Marie Cécile Poirier

Brief Life History of Marie Cécile

When Marie Cécile Poirier was born in 1725, in Beaubassin, Nova Scotia, British Colonial America, her father, Jean Baptiste Poirier, was 43 and her mother, Marie Jeanne Cormier, was 39. She married Olivier Landry on 24 September 1748, in Beaubassin, Nova Scotia, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 22 January 1800, in Saint James, St. James, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 75.

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Olivier Landry
Marie Cécile Poirier
Marriage: 24 September 1748
Joseph Landry
Marie Hélène Landry
Jean Antoine Landry

Sources (2)

  • Cecile Poirrier, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1711-1909"
  • Coecille Poiree in entry for Jean Jacques Leger, "Louisiana Marriages, 1816-1906"

World Events (6)

1745 · First Siege of Louisbourg

The siege of Louisbourg in present day Cape Breton Island started on May 11, 1745. There was already 1500 British troops there soon 200 French arrived to fight them. Many of the fisheries in the area were destroyed which hurt the province. The battle lasted until June 28, 1745, when the French surrendered.

1758 · Legislature Established

October 2, 1758, the Nova Scotia legislature was established. They met in a wooden building and consisted of 22 men.


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French Armand, Marcel, Andre, Normand, Pierre, Emile, Laurent, Cecile, Jacques, Michel, Raoul, Gilles.

French: topographic name for someone who lived by a pear tree, poirier (from Old French perier), or a habitational name from (Le) Poirier, the name of several places in various parts of France. Compare Peryea and Poirrier .

History: Jean Poirier from France married Jeanne Chebrat in France or Acadia c. 1647. Jean Poirier dit Lajeunesse from Molières in Lot, France, married Marie Langlois in Montreal, QC, in 1668. Joseph Poirier dit Desloges from Lathus-Saint-Rémy in Vienne, France, married Marie Gauthier in Montreal, QC, in 1709. Nicolas Poirier from Les Brouzils in Vendée, France, married Anne Rabouin in Montreal, QC, in 1689. Pierre Poirier dit Lafleur from France married Marie-Clémence Maupetit in Lachine, QC, in 1707.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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