Other Names Associated with Burke Ancestry...


Over the years, some ancestral names became changed by marriage to Burke. These names include : Digout, LandryPottie, Robertson, Thibeau

Follow the links above to see more information on these families and how they are associated with the Burke family...


Who came to Canada, from where, and when they came...

The Burke name, in direct line to Theresa Mary Burke, came into Canada in the person of Antoine Bourg. Other ancestral paths leading into Canada are outlined below...


Antoine Bourg, born 1609, left France and arrived in Acadia with Commander Isaac de Razilly in 1632. In 1636, he moved to Port Royal (Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia today) and established a farm. By 1642, in Port Royal, Antoine Bourg had met and married Antoinette Landry, sister of a transport ship's captain.

Antoine Bourg and Antoinette Landry had as many as 13 children in Port Royal.

Over the years, Bourg has become "anglisized" into Burke. Theresa Burke is a ninth generation Burke.


Pacien Landry and Angele Digout were the parents of Eugenie Landry, the wife of Damien Bourg, Sr. These families have not yet been added in any significant way to this site.


Raphael Pottie, born in 1799, married Marie Biret and had ten children with her. Their sixth child, born in 1832, was Susan Pottie. Susan married John Thibeau. Their third child, John Antoine Pius Thibeau, born in 1859, married Annie Robertson. Their daughter, Ellen Jane Thibeau, born in 1886, married into the Burke family through Abraham Alfred Damien Burke.

Raphael Pottie would be one of Theresa Burke's great great grandfathers on her mother's side.


William Sands, born in 1787 at "Wreck Sound" in the West Indies, came to live in Cape Breton c1813. By 1819, William had changed his name to "Robertson", had married Marie Beaver and had one child, when he petitioned for land near Barrahead, and received a plot of 230 acres.

William's son Peter Robertson, born in 1829, married and had a daughter named Annie. Annie Robertson, born in 1863, married John Antoine Pius Thibeau. Their first child was Ellen Jane Thibeau, born in 1886. Ellen Jane married into the Burke family through Abraham Alfred Damien Burke.

William (Sands) Robertson would be one of Theresa Burke's great great grandfathers on her mother's side.


Jean Jacques (Jacob) Thibeau arrived in the Cape Breton area in the 1820's. His name "Jacob Chibault" on a land grant dated 1824, and other evidence, suggests Jacob was of Spanish descent, possibly from Spain or from Spanish ancestors in the New World. The area he and his descendants settled became known as Thibeauville.

Jacob's son John Thibeau, born in 1832, had a son named John Antoine Pius Thibeau in 1859. This son married Annie Robertson, and their first child, born in 1886, was Ellen Jane Thibeau, Theresa Burke's grandmother.

Jacob Thibeau would be one of Theresa Burke's great great grandfathers on her mother's side.


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