Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
April 2005

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


Jean-Baptiste Toussaint Pothier


Pothier, Jean Baptiste Toussaint (1771-1845), legislative and executive councillor of Lower Canada, was born at Montreal on May 16, 1771, the son of Louis Toussaint Pothier, a fur-trader, and Louise Courault. In 1812 he organized and commanded a corps of voyageurs for the defence of the lakes. From 1824 to 1838 he was a member of the Legislative Council of Lower Canada; from 1838 to 1839 of the Executive Council; and from 1838 to 1841 of the Special Council. He died at Montreal on October 22, 1845. In 1820 he married Anne Françoise, daughter of Lieut -Col. Ralph Henry Bruyères, R.E. See E. Z. Massicotte, L'honorable Toussaint Pothier (Bull. rech. hist., 1920).

Source : W. Stewart Wallace, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. V, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 401p., p. 150.


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