This site celebrates the marriage of Oscar Joseph Beaudoin and Yvette Alice Prince and many of their ancestors who lived in France, Quebec, and New Hampshire.  They were married on November 28, 1936 at Manchester, New Hampshire.

 The Beaudoins descend from Jacques Baudouin who immigrated to New France aboard the ship, Le Noir.  A fishing vessel, it sailed from LaRochelle, France and arrived at Quebec City on May 25, 1664.  He married Francoise Durand at Quebec on March 24, 1671.  She was a “Daughter of the King” having been sent by the crown along with other women who had no dowry and therefore, no prospect of marriage in France.  The crown provided a small dowry for each woman as part of the incentive to relocate to New France.  Jacques and his bride eventually settled in the Northeast tip of the Island of Orleans and raised several children there.  Jacques was an islander by birth having originally come from St. Martin on the Island of Ré, a small island off the coast of France near LaRochelle. He was at home living on an Island and earned his living as a fisherman.  He fished near his home and then, rode the incoming tide to Quebec to sell his day’s catch.  The outgoing tide provided his transportation back home.  His first son, Jacques, was the next in line in this family tree.

The Prince line began with Jacques Nicolas LePrince in Acadia.  Jacques was originally from Saint Malo in Brittany, France.  He married Marguerite Hebert in Port Royal 1671 and settled there.  Port Royal, now known as Annapolis Royal, is a small town on the south shore of the Bay of Fundy in what is now Nova Scotia.  Descendants of this family were expelled by the English in 1755 as part of what became known as , “The Grand Rearrangement” that relocated French speakers from Acadia to the eastern coast of the American Colonies.  After the end of the French and Indian war, the Prince family moved to Quebec and settled in Nicolet County.

This is a new site and still under construction.  More information will be added as it becomes available.