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Jean Brot

The Breau Family includes Jean Breau / Brot; born about 1678, died 1751; raised his family with Anne Chiasson in the colony of New France at Port Royal, Acadie; now Nova Scotia.

Family reference: 18

Born Born abt 1678 Port Royal, Acadie (now Nova Scotia)
Died Died 17 April 1751 Port Royal, Acadie
Married Married between 1700 and 1701 Anne Chiasson dit Lavallée at Port Royal, Acadie



  1. Marie Breau; b. abt. 1700; d. 1768
  2. Ambroise Brau; b. 1705; d. 1768
  3. Jean Baptiste Bro; b. 1707; d. before April 1762
  4. Jeanne Breau; b. 1709; d. 1765
  5. Pierre Brault; b. 1712; d. bef. Sept 1772
  6. Anne Breau; b. 1713; d. 1715 (age 18 months)
  7. Antoine Breau; b. 1717; d. 1772
  8. Anne Breau; b. 1720
  9. Simon Breau; b. abt. 1721; d. 1804

The Parents of Jean

Jean's father Vincent Breau was the first Breau to arrive in the New World from France and was the originator of all Breau's of Acadian descent. His mother was Marie Bourg (or Boure) and she likely arrived from France with her parents.

Jean and Anne

Anne Chiasson dit Lavallée was born about 1680 in Port Royal in Acadie and was the daughter of Denis Guyon Chiasson dit Lavallée of Saint-Sauveur de Nuaille, Aunis, France and Jeanne Bernard.

Jean was at Port Royal in 1678 with his parents and in 1686 with his widowed mother and siblings. After the marriage he remained in Port Royal, where he was recorded in 1701 as having one arpent of land under cultivation, with 8 heads of cattle, 7 sheep and 2 hogs1.

Life in Port Royal

Repairing a dyke Like his father, Jean Breau worked the land in the Annapolis Basin region, just upriver of the Port Royal settlement. War erupted again between England and France in 1688 when Jean was ten, and the war continued until 1697. During that time the English out of New England led several raids on the Acadian settlements.

Then the War of the Spanish Succession began in 1701, again pitting England against France. More attacks by the New Englanders took place, until Port Royal finally capitulated on October 13, 1710. Port Royal was renamed Annapolis Royal and the whole peninsula became known as Nova Scotia. The Treaty of Utrecht of 1713 finally put an end to the war.

Swearing the Oath The British authorites in Nova Scotia, dependent upon the provisions and livestock which the Acadians were able to furnish, allowed the Acadians to remain after securing their oath of allegiance but acceding to their request that they not be forced to take up arms against the French in any future British-French conflict1.

The Final Years for Jean

Jean died at Port Royal in 1751 at the age of 73, just four years prior to the Expulsion, although he would have been aware toward the end of the tension for the colony with the British masters.



  1. "A Breau Genealogy", 2nd Edition, compiled by Robert Brault and Clarence T. Breaux; private publication, 2nd edition 2004; 440 pages; history and family lines of the descendants of Vincent Brault (1629-1686), a pioneer Acadian

Family Outline

Descendancy Chart for JeanBreau1674
0 JeanBreau1674
1 AmbroiseBreau1705
1 JeanVictorBreau1750
1 JacquesBreau1779

-- JimBenedict - 17 Apr 2006
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