Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
May 2005

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


Pierre Dominique Debartzch


Debartzch, Pierre Dominique (d. 1846), legislative and executive councillor of Lower Canada, was seignior of St. Charles, in the Richelieu valley. From 1809 to 1814 he was a member of the Legislative Assembly of the province, and in 1814 he was appointed to the Legislative Council. He opposed the Union bill of 1822, and supported the Ninety-Two Resolutions in 1834, but in 1837 he was appointed by Gosford to the Executive Council, and henceforth he opposed the patriote party. His manor house at St. Charles (otherwise known as Debartzch village) was the centre of the first engagement of the rebellion of 1837. He died on September 6, 1846, aged 62.

Source  : W. Stewart Wallace, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., pp. 189-190.


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