Claude-Pierre Pécaudy, sieur de Contrecoeur:
(1706 - 1775)
He was the son of Francois-Antoine Pécaudy-Pécody
& Jeanne de St.-Ours, born at Contrecoeur in 1706. On 10 jan.1729 he
was married first to Marie-Madeleine Boucher de La Perriere (daughter of
Rene Boucher de Laperriere & Francoise
Mailhot) and later married Marguerite-Barbe Puygibault (daughter of Louis
Hingue-Puygibault & Marguerite Gauthier de Varennes) (Marguerite was
the widow of Etienne Rocbert-Marandiere) at Montreal in 1768.
Claude-Pierre became a 2nd Ensign in 1729,
a Lieutenant in 1742 and in 1745 he was given the "seigneurie of St.Denis".
In 1749 he was with Capt.Pierre-Joseph Celoron,
sieur de Blainville on his expedition up the "la Belle Riviere" (Ohio
River) as a 2nd Lieutenant [Consolidated
Docket] and later that year promoted to Captain. In 1753 [while French
Military Commander of Fort Niagara] he was sent on a mission up the Ohio
River Valley and in 1754 he commanded Fort
Duquesne. Claude retired from French military service 1759-60 to St.Denis.
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