JEAN-CLAUDE LANDRY was born 1593 in LaChausse, Loudon, Vienne, France, and died 1671 in France. He married (2) MARIE SALLEE 1633 in Perche, France, daughter of JEAN SALLE and FRANCOISE ARNAUD. She was born 1600 in Cougnes, LaRochelle, France, and died 1693.

Many researchers have claimed that a large number of Acadian immagrants came from La Ventrouze-au-Perche and La Chaussée in the Loudun area of Poitou in west central France.

Notes for JEAN-CLAUDE LANDRY:

The Acadian Landry family originated in La Ventrouze, near Montagne-au-Perche in the modern French department of L’Orne. Jean-Claude Landry came to Acadia about 1640-41 with his secon dwife, Marie Sallee and their son, Rene Landry dit LeJeune (the younger) who was born in 1634 in France.

They were accompanied by three of Jean-Claude’s adult children from his first marriage to a woman whose name remains unknown. One of these three children, Perrine Landry, was accompanied by her husband, Jacques Joffriau. The other two were fraternal twins, Rene Landry dit L’Aisne (the elder) and Anthoinette Landry. The twins were 22 years old and unmarried at the time of their arrival.

The family also included Marie’s three children from her marriage to the deceased Martin Aucoin. The family was likely attracted to Acadia by another daughter of Jean-Claude, Marguerite, who was married to Robert Martin and living in Acadia for several years prior to 1640.

All of Jean-Claude’s grandchildren were born in or around Port Royal. However, by the 1670’s that region that included the small town and the farming settlements along Riviere des Dauphins was getting crowded. Available farmland was becoming scarce, and several Acadian families began looking to the east to cultivate. Piere Melanson was already established on the banks of the Bassin des Mines (Minas Basin) about 60 miles east of Port Royal. In the late summer of 1680, a group of Acadians, including two sons of Rene Landry dit LeJeune, Anthoine and Claude, moved east to join Pierre Melanson on the Bassin des Mines. The grup included Pierre Therriot, who would later become the brother-in-law of Anthoine and Claude. The group first built a house for Pierre Therriot that served as shelter Jean-Claude Landry came to Acadia about 1640-41 with his second wife, Marie Sallee, and their son, Rene Landry dit LeJeune (the younger), who was born in 1634 in France.

They were accompanied by three of Jean-Claude’s adult children from his first marriage to a woman whose name remains unknown. One of these three children, Perrine Landry, was accompanied by her husband, jacques Joffriau. They other two were fraternal twins, Rene Landry dit L’Aisne (the elder) and Anthoinette Landry. The twins were 22 years old and unmarried at the time of their arrival. They family also included Marie’s three children from her marriage to the deceased Martin Aucoin. The family was likely attracted to Acadia by another daughter of Jean-Claude, Marguerite, who was married to Robert Martin and living in Acadia for several years prior to 1640.

All of Jean-Claude’s grandchildren were born in or around Port Royal. However, by the 1670’s, that region that included the small town and the farming settlements along the Riviere des Dauphins was getting crowded. Available farmland was becoming scarce, and several Acadian families began looking to the east for more land to cultivate. Pierre Melanson was already established on the banks of the Bassin des Mines (Minas Basin) about 60 miles east of Port Royal. In the late summer of 1680, a group of Acadians, including two sons of Rene Landry dit LeJeune, Anthoine and Claude, moved east to join Pierre Melanson on the Bassin des Mines. The group included Pierre Therriot, who would later become the brother-in-law of Anthoine and Claude. The group first build a house for Pierre Therriot that served as shelter for the entire group through the first winter. Then they began clearing high ground through the autumn and winter in order to construct home sites for the others. In the spring, they returned to the Port Royal region to plant and prepare the crop. After the next harvest, the group returned to the Bassin to continue the preparatory work for the new settlement.

The work done by this small group of settlers was the foundation of the settlement of Grand Pre, which later became famous as a principal point of embarkation for Acadian settlers during the deportation in 1755. Antoine and Claude Landry eventually settled at Bassin des Mines with their families on the banks of the riviere-des-habitants. The other married brothers and sisters of Anthoine and Claude followed them to the area. Jehan, Cecile and Marguerite established themselves at Grand Pre. Marie and her family settled at Riviere-aux-Gaspereux. Jeanne and her family settled at Riviere de Pigiguit.

According to documentation by Paul Surette, an Acadian historian from Moncton, New Brunswick, it should be noted here that establishing this settlement took several years and lots of hard work. In addition to building homes and clearing the land, a system of dykes had to be build. The Bassin des Mines was known for having high tides that would inundate the land daily. The dykes saved the land from the tides, but it was several years in the process before the land could be cultivated. The result of this effort was the most fertile farmland in North America.

(Times-Picayune, March 15, 1998)

Notes for MARIE SALLEE:

Marie Sallee and Martin Aucion had three children.

Children of JEAN-CLAUDE LANDRY are:

RENE DIT L’AISNE2 LANDRY, b. 1618, LaChausse, France; d. Port Royal, N.S.;

Stepchild.

PERRINE LANDRY, m. JACQUES JOFFRIALL

ANTOINETTE LANDRY, b. 1618

Children of JEAN-CLAUDE LANDRY and MARIE SALLEE are:

RENE DIT LEJEUNE2 LANDRY, b. 1634, LaChausse, France; d. 1686, Port Royal.

MARGUERITE LANDRY, m. ROBERT MARTIN.

Jean-Claude Landry

Birth* Jean-Claude Landry was born circa 1605 at La Ventrouze, Mortagne, Perche, FRA.
Christening He was christened circa 1605 at La Ventrouze, Mortagne, Perche, FRA.
Marriage* He married Marie Salé circa 1625 at La Ventrouze, Mortagne, Perche, FRA.
Marriage License Jean-Claude Landry and Marie Salé obtained a marriage license.
Engagement Jean-Claude Landry and Marie Salé were engaged.
Death* Jean-Claude Landry died at La Ventrouze, Mortagne, Perche, FRA.
Burial* He was buried at La Ventrouze, Mortagne, Perche, FRA.
Family Marie Salé
Children ◦   René Landry+◦   Antoinette Landry+

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