Constant Le Marchand, sieur de Lignery/Ligneries:
(? - 1732)
Constant was the son of Joseph Marchant, sieur
de Ligneries des Chareutilly & Marguerite du Sillas/Dusellar. He married
Anne-Francoise Robutel (daughter of Claude Robutel de St.Andre & Suzanne
de Gabrielle) in 1691 at Montreal. Their children were: Louis-Joseph
(b.1695), Charles (bap.1697)(m.Ursule Aubert in 1732), Pierre-Claude
(bapt.1698), Constant-Christophe (1700-1708), Jacques (bap.1701)
& Francois-Marie (b.abt.1703)(m.Marie-Therese Migeon in 1738).
Constant was promoted to Lieutenant
in 1687, Captain in 1691, Major in 1728 and awarded the Chevalier de St.Louis
in 1728. He was commander at Michilimackinac in 1715 and in 1717 was sent
to punish the Fox tribe. Anne-Francoise was hiring men to travel west to
Michilimackinac from 1713 to 1717. He was again commanding (1725-26) at
Michilimackinac and on the 7th of June 1726 he held a council (also attending
the council were d'Amariton, Cligancourt and
Rev.Father Chardon) at Green Bay with the Fox, Sauk & Winnebagoes in
which the Chiefs of those Nations agreed to peace. Again in 1728 he sent
on a punitive mission against the Fox tribe and arriving at the Fox village
fortification at the mouth of the Fox River on the 17th of August, found
the fort abandoned. The expedition (a force of about 400 French & 800-900
Warriors) continued up the Fox River as far as the Wisconsin River portage
finding the Fox had fled their villages before their arrival. The expedition
retraced their route back down the Fox River destroying Fox villages &
crops along the river.
Constant settled at Trois-Rivieres becoming
the "Town Major" there.
Francois-Marie Lemarchand de Lignery: (abt.1703 - bef.
He was the son of Constant Le Marchand, sieur
de Lignery & Anne-Francoise Robutel born in Quebec. Francois married
Marie-Therese Migeon at Montreal in 1738.
Francois was promoted to 2nd Ensign in 1733,
Lt. in 1744 and Captain in 1751. He was with DeNoyelles in the 1735 campaign
against the Fox Nation. From 1750 to 1753 he was the French commander at
the Ouiatanon fort. and Fort DuQuesne in 1756.
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