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ARTICLES: First Generation / Researchers
This file is only the first generation of PERRIER's born in the Bay 
St. George area of Newfoundland, so all are dead.  If there are people 
out there interested, well it's a start and they can contact me for more 
information.

by: Laverne (Perrier) Cormier 


Descendants of Benjamin PERRIER  and  1} Genevieve LEJEUNE 
{2} Celeste (Elizabeth/Sarah) MARCHE 

BENJAMIN  PERRIER was born Abt. 1800 in France.  He married 
(1)  GENEVIEVE "JENNY" LEJEUNE Abt. 1833 in Bay St. George, Nfld
(2)  and CELESTE OR ELIZABETH MARCHE Abt. 1850 in Sandy Point, Nfld. 


Notes for BENJAMIN PERRIER: 

!Family tradition say that Benjamin Perrier came from Paris, France. 
It is also said that he jumped ship in Newfoundland and remained there. 

!In the 1839 List of inhabitants on the Western Shore of 
Newfoundland, Microfilm C.O. 194 vol. 107, Benjamin is listed as 
follows: Benjamin Parisaine, 5 in the family and from Cape Breton. 
in the comment section: Herring and Cod fishery very poor, not very 
hen____, employed by English Merchants and sometimes by the French. 
Very imprudent and fare badly during winter. 

!Excerpt from a letter dated 19 Oct 1850, from the Magistrate at St. 
George's Bay to the Hon. James Crowdy, Colonial Secretary: "in other 
instances, French subjects are here residing from year to year, 
summer and winter, occupying these posts to the entire exclusion of 
Her Majesty's subjects-instance of Benjamin Perrier, Flat Bay Brook, 
completely inland distinct from the coast.-He assumes the entire 
fishery." Journal of the House of Assembly for 1851. 

!The marriage of Benjamin & second wife Celseste /Elizabeth / Sarah  
Marche (widow of John Ogden) was revalidated on the 6 July 1852. 
!1871 Lovelle's Directory for Newfoundland: Flat Bay, Benjamin 
Parashaw, farmer.(*My NOTE: unknown varient of this name, but there 
were two Parashaw's listed, Benjamin & B., and as there were two 
Benjamin Perrier's, father & son, not listed as Perrier or Parisenne, 
it is my belief that for some reason the name was recorded as 
Parashaw.) This Benjamin Perrier was not listed in any further 
Directories. In a letter written to Jean LeMieux from Edmund Burns 
(Cheticamp, N.S.), Benjamin is referred to as Charles-Benjamin Perrier, 
husband of Genevieve Lejeune (aka Jenny Young). 
  

Notes for CELESTE OR ELIZABETH MARCHE: 

!Her first marriage was to John Ogden. At least 2 children were born 
to this union. [1] John jr. &  [2] Margaret who married Didier Sheppard.  
Celeste's (or Elizabeth or Sarah, as she was known by all three names ???) 
2nd marriage was to Benjamin Perrier, that marriage was  revalidated 
6 Jun 1852 at Immaculate Conception  R.C. Church, Sandy Point, 
Bay St. George, Nfld. 

 Children of BENJAMIN PERRIER and GENEVIEVE LEJEUNE are: 

i.  JEAN2 PERRIER, b. January 1834, Flat Bay, Bay St. George, Nfld; 
d. 29 December 1924, St. George's, Bay St. George, Nfld; m. MARIE 
BLANCHARD, Abt. 1874, Sandy Point, Bay St. George, Nfld.

Notes for JEAN PERRIER: 

!St. Joseph's R.C. Church Death records at St. George's, Nfld. 
1921 Census records for St. George's reads that he was born Jan 1834. 

More about JEAN PERRIER:

Buried: 30 December 1924, St. George's, Bay St. George, Nfld 

Notes for MARIE BLANCHARD: 

!Sandy Point R.C. Church Records, Bapt. #43. D/O Timothee Blanchard 
& Adelaide Leblanc. 
  
More About MARIE BLANCHARD: 
Baptized: 24 February 1851, Sandy Point, Bay St. George, Nfld 

ii. BENJAMIN PERRIER, b. 1839, Flat Bay, Bay St. George, Nfld; 
m. (1) MADELEINE BENOIT, 14 June 1854, Sandy Point, Bay St. George, 
Nfld; m. (2) ? WEBB, Aft. 1872. 

Notes for BENJAMIN PERRIER: 

!Poss. 2nd marriage. Sandy Point R.C. Church records read: Benjamin 
Perrier married Eliza Young of Bank Head, 11 Feb 1873. Marriage # 184. 
  
Notes for MADELEINE BENOIT: 

 !Sandy Point R.C. Church Records, Death # 139. Note the difference 
between the date of death and the funeral, it would seem that there 
was no Priest when she died and after his arrival he had the funeral 
mass. 

More About MADELEINE BENOIT: 
Buried: 07 September 1871, Sandy Point, Bay St. George, Nfld 
  
 Children of BENJAMIN PERRIER and CELESTE MARCHE are: 
 iii. MELANIE2 PERRIER, b. 19 October 1850, Flat Bay, Bay St. George, 
Nfld; m. PETER BLANCHARD, 19 July 1870, Sandy Point, Bay St. George, Nfld. 

Notes for MELANIE PERRIER: 
!Sandy Point R.C. Church Records, Bapt # 32 and Marriage # 149 
  

More About MELANIE PERRIER: 
Baptized: 27 November 1850, Sandy Point, Bay St. George, Nfld 

Notes for PETER BLANCHARD: 
!s/o Timothy Blanchard, aged 30 years at time of marriage in 1870. 
  

 iv. VERONIQUE PERRIER, b. July 1853, Flat Bay, Bay St. George, Nfld; 
m. JOSEPH WHITE,  09 January 1872, Sandy Point, Bay St. George, Nfld. 

Notes for VERONIQUE PERRIER: 
!Sandy Point R.C. Church Records, Bapt # 170 And Marriage # 174 
  

More About VERONIQUE PERRIER: 
Baptized: 25 September 1853, Sandy Point, Bay St. George, Nfld 

Notes for JOSEPH WHITE: 
!BAPT # 972 
!MARR # 174 
  

More About JOSEPH WHITE: 
Baptized: 17 June 1872, Sandy Point, Bay St. George, Newfoundland 

 v. MARIE PHILOMENE PERRIER, b. October 1855, Flat Bay, 
Bay St. George, Nfld; d. 13 December 1872, Flat Bay, Bay St. George, Nfld. 

Notes for MARIE PHILOMENE PERRIER: 
!St. George's R.C. Church Records, Nfld Archives. At the time of 
Bapt. in Jul 1856 she is listed as aged 9 months. 
  

More About MARIE PHILOMENE PERRIER: 
Baptized: 25 July 1856, Sandy Point, Bay St. George, Nfld 

 vi. JOSEPH PERRIER, b. 01 April 1858, Flat Bay, Bay St. George, Nfld. 

Notes for JOSEPH PERRIER: 
Baptized at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Sandy Point. Records 
are now kept at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, St. George's, Nfld. 

More About JOSEPH PERRIER: 
Baptized: 02 April 1858, Sandy Point, Bay St. George, Nfld 

vii. EMMANUEL PERRIER, b. April 1860, Flat Bay, Nfld, Newfoundland; 
d. 26 May 1930, Flat Bay, Bay St. George, Nfld; m. MARY JOSEPHE KING, 
19 April 1887, Sandy Point, Nfld, Newfoundland. 

Notes for EMMANUEL PERRIER: 

!His date of birth April 1860 is what was listed in the 1921 Census 
for Flat Bay, Emmanuel was listed as a Widow. His year of birth 
listed in the bible of my Grandmother, Evelyn Perrier was 1857. His 
death record is at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, St. George's, Nfld. He 
is listed as aged 74 years. The Priest was Rev. J.C. Stoyles. (If he 
was 74 at the time of his death, Emmanuel would have been born in 
1856, from the bible 1857 and from the census records 1860????) 

!(It is my belief that Joseph Perrier, born April 1858 and Emmanuel 
are the same person and that his full name is Joseph Emmanuel. My 
grandfather Ralph Perrier named one of his sons Joseph Emmanuel and 
when this child died he named another son Emmanuel Joseph. 
Emmanuel's sister Louise (married George Benoit) named her first son 
Joseph Emmanuel and when he died she named another son Joseph 
Emmanuel. Emmnauel's son Charles named one of his sons Manuel 
Joseph. Please remember this is just a theory that I have at the 
moment.) 

!Marriage recorded in the Immaculate Conception R.C. Church records 
for Sandy Point, the records are kept at St. Joseph's Church, St. 
George's, Nfld. 

!Directories: Not found in 1871 Lovelles or 1894\5 McAlpines. 1898 
McAlpines; he is listed as Emanuel Porier, fisherman of Flat Bay, 
1904 McAlpines; Bank Head- Emanuel Perrie, fisherman. 

!Petition by Residents of Bay St. George to the Governor of St. 
Pierre and Miquelon 1871. (Nfld & Lab genealogy society newsletter, 
vol. 4 # 4, fall 1988, page 121-22) was signed by Manuel Perrier. 
  

More About EMMANUEL PERRIER: 
Buried: 28 May 1930, Bank Head, Bay St. George, Nfld 

Notes for MARY JOSEPHE KING: 
!Mary's husband Emmanuel was listed as a widow at the time of the 
1921 census. 
!BAPT. &  MARR. RECORD AT ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH. 
  

More About MARY JOSEPHE KING: 
Baptized: 16 July 1870, Sandy Point, Bay St. George, Nfld 

viii. ROSE PERRIER, b. 09 August 1863, Flat Bay, Bay St. George, Nfld; 
m. ANTHONY BLANCHARD, 15 September 1880, Sandy Point, Bay St. George, Nfld. 

Notes for ROSE PERRIER: 
! Baptism & Marriage recorded at Sandy Point R.C. Church, Sandy Point, Nfld 

More About ROSE PERRIER: 
Baptized: 05 September 1863, Sandy Point, Bay St. George, Nfld 

Notes for ANTHONY BLANCHARD: 
!Anthony was the s/o Timothy. 
  

ix. EULALIE ROSALIE "LALLIE" PERRIER, b. 14 February 1866, 
Flat Bay, Bay St. George, Nfld;  d. Aft. 1935; m. JEAN-BAPTISTE "JACK" 
BENOIT, 03 October 1886, St. George's, Bay St. George, Nfld. 

Notes for EULALIE ROSALIE "LALLIE" PERRIER: 
!Eulalie was still alive in the 1935 census for Flat Bay & Muddy 
Hole, Nfld, but was not recorded there in the 1945 census. Her nicknames were 
Lilly or Lollie. Bapt. record found in the Sandy Point R.C. Church records. 

More About EULALIE ROSALIE "LALLIE" PERRIER: 
Baptized: 25 March 1866, Sandy Point, Bay St. George, Nfld 

Notes for JEAN-BAPTISTE "JACK" BENOIT: 
!St. George's R.C. Church Records, Nfld Archives, P8\A\15 
!John  "Jack"  was listed in the 1935 census for Flat Bay & Muddy Hole, but 
was not in the 1945 census. 
  

More About JEAN-BAPTISTE "JACK" BENOIT: 
Baptized: 17 October 1860, Sandy Point, Bay St. George, Nfld 

x. CHARLES PERRIER, b. 1869, Flat Bay, Bay St. George, Nfld; 
d. 04 December 1916, St. George's, Bay St. George, Nfld;  m. DEBORAH 
ROSE, 07 January 1895, Sandy Point, Bay St. George, Nfld. 

Notes for CHARLES PERRIER: 
!Death record found at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, St. George's, Nfld. 
In the 1921 Census Charles wife Deborah is remarried to Michael Benoit. 
  

More About CHARLES PERRIER: 
Buried: 06 December 1916, Shallop Cove, Bay St. George, Nfld 

Notes for DEBORAH ROSE: 
!D/O Samuel Rose & Jane Keeping. In the 1921 census she is married 
to Michael Benoit. Deborah married Michael Benoit s/o Paul Benoit 
& Bridget White 9 April 1918 at St. Joseph's Church, St. George's, Nfld. 
  

xi. LOUISE PERRIER, b. June 1872, Flat Bay, Bay St. George, Nfld; 
m. GEORGE BENOIT, 15 October 1883,  Sandy Point, Bay St. George, Nfld. 

Notes for LOUISE PERRIER: 
!Birth date from the 1921 census records for Flat Bay, page 282. 
Sandy Point R.C. Church Records, Marriage # 274 
  
  

Notes for GEORGE BENOIT: 
!R.C. St. George's Church Records (bapt. 1850-1856) Nfld. Archives 
P8/A/15. Louisa, wife of George was listed as a widow in the 1935 census for 
Muddy Hole, page 107 
  

More About GEORGE BENOIT: 
Baptized: 20 May 1854, Sandy Point, Nfld. 
  
The article was written by Laverne (Perrier) Cormier 
and posted to the Internet in September 1998. 
RESEARCHERS:


The above data was transcribed by Laverne (Perrier) Cormier and posted to the Internet in Novemeber 1998

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