APPENDICES

Church Parishes of Greater Acadia before Le Grand Dérangement

According to André Vachon, "Laval, François de," in DCB, 2:370, & online, ecclesiastical parishes in New France were not formally created until after May 1679, when King Louis XIV issued a decree authorizing the Bishop of Québec to create them.  Before that, the habitants of New France, including those in Acadia, were served in their settlements by traveling missionaries, not resident priests.  White, DGFA-1, xvii-xxii; & White, DGFA-1 English, xxv-xxxii, provide the "foundation" dates of parishes in greater Acadia, beginning with Port-Royal in 1636 and ending with Rivière-du-Nord-Est and Pointe-Prime, on Île St.-Jean, in 1752.  For a fine map of Acadian churches before the Exile, see <acadian-cajun.com/religion.htm>.

Port-Royal/Annapolis Royal

St.-Jean-Baptiste, Port-Royal (lower river)

St.-Laurent, Port-Royal (upper river)

Chignecto/Baie-Verte

Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Secours or Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption-de-la-Trés-Ste.-Vierge, Beaubassin

St.-Louis, Pointe-de-Beauséjour

Ste.-Anne, Tintamarre

Minas

St.-Charles-des-Mines, Grand-Pré

St.-Joseph-des-Mines, Rivière-aux-Canards

Pigiguit

Sainte-Famille (west side of the river)

Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption (east side of the river)

 

Cobeguit

SS. Pierre-et-Paul

Cap-Sable

Ste.-Anne, Cheboque/Cap-Sable

Notre-Dame, Pobomcoup/Pubnico

Trois-Rivières/Chepoudy, Petitcoudiac, Memramcook

Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation or Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, Chepoudy

 Pentagöuet/Maine

Ste.-Famille

Rivière St.-Jean/Nashouat, Médoctec

Ste.-Anne

Île St.-Jean

St.-Jean-l'Evangéliste, Port-La-Joye

Ste.-Famille, Malpèque

St.-Louis, Belair on upper Rivière-du-Nord-Est

SS. Pierre et Paul, Pointe-Prime

St.-Pierre-du-Nord, Havre-St.-Pierre

Île Royale

Notre-Dame-des-Anges, Louisbourg

Hôpital, Louisbourg

St.-Pierre, Port-Toulouse

Ste.-Claire, Petit-Dégrat

Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Secours, Port d'Orléans/Niganiche

Ste.-Anne, Port-Dauphin

Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Secours, La Baleine

Ste.-Claire, Lorembec

St.-Esprit, St.-Esprit

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