Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2007

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


Jean DeLisle


DeLisle, Jean (d. 1814), notary public, was a native of Nantes, France, and came to Canada by way of New York. In 1768 he became a notary public in Montreal. In 1783-4 he went, with Adhémar, to England as agent of the French Canadians in their request for an assembly. He seems to have died about 1814. He was twice married, (1) about 1753 in New York to an Englishwoman named Danton, by whom he had one son, named JeanGuillaume (d. 1819); and (2) in Montreal to Suzanne de Méziéres de l'Epervanche, by whom he had two sons, Ambroise and Auguste. In 1777 JeanGuillaume DeLisle published a work on the administration of the fabriques; but this is not to be found in any of the usual bibliographies or library catalogues. See B. Sulte, La délégation envoyée en Angleterre en 1183 (Bull. rech. hist., 1901), and E. Z. Massicotte, La famille de Jean de Lisle (Bull. rech. hist., 1919).

Source: W. Stewart WALLACE, The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 195.


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