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Joseph-Geneviève, Comte de Puisaye

Joseph-Geneviève, Comte de Puisaye

Photo by contributor Brian Bockus - Posted May, 2017

Joseph-Geneviève, Comte de Puisaye

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted October, 2010

Joseph-Geneviève, Comte de Puisaye

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
At a pull-off on the east side of Niagara Parkway
just south of Line 2 Road across from street number 15608


Coordinates: N 43 13.020 W 79 03.600

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Plaque Text

Soldier, politician, diplomatist and colonizer, de Puisaye was born at Mortagne-en-Perche, France, about 1755, and enlisted in the French Army at 18. Elected to the States General in 1789, he supported reform but, alarmed by the course of the Revolution, later organized resistance on behalf of the Royalists. Outlawed, he sought refuge in England and in 1795, as Lieutenant-General, led an ill-fated expedition to Quiberon, Brittany. Three years later, with some forty other émigrés, he arrived in Upper Canada and established a short-lived settlement in the Markham-Vaughan region. In 1799 he purchased a farm here on which he lived until he moved to England in 1802. There he died in 1827.

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The de Puisaye Settlement 1799

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