Some of the Doyles of Restigouche County and surrounding areas

(This page is under construction)

The first known Doyle in the area was in the Jacquet River area in 1790. He was James Augustus Doyle , a sergeant in the British service during the American Revolution and he served with his regiment in Canada during the war. When the war ended his regiment disbanded in 1789 and he came to Jacquet River in 1790, where he was the only "permanent" settler between Bathurst (then known as Nipisiquit) and Campbellton . He petitioned for land and filed his claim only in 1821 though.

The river was named after him "Jacques' River" by the Acadian as Jacques is the french translation of James.

Story goes that he claimed a lot of land on either side of his own, up and down the river and many times he faced, (with his musket), and scared away the indians who dared come near it.

I will not attempt here to do anyone's family tree. I will only list the Doyles I find in the Restigouche County census and marriage registers I have or have access to. You can take what you need and do your own tree. As much as possible I will place the families I find in order, but don't expect to find your tree done for you here :)

James Augustus Doyle married Marie Savoie who was a widow with 7 children. They then had 6 more children of their own. So far I only have records for 3 of them.

1) Jacques (or James) son of James and Marie Savoie,
born in Carleton, P.Q. April 27/ 1793, married Rose Arsenault
2) Mary daughter of James and Marie Savoie born Feb.16/1797,
3) William married Oct. 6/1826 at Carleton, P.Q.
to Anne Arsenault daughter of Joseph and Marguerite Bujold.

James Doyle son of James Augustus Doyle and Marie Savoie, born April 27/1793, married Rose Arsenault (born 1786), daughter of Jean Pierre Arsenault and Rose Mignot, on Oct. 19/1818.
They had the following children:
1) James age 27 in 1851
2) William age 25 in 1851, married Ann or Anastasie Joncas
3) Nancy (Ann) age 22 in 1851, married Ambroise Boudreau
s/o Baptiste and Veronica Boudreau on Sept. 4/1871
4) Isaac age 20 in 1851
5) Rose who would have been born March 29/1821
6) Lucille who was born Sept. 26/1819

William Doyle son of James and Rose Arsenault, married Ann (Anastasie) Joncas and in 1861, William is listed as being age 36 and so is Ann. They have two children Mary Doyle who is age 5 and James Rufus who is age 3. Philip Currie a step-son to William lives with them and he is aged 16. Child of Anastasie (Ann) from a previous marriage to Julien Porlier or Poirier (why the child is listed as Currie I have no idea) .

DOYLE Ann (Nancy) married FOWLER William
on June 28/1819 and they had the following children in 1851 living in the parish of Durham.
Edward age 21
Rose Ann age 18
Thomas age 11
Alexander age 14
George age 12
Benjamin age 8
Henry age 6

William Doyle son of James and Marie Savoie, married Oct. 6/1826 to Anne Arsenault at Carleton, P.Q., they had children:

Marguerite born Mar. 26/1829, Carleton, P.Q.
Marguerite-Dina born May 13/1831, Carleton, P.Q.

More Doyles

DOYLE John (John et Helen Shea) m. 29/06/1834 Brigitte Deverick (Paul et Marguerite Neilson)
DOYLE John (John et Brigid Deverick) n. 27/11/1838

DOYLE James of backwoods, buried April 11/1876 in Black Point Cemetery

DOYLE Margaret died at Provincial Hospital Saint John, NB, buried Sept. 12/1917 at age 82 years

Doyles from the 1851 Restigouche County Census

Doyles from the 1861 Restigouche County Census

Doyles from the 1871 Restigouche County Census

Doyles from the 1881 Restigouche County Census

Doyles from the 1891 Restigouche County Census

Some Doyle marriages in Restigouche County and area

Some Doyle Births in Restigouche County and area

This page was put together by Irene Doyle