CARREROT, ANDRÉ (Andres), merchant, commissary for naval conscription and for the colonial regular troops on Île Royale, councillor of the Conseil Supérieur of Île Royale; b. c. 1696 at Plaisance (Placentia, Nfld.), younger son of Pierre Carrerot*, storekeeper at Plaisance, and Marie Picq; m. c. 1725 Marie-Josèphte Chéron in France; d. 20 Nov. 1749 at Louisbourg, Île Royale (Cape Breton Island).
Upon his arrival at Île Royale André Carrerot was employed as inspector of fortifications, in 1716 at Port-Dauphin (Englishtown, N.S.), then in 1718 at Louisbourg. He succeeded his brother Philippe as storekeeper at Louisbourg in 1724, and in 1735 he received, at the same time as his brother-in-law Guillaume Delort, letters confirming his appointment as a councillor of the Conseil Supérieur of Île Royale. About this time he was also granted a commission as head writer in the Marine.
From 1718 on Carrerot worked a fishing room at La Baleine (Baleine Cove) near Louisbourg, where he employed a few sailors; he also operated trading vessels: first the Saint-Jean, whose home port was Bayonne, France, in partnership with François Boudrot and Joseph Dugas in 1725, and then the Marguerite, which was regularly in service to Quebec between 1734 and 1737. His name frequently appears in notaries’ minutes and in statements of the colony’s accounts in connection with various commercial transactions dealing with freighting of ships and supplying of wood, oil, and other merchandise. In 1729 he received a land grant at Louisbourg; in 1733 he bought two other pieces of land in the town and received rent from these properties.
After the fall of Louisbourg in 1745 the Carrerots took refuge in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France, where their fourth child was born. In 1746 Carrerot sailed as a writer in the squadron of the Duc d’Anville [La Rochefoucauld] on the expedition to Acadia; he returned to France after losing all his belongings in the shipwreck of the Borée. He was back on Île Royale in 1749, but some months after his arrival he died, leaving his family penniless. Several of his children and grandchildren later bore the name Carrerot-Andres or Carrerot-Andresse.
AN, M, 1031, no.81; Col., B, 35; C11B, 1–29; E, 64 (dossiers de Marie Carrerot-Andresse, Pierre-Hyppolite Carrerot-Andresse, Thérèse Carrerot, fille de Philippe Carrerot, et André Carrerot le Cadet); Section Outre-Mer, G1, 406–7; 462; 466, pièce 50; 467, pièces 1–19 (recensements de Plaisance, Terre-Neuve, 1671–1741); G3, 2056–58.