The Breau Family
starts in the new world with Vincent Brault; born 1631, died about 1685; first Breau settler in the colony of New France at Port Royal, Acadie; now Nova Scotia.
| || Born || abt. 1631 || La Chaussée in France |
| || Died || between Nov 1684 and Jan 1686 || Port Royal, Acadie (now Nova Scotia) |
| || Married || abt. 1661 || Marie Bourg (or Boure) at Port Royal, Acadie |
- Father: unknown
- Mother: unknown
- Marie dit Vincelotte Breau; b. abt. 1662; d. 24 Nov 1749
- Antoine Breau; b. abt 1666
- Marguerite Breau; b. abt 1668; d. aft 1714
- Pierre Breau; b. abt 1670; d. abt 1760
- son, unknown name; b. abt 1671
- Anne Breau; b. 1673; d. aft 1700
- François Breau; b. abt 1674; d. aft 1755 census
- Jean Brot; b. abt 1674; d. aft 1755 census
- Marie Breau; d. abt 1680; d. 1742
- Jeanne Breau; b. abt 1684
- René Breau; d. abt 1685; d. 1768
- Elizabeth (or Isabelle) Breau; b. abt 1686
Vincent’s Early Years
Vincent was from La Chaussée, in the Loudun area, Department of Vienne, France. He was recruited as a colonist for Acadie, where he arrived about 1652 and settled in the Port Royal area (near today's Digby, Nova Scotia).
War broke out between England and France in 1654 and as a result, a British fleet sailed out of Boston and captured Port Royal. Acadie remained in the possession of England until the Treaty of Breda in 1667 returned it to French control.
Vincent and Marie
Marie's parents were presumably from the same region in France as Vincent. Vincent and Marie married in Port Royal around 1661, he being about thirty years of age.
The 1671 census of Port Royal shows Vincent Brot, age 40, with wife Marie Boure, age 26, two sons and two daughters, living on four arpents (about three acres) of cleared land and having nine head of cattle and seven sheep. In the 1678 census he is shown as Vincent Beraud with wife Marie Bourg, four sons and two daughters living on three arpents of land and having five animals.
By the time of the 1686 census he was deceased and Marie Boure was shown as the widow of Vincent Brau1
- "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
Descendancy Chart for VincentBreau1631
- 17 Apr 2006