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Beaussier de Lisle, Louis-Joseph

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Title Rear-Admiral (Royal French Navy)
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Birth 00/00/1701 Death 04/06/1765
Place Toulon? Place Brest
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Country France Country France
Honours Knight of the Order of Saint-Louis (France).
He was baptised in 1701. In 1716 before his naval service he was sailing on merchant ships to the Levant.
Military Service
He entered the Royal French Navy in 1724 as a 'Junior Pilot.' He served in the Solide in the Mediterranean and North Africa. He was appointed as a Lieutenant (RFN) (With seniority dated 01/03/1739). He served in the Chameau (In command) 1744. He led an expedition to Louisiana and Saint-Domingue (Hispaniola) 1744-45. He served in the Subtile (In command) 1746. In 1746 he was captured by the Royal Navy - but was paroled in 1747. He was appointed as a Captain (Royal French Navy) (With seniority dated 01/01/1749). In 1755 he served in the Defenseur (In command) in Cahideuc's squadron taking help to Louisbourg. In 1756 he took the Marquis de Montcalm and 1,300 reinforcements to Quebec in six ships. Subsequently he reached Louisbourg where he defeated to Royal Navy vessels. In 1758 he commanded a similar reinforcement operation for Louisbourg. He assisted in the defence and when the fortress fell he was taken prisoner by the British forces. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral (Royal French Navy) (With seniority dated 01/10/1764).
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MacFarlane, John M. (1994);;
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