Husband: Jacques Bignuette (1 2 3)
Born: 1730 in Montbeliard, Doubs, France
Married: 07 May 1754 in St John Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: Apr 1805 in Wentworth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Wife: Marie Calame (4)
Born: 1734 in Montbeliard, Doubs, France
Died: in Nova Scotia
Father: Abraham Calame
Mother: Suzanne
01 (F): Catherine Jane Bigney (5)
Born: 05 Feb 1764 in Lunenburg, Lunenburg Co, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: 1845 in Mattatall Lake, Colchester Co, Nova Scotia, Canada
Spouses: John Frederick Patriquin
Additional Information

Jacques Bignuette:


K Marshall shares notes she received from A. Alexander. He found theis information in
"The Montbeliard Setlers At Tatamagouche: DesBarres' First
Settlers in the 1770s". It's a small, informative booklet which indicates
that James Bigney and his family were one of the thirteen families that left
Lunenburg and moved to Tatamagouche at the invitation of Joseph Frederick
Wallet DesBarres, a man whose family came originally from Montbeliard.
DesBarres was trained as a military engineer in England and arrived in North
America at the time Louisbourg was captured. As a reward for surveying the
land that had been owned by the Acadians, prior to their expulsion from Nova
Scotia, DesBarres was granted 20,000 acres of land, including the former
Acadian lands at Tatamagouche.
Wanting to be like European land owners who rented out their farms to
tennants, DesBarres invited Bigney and the other 12 families to move to
Tatamagouche and farm on his land. This they did. Not wanting to be
tennant farmers forever, the Bigneys eventually moved from Tatamagouche to
River John (a distance of about 20 miles) where some of their descendants
still live. The first children of James BIGNEY and Mary CALAME were born in
Lunenburg; the rest were born in Tatamagouche.

  1. Gary Patriquin at < >, Patriquin GED received 13 Oct 2003.
  2., Passenger and Immigration Lists: Jacques Biguenet.

    Name: Jacques Biguenet
    Year: 1752
    Age: 22
    Estimated birth year: abt 1730
    Place: Halifax, N.S.
    Source Publication Code: 7017
    Primary Immigrant: Biguenet, Jacques
    Annotation: Port and date of arrival. Three ships from Rotterdam to Halifax: Sally, Betty, and Speedwell. Place of origin and occupation given.
    Source Bibliography: PUNCH, TERRENCE M. " 'Foreign Protestants' to Nova Scotia, 1752." In Canadian Genealogist, vol. 5:4 (Dec. 1983), pp. 231-240.
    Page: 236

  3. K Marshall, email of 2 Nov 2009.

    [see notes]

  4., Passenger and Immigration Lists.

    Name: Marie Calame
    Year: 1752
    Place: Halifax, N.S.
    Family Members: Wife Suzanne; Child Jeannette; Child Marie; Child Jacques; Child Catherine; Child Madeleine
    Source Publication Code: 7074.6
    Primary Immigrant: Calame, Abraham
    Annotation: "The Montbeliardais in Nova Scotia: A colonization by the foreign Protestants in the 18th century." Date and port of arrival. Occupation, name of ship, and, sometimes, place of origin also provided. See also 7074.5 (indexed in PILI 1995).
    Source Bibliography: PUNCH, TERRENCE M. Les Montbeliardais en Nouvelle Ecosse: Une colonisation par des protestants etrangers au XVIIIe siecle (1750-1815). Extracted from Societe d'Emulation de Montbeliard, vol. 81:108 (1985-1986), pp. 195-233 (extract published separately).
    Page: 209

  5. Gary Patriquin at < >, Patriquin GED received 13 Oct 2003.

    [Gary Michael Patriquinn born 11/22/1951]

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