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René-Amable Boucher 1735-1812

René-Amable Boucher 1735-1812

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

René-Amable Boucher 1735-1812

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted December, 2009

Plaque Location

The County of Frontenac
The City of Kingston
On the west side of Clarence Street between
Wellington Street and King Street


Coordinates: N 44 13.790 W 76 28.953

Map

Plaque Text

Boucher was born at Fort Frontenac (Kingston) where his father, an officer with the French colonial regular troops, was stationed. René-Amable also chose a military career and served in the Seven Years War with the French defenders of Canada. During the American Revolution, he was captain of a volunteer company of French Canadian militia and fought with the British under General John Burgoyne. In Quebec, and later in Lower Canada, Boucher sat on the legislative council; he also served as a magistrate of the Mecklenberg (later Midland) District of Upper Canada. From 1782, until his death he devoted much time and energy to managing and developing his seigneury of Boucherville, a community of more than 2,000 inhabitants located near Montreal.

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