Félicité Cyr (1754-c. 1844)

Félicité Cyr, born in Memramcook, as well as her parents, Jean-Jacques Cyr and Marie-Josèphe Hébert, were deported to Brittany during the Deportation in 1755. The family was amongst the group of Acadians that were sent by France to its colony on the Falkland Islands in South America. Félicité Cyr returned however to France where she married Jean-Baptiste Robichaud in February 1773, at the Saint-Servan church. Accepting the offer of the Jersey company Robin, Pipon et Cie, the Robichauds and many of their relatives crossed the Atlantic again, this time secretly and made their way to Bonaventure where they started working for the company. However, unable to improve their situation, the family decided to settle on the other site of the Bay of Chaleur in Shippagan. Born shortly after their arrival in 1791, the youngest daughter of Félicité Cyr and Jean-Baptiste Robichaud, Sophie, was the first name in the register of that parish.
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