Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
January 2005

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


Sir Lewis Kirke


Kirke, Sir Lewis (fl. 1599-1660), adventurer, was a brother of Sir David Kirke, and accompanied his brother to Canada in 1627. He was left in charge of Quebec when it was captured by the English in 1629, and surrendered it to the French in 1632. He fought on the royalist side in the Great Rebellion in England, and was knighted by Charles I in 1643. After the Restoration of 1660 he was appointed captain and paymaster of the corps of gentlemen-at-arms. See H. Kirke, The first English conquest of Canada (London, 1871).

Source : W. Stewart WALLACE. Ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. III, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 396p., pp. 341.


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