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Nicholas CHAUVIN DE LA FRÉNIÈRE, Jr[1]
Male - 1769


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  • Suffix  Jr 
    Birth  Y  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  25 Oct 1769  New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: executed 
    Notes 
    • He was the «i»Procureur General du Roi«/i» in Louisiana, who became, at the time the of cession of the province by France to Spain, a most heroic figure. He was tried by a drum head court martial for rebellion against Spain and shot on October 25, 1769, by order of the Governor Alessandro O'Reilly, in the barracks facing the «i»rue du Quai«/i», behind the old Ursuline convent on Conde Street. He will remain forever immortal in the annals of Louisiana, not only as the leader of the Martyrs of 1769, but as one of the most brillant and remarkable men of his time. In certain records still preserved in the colonial archives of New Orleans, he is given the title of «i»count«/i». He was of imposing appearance with a noble face and his bravery was unquestionable. It is said the he bore a striking resemblence to Louis XIV and that he was educated in France, which accounted for his learning and polish. Gifted with a golden tongue, he held his hearers spell-bound with his eloquence. He was by far the best-beloved man in old New Orleans. After his cruel death, Louis XV, who had not raised a finger to save him from the fury of Spain, made late amends by granting his widow the sum of 10,000 livres as a paltry indemnity for his ungrateful attitude toward one of French Louisiana's most valuable sons. [3]
    • (Medical):Executed by the Spainish government as a traitor in New Orleans (along with his son-in-law), as a traitor to France. [2]
    Person ID  I1616  Dobard-Tenette-Fauria
    Last Modified  13 Apr 2016 

    Father  Nicolas Joseph CHAUVIN (DIT LA FRÉNIIÈRE),   b. 19 Jan 1676, Montreal, , Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1749, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Marguerite Marie LE SUEUR,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Abt Aug 1724  Mobile, (then French Louisiana), USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F351  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Marguerite Hubert BELLAIR,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. [Unknown] DE LA FRÉNIÈRE,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  16 Feb 2005 
    Family ID  F550  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Marie Marguerite DE LA CHAISE,   b. 10 Feb 1743, Natchitoches, Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified  16 Feb 2005 
    Family ID  F551  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: executed - 25 Oct 1769 - New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S7] Genie: Chauvin Family Tree, unknown, (http://web.archive.org/web/20030404000703/http:/members.cox.net/dadsnames/chauvin.txt), p. 6 (Reliability: 1).

    2. [S7] Genie: Chauvin Family Tree, unknown, (http://web.archive.org/web/20030404000703/http:/members.cox.net/dadsnames/chauvin.txt), p. 5 (Reliability: 1).

    3. [S514] Book: Old Families of Louisiana, Stanley Clisby Arthur (editor and compiler) and George Campbell Huchet de Kernion (collaborator and historian), (reprinted Baltmore, Maryland: reprinted for Clearfield Company, Inc. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1997, 1999; ISBN 0-8063-4688-4.), 241-242. (Reliability: 2).


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