Rose Bayols (1631 – c.1686)

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Name Rose Bayols
Date of Birth 1631
Place of Birth Dijon, France
Date of Marriage 1649
Date of Death before 1686 or
Place of Death Port Royal
Daughter of
& of
Nicolas Bayolle
 Mary Rose Barbe LeFebvre dit Bajolet dit Bayol
Name Pierre Comeau
Date of Birth c. 1597
Place of Birth France
Place of Marriage Port Royal
Date of Death c. 1690
Place of Death Port Royal
Son of
& of


Name D.o.b Place of Birth D.o.d Place of Death Date of Marriage Spouse
Etienne 1650 Port Royal 1723-01-23 Port Royal 1670 Marie-Anne LeFevbre
Catherine 1671-10 Port Royal     1689 Jacques Michel
Alexandre 1674 Port Royal     1700 Marguerite Doucet
Marie 1676 Port Royal     1696 Claude Doucet
Une Fille 1651 Port Royal    
Pierre l'Esturgeon 1653 Port Royal 1720-04-08   1677 Jeanne Bourg
Marie-Anne Comeau        
Abraham Comeau        
Marguerite Comeau        
Anne Comeau        
Marie Jeanne Comeau        
Joseph Comeau        
Pierre Comeau        
Madelaine Comeau        
Angélique Comeau        
Catherine Comeau        
Elisabeth Comeau        
Françoise Comeau        
Cecile Comeau        
Jean Comeau        
François Comeau        
Maurice Comeau        
Ambroise Comeau        
Jacques Comeau        
Anne-Marie 1654 Port Royal 1677 Etienne Rivet
Francoise 1656 Port Royal 1713 Port Royal 1677 Jean Gaudet
Françoise Gaudet            
Jean Gaudet            
Jean 1657 Port Royal 1720-11-03 Port Royal 1679
Francoise Hébert
Catherine Joseph (indigenous)
child c. 1678 Port Royal    
child c. 1678 Port Royal    
Marie c. 1678 Port Royal c. 1709 1697 Pierre Girouard
Pierre (twin) c. 1680 Port Royal c. 1709 1704-01-25 Susanne Joan Bezier Larivière
Étienne (twin) c. 1680 Port Royal c. 1709 Elisabeth Isabelle Levron
Jean-Baptiste c. 1683 Port Royal c. 1709 1713-11-06 Anne-Marie Thibodeau
Anne c. 1686 Port Royal c. 1709 1708-01-17 Louis D'Amour de Chauffours
Marguerite c. 1686 Port Royal
Augustin c. 1688 Port Royal 1714-02-12 Jeanne Levron Nantois
Claude c. 1690 Port Royal
Francois c. 1691 Port Royal 1715-01-07 Marie-Jeanne Soulard
Marie c. 1693 Port Royal
Françoise c. 1694 Port Royal 1710-02-10 Jean-Baptiste Soulard
Alexandre c. 1695 Port Royal 1722-01-17 Marie Bertrand
Madeleine c. 1698 Port Royal 1716-09-30 Pierre Trahan
Marguerite c. 1699 Port Royal 1723-01-23 Ambroise Melanson
Marie-Charlotte Port Royal c. 1720 Jean Trahan
Joseph 1703 Port Royal 1736-08-13
Brigitte Levron
Madeleine Girouard
Anne-Judith 1705-08-18 Port Royal 1726-02-26
René Gisé des Rosiers
Charles Richard
Françoise 1720-11-22 Port Royal 1741-06-10 Michel Daniel
Pierre Loups Marins 1658 Port Royal 1740 Port Royal 1689 Jeanne Bourgeois
Pierre Comeau 1690-06-07 Port Royal 1706-07-28 Port Royal    
Ann Comeau 1691 Port Royal 1713 Port Royal    
Françoise Comeau 1692 Port Royal     1709-10-29 Antoine Brun
Jeanne Comeau c. 1698 Port Royal     1705-10-12 Etienne Martin
Francois Comeau 1701 Port Royal 1785 St. Bernard NS 1726
Marie Madelein L'Or
Madeleine Pitre
Pierre Comeau 1705-07-27 Port Royal 1785 Port Royal    
Alexandre Comeau 1707 Port Royal 1715 Port Royal    
Medeleine Comeau 1713 Port Royal        
Jeanne Comeau         1715-11-27 Charles Martin
Jeanne 1659 Port Royal   Rivè re-aux-Canards 1673 Etienne Hébert
Antoine 1661 Port Royal        
Mary Coombs 1689 Salem, Mass        
Peter Coombs 1691 Salem, Mass        
Tabitha Coombs 1693 Wenham        
Anthony Coombs 1695 Salem, Mass        
John Coombs 1699-03-18 Rochester, Mass        
Hannah Coombs 1700-11-30 Rochester, Mass        
Rosanna Coombs 1702-11-23 Rochester, Mass        
Ithamer Coombs 1704-11-20 Rochester, Mass        
Joshua Coombs 1706-07-23 Rochester, Mass        
Frances Coombs 1708-07-20 Rochester, Mass        
Jane Coombs 1710-03-29 Rochester, Mass        
Marie 1664 Port Royal     1707-07-10 Claude Pitre
Jean 1665 Port Royal     1689 Catherine Babin (indigenous)

Rose Bayols is usually identified as the daughter of Nicolas Bayolle. Aged around 5 when Nicolas was listed on the April 1636 voyage of the St. Jehan, it is presumed that she came later, so that by 1649, (aged ~18) she married Pierre Comeau (aged ~52).

She is referred to in the oral history written about her son Antoine1, who moved to Maine and became Anthony Coombs. The oral history dates to February 1835 and was narrated and written almost two hundred years after the events, from the perspective and belief that Anthony had migrated from France and not French Nova Scotia.

According to this history, Anthony became attracted to Protestantism through a priest's servant, and remembered his mother had never said anything against Huguenots or Protestants, and further had been seen crying at the "execution of the victims" i.e. at Protestant persecutions2. Anthony confessed his interest to his mother and was surprised to learn that she was sympathetic, and that she too was secretly Protestant since before the time he'd been born (1661). She believed that if her husband (Pierre Comeau) knew he would betray her and "have her put to death". She helped Anthony get away from Nova Scotia: "She provided him with suitable clothing and gave him a box of money, and contrived to have him conveyed away in a carriage under the cover of night. They parted, never in this world to meet again".3

1. Anthony Coombs and his Descendents (Boston, 1913 12 MB pdf). Original on
2. It is doubtful this is accurate, unless Rose Bayols had seen such perscutions in France during the 1630s when she was very young, or during the 1640s when she was an adolescent, and prior migrating to Nova Scotia before her 1649 marriage at age 18.
3. Ibid, p. 17