Claude-Pierre P�caudy de Contrec�ur was an officer in the colonial regular troops (troupes de la marine), seigneur, and member of the Legislative Council of New France. Died on December 13, 1775 in Montreal, Quebec. He was active in the establishment of French power in the Ohio Country, and was the commander of Fort Duquesne (at the site of modern Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) in 1755 when it was threatened by Edward Braddock. Born into a family with large landholdings in the Saint Lawrence River valley, he stayed in North America after the French and Indian War and its fall of New France to the British. Claude Pecaudy-Pierre in the SCRC database.
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