"RENE-AMABLE BOUCHER 1735-1812" - Kingston
Posted by: unimoggers
N 44° 13.790 W 076° 28.953
18T E 381597 N 4898469
Quick Description: A military-related plaque in Kingston.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 8/15/2007 10:18:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM20HG
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.
The County of Frontenac
The City of Kingston
Address or location of plaque: On the west side of Clarence Street between Wellington Street and King Street
Physical location of plaque: City
"Ontario Plaques" Website for this "Plaque": [Web Link]
Description of any physical remains at site of "Historical Plaque": This is in a pretty park.
This 'Plaque' describes: A 'Person'
Condition of sign: Excellent
Is this a bilingual sign?: Yes !
What is the second/third language?: French
A web-site for more details.: Not listed
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