Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
January 2005

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


Louis Thomas de Joncaire


Joncaire, Louis Thomas de (1670-1739), seignior of Chabert, and commandant at Niagara (1720-30), was born in St. Rémi, Provence, France, in 1670. He was sent out to Canada in 1687 as an officer in the marine troops; and he was shortly afterwards taken prisoner by the Seneca Indians. He became one of the most trusted and successful officers of the French government in dealing with the Indians; and most of his service was on the Niagara frontier. From 1720 to 1730 he was commandant at Niagara. He died at Niagara on June 29, 1739 . See Frank H. Severance, The story of Joncaire: His life and times on the Niagara (Publications of the Buffalo Historical Society, Vol. ix, 1906).

Source : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. III, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 396p., p. 308.


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