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CARREROT, PIERRE, settler and fisherman, keeper of stores at Placentia (Plaisance) and on Île Royale (Cape Breton Island), receiver of dues at the admiralty court of Louisbourg; b. c. 1667 at Bayonne; d. 1732 at Louisbourg.

Carrerot, who had been established at Placentia at least since 1690, married that same year Marie, widow of a certain Charpentier and daughter of Thomas Picq (also written Piet and Pitt), who came originally from England. In 1702 Carrerot received a commission as keeper of stores, a function that he had been fulfilling since 1692. He was the holder of five tracts of land with houses and fishing rooms, and regularly employed between 10 and 20 men who served as sailors and fishermen; this made him one of the most important settlers in the colony. When he went to Île Royale, he worked his fishing concession at La Baleine (Baleine Cove), where in 1717 he employed as many as 27 men, but he seems gradually to have abandoned fishing in order to support his sons in their commercial ventures. In 1724 we find him established at Louisbourg, having temporarily resumed his former office of keeper of stores, which had been left vacant by his son Philippe*. It was perhaps not until about 1730 that he was made receiver of dues at the admiralty court, since the collection of these had long been carried out by its attorney.

Carrerot died on 2 May 1732. His sons Philippe and André*, his daughter Marie-Anne, widow of Quentin de La Salle, former assistant town major of Placentia, as well as a grandson, Louis Delort, born of the first marriage of Guillaume Delort* and Françoise-Ovide Carrerot, deceased, divided between them the slender proceeds of his estate, from which Delort was to claim – in vain – payment of a dowry of 1,500 livres.

Louise Dechêne

AN, Col., B, 17, 23; C11B, 1–13; C11C, 1–7; E, 64 (dossier de Pierre Carrerot); Section Outre-Mer, G1, 406–7, 462, 466, 467 (copies in PAC); G2, 181; G3, 2055, 2056–58.

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Louise Dechêne, “CARREROT, PIERRE,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 2, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed September 21, 2023, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/carrerot_pierre_2E.html.

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Permalink:   http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/carrerot_pierre_2E.html
Author of Article:   Louise Dechêne
Title of Article:   CARREROT, PIERRE
Publication Name:   Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 2
Publisher:   University of Toronto/Université Laval
Year of publication:   1969
Year of revision:   1982
Access Date:   September 21, 2023