Family of Jean Doiron & Marie Anne Canol / Marie Trahan*




Jean Doiron was born Abt. 1649 in France, and died Abt. 1735 at Pisiquit, Acadia.


Wife Marie Anne Canol was born Abt. 1651 in France, and died Abt. 1692 at Port Royal, Acadia.  They were married Abt. 1671 in Acadia.



Their children were:


1- Abraham Doiron b: Abt. 1672  Port Royal, Acadia; d: Bef. 1705  Acadia 

              +Anne Babin  b: Abt. 1674  Port Royal, Acadia; m: Abt. 1697  Port Royal, Acadia; d: Aft. 1722


2- Charles Doiron b: Abt. 1674  Port Royal, Acadia; d: 1758  At sea during the crossing to France   

              +Francoise Gaudet  b: Abt. 1673  Port Royal, Acadia; m: Abt. 1693  Port Royal, Acadia; d: 1758  At sea during the crossing to France


3- Jeanne Doiron  b: Abt. 1676  Port Royal, Acadia                                      

              +Jean Hebert  b: Abt. 1659  Port Royal, Acadia; m: Abt. 1692  Port Royal, Acadia


4- Jean Doiron  b: Abt. 1678  Port Royal, Acadia; d: Bef. 1750  Acadia        

              +Anne Leblanc  b: Abt. 1692  Les Mines, Acadia; m: Abt. 1710  Acadia; d: 4 December 1757  Quebec


5- Pierre Doiron  b: Abt. 1680  Port Royal, Acadia                                        

              +unknown    m: Abt. 1703  Acadia; d: Bef. 1709        

              *2nd Wife of Pierre Doiron:                                                     

              +Madeleine Doucet  b: Abt. August 1671  Port Royal, Acadia; m: Abt. 1709  Acadia; d: Bef. 25 February 1740

              *3rd Wife of Pierre Doiron:                                                     

              +Veronique Brasseur  b: 12 June 1717  Grand Pre, Acadia; m: 25 February 1740  Beaubassin, Acadia; d: Bef. 1754


6- Philippe Doiron  b: Abt. 1682  Port Royal, Acadia                                     

              +Marie Josephe Guedry  b: Abt. 1692  Port Royal, Acadia; m: Abt. 1715  Port Toulouse; d: Bef. 2 February 1752


7- Noel Doiron b: Abt. 1684  Mines, Acadia; d: Abt. 13 December 1758  in the shipwreck of Duke William on way to France 

              +Marie Henry  b: Abt. 1681  Mines, Acadia; m: Abt. 1705  Boston, MA; d: Abt. 13 December 1758  in the shipwreck of Duke William on way to France


8- Marie Doiron  b: Abt. 1687  Port Royal, Acadia; d: 2 February 1733  Louisbourg, Isle Royale      

              +Pierre Boisseau  b: Abt. 1702  La Rochelle, France; m: 5 September 1729  Louisbourg, Isle Royale; d: 1 December 1757       

              *2nd Husband of Marie Doiron:                                                           

              +Francois Testard  b:  Beaumont, Picardie, France; m: 22 November 1706  Port Royal, Acadia; d: 1726


9- Jacques Doiron  b: Abt. 1689  Mines, Acadia


10- Louis Doiron  b: Abt. 1689  Mines, Acadia; d:  Pisiquit, Acadia   

              +Marguerite Barrieau  b: Abt. 1689  Port Royal, Acadia; m: 21 November 1712  Grand Pre, Acadia; d: Aft. 1752  Pointe Prime, Ile St. Jean


Notes for Louis Doiron:

- 1752 Ile St. Jean census: Margueritte Barriaud 58 living with her son Alexis Doiron, a widower, age 29.


11- Anne Marie Doiron  b: Abt. 1691  Mines, Acadia                                               

              +Michel Vincent  b: Abt. 1668  Port Royal, Acadia; m: Abt. 1710  Pisiquit, Acadia; d: Aft. 1733



Second wife Marie Trahan was born Abt. 1672 at Port Royal, Acadia, and died Aft. 1752  Ile St. Jean.  They were married Abt. 1693 in Acadia.



Their children were:


1- Marie Doiron b: Abt. 1694  Acadia; d: Aft. 1732 

              +Pierre Girouard  b: Abt. 1673  Port Royal, Acadia; m: 14 November 1709  Grand Pre, Acadia; d: Aft. 1732


2- Marguerite Doiron  b: Abt. 1696  Acadia; d: Bef. 1752    

              +Rene Guillot dit L'Angevin


3- Thomas Doiron  b: Abt. 1699  Acadia; d: 1758  At sea during crossing to France  

              +Anne Girouard  b: Abt. 1704  Port Royal, Acadia; m: Abt. 1724  Acadia; d: 10 December 1761  St. Suliac, Bretagne, France


Notes for Thomas Doiron:

- 1752 Ile St. Jean census Riviere du Moulin a Scie): Thomas Douaron, ploughman, native of l'Acadie, aged 53 years, and has been in the country two years. Married to Anne Giroir, native of l'Acadie, aged 48 years.  They have ten children, four sons and six daughters: Paul Douaron, aged 21 years; Charles, aged 14 years; Alexandre, aged 12 years; Jacques, aged 10 years; Roze, aged 22 years; Magdelaine, aged 18 years; Anne, aged 8 years; Marie Marthe, aged 6 years; Elizabeth, aged 5 years; Margueritte, aged 3 years.  In live stock they have one ox, one heifer, two sows, one pig, and thirty-three fowls.  The land upon which they are settled is situated on the south side of the Rivière du Nord-Est, and was given to them by Monsieur de Bonnaventure. On it, they have made a clearing of two arpents in extent and have sown two bushels of wheat.

- 1 November 1758: Anne Giroire, widow, and children Charles, Jacques, Anne, Marie Rose & Alexandre disembarked at St. Malo from the ship Le Duc Guillaume.  They lived in St. Suliac 1758-1761.


4- Paul Doiron  b: Abt. 1701  Acadia; d: Bef. 1763    

              +Marguerite Doucet  b: Abt. 1701  Beaubassin, Acadia; m: Abt. 1725  Acadia; d: Bef. 12 August 1763


5- Alexandre Doiron  b: Abt. 1703  Acadia; d: Bet. 1763 - 1768      

              +Anne Vincent  b: 17 June 1711  Port Royal, Acadia (baptism: 22 July 1711 St. Jean Baptiste, Port Royal); m: 20 October 1727  Grand Pre, Acadia         


6- Madeleine Doiron  b: Abt. 1705  Acadia; d: 11 January 1795  St. Michel, Bellechasse, Quebec    

              +Francois Nogues  b: Abt. 1702  Piriac, Nantes, France; m: Abt. 1729  Acadia


Notes for Madeleine Doiron:

- 1752 Ile St. Jean census (Anse du Nord Ouest): Francois Nogues, ploughman, native of the parish of Piriac, bishopric of Nantes, aged 50 years, he has been in the country two years. Married to Magdelaine Douaron, native of l'Acadie, aged 47 years.  They have two sons and four daughters: Francois, aged 15 years, Francois Joseph, aged 10 years, Marguerite, aged 22 years, Catherine Joseph, aged 19 years, Anne Theotiste, aged 12 years, Marie Magdelaine, aged 6 years.  Marie Trehant, their mother, aged 80 years lives with them.  In live stock, they have two oxen, three cows, two heifers, one calf, one wether, one ewe, two pigs, one sow, and one hen. The land upon which they are settled was given to them verbally by Monsieur de Bonnaventure. On it they have made a clearing where they can sow five bushels of wheat.



7- Pierre Doiron  b: Abt. 1706  Acadia; d: 29 March 1751  Ile au Foin          

              +Marguerite Breau b: Abt. ?; m: Abt. 1746  Acadia


8- Catherine Doiron  b: 19 May 1709  St. Charles-aux-Mines, Grand Pre, Acadia; d: 14 December 1784  St. Ours, Quebec           

              +Francois Turcot  b: Abt. 1718  St. Pierre, Anjou, France; m: Abt. 1740  Acadia; d 6 August 1789


Notes for Catherine Doiron:

- 1752 Ile St. Jean census (Anse au Sanglier): Francois Tureaud, poor, nailer, not having the means of buying the requisites to work at his native trade, native of the parish of Saint Pierre du Doy, in Engou, aged 24 years, he has been two years in this country. Married to Catherine Douaron, native of l'Acadie, aged 35 years. They have four children, three sons and one daughter: Annaclet, aged 9 years, Jean Baptiste, aged 7 years, Francois, aged 3 years, Marie Joseph, aged 11 years.  In live stock they have one pig and twelve fowls or chickens. They hold their land upon verbal permission of Monsieur de Bonnaventure. On it they have made a clearing for a large garden.         



Notes for Jean Doiron:

-  Jean Doiron arrived in Acadia c1671 and settled at Pisiquit.  Marianne Canol was one of 5 women who arrived with some 60 people from Rochefort in 1671. 

- 1686 Acadian census: Jean Douaron 37, Marianne Canol 35, Abraham 14, Charles 12, Jean 8, Philippes 4, Pierre 6, Jeanne 8, Noel 2; 1 gun, 7 cattle, 1 sheep. 

- 1693 census: (Mines): Jean Douaron 42, Marie Trahan 20, Abraham 20, Charles 18, Jean 12, Pierre 10, Philippes 9, Noel 8, Marie 6, Jacques and Pierre (twins) 4; 8 cattle, 3 sheep, 4 hogs.

- 1701 census: (Mines: Riviere de L'acenssion): Jean Douaron, his wife, 6 boys, 4 girls; 3 arpents, 10 cattle, 2 sheep, 2 hogs, 1 gun.


[Telegraph-Journal, Friday, July 22, 1994; p. A6]   The pioneer of the Doiron family in Acadia was Jean Doiron, married to Marie-Anne Canol.  Although born in France, the precise location of his birthplace is not known.  In all probability, the surname could have originated in the community of Oiron, in the Deux-Sevres Department, in the Poitou-Charentes region of France. This community is noted for its castle built during the 16th century. The surname is first mentioned in 1124 in connection with Gauthier d'Orion.  Jean Doiron is believed to have arrived in Acadia around 1660 but he appears to have settled originally at Pentagouet (Castine, Maine). He later moved to Port-Royal where, according to the 1686 census, he seems to have been newly settled there.  After his second marriage, around 1692, he established himself with his family at Pisiguit (Windsor, N.S.) where his presence is recorded in 1693. His family numbered nineteen children. They remained in their community with the exception of Pierre who removed to Beaubassin (possibly at Menoudie), and of Noel who went to Cobequid.  Jean died around 1735 and, therefore, did not undergo the ordeal of the Deportation.  However, the families of his children and grandchildren were dispersed in America and in Europe. Several were deported to New England, notably to Maryland and South Carolina. Others fled to Île Saint-Jean (P.E.I.), to northern New Brunswick and to Quebec. Descendants of his son Charles are found on Prince Edward Island, in Quebec and in the Caraquet area.  The ancestor of the Doirons of Tracadie, Acadieville, Rogersville, Moncton, Cap-Pele, Barachois and Amherst is Pierre Doiron, grandson of Jean, married to Anne Forest.  After the 1763 peace treaty between Britian and France, Pierre brought his family to Nappan, near Menoudie, in northern Nova Scotia. Several of his descendants adopted the surname Gould when dealing with anglophones with the result that many Gould families are in reality of Acadian stock. Tradition has it that Pierre Doiron supplied food to the British garrison of Fort Lawrence and that he boasted that he insisted on being paid in gold, hence the surname Gold later corrupted to Gould.  One of Pierre's grandsons, called "Gros Jean" became a legend in New Brunswick because of his exploits and his uncommon strength. Gros Jean lived at Saint-Anselme where he earned his living as a king's courier. According to tradition, he was brave, well built, strong and afraid of no one.   [Fidele Theriault of Fredericton, New Brunswick] 


Notes for Marie Trahan:

- 1752: Living with her daughter Madeleine’s family on Ile St. Jean.



* My descent line is through four of Jean’s children from two wives.


Parents of Jean Doiron  -  unknown

Parents of Marie Anne Canol  -  unknown

Parents of Marie Trahan



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