Chevalier Jacques-Melchior de Barras de Saint-Laurent (1st Comte Barras de Saint-Laurent)

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth18.4.1720 - Saint-Laurent-du-Verdon , Alpes-de-Haute-Provenceref:631
Baptism21.4.1720 - Saint-Laurent-du-Verdon , Alpes-de-Haute-Provenceref:631
First Known Service13.5.1734ref:631
WifeSuzannah Daughtyref:631
Brother François de Barras de Saint-Laurent (1723-1747)ref:631
Brother Alexandre Augustin de Barras de Saint-Laurent (1730-?)ref:631
Last Known Service12.1.1792ref:631
Date of Death1792 - Saint-Laurent-du-Verdon , Alpes-de-Haute-Provenceref:631

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
 Created 1st Comte Barras de Saint-Laurentref:631
 Appointed Seigneur du Saint-Laurent-du-Verdon et de Saint-Julienref:631
17341742Takes part in the Balearic Islands campaign Serves on the Aquilon, the Zephyr and the Alcyon until 1742ref:631
13.5.1734 Garde de la Marineref:631
1742 Le Duc d'Orléans (74), Sous-Brigadierref:631
6.1742 Enseigne de VaisseauFWIKI
1743 Le Tonnant (80), Brigadierref:631
1743 Le Tonnant (80), Enseigne de Vaisseauref:631
17431745Brigadier then Enseigne  on the "Tonnant" in 1743 , the "Bouée"  and the "Terrible" in 1745ref:631
1745 Le Terrible (78), Enseigne de Vaisseauref:631
1746 Le Sérieux (64), Enseigne de Vaisseauref:631
1747 L'Atalante (32), Enseigne de Vaisseauref:631
1750 Le Dauphin Royal (74), Enseigne de Vaisseauref:631
1752 La Gracieuse (26), Enseigne de Vaisseauref:631
5.1754 Lieutenant de VaisseauFWIKI
1756 Le Fier (50), Lieutenant de Vaisseauref:631
20.5.1756 Battle of Minorca 
19.10.1756 Appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-Louisref:631
1758 Le Sage (64), Lieutenant de Vaisseauref:631
1758 La Couronne (74), Lieutenant de Vaisseau, second ship of the year , no monthref:631
1759 Le Souverain (74), Lieutenant de Vaisseauref:631
18.8.175919.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay 
15.1.1762 Capitaine de Vaisseauref:631
1763 Le Fier (50), Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding Officerref:631
1.4.1772 Capitaine du 2ème Bataillon au Régiment de Toulonref:631
1776 Capitaine du Pavillon de Provence.ref:631
1777 Le César (74), Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding Officerref:631
1778 Le Zélé (74), Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding Officerref:631
1.6.1778 Chef d'Escadreref:631
8.17783.1780Le Tonnant (80), Chef d'Escadre and Commanding Officerref:631
14.12.177815.12.1778Battle of St. Lucia 
6.7.1779 Battle of Grenada 
5.1781 Le Duc de Bourgogne (80), as Flag Officer, Chef d'Escadreref:631
12.1.1782 Lieutenant-Général des Armées Navalesref:631
4.1782 Returned to France on the "Concorde" . Very ill, he moved to Arles .ref:631
4.1782 La Concorde (32), as a passengerref:631
20.8.1784 Appointed Grand-Croix de L’Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-Louisref:631
12.1.1792 Vice-Amiralref:631
12.1.1792 He refused to serve the new regime . A letter from the Minister of War dated January 12, 1793 specifies that he had not received any salary since January 1, 1792 .ref:631


ref:631Geneanet Web Site
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVarious, Web Site

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