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BELLE ISLE MARSH, CRADLE OF ACADIA

And from the other end of the continent, we received a short note from Gérard Theriault from Petit Ruisseau, Nova Scotia to let us know of some news that had just been published by the ‘Courier de la Nouvelle Écosse’ regarding the on-going work at the archaeological digs in Belle Isle, an Acadian settlement which was part of the Port Royal colony about 10 miles upriver from the village proper. Jehan and Perrine Terriot, progenitors of our family were recorded as having lived there in the 17th century. Visit our website sections “Sail from La Havre to Le Heve” and “Promise of Acadia” (http://www.terriau.org/jehan.htm#Sail“) for the history of Jehan and Perrine in Port Royal. Gérard is our delegate for the Léo François & Marguerite LeBlanc Thériault Great-Branch, of Church Point, NS on St-Mary’s Bay. Here’s the article from the Courier that we translated for your convenience…

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