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Francois Julien du Dresnay (Chevalier des Roches)


NationalityFrench 
RolesNaval Sailor, Administrator 
Date of Birth28.1.1719 - Saint Pol de Leon, Brittany ref:1758
First Known Service15.4.1734ref:1758
A.K.A.Desrochesref:673
Father
Joseph Marie des Roches (Seigneur des Roches)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1676-1739
ref:673
WifeMarie Emilie de Caumont Gauville - Married 1780ref:673
Last Known Service9.11.1776ref:1758
Date of Death12.8.1786 - Kerlaudy, Finistere, Brittany ref:1758

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
28.1.1719 Appointed Chevalier des Rochesref:1758
15.4.1734 Garde de la Marineref:673
1739 
Le Bourbon (74) 1720-1741
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Garde de la Marine
ref:673
26.6.17404.1741
Le Dauphin Royal (74) 1738-1783
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Garde de la Marine
ref:673
1.5.1741 Enseigne de Vaisseauref:673
17.8.174321.6.1744
Le Content (60) 1717-1747
French 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Enseigne de Vaisseau
ref:673
8.5.1744 Action of 1744-05-08 
14.9.17445.8.1745
Le Northumberland (64) 1744-1781
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Enseigne de Vaisseau
ref:673
9.1745 Orders the schooner "Marie Anne" for coast guard missions and the same year the barge "Fauvette" ? , in charge of arming the coastal batteries from Morlaix to Fond la Latte (Cap Fréhel) .ref:673
9.1745 
La Marianne (10) 1745-1747
French 10 Gun
Unrated Schooner
, Enseigne de Vaisseau and Commanding Officer
ref:673
1747 Appointed Chevalierde l’Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-Louisref:673
3.17472.1748
La Mutine (24) 1744-1758
French 24 Gun
6th Rate Frigate (Frégate Légère)
, Lieutenant de Vaisseau and Commanding Officer
ref:673
1749 Appointed Aide-Major at Brestref:673
27.6.175127.9.1751
Le Dragon (64) 1747-1762
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant de Vaisseau , as Major of the Evolutions Squadron of E. Périer
ref:673
1752 Appointed Membre Ordinaire de l’Académie de Marineref:673
17521753Appointed Sous-Secrétaire de l’Académie de Marineref:673
1755 
L'Entreprenant (74) 1751-1758
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant de Vaisseau , as Major de la Flotte
ref:673
10.175511.1755
La Fauvette (10) 1743-1775
French 10 Gun
Unrated Gabarre
, Lieutenant de Vaisseau and Commanding Officer
ref:673
17561765Appointed Sous-Directeur de l'Académie de la Marineref:673
1.6.175920.11.1759
Le Soleil Royal (80) 1749-1759
French 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Capitaine de Vaisseau , as Major de l’Escadre de Brienne de Conflans
ref:673
20.11.1759 Battle of Quiberon Bay 
30.5.176117.3.1762
Le Dragon (64) 1747-1762
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding Officer
ref:1757
19.10.176816.6.1769
Le Sphinx (64) 1755-1775
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding Officer
ref:673
16.11.176821.8.1772Appointed Gouverneur Général at Mascareignes

In particular, he was responsible for the application to the Mascarenes of the ordinance of August 13, 1772 , which suspended the exclusive privilege of the East India Company and granted all French people the right to trade from India to India .
He will also undertake work to restore Port Louis "moral and physical cesspool" , neglected by the previous governors , in order .

ref:673
1769 Appointed Membre Associé de l'Académie de la Marineref:673
1771 An island of the Amirantes Group (Seychelles) was named Desroches Island in his honor by the Ensign Joseph Marie Colas du Roslan , commanding the corvette "Heure du Berger" .ref:673
15.8.1771 Brigadier des Armées Navalesref:673
9.11.1776 Chef d'Escadreref:673


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