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Les Leblanc de St.-Georges


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 : 1 April  1948 

Les Leblanc de St.-George's 

Cecime, Guillaume, Antoine, Joseph, Germain, Aime, et 
Camille Leblanc virent s'etablir   a Terre-Neuve il y a 
environ un siecle. Les trois priemiers etaient freres: Cecime 
etait marie a Vitaline Aucoin, Antoine a Marie Leblanc, mais 
j'ignore le nom de l'epouse de Guillaume. Une soeur de ses 
trois, Dosithee, etait mariee a Antoine Leblanc. Aime Leblanc 
etait marie a Elizabeth LeBlanc, soeur de Camille et de Marie, 
epouse d'Antoine et d'Adelaide, epouse de Severin Aucoin, 
dont nous avons deja parle. Germain Leblanc, oncle de Camille 
et de Marie, etait marie a Dogithe Longuepee. Camille etait 
assez jeune au moment de son arrivee a Terre-Neuve, et epouse 
une Acadienne a St.-George's. Une autre soeur de cecime, 
Adelaide, a apouse Timothe Blanchard de St.-George's. 

Le pere de Cecime, Antoine e Guillaume Leblanc etait Marin 
Leblanc de Margaree, Cap-Breton. Tous ces Leblanc sauf  
Antoine, Camille et Adelaide (Blanchard) sont venus s'installer 
a Terre-Neuve en 1847. Antoine vint en 1850, Adelaide en 
1852 et Camille vers 1855. 

Guillaume et Aime Leblanc traverserent a Pic-a-Denys (aujour 
d'hui Picadilly), Port au Port, avec le capitaine Firmin Cormier. 
Tous etaient natifs du Cap-Breton, mais avaient vecu aux 
Iles-Madeleine pendant quelque annees. Guillaume et Aime 
Leblanc ont psse l'hiver de 1848 a Picadilly avec leur famille, 
mais au  printemps, vinrent a St. George's pour etre plus pres 
de leurs parents. Fracois LeBlanc, pere d'Aime, est mort a 
Picadilly a un age assez avance. Ces differentes familles 
quitterent des Iles-Madeleine pour fuire  une epidemie de petit 
veroie qui y sevissait en 1847.

Guillaume LeBlanc demeura a Terreneuve pendant deux ans, 
et y apptit le motier de tonnelier, puis retourna aux Iles-Madeleine 
ou il passa le teste de sa vie. Quant a Marin LaBlanc il est 
venu a St.-Georges ou quatre et y mourut a l'age de 103 ans. 
D'apres mes renseignements, il fut enterre a Sandy Point.

Eusebe LeBlanc,  fils de Joseph LeBlanc, naif de Margaree, 
est venu a St-Georges avec ses parents en 1847. Eusebe avait 
une assez bonne, il passa a la Pointe-Aux-Esquimaux (aujourd'hui 
Havre St. Pierre sur la Cote Nord) ou  il devint juge de piax. 
Ses enfants et petits-enfants habitent encore ce village.

(Translation by Leo Doucet)

Cécime, Guillaume, Antoine, Joseph, Germain, Aimé, and Camille LeBlanc established themselves in Newfoundland approximately a century ago. The first three were brothers: Cécime was married to Vitaline Aucoin, Antoine with Marie LeBlanc, but I am unaware of the name of the wife of Guillaume. A sister of these three, Dosithée, was married to Antoine LeBlanc. Aimé LeBlanc was married to Elizabeth LeBlanc, sister of Camille and of Marie, marries of Antoine and of Adelaide, marries of Sévérin Aucoin, about which we already spoke. Germain LeBlanc, uncle of Camille and of Marie, was married to Dosithé Longuépée. Camille was rather young at the time of his arrival in Newfoundland, and married an Acadian in St. George’s. Another sister of Cécime, Adelaide, married Timothée Blanchard of St. George’s.

The father of Cécime, Antoine and Guillaume Leblanc was Martin LeBlanc from Margaree, Cape Breton. All of these LeBlanc except Antoine, Camille and Adelaide (Blanchard) came to settle in Newfoundland 1847. Antoine came in 1850, Adelaide in 1852 and Camille about 1855.

Guillaume and Aimé LeBlanc crossed at Pic-a-Denys (today Picadilly), Port-au-Port, with Captain Firmin Cormier. All were natives of Cape Breton, but they had lived in the Magdellan Islands for some years. Guillaume and Aimé LeBlanc spent the winter of 1848 in Picadilly with their family, but when spring came, they moved to St. George’s to be closer to their parents. François LeBlanc, father of Aimé, died in Picadilly at a rather advanced age. These families left the Magdellan Islands because of an epidemic of small pox which prevailed there in 1847.

Guillaume LeBlanc remained in Newfoundland for two years, learning the trade of a cooper, then returned to the Magdellan Islands where he spent the remainder of his life. As for Martin LaBlanc, he came to St. George’s where four of his children were established and there he died at 103 years of age. According to my information, he was buried at Sandy Point.

Eusèbe LeBlanc, son of Joseph LeBlanc, native of Margaree, came to St. George’s with his parents in 1847. Eusèbe had a rather good education and while still a young man, he went to Pointe-Aux-Esquimaux (today Havre St. Pierre on the Northern Coast) where he became a Justice of the Peace. His children and grandchildren still live in the village.


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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