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Gen. Francis Le Maistre, Lieutenant Governor of Gaspé

Male Abt 1743 - 1805  (~ 62 years)


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  • Name Francis Le Maistre  [1, 2, 3
    Prefix Gen. 
    Suffix Lieutenant Governor of Gaspé 
    Born Abt 1743  Jersey, Channel Islands Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 2 Dec 1743  St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 13 Feb 1805  Québec City, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I17035  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2020 

    Father François-Guillaume Le Maistre, Attorney-General of Jersey,   b. Abt 1711,   d. 1757  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Mother Élisabeth Théodore,   d. 1790 
    Married 1736  [2, 6
    Family ID F10409  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Stuart 
    Children 
    +1. Margaret Anne Le Maistre
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F10408  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Army officer and colonial administrator. His entry in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography is here.

      According to Joan Stevens (citation details below), Gen. Francis Le Maistre married "a Quebec lady, daughter of General Crammil". According to this descent, she was named "Margaret Grammie." According to this monograph about General Le Maistre, she was "Margaret (Stuart) Cramahé", and the circumstances of their marriage, on which the author refrains from expanding, are "intruguing" and "possibly legendary." The Dictionary of Canadian Biography entry on the Irish-born Hector Theophilus Cramahé, holder of various military and administrative offices in 18th-century Quebec and Detroit, ends by noting that "Cramahé was so discreet about his 22-year stay in Canada that it has been impossible to discover whom he married or whether he had children." Finally, according to the Dictionary of Canadian Biography (citation details below), Francis Le Maistre's wife was named Margaret Stuart.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2179] E. H. Martin, "Swinnerton-Dyer Family." Notes and Queries for Somerset and Dorset 10:307; 10:341, 1907; 11:24, 1908.

    2. [S2182] Joan Stevens, "Thomas Le Maistre's 18th Century Diary." Annual Bulletin of the Société Jersiaise, 1967.

    3. [S2542] List of Inscriptions on Tombstones and Monuments in Ceylon, of Historical or Local Interest, With an Obituary of Persons Uncommemorated by J. Penry Lewis. Colombo, Ceylon: H. C. Cottle, Government Printer, 1913.

    4. [S2180] Dictionary of Canadian Biography.

    5. [S2181] Le Maistre Baptisms in Jersey.

    6. [S2183] Le Maistre family page.