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From: Suzanne B Sommerville <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] 2 Question...1 Military
Date: Sat, 20 Apr 2002 16:43:27 -0400
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>From: "Don W. Diminie" <>
Subject: [Q-R] 2 Question...1 Military
Can SKS help this old newbie out?? When I read that a person was a
soldier in the company of Le Verrier or the company of Dumesnil etc
etc...can I assume the name given is the commanding officer of that
company or regiment?? In the above example,
Le Verrier would be teh c.o. of the regt??<
Dumesnil is Jacques de NORAY, sieur Dumesnil and d'Alencour. He was a
captain in 1684 in Canada. Le Verrier was François Leverrier, sieur de
Rousson, made captain in 1687 in Canada. Both of these men were members of
the Troupes de la Marine sent to France starting in 1683 to protect the
colony from the resurgence of Iroquois hostility. They must be
distinguished from the Carignan Regiment that arrived in 1665 and returned
to France in 1668, except for those many who decided to settle. Taking
note of the date should help you to distinguish between the two groups of
As I understand it, and I'm still learning, a Captain was in charge of a
company varying in size at different times, 30 to 50, is what I have read.
Their men were sometimes "detached" to be sent to the various posts, such
as Fort Pontchartrain / Detroit to serve there for a term under a
_commandant_, like Lamothe Cadillac, who himself had a company of his own.
The troups who went to Detroit were of several different companies. Most
of the men granted land at Fort Pontchartrain were members of the Troupes
de la Marine, who "mustered out", so to speak, at the end of their tour of
duty to become habitants of New France, just as many of the Carignan
soldiers and officers did.
And, Patrick, the roll you reference
>Hi Don. While I don't know the origins of all the company names, they are
not the names of their commanding officers. You might like to check out
company rolls at the following website:
deals only with the earlier regiment, the only full regiment ever sent.
While I have seen many of the names of the captains of the Troupes of the
Marine in the correspondence, one list does not exist, to my knowledge, as
some of them returned to France, died, or became "retired", and others were
promoted to take their place.
Suzanne Boivin Sommerville
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