Acadian Immigrants to Nueva Gálvez/San Bernardo, 1785-86

Spanish reports show that in 1785-86 1 person from Le St.-Rémi, 17 families from L'Amitié, and 6 families from La Caroline chose to go to Nueva Gálvez, below New Orleans.  The settlement also was called San Bernardo, which evolved into the name of the civil parish where the settlement was located.  See Appendix.

Le Bon Papa First ship; 280-ton frigate; left Paimboeuf 10 May 85; arrived New Orleans 29 Jul 85; 81 days at sea; 156 on board
La Bergère Second ship; 300-ton frigate; left Paimboeuf 14 May 85; arrived New Orleans 15 Aug 85; 93 days at sea; 273 on board
Le Beaumont Third ship; 180-ton frigate; left Paimboeuf 11 Jun 85; arrived New Orleans 19 Aug 85; 70 days at sea; 176 on board
Le St.-Rémi Fourth ship; 400-ton frigate; left St-Malo 27 Jun 85; arrived New Orleans 10 Sep 85; 75 days at sea; 341 on board
L'Amitié Fifth ship; 400-ton frigate; left Paimboeuf  20 Aug 85; arrived New Orleans 8 Nov 85, 80 days at sea; 270 on board
La Ville d'Archangel Sixth ship; 600-ton frigate; left St.-Malo 12 Aug 85; arrived New Orleans 3 Dec 85; 113 days at sea; 309 on board
La Caroline Seventh ship; 200-ton brig; left Nantes 19 Oct 85; arrived New Orleans 17 Dec 85; 64 days at sea; 77 on board

Ages are as of 1785.  Individuals with surnames in bold are male family heads or the eldest sons of widows.  Hyperlinks take you to individual histories in the Acadians-to-Louisiana Alpha List, which contain many more details of each person's life.  Non-Acadian spouses are linked to their Acadian spouses on the Acadian family pages.

Name Ship Age Birthplace Relationships & Comments
Anne OLIVIER L'Amitié 64 Port-Royal Widow of Jean-Baptiste ACHÉE
Madeleine-Apolline ACHÉE L'Amitié 10 St.-Servan, France Niece; orphan
Joseph AUCOIN L'Amitié 33 ?  
Marie-Josèphe RICHARD L'Amitié 30 Grand-Pré Widow of François BASSET, a Frenchman; at New Orleans until the early antebellum period
Marie BASSET L'Amitié 5 France Daughter
Marie-Geneviève RICHARD L'Amitié 32 ? Sister; remained at New Orleans
Jean-Charles BENOIT La Caroline 39 probably Pigiguit settled near English Turn, below New Orleans
Anne-Marie ACHÉE L'Amitié 36 ? Wife; daughter of Anne OLIVIER
François-René BENOIT L'Amitié 7 Nantes, France Son
Jean-Marie BENOIT L'Amitié 14 St.-Servan, France Son
Paul-Frédéric BENOIT L'Amitié 9 Châtellerault, France Son
Sophie-Renée BENOIT L'Amitié 2 Nantes, France Daughter
Joseph BÉNARD L'Amitié 46 Russia not Acadian
Jeanne RICHARD L'Amitié 40 ? Wife
Anne BÉNARD L'Amitié 2 France Daughter
Marie BÉNARD L'Amitié 19 France Daughter
Martin BÉNARD L'Amitié 7 France Son
Charles DOUCET L'Amitié 40 ?  
Michel DOUCET La Caroline 45 ?  
Marie-Blanche COUSIN La Caroline 37 Ministigueshe, Cap-Sable Wife
Eléonore-Honorine DOUCET La Caroline 17 Le Havre, France Daughter
Jean-Baptiste-Michel DOUCET La Caroline 12 France Son
Marguerite-Bénoni DOUCET La Caroline 9 Cenan, France Daughter
Honoré DUHON le jeune L'Amitié 47 Rivière-aux-Canards  
Anne-Geneviève TRAHAN L'Amitié 44 Pigiguit Wife
Augustin-Marie DUHON L'Amitié 20 Belle-Île-en-Mer, France Son
Honoré-Jacques-Marie-Louis DUHON L'Amitié 17 Belle-Île-en-Mer, France Son
Jean-Charles DUHON L'Amitié 13 Belle-Île-en-Mer, France Son
Jean-Aubin FOUQUET L'Amitié 52 St.-P.-du-N., Île St.-Jean  
Marguerite QUIMINE L'Amitié 50 Chignecto or Île St.-Jean Third? Wife
Jeanne-Madeleine FOUQUET L'Amitié 11 France Daughter
Marie-Charlotte FOUQUET L'Amitié 15 France Daughter
Charles GIROIR L'Amitié 56 probably Minas  
Michelle PATRU L'Amitié 58 St.-Servan, France Wife; not Acadian
Jean GOUSMAN L'Amitié 56 Andalusia, Spain  
Rose BONNEVIE L'Amitié 44 Port-Royal Second wife
Jean-Thomas GOUSMAN L'Amitié 2 Chantenay, France Son
Rosalie-Charlotte GOUSMAN L'Amitié 21 Halifax Daughter
Ambroise HÉBERT La Caroline 54 Cobeguit  
Félicité LEJEUNE La Caroline 45 Grand-Pré Wife
Gertrude-Anne HÉBERT La Caroline 16 Pleslin, France Daughter
Anne-Angélique GAUTREAUX La Caroline 20 St.-Servan, France Niece
Jean-Baptiste LEBLANC L'Amitié 44 Rivière-aux-Canards to Opelousas?
Élisabeth/Isabelle AUCOIN L'Amitié 50 probably Minas Wife; remarried at Opelousas, Aug 1797
Marie-Marguerite SEMERE L'Amitié 19 France Niece; married New Orleans, Jan 1786, & may have remained
45 individuals, including 6 non-Acadians/11 families        

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