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François-Gaston de Cours

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1.9.1731 - Château du Vignau , Le Vignau , Landesref:673
First Known Service9.1749ref:673
WifeMarie Henriette Beaulieu de Tivas - Married 16.2.1767, Rochefort ref:631
Last Known Service7.4.1775ref:673
Date of Death17.5.1795 - Saint-Hippolyte , Charente Maritimeref:673

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
9.1749 Garde de la Marineref:673
La Couronne (74) 1749-1766
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Garde de la Marine
Le Sceptre (74) 1747-1781
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Garde de la Marineyear ? Captain de Montoue
Le Cameleon (22) 1752-1754
French 22 Gun
6th Rate Flûte
, Garde de la Marine
4.17549.1754In April 1754 , he commanded for 6 months a detachment of the Guards of the Navy on the flute the "Chameleon" , commanded by M. Foucault , Lieutenant of the Navy , intended to pass troops to Isle Royale and to Canada .He was made brigadier of the naval guards there in May.ref:673
5.1754 Brigadier, Garde de Marineref:673
Le Cameleon (22) 1752-1754
French 22 Gun
6th Rate Flûte
, Brigadier, Garde de Marine
1755 The following year , he spent 9 months as an officer on the king's flute the "Royal Chariot" (maybe Chariot Volant launched in the presence of King Louis XV) , commanded by M. de Karni , ensign , intended to carry provisions to Martinique .ref:673
10.1755 Enseigne de Vaisseauref:673
3.1756 Back in France , he took command , in March 1756 , of a detachment of apprentice coastguard gunners for 3 months , "to ensure their training" , then was assigned to the bay chief's batteries , near La Rochelle  , obtaining the rank of artillery Sous-Lieutenant d'Artillerie in November .ref:673
11.1756 Sous-Lieutenant d'Artillerie de Marineref:673
La Friponne (24) 1747-1762
French 24 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
, Sous-Lieutenant d'Artillerie de Marinefor 8 months
11.1757 He was again in charge of the instruction of a detachment of apprentice gunners , then of the command of the battery of Charas , near Rochefort .ref:673
Le Glorieux (74) 1756-1782
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Sous-Lieutenant d'Artillerie de Marine
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 
L'Elisabeth (20) 1760-1766
French 20 Gun
6th Rate Praam
, Sous-Lieutenant d'Artillerie de Marinefor 5 months
5.1761 He went to Bayonne to "visit and test the cannons" of the forges of Baïgori .ref:673
Le Northumberland (64) 1744-1781
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Sous-Lieutenant d'Artillerie de Marineafter Bayonne , for 15 months
5.1763 Lieutenant de Vaisseauref:673
5.1763 He has been attached for several months to the port of Rochefort , serving in the artillery brigade formed there .ref:673
Barbue (14) 1762-1771
French 14 Gun
Unrated Flûte
1763 Renamed "Barbue"
, Lieutenant de Vaisseaufor 7 months
L'Hippopotame (50) 1749-1784
French 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1777 Renamed "Fier Rodrigue"
, Lieutenant de Vaisseau
7.4.1775 Retired with a pension of 1000 Livres  , or half of the salary he received in the service .ref:673


ref:673Parcours d'officiers dans la Royale Web Site
ref:631Geneanet Web Site

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