BOURDON DE ROMAINVILLE, JEAN, lieutenant; b. 1627 in Paris, son of Nicolas Bourdon, bourgeois, and Geneviève Amaugère; the date of his death is unknown.
He came to Acadia about 1650, and on 13 July 1653, at Port-Royal, he married Madeleine Daguerre, who had been born in the colony and brought up by Mme Menou d’Aulnay [see Motin]. From the latter Mlle Deguerre received a dowry consisting of half a league of land at Port-Royal.
In 1654 Romainville was a lieutenant at the habitation of Nicolas Denys at Nipisiguit (Bathurst, N.B.), and was forced, because of the forays made by the English, to return to France. He took up residence in the parish of Saint-Nicolas-des-Champs in Paris.
It is known that he had a daughter, Catherine, who was baptized 19 Aug. 1654; she does not seem to have lived. Her godfather was Pierre Lebon, from Le Havre, the captain of the Grand Cerf, who at that time was fishing at Percé.
We do not know whether Jean Bourdon de Romainville returned to Canada. A court officer of the same name, a bachelor aged 37 appears, in the Quebec census of 1666; this officer prepared legal documents for the Conseil Souverain during the years 1663–68. It has not been possible to determine whether the two persons are in reality the same.
AN, Y, 192, f. 13–14v., ratification par Jean Bourdon, sieur de Romainville, et Madeleine Daguerre de leur contrat de mariage, passé à Port-Royal, Ic 13 juillet 1653. Acte passé devant Levasseur et Moufle, notaires an Chatelet, le 30 décembre 1654. Recensement de Québec, 1666. Jug. et délib. P-G. Roy, “Jean Bourdon de Romainville,” BRH, XXII (1916), 307.