The origin of René Guillot is defined in the La Roque census of 1752. This census indicates that René Guillot is from Doix diocese of Angers, this village is located is about 40 Km to the Northeast of La Rochelle. It should be noted  that the research in Doix did not uncover any information regarding this family.

The nickname often given to René Guillot,  the Angevin, confirms his  origin as the region of Angers.



Another hypothesis regarding the origin of Rene Guillot has also been proposed.
One finds a René Guillot listed January 15, 1714 on the Rosterof the ship « Queen Anne» destined for «French isles of America». Rene Guillot is a sailor on board this ship whose origin is St. Gilles (St. Gilles sur Vie?). There is no evidence that this René Guillot remained in Acadia, and it is not known  if Acadia was the destination of the ship.

Rene Guillot would be born about 1693 (he was 59 years in 1752).
He was known to have been married in 1719 in Cobéquid to Marguerite Doiron, daughter of Jean Doiron and Marie Trahan (according to Stephen White).

Of this marriage there were 4 children:
Jean Baptist December 29, 1720.
Marie Josèphe born abt. 1722.
 René born abt. 1726.
Ambroise born abt.  1728


Transcription of census from Sieur De La Roque (1752) St Jean island

Herni (in fact René) Guillot, local laborer, native of Doix, bishopric Of Angers, aged of 59 years.
He has his daughter, Marie Josèphe Guillot, age 29 years.
Jean Baptist Guillot, native of Acadia, age 31 years. (his first wife Marie Madeleine Arsement had to be dead)
He has a boy and 2 girls:
Charles Olivier, age 6 years
Elisabeth, age 4 years
Marie Joseph, age 2 years.
And in cattle, 2 cows and a calf.

The land on which it is established is situated, as noted before (is South east of Pointe Prime Cove), was given them verbally by Mr. de Bonnaventure. They improved the land in order sow 4 bushels of wheat next spring.


In the La Roque census, all the Guillots are recorded.

Rene is recorded in «Pointe Prime» following his father and brother Jean Baptist.
He was 26 years old at that time and married with Marie Rose Daigre age 20 years.

Ambroise is recorded in «Pointe Boulleau»,  is 24 years old and  the same age that his wife, Théotiste Daigre (sister of Marie Rose). They have one child, Marguerite Blanche age 5 months, Paul Severain Bertrand also aged of 15 years also lives with them.


Affaire Guillot Doiron Boudrot.

May 24, 1736, a judicial decision is made by «the honorable lieutenant governor Lawrence Armstrong» to Annapolis Royal, in a matter which René Guillot opposes Paul Boudrot, son-in-law of Charles Doiron.

Paul Boudrot maintains  that the land farmed by René Guillot had been acquired by his good father Charles Doiron, whereas René Guillot maintains that this famland was  inherited by wife, Marguerite Doiron, at the death of are father, Jean Doiron.

Each side produced its witnesses, and Charles Boudrot affirms to have heard Jean Doiron to say that he wanted that his estate be shared equally among his children.On the other hand, Claude Boudrot doesn't manage to prove that the farmland had been acquired by Charles Doiron rather than by Jean Doiron.

The Council, going back on a previous decision taken by Pierre Leblanc, Bernard Daigre, and Jean Doucet, three Acadiens deputies, confirm the rights of René Guillot.

«The Board upon the considération of the whole were of Opinion, that the plantiff René Guillot should be continued in the quiet and peaceable possession of the said Lands till the Deffendant Charles Duron shall produce a more Sufficient Evidence, that it was he and not his father John that purchased said Lands»
(Archives of the New Scotland Vol 3 p 346, minutes of HM Council 1720-1742).

This disagreement regarding land between 2 members of tne same family, poses a certain number of questions. Jean Doiron would have had 19 children. Why does Charles deny him only the inheritance of his sister Marguerite? Is Marguerite indeed the daughter of Jean Doiron? She doesn't appear in any census, we don't have any documentation concerning her. Does Stephen White in his dictionary think than she is the daughter of Jean Doiron and Marie Trahan the second wife of Jean Doiron, and therefore the half sister of Charles Doiron, is this the reason for the disagreement?. Or is she, then, an adopted daughter with which Charles Doiron doesn't want to share his father's inheritance? A small Indian for example? A supplementary mystery to solve.


The Guillots in France at the present time.

This family name  is still very common in all of France, it is therefore vain to try to look for the origin possible of René Guillot by this method. On the other hand, there is at least one  Guillot family in Doix in Vendée at this time.


 Descendance de René GUILLOT

GUILLOT René(Dit L'angevin)
né : 1695 à : DOIX (85200) (FRANCE)

DOIRON Marguerite
née : 1692
décédée : 13 février 1759 à : SAINT MALO (35) - ILLE ET VILAINE (FRANCE)
fille de DOIRON Jean
et de TRAHAN Marie

Type d'union : mariage
1719 à COBEQUID (ACADIE), St Pierre et St Paul
Ages à l'union : Elle 27 ans - Lui 23 ans

GUILLOT Jean Baptiste
Naissance : 29 décembre 1720 à COBEQUID (ACADIE)
Union : 1745 avec ARCEMENT Marie Madeleine
Union : 1754 avec BOURG Marguerite

GUILLOT Marie Josèphe
Naissance : 1723
Union : 1745 à COBEQUID (ACADIE) avec BRAULT Alexis

Naissance : 1726 à COBEQUID (ACADIE)
Union : 15 février 1751 avec DAIGLE Marie Rose
Union : 5 août 1760 à SAINT SULIAC (35) - ILLE ET VILAINE (FRANCE) avec BOURG Françoise
Union : 1774 avec CONVEQUE Françoise
Décès : 27 juin 1781 à LA PUYE (86260) - VIENNE (FRANCE), CENAN

GUILLOT Ambroise
Naissance : 1728 à COBEQUID (ACADIE)
Union : 15 février 1751 à PORT LA JOIE (ACADIE) avec DAIGLE Theotiste
Décès : 23 avril 1793 à ARCHIGNY (86210) - VIENNE (FRANCE)

The families of the 4 children of René Guillot were all repatriated to France in distinct different destinations. In 3 families out of 4 the children were shared between France and Louisiana.




 Thanks to Bob McBride for the translation