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Source: Microfilm # N31067 (National Archive) A series of articles published in the L'Evangeline (Newspaper) , Monton, N.B. "Les Acadiennes de Terre-Neuve" by Thomas W. Leblanc published : 11 March 1948 Les Bourgeois Vers 1855, Charles-Raymond Bourgeois, natif de France et marie a une acadienne, est venu habiter la Baie-St-Georges. Ce M. Bourgeois est mort assez jeune, laissant quelques enfants en bas age. L'un de ses fils, Damase, passa a St-Pierre et Miquelon, d'ou il s'engagea pour la peche sur les Grands Bancs, dans une goelette francaise. Il est devenu par la suite capitiane et a commande des goelette de perche pour des campagnies de St-Pierre jusqu'a sa mort. Il etait bien connu a Terre-Neuve, ou il venait souvent acheter de l'appat. Tout semble indiquer que les Bourgeois vivant presentement a Terre-Neuve sont des descendants de Charles-Raymond Bourgeois.
(Translation by Leo Doucet)
About 1855, Charles-Raymond Bourgeois, a native from France who was married to an Acadian, came to live in Bay St. George. This Mr. Bourgeois died rather young, leaving some infants. One of his sons, Damasse, went to St-Pierre and Miquelon, where he engaged in fishing off the Grand Banks in a French goelette. After a time, he became captain, controlling the fishing for companies of St-Pierre until his death. He was well-known in Newfoundland, where he often came to buy food. All seems to indicate that the B ourgeois men living at present in Newfoundland are descendants of Charles-Raymond Bourgeois.
The Article was written by Thomas Leblanc of St. George's in 1948 and published in the l'Evangeline Newspaper of New Brunswick. It was transcribed by Laverne (Perrier) Cormier and posted to the Internet in September 1998 by Stephen Baker.
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