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Contrecoeur, Claude Pierre Pecaudy, sieur de (1706-1775)

Name
Contrecoeur, Claude Pierre Pecaudy, sieur de (1706-1775)
Historical Note
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: http://scdb.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Claude Pecaudy-Pierre.
Sources
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude-Pierre_P%C3%A9caudy_de_Contrec%C5%93ur July 2012.

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Claude Pierre Pecaudy de Contrecoeur Deed, 1730