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Nicolas Guillaume Coudre La Coudrais

RolesShip Owner, Administrator 
Date of Birth21.1.1746 - Paroisse Sainte-Catherine, Honfleur ref:631
First Known Service21.1.1746ref:631
WifeCatherine Iphigénie Asselin - Married 14.5.1781 - Paroisse Saint-Vigor, Rouen ref:631
Fréderic Adolphe Coudre La CoudraisFrench
Merchant Sailor
Service 1808-1848
Philippe Joseph Coudre La CoudraisFrench
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1781-1782
Last Known Service31.1.1811ref:631
Date of Death31.1.1811 - Rouen ref:631

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
17851792The whole proceeds with Saint-Domingue and other french Islands would be represented by a figure greater than four million Livres . At the moment when , in Saint-Domingue , an island famous among all , the revolution overthrew French domination , the debts to the Lacoudrais House there reached the figure of 800000 Livres . He quits Honfleur for his security and go to Paris , becoming a accountant in a Firm there .ref:631
9.1.17951797By Decree of the Public Safety Committee of 20 Nivôse Year III (January 9, 1795) , Nicolas Lacoudrais and Michel-François Poullet , native of Tours , were chosen to accompany to Genoa two boxes of diamonds worth one million seven hundred twenty thousand Livres , and give them to the banker Jean-Luc Durazzo . Equipped with passports , preceded by a courier and escorted by two gendarmes , the commissioners made the trip in forty days . After having returned their deposit , one of them returned to France , the other remained in Italy : it was Nicolas Lacoudrais . Well received by the Envoy Extraordinary of the Republic , he was authorized by him to go to Tuscany to observe , as a former trader , the commercial relations that could be established there . He fulfilled this duty by staying in Livorno , Florence and Pisa in 1796 and 1797 . At the same time , he was able to gain the confidence of André-François Miot , Minister Plenipotentiary , who first attached him to the French Consulate , in Livorno , and authorized him to exercise in that port the functions of provisional vice-consul . His services were rightly appreciated there . "The first details you address to me," wrote the Minister , "prove to me that I was not mistaken in counting on your zeal and your intelligence; they guarantee me that you will continue to occupy yourself fruitfully with the various objects of public utility on which you must constantly pay your attention . "He was on the verge of being appointed to the Barcelona Consulate when he was recalled to Paris by Bénézech , Minister of the Interior , who informed him that his mission had long since ended . Nicolas Lacoudrais returned to France via Venice and Switzerland during the summer of 1797 .ref:631
1798 In 1798, in Ostend, he became interested in armaments in the race , gradually renewing the old relations of his house. But it was a long time before he found a kind of occupation that could give him back a portion of the ease with which his long and arduous labors had made him acquire .ref:631

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Consul de sa Majesté le Roi de Suéde

Vice-Consul de France à Genes

Vice-Consul de France Provisoire à Livourne


ref:631Geneanet Web Site

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Posted by Georges Hibon on Saturday 30th of October 2021 17:59

We own the former house of the Coudre de Lcoudrais family in Honfleur. Philippe Joseph , Nicolas ‘s brother, served in the french Navy. He participated in the Ouessant and Chesapeake battles. He was appointed Lieutenant de Vaisseau in the american navy. In several instances during his career he was arraigned by the British and jailed in Portsmouth

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