Acadians Who Found Refuge in Louisiana, February 1764-early 1800s




Francois Nogues, born at Piriac, near Nantes, France, in c1702, settled on Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward island,  by 1728, the year he married Madeleine Doiron probably on the island  They settled at St.-Pierre-du-Nord, on the north side of the island, and had at least six children:  Marguerite, born in c1730, Catherine-Josèphe in c1733, Francois, fils in c1737, Anne-Théotiste in c1740, Francois-Joseph in c1742, and Marie-Madeleine in c1746.  


Marie-Pérrine Nogues, born at LeFresnelais, France, in c1749, married Amand Boudrot at Plouër, France, near St.-Malo, in February 1777.  She came to Louisiana with him and their children aboard the sixth of the Seven Ships from France, La Ville d'Archangel, in December 1785.  They did not follow the majority of the passengers from their ship to the new Acadian community of Bayou des Écores, on the river above Baton Rouge, but settled, instead, in the Acadian community of Ascension, on the river between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.  In January 1788, a Spanish census taker found Amand Boudreaux at Ascension living on the left, or east bank, with four children and no wife, so Marie-Périnne probably had died by then.  


Since Marie-Pérrine may have been the only member of this family to go to Louisiana, the Acadian line of the Nogues family, except for its blood, did not take root in the Bayou State.

The family's name also is spelled Nogue. 

Sources:  Arsenault, Généalogie, 2133; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 903.  

Settlement Abbreviations 
(present-day parishes that existed during the War Between the States in parenthesis; hyperlinks on the abbreviations take you to brief histories of each settlement):




Lafourche (Lafourche, Terrebonne)


Pointe Coupée




Natchitoches (Natchitoches)

SB San Bernardo (St. Bernard)


Atakapas (St. Martin, St. Mary, Lafayette, Vermilion)


San Luìs de Natchez (Concordia)


St.-Gabriel d'Iberville (Iberville)


Bayou des Écores (East Baton Rouge, West Feliciana)


New Orleans (Orleans)


St.-Jacques de Cabanocé (St. James)


Baton Rouge (East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge)


Opelousas (St. Landry, Calcasieu)

For a chronology of Acadian Arrivals in Louisiana, 1764-early 1800s, see Appendix.

The hyperlink attached to an individual's name is connected to a list of Acadian immigrants for a particular settlement and provides a different perspective on the refugee's place in family and community. 

Name Arrived Settled Profile
Marie-Pérrine NOGUES 01 Dec 1785 Asc born c1749, LeFresnelais, France; daughter of Charles NOGUES & Francoise RAIMOND; married, age 27, Amand BOUDREAUX, son of Francois BOUDREAUX & Angélique DOIRON of L'Assomption, Pigiguit, & widower of Marie COUILLARD, 5 Feb 1777, Plouër, France; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 35; died by Jan 1788, when her husband was listed in the Ascension census without a wife


01.  Wall of Names, 44 (pl. 11R), calls her Marie NOGUE, & lists her with her husband & 5 children; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 903, her marriage record, calls her Marie-Périne NOGUES, says she was "major daughter of deceased Charles [NOGUES] and Francoise RAIMOND ... native of the village of Lafresnelais and resident of the one of LaCroix Gicquel," says she was 28 at the time of the marriage, calls her husband Amand BOUDRO, "native of the parish of L'Assomption in Acadie, diocese of Québec, widower of Marie COUIARD, resident of the village of Paumerais," says that he was 44 at the time of the marriage, & that the witnesses to their marriage were Mathurin SAUVAGE, J. DESGUETS, Hy. SEVESTRE, & Jean-Baptiste AUCOIN, all of whom signed; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 94-95, calls her Marie VOGUE, sa [Aman BOUDRO's] femme, age 35, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marie NOGUES, his [Amant BOUDROT's] wife, age 35, on the complete listing, says she was in the 29th Family aboard La Ville d'Archangel with her husband 5 children, details her marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names, but does not give the date or place of marriage, &, calling her Marie NOGUE, says that her daughter Marie BOUDREAUX married Francois AUCOIN on 18 Feb 1800 but does not say where.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 42.

There was a NOGUES family who lived on Île St.-Jean before Le Grand Dérangement.  Was she from this family?  Arsenault, Généalogie, 2133, does not list her as one of the children from that family.  If she was an Île St.-Jean Acadian, why was she born in France nearly a decade before the British deported the Acadians of that island to France in 1758?  Her father may have been a Frenchman, not an Acadian.  If so, she does not belong on this list.  

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