Davids of New France2

Etienne Thomas David

Fortress of Louisbourg, Île Royale, Nouvelle France



1730

Etienne Thomas David, the 6th son and 9th child of Jean Pierre David and Marie Magdelaine Monmellian, was born on 20 December 1730 at Louisbourg and baptized the following day, 21 December 1730. His godparents were Sieur Estienne Caesar Leverrier and Anne Benoist. Fre Zacharie Caradec, Recoleta Vicar General and Parish Priest of Louisbourg presided at the baptism. Witnesses attending the baptism were Thomas Verrier and Magdeleine La Rivieri.

                                Baptism Record of Etienne Thomas David - 21 December 1730

Etienne Thomas' brief life story can be fully told within 2 transcription source records which document his birth and baptism in 1730 and his death at the age of 2 years and internment in 1733.



1730 to 1733


The Louisbourg Smallpox Epidemic of 1732 and 1733

During 1732 and 1733, a smallpox epidemic sweep through Louisbourg causing the deaths of 151 inhabitants. It is said to have been carried to Louisbourg on the King's ship Les Rubis. There is the possibility that this smallpox epidemic was the reason for additional great sorrows within this David family.


The Death of Magdeleine

In 1733, Jean Pierre and Marie Magdelaine tragically buried 2 additional children with the deaths of their 1st daughter, Magdeleine, on 09 February 1733 at the age of 12 years and their last born child, Etienne Thomas.



1733

The Death of Etienne Thomas

On 01 April 1733, at the infant age of 2 years, Etienne Thomas passed away, 1 month and 24 days after his older sister Magdeleine died at the young age of 12. Besides what is recorded here, very little else has been yet uncovered as to the infant years and the death of Etienne Thomas David.


Burial Record of Etienne Thomas David - 01 April 1733

Etienne Thomas' brief life story can be fully told within 2 transcription source records above which document his birth and baptism in 1730 and his death at the age of 2 years and internment in 1733.



Other Compiled Abstracts

Etienne Thomas' documented presence in Louisbourg is recorded in a Family Reconstitution File of his father, Jean Pierre David, which is archived at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada. This Family Reconstitution File was abstracted and compiled from original source documents archived at the Archives of Canadian and the Archives Nationale.

Further documented evidence which notates Etienne Thomas in Louisbourg during this period has been extracted and compiled from original source documents into the Fortress of Louisbourg Historical Memoranda Series 1964 to Present H F 25 1989 titled Jean Pierre David dit Saint Michel: Blacksmith authored by Eric Krause of Krause House Info-Research Solutions.



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History of Updates

The following chronological history of updates document the changes that have been made to this ancestorial life story and the date those changes were made by the author.


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