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Claude Pierre Pecaudy de Contrecoeur Land Transfer

Identifier: SC 00488

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Land transfer from Claude-Pierre Pecaudy de Contrecoeur, with mention of St. Michael and St. Martin provence, probably in Canada.  August 18, 1730.


  • Creation: 1730 August

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Biographical Information:

Claude-Pierre Pécaudy de Contrecœur was an officer in the colonial regular troops (troupes de la marine), seigneur, and member of the Legislative Council of New France.  Died on December 13, 1775 in Montreal, Quebec.

He was active in the establishment of French power in the Ohio Country, and was the commander of Fort Duquesne (at the site of modern Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) in 1755 when it was threatened by Edward Braddock. Born into a family with large landholdings in the Saint Lawrence River valley, he stayed in North America after the French and Indian War and its fall of New France to the British.  Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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Guide to the Claude Pierre Pecaudy de Contrecoeur Land Transfer
Finding Aid Authors: Anne Johnson.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

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