Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

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


Jacques de Chambly


Chambly , Jacques de (d. 1687), governor of Acadia (1673-77), came to Canada as an officer of the Carignan Regiment in 1665. He built Fort St. Louis (now Fort Chambly ) on the Richelieu, and was its commandant. In 1672 he was granted the seigniory of Chambly ; but he did not live long on his seigniory. From 1673 to 1677 he was governor of Acadia ; from 1677 to 1679 he was commandant of the troops in the Isles; in 1679 he was appointed provisionally governor of Grenada, and in 1680 governor of Martinique . He died at Martinique on August 15, 1687. See P. Gaudet, Le capitaine Jacques de Chambly (Bull. rech. hist., 1917); B. Sulte, Le régiment de Carignan (Montreal, 1922) and Le fort de Chambly (Montreal, 1922).

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., pp. 29-30.


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