- The birth location of Rene generally is thought to be La Chaussee, Vienne, France but there is no definitive proof. French Landrys are concentrated primarily in the area of the communes of LaChausse, Martaize, and Aulnay south of Loudon, France.
Rene may have been from La Chausse near Loudon, France. (Geneviève Massignon's 1962 French Conversations in Acadie, as cited by Marcel Walter Landry http://mwlandry.ca/genealog/getperson.php?personID=I5&tree=05)
The 1671 census of Port Royal, Acadia listed Rene Landry 52, Perrine Bourg 45, Henriette Pelletret 30 (D), Jeanne Landry 28, Marie 25, Marie 23, Madeleine 15, Pierre 13, Claude 8, 10 cattle, 6 sheep, and 12 arpents of land. (http://www.acadian-home.org/census1671.html)
The 1671 census of Port Royal listed Rene as 52 and in the 1678 census of Port Royal, Rene was listed with 1 acre abutting Lyon Rampant. (www.Acadian-Cajun.com)
The 1678 census of Port Royal, Acadia listed Rene Landry, Perrine Bourg, 2 boys 20 & 15, 1 girl 23, and 10 cattle. (http://www.acadian-home.org/census1678.html)
White listed two death entries for Rene: 1678 and 1686. (Stephen A. White, The Dictionnaire Genealogique Des Families Acadiennes, Moncton: University of Moncton, vol II, 2000) He was alive in the 1678 census and dead in the 1686 census. (www.Acadian-Cajun.com)
In the 1671 census for the Rene Landry, there were a Jeanne and a Henriette Pelletrot age 30 who were Perrine Bourg's daughters by a previous marriage. (www.adadian-home.org/acadian-origins.html) Jeanne married Barnabe Martin and Henriette married Pierre Doucet. (www.Acadian-Cajun.com)
The birth dates of the children were derived from various censuses from 1671 to 1714. (www.Acadian-Cajun.com)
The 1645 marriage date was selected because it was one year before the birth of their first child and listed by Stephen A. White. (Stephen A. White, The Dictionnaire Genealogique Des Families Acadiennes, Moncton: University of Moncton, vol II, 2000)
Based on no mention of consanguinity for the marriage between Germain Dupuis (GS of Rene The Younger) and Marie Granger (2GD of Rene The Elder) or for the marriage of Charles Lanoue (GS of Rene The Elder) and Marie Joseph Landry (GD of Rene The Younger), Stephen A. White concluded that the two Rene Landrys could not have been related any less than the second or third degree. (Stephen A. White, English Supplement To The Dictionnaire Genealogique Des Families Acadiennes, Moncton: University of Moncton, 2000) My understanding of Canon Law is that they did not have a common father, grandfather, or great grandfather since these marriages made no mention of the consanguinity issue. The Catholic Church marriages typically stated consanguinity through the 4th degree of kinship.
Using similar lines of reasoning, White also addressed relationships between Rene l'aine Landry and Antoinette Landry who married Antoine Bourg and Perrine Bourg (Rene's wife) and Antoine Bourg. He concluded that Rene l'aine Landry and Antoinette were siblings and Antoine and Perrine Bourg were not siblings.
The origin of Rene and Perrine is not known but many Acadians did originate in the La Chaussee region of France. (www.landrystuff.com)
Based on yDNA profiles of their descendents, Rene le jeune Landry and Rene l'aine Landry were related. The only differences are markers Dys389i and Dys389ii. These markers are coupled so that the differences represent one mutation. (https://www.familytreedna.com/public/landryydnaproject?iframe=ycolorized) Their common ancestor is unknown, but based on Stephen A. White's analysis above it wasn't their father, grandfather, or great grandfther.
There were at least four early acadian families with Landry blood in the 1671 census of Port Royal. Rene l'aine Landry and Rene le jeune Landry are the male progeniters of two acadian lines presented in this database. Actually there were related based on DNA analyses of currently living descendants. The Bourg family is the third line through the marriage of Antoine Bourg and Antoinette Landry but is not included in this database except when marriages occurred between descendants of the lines. The fourth line is the Martin family. Barnabe Martin was listed in the 1671 census of Port Royal and his mother (Marie) and grandmother (Marguerite) are thought to have been Landrys. (www.geocities.com/point/3829/outfam/martin_acadia) There probably are other surnames with Landry connections. Regardless, you'll find that in the years between 1645 and 1755 and beyond that most of the acadian families became related to one another because of the relatively closed society with a limited number of surnames represented. In 1755 English military deported most acadians out of what now are called Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick.
The following is a Google Translation of a statement by Marcel Walter Landry (http://www.mwlandry.ca/indre-et-loire.htm)
"The Landry Beaumont-en-Véron
Beaumont-en-Véron is a commune in Indre-et-Loire, in the canton of Chinon. In 2011 the municipality had 2,780 inhabitants.
Some websites now show they are children of Étienne Landry Beaumont-en-Véron, Indre et Loire, and Catherine Goulet, married around 1611 in France and that René and Antoinette were born in La Chaussee, Vienna. Given as a source Stephen A. White. The latter never referred to this couple in any of its publications. This information is published in the Book of Family Names Dictionary French Marc Picard Park, Laval University Press without giving the source. On the Internet I think the original source is the excellent site Franco Gene Denis Beauregard. He draws this conclusion of the document - Origin of emigrants in the Indre-et-Loire Jean-Marie Germ.
Jean-Marie Germ when with him, just because a hypothesis
-Etienne Landry and Catherine Goulet had a daughter named Antoinette Landry born October 20, 1616 in Beaumont-en-Véron
-Beaumont-En-Véron is 25 km from Roiffé and Roiffé is the place of Isaac's birth Razilly who was governor of Canada from 1632 to 1635 when the Acadians, Antoinette and her brother and sister have probably migrated to Acadia.
Here is what Jean-Marie Germ wrote about the birth of Antoinette Landry in Beaumont-en-Véron
"The descent to Beaumont-en-Véron (baptismal corresponding 1616) remains to be seen (this is the country where the parents Claude and Isaac Razilly had a residence or Castle Razilly reconstruction (genealogy for Year 1000). Note that Isaac Razilly, Governor of Acadia 1587-1636 signed on Bms registry Beaumont-en-Véron, this region is a cradle of Acadia with Bourgueil where we find the trace families Trahan and Corbineau-Martin-Vigneau Acadie (sources: Jean-Marie Branch, 1986 Memorial see Acadia AGCF, 07.14.1996, St. Nicolas de Bourgueil) "
Source: http://gw2.geneanet.org/index.php3?b=jgerme&lang=fr;pz=louis+benjamin; nz=clerte;ocz=4;p=antoinette;n=landry;oc=7
My conclusion: I do not think that these coincidences are sufficient to establish that they are the ancestors of Landry Acadians.
Marcel Walter Landry
Étienne Landry (# 77521) and Catherine Goulet, parents of Antoinette Landry in 1616."