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Sébastien François Ange Le Normant de Mezy


NationalityFrench 
RolesAdministrator 
Date of Birth20.11.1702 - Dunkirk ref:673
First Known Service1719ref:673
Father
Jacques Ange Le Normant de MezyFrench
Administrator
Service 1719
ref:673
WifeElisabeth Letellierref:673
WifeMarie Louise Augustine de Solignac de la Mothe-Fenelonref:673
Last Known Service10.1758ref:673
Date of Death3.2.1791 - Paris ref:673

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1719 He began working with his father , who was appointed commissioner in Louisbourg , Canada , and became familiar with the basics of administration .ref:673
1721 End of the year 1721 , he is in charge of a mission in France , emissary of his father , to the Marine Council .ref:673
1722 Return to Louisbourg .ref:673
17221724Appointed Ecrivain Ordinaire de la Marine at Île Royale

at Louisbourg .

ref:673
1724 He is notably in charge of settling certain legal cases , the census of fishing establishments , and the inspection of soldiers serving in isolated places .He is on a new mission in France .ref:673
17251735Appointed Membre du Conseil Supérieur de Louisbourg

appointed by Maurepas , Minister of the Navy .

ref:673
1728 Appointed Ecrivain Principal de la Marine at Île Royale

at Louisbourg . He gradually took over the operations of the Colonial Government .

ref:673
1729 He made a trip to France to take stock of the administration of the colony .He receives the "Ordonnateur" power .ref:673
1735 He officially receives the positions of "Commissaire Ordonnateur" and first advisor to the Superior Council of the Navy ( of Louisboug) , which will cause conflicts with the Governor .Despite the difficulties encountered in the colony , the lucidity of his reports and the accuracy of his accounts draw the attention of Maurepas to him .ref:673
173530.4.1739Appointed Commissaire-Ordonnateur de la Marine at Île Royaleref:673
173530.4.1739Appointed Premier Conseiller du Conseil Supérieur de Louisbourgref:673
4.17391743Appointed Commissaire-Ordonnateur de la Marine at Saint-Domingue

at Cap-Français . Among his successes , he manages to have the Royal Treasury repaid two million Livres of unpaid accounts .

ref:673
17441747Appointed Commissaire Général Ordonnateur de la Marine at Louisiana

charged in particular with a difficult mission , liquidating devalued paper money which undermines any confidence in the economy of Louisiana .

ref:673
1748 Appointed Commissaire Général Ordonnateur de la Marine at Saint-Domingue

at Cap-Français .

ref:673
5.17501754Appointed Commissaire Général Ordonnateur de la Marine at Rochefort

He is reorganizing the Arsenal .

ref:673
8.17511752In August-September 1751 and in 1753 ,  he carried out several missions in Paris as a private adviser to Rouille , Minister of the Navy .ref:673
1754 Appointed Intendant des Armées Navalesref:673
5.1758 Appointed Intendant Général de la Marineref:673
10.1758 The difficulties encountered by France , in particular on the military level by the Navy , lead to his resignation .ref:673
aft.10.1758 Appointed Conseiller d'Etat Honoraireref:673

Notes on Officer


Fortuneref:673

He has accumulated a significant fortune , including three plantations in Saint-Domingue .



Sources


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

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