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Chevalier Claude-Michel Bégon

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth15.3.1683ref:631
First Known Service1697ref:631
A.K.A.Bégon de La Courref:631
WifeMarie Elisabeth Rocbert de la Morandière - Married 19.12.1718, Montreal ref:631
Last Known Service1733ref:631
Date of Death30.4.1748ref:631

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
24.5.1697 Garde de la Marineref:673
24.5.1697 At Rochefort .ref:673
Le Nieuport (24) 1696-1717
French 24 Gun
5th Rate Frégate Légère
, Garde de la Marine
La Thétis (44) 1697-1705
French 44 Gun
5th Rate Frégate-Vaisseau de 1er Ordre
, Garde de la Marine
Le Modéré (52) 1685-1702
French 52 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Garde de la Marine
L'Espérance d'Angleterre (70) 1695-1702
French 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Garde de la Marine
2.10.1702 8 wounds (including the right eye punctured) on the "Espérance" off Vigo, taken prisoner by the English.ref:631
1.1.1703 Enseigne de Vaisseauref:673
L'Elisabeth (72) 1704-1720
French 72 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Enseigne de Vaisseau
13.4.1706 Action of 1706/04/13 
12.6.1706 Action of 1706/06/12 
L'Étoile (8) 1708-1718
French 8 Gun
Unrated Barque Longue
, Enseigne de Vaisseau and Commanding Officer
17101711On board of the "Diane"ref:631
18.6.1712 Reformed captain : expectation of company in Canada.ref:673
30.5.1713 Capitaine d'une Compagnie Franche de la Marine (Lieutenant de Vaisseau)ref:673
30.5.1713 At Montreal .ref:673
2.3.1714 Lieutenant de Vaisseauref:673
28.6.1718 Appointed Chevalier de l'Ordre des Chevaliers du Saint-Espritref:673
23.4.1726 Appointed Major at Quebec

Governor Charles de Beauharnais chooses him to lead a detachment to drive out the English from their new fort Oswego on Lake Ontario (without success).

20.9.1730 Pension of 800 Livres .ref:673
1.2.17311733Appointed Lieutenant du Roi at Trois Rivières

on the recommendation of Beauharnais de la Boische and the Intendant Hocquart . Described as an "excellent officer" and showing evidence of his war wounds (a punctured eye and mutilated fingers).

1.4.1733 Appointed Lieutenant du Roi at Quebecref:673
1734 Appointed Gouverneur at Trois Rivièresref:631
1.5.174330.4.1748Appointed Gouverneur at Trois Rivièresref:673

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