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From: "J. Lesperance" <>
Subject: Re: [QUEBEC] Re: Canadian Military
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 14:16:02 -1000
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It is very likely that your Joseph was with the Troupes de la Marine which
by 1757 numbered 40 companies of infantry with 65 men, and two companies of
gunner-grenadiers with 50 men each. It is also very likely that the
capitaine who was a witness at his wedding was also his Company Commander.
This was common. Unfortunately I am not aware of any authoritative resources
listing the companies and the soldiers of this era. I have two lists of the
soldiers that came over with General Montcalm in and immediately after 1754
and Joseph is not shown.
You may know that a region of Quebec lying between Montreal and Trois
Rivieres and encompassing the Counties of Berthier, L'Assomption, Montcalm
and Joliette is called Lanaudiere. There is a genealogical society for
Lanaudiere. You might contact them. I used to be a member and know that a
number of their members are bilingual. An e-mail address is
Their web site is
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peg Walker" <>
> My LaForge immigrant ancestor was a Joseph Hu(e) dit LaForge, "soldat de
> compagnie de la Chaudiere", per a certified copy of his marriage
> dated 9 Jan 1753 in Quebec. I subsequently printed out his marriage from
> the PRDH where he was listed as "soldat de la compagnie de Lanaudiere".
> of the witnesses was LANODIERE (no first name), occupation capitaine.
> In going through some old Habitants, I found listed among the "Officers of
> the Troupes de la Marine in Canada", the following entry (which sounded a
> little promising): Tarieu de La Naudiere et de la Perade, Charles
> Xavier dit "La Perade-Chaudiere", Entered 1727 (pertains to the date of
> first commission as an officer in the Canadian corps or date of transfer
> Canada); Left 1761 (pertains to the date of departure from Canadian
> due to death, retirement or transfer; 1761 indicates he was serving when
> corps was officially disbanded.)
> Where could I obtain information about this unit? Any help you can give
> will be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks. Peg Walker, Santa Cruz, CA
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