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Jean Vincent D'ABBADIE, baron de Saint Castin

Jean Vincent D'ABBADIE, baron de Saint Castin

Male 1652 - 1707  (55 years)

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  • Name Jean Vincent D'ABBADIE 
    Suffix baron de Saint Castin 
    Born 1652  Escout, conton d’Oloron, Bearn, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Castin 
    Occupation French officer and Abenaki chief 
    Died Feb 1707  Pau, Bearn, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • French military officer serving in Canada, and an Abenaki chief.

      Jean-Vincent was the youngest of three children in this noble family. Little is known of his early years other than he lost his mother in infancy and his father before his teens. He left for Canada at the age of thirteen as an ensign in the army; a suitable pursuit for the younger son of a noble.

      He was likely part of Alexandre de Prouville's brutal campaign against the Iroqois in 1666 although his name does not appear in surviving records until 1670 when he was part of the repossession of Acadia by the French. It was in the Penobscot River area that he gained his knowledge of the Penobscot and was eventually adopted into a local tribe.

      In 1674 he made his way to New France after a harrowing experience there with Dutch pirates allied with the Bostonians. Governor Frontenac gave Saint-Castin the task of allying the Abenaki with the French. He took this role seriously and, while he became the third Baron de Saint-Castin on the death of his elder brother that year, he appears to have devoted his time to becoming an Abenaki.

      Subject of poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "The Baron of St. Castine," first published in his 1863 collection, Tales of a Wayside Inn. See http://www.hwlongfellow.org/poems_poem.php?pid=2076.
    Person ID I1118  MyFamilyInfo
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2015 

    Father Jean-Jacques D'ABBADIE, baron de St-Castin,   b. 1 Nov 1620, Escout (Béearn), France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 16 Feb 1666, Arette (Béarn), France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 45 years) 
    Mother Isabeau DE BÉARN-BONASSE,   b. 1630,   d. 17 Nov 1652, Arsette-la-Pierre, St. Martin, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years) 
    Married 4 Feb 1649  Arsette-la-Pierre, St. Martin, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • contrat ----- 4 févr 1649, Arette
      (tém: du côté du futur: Noble Jean de Bidou chanoine et vicaire général d'Oleron oncle; du côté de la future: Dlle Madeleine de Làas autrement de Bonasse nièce, Nobles Tristan de Béarn curé d'Arette & Auger de Béarn oncles paternals, Messire Charles de Lateulade lt pour le roi au gouvernement de Navarreux, Messire Jean-Jacques de Béarn & Noble Gilles de Làas major en la garnison de Navarreux)

      [Contract ----- 4 Feb 1649, Arette
      (witness: [neighbor of the future?]: Noble Jean de Bidou, canon and vicar general of Oleron, uncle; [neighbor of future?]: Demoiselle Madeleine de Làas otherwise of Bonasse, niece, Noble Tristan de Béarn parson of Arette & Auger de Béarn, paternal uncles, Lord Charles de Lateulade lieutenant for the king with the government of Navarreux, Lord Jean-Jacques de Béarn & Noble Gilles de Làas, major in the garrison of Navarreux)]
    Family ID F787  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Marie PIDIWAMMISKWA 
    Children 
     1. Thérèse D'ABBADIE, de Saint Castin
     2. Unknown D'ABBADIE
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F1159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Marie-Mathilde PIDIANSKE,   b. 1652, Acadie, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1720, Acadie, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married Abt 1670  Riviere St. Jean, Acadie, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • reaffirmed by Catholic rite in 1684
    Children 
     1. Joseph D'ABBADIE,   d. Aft 2 Mar 1751
    +2. Anastasie D'ABBADIE
     3. Unknown D'ABBADIE
     4. Unknown D'ABBADIE
     5. Barenos D'ABBADIE,   d. 25 Aug 1746
     6. Clair D'ABBADIE,   b. Abt 1671,   d. 27 Dec 1744, Grand Pre, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     7. Bernard D'ABBADIE,   b. Abt 1688,   d. 24 Nov 1704, en route to France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 16 years)
    +8. Bernard-Anselme D'ABBADIE, Baron de St-Castin,   b. Abt 1689, Pentagouet, Acadie Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Autumn 1720, Béarn, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
     9. Jean-Pierre D'ABBADIE,   b. Abt 1692,   d. 17 Dec 1702, Seminaire de Quebec, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 10 years)
    +10. Ursuline Marie D'ABBADIE, de Saint Castin,   b. Abt 1696, Pentagoet, Acadie Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1768, Hôpital de St-Pol-de-Léon, Brittany, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F785  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Jean Vincent D'Abbadie de Saint Castin
    Jean Vincent D'Abbadie de Saint Castin
    by artist Will H. Lowe
    Jean-Vincent D'Abbadie, baron de Saint-Castin
    Jean-Vincent D'Abbadie, baron de Saint-Castin

    Histories
    Jean-Vincent D'Abbadie, Baron de Saint-Castin (1652-1707)
    Jean-Vincent D'Abbadie, Baron de Saint-Castin (1652-1707)
    George Cerbelaud Salagnac, Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online (University of Toronto, 2000).