Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2007

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


Antoine Juchereau Duchesnay


Duchesnay, Antoine Juchereau (1740-1806), executive councillor of Lower Canada, was born at Beauport, near Quebec, on February , 7, 1740, the son of Antoine Juchereau Duchesnay, seignior of Beauport, and Marie-Françoise Chartier de Lotbinière. He fought in the Seven Years' War as an ensign in the troupes de la marine; but remained in Canada after the conquest. In 1775 he served against the Americans, was captured, and remained a prisoner of war for eighteen months. From 1792 to 1796 he represented Buckingham in the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada. In 1794 he was appointed a member of the Executive Council of Lower Canada. He died at Beauport on December 15, 1806. He was twice married, (1) in 1765 to Julie-Louise Liénard de Beaujeu (d. 1773), by whom he had five children, and (2) in 1778 Catherine LeCompte Dupré (d. 1836), by whom 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., p. 241.


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