Marie Madeleine LeBlanc, my 6th Great Grandmother, was born in Grand-Pre Acadia on 18 November 1725 to Francois LeBlanc and Cecile Boudrot.
She would marry a Jean Baptiste Forest around 1745 and to this family would be born two boys and two girls. The family would reside in Pisiguit Acadia, During the French and Indian War, the family moved to Isle Madame to be under the Security of the French Fort at Louisbourg. With the fall of Fort Louisbourg in 1758, the Forest family was captured and placed on ships for France.
It is unknown whether the father, Jean Baptiste Forest, died prior to the sailing to France or perished during the sailing. One ten year old daughter would escape the sailing by going to Quebec with relatives.(see link below to previous blogpost) The widow, Marie LeBlanc and three of her children survived the sailing and arrived in St Malo France on 23 January 1759. (See record below)
Conditions aboard the ship must have been horrible as the family was placed in the hospital upon their arrival in France.(See hospital record below) Marie died on 18 March 1759 in St. Servan France and was buried there the following day.(See Burial Record below) Two of her remaining children would die less than a month after their mother on April 12th and April 14th in the hospital of St. Servan. Only one child of this family would survive the sailing to St Malo France.
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