Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2007

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Jean-Baptiste Juchereau Duchesnay


Duchesnay, Jean Baptiste Juchereau (1779-1833), legislative councillor of Lower Canada, was born at Beauport, near Quebec, on February 16, 1779; the son of Antoine Juchereau Duchesnay and Catherine LeCompte Dupré. For several years he held a commission in the 60th Regiment; and he commanded a company in the Canadian Voltigeurs at the battle of Châteauguay in 1813. In 1832 he was appointed a member of the Legislative Council of Lower Canada; but he died of cholera at Quebec on January 12, 1833. He married Eliza Jones; and by her he had four children. See P. G. Roy, La famille Juchereau Duchesnay (Lévis, 1903).

Source: W. Stewart WALLACE, The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., pp. 241-242.


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