Philippe Mius d'Entremont of Cherbourg, Normandy, came to Acadia in 1651 as a lieutenant of Charles La Tour, a childhood friend. Philippe was 50, a lieutenant-major, married to Madeleine Hélie du Tillet, and father of a daughter when he was named La Tour's adjutant. In 1653, during his second tenure as governor of the colony, La Tour awarded the trusty Mius d'Entremont the seigneury of Pobomcoup, now Pubnico, near Cap-Sable, where Philippe and Madeleine settled for most of their time in Acadia; Philippe thus became the sieur d'Entremont, baron de Pobomcoup, lieutenant-major et commandant des troupes. His barony ran from Cap-Nègre, northeast of Cap-Sable, around to Cap-Fourchu near present-day Yarmouth. He built his feudal house near the entry to the harbor at Pobomcoup. One biographer asserts: "D'Entremont played an important part in the colony's history both because of what he did as an administrator and because he was one of the rare Acadian seigneurs to concern himself with cultivation and with clearing land; he attracted to his estate 'several indentured workers and a few families from Port-Royal ... and this seigneury eventually formed a small centre of population.'" In 1670, at age 69, upon the restoration of the colony to France, Philippe became the King's attorney in Acadia. He served in this capacity until 1688, when old age and infirmity (he was 87!) compelled him to relinquish the post. In his final days he lived for a time at Minas with his older daughter and died in c1700 at age 99, "with all his teeth," either at Minas or Port-Royal. He and his wife Madeleine had four more children in Acadia, including three sons who created families of their own. Their older daughter married into the Melanson dit Laverdure family.
Oldest son Jacques Mius d'Entremont, sieur et baron de Pobomcoup, co-seigneur of Port-Royal and Acadia, born at Pobomcoup in c1658, married Anne, daughter of Charles La Tour and Jeanne Motin de Reux, Charles d'Aulnay's widow, in c1678. Jacques and Anne had nine children, including four sons who married into the Amireau, d'Abbadie de Saint-Castin, Landry, Boudreaux, and Molaison families. Their five daughters married into the Dupont Duvivier, Dupont Duchambon, Landry, Boulais de Saillans, Pastour de Costebelle, Navailles de Labatut, and Lafitte families. Philippe Pastour de Costebelle was governor of Newfoundland when he married Jacque's daughter Anne at Port-Dauphin, Newfoundland, in February 1716. Anne remarried--her third marriage--to French baron Chevalier Laurent de Navailles de Labatut at St.-Eustache de Paris in France in August 1719. She lived at her husband's family estate, the Château de Navailles-Labatut, which still stands near the village of Labutat-Figuières in the Béarn hills north of the Pyrenées, in the far southwest corner of France. She died at the château in October 1778, in her 80s, when her D'Entremont kinsmen were languishing far to the north at the port of Cherbourg, to which they had been deported 20 years before. Jacques died in 1735 or 1736 probably at Pobomcoup. His descendants used the surname Mius d'Entremont or D'Entremont.
Abraham Mius, sieur de Pleinmarais, born at Pobomcoup in c1658, married Marguerite, another daughter of Charles La Tour and sister of his brother's wife Anne, in c1676. They had nine children also. Four of their daughters married into the Bourgeois, Crépeau, Channitteau, and Landry families. None of Abraham's three sons seems to have survived childhood, so this line of the family, except for its blood, did not continue. Abraham died in September 1704, in his mid-40s. His daughters used the surname Mius.
Youngest son Philippe Mius d'Azy, born at Pobomcoup in c1660, married first an Indian woman whose name has been lost to history, in c1678. Philippe also lived for a time at La Hève, up the coast from Cap-Sable. He and his first wife had five children, including a son who married into the Amireau dit Tourangeau family and settled at Port-Royal, and two sons who also married Indian women. One of those sons lived at Mouscoudabouet, now Musquodoboit Harbor near present-day Halifax Philippe's two daughters married into the Viger and Bonnevie dit Beaumont families. Philippe remarried to another Indian woman, Marie, in c1687. They had nine children, including five sons, four of whom married. One son married into the Lapierre family. The surnames of three of the other married sons' wives have been lost, so they probably married Indian women. Philippe and Marie's four daughters married into the Thomas, Guédry dit Gravois, Grand-Claude, and Cellier dit Charêt families. Philippe, fils's descendants used the surname Mius d'Azy. Some of them left peninsula Acadia for Île St.-Jean, today's Prince Edward Island, by the 1750s.
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