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Chevalier Jacques Prevost de La Croix


NationalityFrench 
RolesNaval Sailor, Administrator 
Date of Birth16.5.1715 - Brest ref:673
First Known Service1.1.1729ref:673
WifeMarguerite Thérèse de Carrérot - Married 14.2.1745, Louisbourg ref:631
Son-in-Lawref:631
Sonref:631
Son
Louis Anne Prevost de Langristin (Chevalier de Langristin)French
Administrator
Marine
Service 1750-1794
ref:631
Son
Charles Auguste Prevost de La CroixFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1792
ref:631
Nephew
François Prevost de La CroixFrench
Marine
Soldier
Service 1778-1783
ref:631
Nephew
Chevalier Louis Gilles Prevost de La CroixFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1829
ref:631
Brother
Pierre François Prevost de La CroixFrench
Administrator
Service 1765-1777
ref:631
Brother
Chevalier Philippe François Paul Prevost de La CroixFrench
Merchant Sailor
Service 1720-1789
ref:631
Brother
Denis Pierre PrevostFrench
Administrator
ref:631
Last Known Service1782ref:673
Date of Death9.10.1791 - Brest ref:673

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1.1.1729 Entered the Navy as student .ref:673
1732 Appointed Commis de la Marine at Rochefortref:673
aft.1735 He made a trip to Canada . On his return , Maurepas , Secretary of State for the Navy , granted him the post of deputy commissioner at Ile Royale , under the orders of Normant de Mezy .ref:673
1735 Appointed Commis Principal de la Marineref:673
173710.1737He was sent to Versailles by the Administrators , to the Minister, to let him know the needs of the colony .In October he returned to Canada with the necessary assistance .ref:673
1738 Sick , he returned to France .ref:673
1739 Returning to Canada , the minister entrusted him with the charge of the King’s Stores , Troops and Artillery and granted him a seat on the Superior Council .ref:673
1739 Appointed Membre du Conseil Souverain de la Nouvelle-France at Quebecref:673
1745 He is wounded and taken prisoner at the Siege of Louisbourg by the English .ref:673
1.4.1746 Appointed Commissaire-Ordonnateur de la Marine

in the regions which the Duke d'Anville was to reconquer .

ref:673
17473.5.1747Entrusted with a confidential mission by the Minister , he embarked on the "Rubis" in the Jonquières Squadron .He was captured after a fight off Cape Finistère .ref:673
17473.5.1747
Le Rubis (54) 1728-1747
French 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Commissaire de La Marine
ref:673
3.5.1747 1st Battle of Cape Finisterre 
11.17481758Appointed Commissaire-Ordonnateur de la Marine at Île Royaleref:673
11.17481758Appointed Président du Conseil Supérieur de Louisbourg at Île Royaleref:673
1755 Appointed Commissaire à la Guerreref:673
1757 Appointed Commissaire Général de la Marineref:673
1760 Appointed Commissaire Général de la Marine at Rochefortref:673
176310.4.1764During the embezzlement trial of La Borde , treasurer at Louisbourg , in the so-called Canada affair , he accused Prevost .He was arrested but declared innocent on April 10, 1764 .ref:673
aft.10.4.1764 Appointed Adjoint au Dépôt des Archives de la Marine

no date

ref:673
8.1768 Appointed Commissaire-Ordonnateur de la Marine at Corsicaref:673
1773 Appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-Louisref:673
1773 Appointed Commissaire-Ordonnateur de la Marine at Lorientref:673
11.1776 Appointed Intendant de la Marine at Provence

with residence at Toulon

ref:673
11.1776 Appointed Intendant de la Marine at Languedoc

with residence at Toulon

ref:673
1781 Retired with a pension of 16000 Livres .ref:673
1782 Appointed Conseiller du Roiref:673

Sources


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

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