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I am certain that many of you readers do not know that the Melanson's were french protestants . The first Melanson that we have found was a Pierre Melanson dit Laverdure said to be born in France and he died in England during the winter of 1676-1677. This Pierre married an english girl name Priscilla around 1631 in England. They had three children: Pierre born around 1632, Charles around 1643 and Jean . It was two of these sons who came to Port Royal with Thomas Temple in 1657.After the treaty of Breda in 1667 they were in Boston. Their two sons Pierre and Charles who both married Acadian girls stayed in Acadie. Jean remained in Boston for a while and it is not known what happened to him. When Pierre the son and his brother Charles married their spouses they renounced their protestant and married the girls catholic. Pierre married Marguerite Mius D'Entremont around 1665 and Charles married Marie Dugas around 1663 in Port Royal. Charles settled on the north of Annapolis river around 6 and a half kilometers from Annopolis Royal. For nearly a decade Charles Melanson and his descendants lived there. Charles Melanson had 35 arpents of land and the largest fruit orchard with 76 fruit trees. He had 39 cattle,23 sheep and 19 pigs in 1671. The Melanson Settlement where Charles and his family lived became a principle archaelogical dig depicting Acadian live in the 17th and 18th century. Melanson descendants of Charles and his brother Pierre can be found everywhere, in New Brunswick,Nova Scotia,Prince Edward Island,Quebec, and various parts of the United States. The Melanson surname has also been spelled as Melancon. I hope I have given you some information that you did not have. If you like the hat above, you can click on the url and it will take you to my gallery where there are other Melanson products,click on Acadians,Hats,and Genealogy folders to see what I have and I can also create what you would like said on any product. Have a great day.Thanks for stopping by.
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