother & stepfather Francisco L'AUTEL; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie CARET, age 18, with mother & stepfather François L'HOTEL; married, age 24, Joseph-Firmin, called Firmin, of St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, son of Pierre-Janvier GUIDRY & Marie-Josèphe LEBERT, 18 Jan 1802, Assumption, now Plattenville; died Lafourche Interior Parish 5 Feb 1852, age 74  #
Marie-Rose CARRET 06 Sep 1785 Asp born c1750; daughter of Jean CARRET & Rose TRAHAN; sister of Thérèse; deported from Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, age 9; married, age 20, Grégoire, son of Claude BENOIT & Élisabeth THÉRIOT, 13 Feb 1770, St.-Servan, France; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Marie-Rose CARETTE, with husband, 3 unnamed sons, 2 unnamed daughters, & an unnamed orphan, probably her sister; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 32[sic]; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Marie-Rose CARET, age 34[sic], with husband, 2 sons, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, age 36[sic], with husband, 3 sons, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria Rosa, age 38[sic], with husband & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie CARETTE, age 39[sic], with husband & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marie, no surname given, age 45[sic], with husband, 2 sons, & 2 daughters
Pierre-Marin CARRET 07 Sep 1785 Asp born & baptized 17 Jul 1761, St.-Servan, France; son of Honoré CARRET & Françoise BENOIT; day laborer; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 24; never married?
Thérèse CARRET 08 Sep 1785 Asp born c1752; daughter of Jean CARRET & Rose TRAHAN; sister of Marie-Rose; deported from Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, age 7; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed "orphan" with family of brother-in-law Grégoire BENOIT; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 29[sic], traveled with the family of Grégoire BENOIT; married Joseph GAUTIER, c1786, Lafourche; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Thérèse CARETTE, age 34[sic], with husband Joseph GAUTIER age 26, no children, 6 arpents, 20 qts. corn, 3 swine

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls him Eustache [CARET], & lists him with his parents & 2 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 188-89, Family No. 229, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Eustache-Ignace CARRET, says he was born & baptized 9 Mar 1770, St.-Malo, gives his parents' names, says he was the  godson of Eustache LEJEUNE & Marie CLÉMENÇEAU (his aunt), & that his family resided at St.-Servan from 1764-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 56-57, calls him Eustache, son [Ygnace CARET's] fils, à la mamelle, on the embarkation list, & Eustache CARRET, his [Ignace CARRET's] son, nursling, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 56th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his parents & 2 siblings; BRDR, 2:116, 178 (ASM-2, 18), his marriage record, calls him Eustachio CARRET, gives his & his wife's parents' names, says his parents were from St.-Malo, France, that his father was deceased at the time of the marriage, that her parents were from Nantes, France, & both were deceased at the time of the marriage, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Ambrosio DUGAT & Ambrosio HÉBERT.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 493; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1777-98, 46.

Why was he called a nursling on the passenger list of Le St.-Rémi?  It makes no sense in light of his birth/baptismal record & the LA censuses in which he is found, unless the Ustache CARET with his widowed mother & sister in the Ascension census of 1788 was actually Jean CARET, age 14, on the passenger list of Le St.-Rémi.  If so, what happened to the Eustache-Ignace CARRET born at St.-Malo in 1770, who would have been 17 in Jan 1788?  It still makes no sense.  Here's another, more likely scenario:  the ages of Eustache & Jean CARET on the passenger list of Le St.-Rémi were switched--Eustache was 14 & Jean was an infant who may not even have survived the crossing from France to LA. That is how I am playing it here.  

02.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls him Honnoré CARET, & lists him with his wife, a son, his mother-in-law, & a cousin-in-law; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 59, shows that his parents & younger brother Ignace survived the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, but 3 other brothers died soon after reaching the port city--Joseph died at St.-Servan, near St.-Malo, 27 Mar 1759, Francois died in the hospital probably at St.-Malo 10 Feb 1759, & Zenon died in the hospital probably at St.-Malo 13 Feb 1759; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 187-88, Family No. 228, calls him Honoré CARRET, says he was born in c1729 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, says his family, including his parents & 7 siblings, "were residents of Pointe-à-la-Jeunesse on Isle Royale" in 1752, that he & his family, including his parents & 4 siblings, "disembarked at St. Malo from one of the 'Five ships'" on 23 Jan 1759, & that they resided at St.-Suliac from 1759-61; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 186-87, Family No. 227, calls him Honoré CARRET, says he was born in c1729 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, says she was born in c1741 but gives no birthplace, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of son Pierre-Marin, born & baptized 17 Jul 1761, St.-Servan, godson of Pierre HENRY & Marie BENOIST, & son Jean-Marie, born 19 Feb 1765 & baptized 20 Feb 1765, St.-Servan, godson of Jean LAROQUE & Marie CARRET, died age 2 1/2 years on 7 Nov 1767, buried 8 Nov 1767, St.-Servan, says he "disembarked with his parents at St. Malo on January 23, 1759 from one of the 'Five Ships," & that his family resided at Chateauneuf in 1759 & St.-Servan from 1760-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 54-55, calls him Honnoré CARET, journalier, age 50, on the embarkation list, & Honoré CARRET, day laborer, age 50, on the complete listing, says that he was in the 47th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his wife, a son, his mother-in-law, & a niece, details his marriage, including his & his wife's parent's names, says they were married in 1759 but gives no place of marriage, that son Pierre was born in 1761 but gives no birthplace, that Victoire BENOIT, who accompanied the family, was daughter of Augustin BENOIT & Madeleine GAUTROT, was born 11 Nov 1772 but gives no birthplace, & that her father was brother of Charles BENOIT, husband of Madeleine THÉRIOT.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:39; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 46, 53, 80, 131, 178.

03.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls him Ignace CARET, & lists him with his wife & 3 children; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 59, shows the fate of his family in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, detailed in the footnote for his brother's profile, above; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 187-88, Family No. 228, calls him Ignace CARRET, says he was born in c1744 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, says his family, including his parents & 7 siblings, "were residents of Pointe-à-la-Jeunesse on Isle Royale" in 1752, that he & his family, including his parents & 4 siblings, "disembarked at St. Malo from one of the 'Five ships'" on 23 Jan 1759, & that they resided at St.-Suliac from 1759-61; Robchaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 188-89, Family No. 229, calls him Ignace CARRET, says he was born in c1744 "in the parish of Ste. Famille of Pisiguit in Acadie," gives his parents' names, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, says she was born in c1752 but gives no birthplace, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of daughter Marie-Madeleine, born 13 Sep 1768, baptized next day, St.-Servan, goddaughter of René REVEILLARD & Marie CARRET, died age 3 mos. & buried 18 Oct 1769, St.-Servan, & son Eustace-Ignace, born & baptized 9 Mar 1770, St.-Malo, godson of Eustache LEJEUNE & Marie CLÉMENCEAU (his aunt), says he [Ignace] "disembarked with his parents at St. Malo on January 23, 1759 from one of the "Five ships," & that his family resided at St.-Suliac from 1759-63 & at St.-Servan from 1764-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 56-57, calls him Ygnace CARET, journalier, age 36, on the embarkation list, & Ignace CARRET, day laborer, age 36, on the complete listing, says he was in the 56th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his wife & 3 children, & details his marriage, including his & his wife's parents' names, says he & his wife were married in 1767 but gives no place of marriage.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:39; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1777-98, 46; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 493.

04.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls him Jean [CARET], & lists him with his parents & 2 siblings; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 56-57, calls him Jean, son [Ygnace CARET's] fils, age 14, on the embarkation list, & Jean CARRET, his [Ignace CARRET's] son, age 14, on the embarkation list, & says he was in the 56th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his parents & 2 siblings.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth Century Louisianians, 493; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1777-98, 46.

See the footnote for brother Eustache-Ignace's profile, above, for my reasoning in calling him an infant at the time of his arrival in LA.  One wonders if he even survived the crossing from France.  

05.  Wall of Names, 37 (pl. 9R), calls her Marie [CARET], & lists her with her parents & 2 brothers; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 56-57, calls her Marie, sa [Ygnace CARET's] fille, age 7, on the embarkation list, & Marie CARET, his [Ignace CARRET's] daughter, age 7, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 56th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her parents & 2 brothers; BRDR, 2:178, 339 (ASM-2, 63), her marriage record, calls her Maria Josefa CARRET of Parish of St.-Martin in Nantes, France, calls her husband Fermin GUIDRY, says he also was from St.-Martin Parish, Nantes, gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Ambroise HÉBERT & Josef LEJEUNE; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 3:125 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #812), her death/burial record, calls her Marie CARRET, m. Firmin GUIDRY, does not gives her parents' names, & says she died at age 74.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 493; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1777-98, 46.

She was 6 years older than her husband & one of the last Acadian immigrants in LA to join our ancestors.

06.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 10L), calls her Marie-Rose CARET, & lists her with her husband, 5 children, & a sister, with the notation:  suplement a la liste des Acadiens embarques dans le navire Le St. Remy pour la Nouvelle Orleans [additional list of Acadians embarked on the ship Le St.-Rémi bound for New Orleans]; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 61, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, although her sister Thérèse survived the crossing, her father, called Jean CARRET, fils d'Ignace, died in the hospital probably at St.-Malo 17 Feb 1759, soon after they reached France; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 8, Family No. 15, calls her Marie-Rose CARRET, says she was born in c1750 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, details her marriage, including her husband's parents' names, calls him Grégoire BENOIST, says he was born in c1744 but gives no birthplace, includes the birth/baptismal record of daughter Marie-Rose BENOIST, baptized 3 May 1775, St.-Jean-L'Evangeliste, Châtellerault, goddaughter of Grégoire-Olivier TRAHAN & Pélagie BENOIST, widow of Yves CROCHET, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 11, Family No. 21, calls her Marie-Rose CARRET, says she was born in 1748 but gives no birthplace, gives her parents' names, details her marriage, including her husband's parents' names, calls him Grégoire BENOIST, says he was born in 1744 but gives no birthplace, includes the birth/baptismal record of son Rémond-Grégoire BENOIST, baptized 25 Jul 1783, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 60-61, calls her Marie-Rose CARET, sa [Grégoire BENOIT's] femme, age 32, on the embarkation list, & Marie-Rose CARRET, his [Grégoire BENOIT's] wife, age 32, on the complete listing, says she was in the 1st Family on Supplément à la liste des Acadiens embarqués dans le navire Le Saint-Rémi pour la nouvelle-orleans [Additional list of Acadians embarked on the ship Le Saint-Rémi bound for New Orleans] with her husband, 5 children, & a sister, details her marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names, says they were married in 1770 but gives no place of marriage, that daughter Marie-Rose [BENOIST] was baptized in 1775 but gives no place of baptism, son Rémond-Grégoire [BENOIST] was baptized in 1783 but gives no place of baptism, & son Jean-Marie [BENOIST] was born in 1773 but gives no birthplace.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 46, 53, 79, 131, 178.  

07.  Wall of Names, 47 (pl. 9R), calls him Pierre [CARET], & lists him with his parents, his maternal grandmother, & a cousin; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 187, Family No. 227, his/birth baptismal record, calls him Pierre-Marin CARRET, gives his parents' names, says he was godson of Pierre HENRY & Marie BENOIST, & that his family resided at St.-Servan from 1760-72; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 54-55, calls him Pierre, son [Honnoré CARET's] fils, journalier, age 24, on the embarkation list, & Pierre CARRET, his [Honoré CARRET's] son, day laborer, age 24, on the complete listing, says he was in the 47th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his parents, his maternal grandmother, & a cousin, &, calling in Pierre, says he was born in 1761 but gives no birthplace.   

Why was he still living with his parents at age 23?  What happened to him?  Did he even survive the crossing from France?

08.  Wall of Names, 38 (pl. 10L), calls her Thérèse CARET soeur de la femme [of Grégoire BENOIT], & lists her with her brother-in-law, sister, & 5 nieces & nephews, with the notation:  suplement a la liste des Acadiens embarques dans le navire Le St. Remy pour la Nouvelle Orleans [additional list of Acadians embarked on the ship Le St.-Rémi bound for New Orleans]; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 61, shows the fate of her family in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, detailed in the footnote to her sister's profile above; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 60-61, calls her Thérèse CARET, soeur de la femme [of Grégoire BENOIT], age 29, on the embarkation list, & Thérèse CARRET, sister of the wife [of Grégoire BENOIT], age 29, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 1st Family on Supplément à la liste des Acadiens embarqués dans le navire Le Saint-Rémi pour la nouvelle-orleans [Additional list of Acadians embarked on the ship Le Saint-Rémi bound for New Orleans] with her sister, brother-in-law, & 5 nieces & nephews.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 31.

Where is her marriage record?  Was her husband a native of France, or was he born in LA?  In the late 1700s & early 1800s, there was a GAUTHIER family at Pointe Coupée, families called GAUTIER de Montreuil, GAUTTIER, & GOTIER/GOTTIER in New Orleans, 5 GAUTHIER families in the Atakapas district from Languedoc, Marseilles, St.-Dominique (Haiti), Touvois, near Nantes, & New York, & a GAUTIER/GOUTIER family in the Opelousas district, but none of them had a son named Joseph who was old enough to have married in the 1780s.  See BRDR, vols. 1b, 2; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vols. 1-A, 1-B, 2-A, 2-C; NOAR, vols. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.  If Joseph was not born in LA, when did he get there?  The GAUTHIERs were a prominent family in Acadia, but I have found none of them who immigrated to LA.  Was he the exception?  

Note that Thérèse was 8 years older than her husband.  

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