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Guillaume Jeanson (sometimes William Johnson, Gilliom Shanson or Guillaume Jeançonne) (August 1721 – after 1777) was an Acadian soldier and settler. [1] Following the expulsion of the Acadians Jeanson stayed in Acadia and led a group of Acadian irregulars harrying the British.[1] By 1762 he and his family were prisoners of the British, but they were released the next year after the conclusion of the Seven Years' War.[1] Following his release he took an oath of allegiance to the British crown and was granted a parcel of land in what is now Grosses Coques.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Deveau, J.-Alphonse (1979). "Jeanson, Guillaume". In Halpenny, Francess G. Dictionary of Canadian Biography. IV (1771–1800) (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 

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