The Baron Philippe Mius d'Entremont (1609 - 1699)
Founder of Pubnico

Philippe Mius d'Entremont was born in Normandy, France in 1609. In 1651, he met the Governor Charles de la Tour, who brought Philippe, his wife Madeleine and their daughter Marguerite to Acadia. On July 17, 1653, Charles de la Tour granted the Barony of Pombcoup to Philippe Mius d'Entremont and Pierre Ferrand, and named them Barons. Pierre Ferrand is believed to have remained at Port Royal. Philippe and Madeleine raised four more children, Jacques, Abraham, Philippe and Madeleine. The Baron was forced from his barony following an attack by a band of Dutchmen in 1675. In 1670, Philippe was appointed the King's Attorney General in Acadia. That is why in 1678, we find him with his family at Port-Royal. In 1688, Philippe Mius d'Entremont retired to Grand-Pré, where he died in 1699. Meanwhile, Jacques, eldest son of Baron Philippe Mius d'Entremont, took over the Barony. Those exiled from Pombcoup (today Pubnico) during the Deportations of 1756 and 1758 returned 11 years later in 1767 to resettle the village. Pubnico is thus recognized as being the oldest Acadian village still inhabited by descendants of its founding families.

Painting by Father Maurice LeBlanc, c.j.m. (1997)

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