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Jean Baptiste Bradstreet

Male 1714 - 1774  (59 years)

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  • Name Jean Baptiste Bradstreet  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Born 21 Dec 1714  Annapolis Royal, NS (Port Royal), Acadie Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 21 Dec 1714  Baptisé par le Sieur Spelman, major de ce fort Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptism 12 Mar 1716  Saint-Jean-Baptiste d'Annapolis Royal, NS (Prêtre: Justinien Durand) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptism 12 Mar 1716  Parrain: Sieur Petitot dit Saint Seine, chirurgien Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptism 12 Mar 1716  Marraine: Madame de La Tour (Anne Melanson), femme d'Alexandre Robichaux Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 1735 
    His mother bought him a commission in Col. Richard Philipps' 40th Regiment of foot ("The Fighting Fortieth" formed on 25 August 1717) 
    Military 23 Aug 1735 
    Ensign John Bradstreet is commissioned 
    Occupation 1736 
    Took a leave of absence and visited his mother in Kilkenny, Ireland 
    Military 1737 
    Rejoined his company in Canso 
    Military 1737-1743 
    Made a number of visits to Louisbourg on behalf of the British because he spoke fluent French and had many family contacts 
    Military 5 Feb 1744 
    Captain of the 2nd Company, First Regiment of the Massachusetts Troops (commanded by William Pepperrell) 
    Military 24 May 1744 
    Captured when Captain François du Pont Duvivier raided Canso and brought to Louisbourg as a prisoner 
    Military 6 Jul 1744 
    Arrived in Boston with a letter from the French for Governor William Shirley suggesting a possible prisoner exchange (returned to Louisbourg mid Sept) 
    Military 15 Sep 1744 
    Released and transported to Boston on condition that he was not to bear arms against the French before September 1745 
    Military 21 Sep 1744 
    Canso officers and men (including 340 prisoners of War) arrive in Boston aboard "Three Flaggs of Truce" 
    Military 1745 
    Because of his intimate knowledge of the Fortress, he was able to give both Shirley and Pepperell invaluable information about Louisbourg 
    Military 17 Jun 1745 
    One of the first officers to make the grand entry into Louisbourg after its defeat and his presence would considerably anger the French 
    Military 20 Jun 1745 
    Town Major Commandant of the City and Fortifications of Louisbourg 
    Military 1 Sep 1745 
    Military 5 Sep 1745 
    Obtains a provincial commission of Lieutenant-Colonel in William Pepperrell's "First Massachusetts" Regiment 
    Military 5 Sep 1745 
    Received a British Regular Regiment commission of Captain in Pepperrell's 66th Regiment 
    Military 16 Sep 1746 
    Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland (to 1751) 
    Military 1748 
    In garrison at Louisbourg (Pepperrell's 66th Regiment was disbanded in 1749) 
    Occupation 1751 
    Leave of absence in England 
    Military 6 Sep 1754 
    Captain with the 51st Regiment of Foot 
    Occupation 1755 
    Returns to America with Major-General Edward Braddock 
    Military 1756 
    Attached to William Shirley's 50th Regiment of Foot (British regular army) 
    Military 1756 
    Regiment stationed at Boston and ordered to garrison the fort at Oswego 
    Military 3 Jul 1756 
    Attacked by Louis Coulon de Villiers while leading a supply convoy to Oswego (65 killed or wounded and 40 taken prisoner) 
    Military 14 Aug 1756 
    Fort Oswego (Chouagen) falls to the French 
    Military 14 Aug 1756 
    Some 618 of the 50th (including 34 women and 23 servants) were taken as prisoners to Canada and eventually to France for exchange 
    Military 7 Mar 1757 
    50th Regiment formally disbanded (in practice had ceased to exist after Oswego) 
    Military 8 Mar 1757 
    Captain with the 2nd Battalion, 60th Regiment of Foot 
    Military 27 Dec 1757 
    Promoted to Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel, 60th Regiment of Foot (Royal Americans) 
    Military 7 Jul 1758 
    Captured a saw-mill and bridge within 2 miles of Ticonderoga with 6 companies of the Royal Americans (60th), the 44th Regiment and some rangers 
    Military 7 Jul 1758 
    Deputy Quartermaster-General in America (44th and 60th Regiments of Foot) 
    Military 8 Jul 1758 
    His advice given to General James Abercromby was ignored and the British were soundly defeated by Montcalm at Carillon (Ticonderoga, NY) 
    Military 8 Jul 1758 
    Part of 1st and 4th Battalions, 60th Royal Americans, were at Ticonderoga when the French defeated General Abercromby and George-Auguste, Lord Howe 
    Military 8 Jul 1758 
    The British casualties numbered 551 killed and 1 356 wounded or captured (including 123 officers) 
    Military 8 Jul 1758 
    The French casualties numbered 377 killed or wounded (including 38 officers) 
    Military 20 Aug 1758 
    Brevet Colonel (in America) 
    Military 25 Aug 1758 
    Crossed Lake Ontario with an army of 3 100 men in 123 bateaux and 95 whaleboats to attack Fort Frontenac (Kingston) which he captured 
    Military 27 Aug 1758 
    First and 4th Battalions, 60th Royal American Regiment, were present at the capture of Fort Frontenac 
    Military 27 Aug 1758 
    One hundred and ten French prisoners, 60 canons, 16 mortars and large quantities of provisions taken valued at 800.000 livres (also 9 gun-boats) 
    Military 26 Jul 1759 
    Accompanied General Amherst as Quartermaster-General in the expedition that captured Fort Ticonderoga (also occupied Crown Point) 
    Military 1760 
    Headquarters at Oswego (ill-health prevented him from escorting the troops to Montréal in 1761) 
    Military 19 Feb 1762 
    Brevet Colonel (in the Army) 
    Military 9 Sep 1764 
    Negotiated a Peace with the Western Tribes at Detroit 
    Military 11 Sep 1764 
    Signed a treaty with the Ottawa and Chippewa 
    Military 25 May 1772 
    Promoted to Major-General 
    Will 23 Sep 1774  Executors: William Smith (historian) and General Philip Schuyler Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 23 Sep 1774  Surrogate's Office, New York (drawn by William Smith, Esq.) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 25 Sep 1774  New York City Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 26 Sep 1774  Trinity Churchyard, 74 Trinity Place, New York City Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10098  Godbout
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2017 

    Father Edmund Bradstreet,   b. Abt 1685, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1718, Annapolis Royal, NS (Port Royal), Acadie Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Mother Marie Agathe de Saint-Étienne de La Tour,   b. Abt 1690, Cap-de-Sable, Acadie (Pubnico, Yarmouth County, NS) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1765, Kilkenny, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married 1713  Annapolis Royal, NS (Port Royal), Acadie Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3539  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Aldridge,   b. Abt 1714,   d. 21 Mar 1782, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married Abt 1741 
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F5477  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S117] Registres Paroissiaux (1702-1755), Paroisse Saint-Jean-Baptiste d'Annapolis Royal (Port Royal).
      Also: Government of Canada, The National Battlefields Commission, Plains of Abraham, French and British army soldiers in Québec (1759-1760) database (ccbn-nbc.gc.ca).

    2. [S190] Histoire du Cap-Sable de l'an mil au Traité de Paris, 1763, Père Clarence-J. d'Entremont, (Hebert Publications, Eunice, Louisiana, 1981), Volume 3, p. 874.

    3. [S644] Dictionnaire général du Canada, Louis Le Jeune, (Université d'Ottawa, Canada; Imprimé en France, Firmin-Didot et Cie., Mesnil, Eure, 1931), Tome 1, pp. 240-241 & Tome 2, pp. 293-294.
      Dictionnaire général de biographie, histoire, littérature, agriculture, commerce, industrie et des arts, sciences, moeurs, coutumes, institutions politiques et religieuses du Canada.

    4. [S643] Dictionary of Canadian Biography (DCB/DBC), (University of Toronto Press & Les Presses de l'université Laval, 1966, 1969, 1974, 1979 & 1982), Volume II, p. 590; Vol. III, pp. XXV, XXXViii, 495, 507 & Vol. IV (online).
      Also: Pursuit of Profit and Preferment in Colonial North America, John Bradstreet's Quest, William G. Godfrey, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 1982.

    5. [S196] NEHGR: New England Historical and Genealogical Register, (New England Historical and Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts), Volume 16 (1862), pp. 315-316 & Vol. 24 (1870), pp. 368, 378.

    6. [S606] Histoire du Canada, huitième édition, revue et augmentée par Hector Garneau, François-Xavier Garneau, (Éditions de l'Arbre, Montréal, 1944), Tome V, Livre 9, chap. 2, p. 137; chap. 3, pp. 190-204.

    7. [S586] A History of Nova Scotia, or Acadie, Beamish Murdoch, Esq., Q. C., (James Barnes, Halifax, N. S., 1865-1866), Volume II, pp. 45-70.

    8. [S737] Réponse au sujet des discussions concernant les échanges de prisonniers, 26 juillet 1744, William Shirley, gouverneur du Massachusetts, à Duquesnel, commandant de l'Île Royale, (Fonds des Colonies, Correspondance générale, Centre des archives d'outre-mer, France), COL C11A 81/fol. 255-259v.
      Agents de liaison : François Mangeant dit Saint-Germain et John Bradstreet. Renvoi à Boston de prisonniers anglais; renvoi de prisonniers français : Castaing, Calvary, Jean Boutier et autres; propositions d'échanges concernant les gens de Canseau (Patrick Heron), le lieutenant Royal, des officiers et des matelots français (Joannis-Galand d'Olabaratz), des soldats et des habitants; traitement réservé aux prisonniers de part et d'autre; conditions avantageuses de la capitulation de Canseau.

    9. [S738] Renvoie Patrick Heron et tous les officiers, soldats et habitants de Canseau, 15 septembre 1744, Duquesnel, commandant de l'Île Royale, à William Shirley, gouverneur du Massachusetts, (Fonds des Colonies, Correspondance générale, Centre des archives d'outre-mer, France), COL C11A 81/fol. 264-266v.
      Ces gens se sont engagés à ne pas prendre les armes contre les Français et leurs alliés avant le mois de septembre de l'année prochaine; arme deux bâtiments pour transporter tout ce monde et se sert aussi de la goélette de John Bradstreet (rémunération de celui-ci et de François Mangeant); renvoie par les mêmes bâtiments des capitaines marchands, des corsaires, des Irlandaises et d'autres gens pris sur divers bâtiments, sauf 67 expédiés à Plaisance pour échange contre des pêcheurs français et d'autres prisonniers qui s'y trouvent.

    10. [S755] Historical Record of the Forty-Fourth, or the East Essex Regiment, Thomas Carter, Adjutant-General's Office, (Gale & Polden, Brompton Works, Chatham, Second Edition, 1887), 14-15.
      Also: A regimental chronicle and list of officers of the 60th, or the King's Royal Rifle Corps, formerly the 62nd, or the Royal American Regiment of Foot. Nesbit Willoughby Wallace, Captain, 60th Royal Rifles. Harrison and Sons, 59, Pall Mall, St. Martin's Lane, London, 1879, pp. 9-10.

    11. [S563] Nova Scotia's Massachusetts, 1630 to 1784, George A. Rawlwyk, (McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal and London, 1973), 134, 149-152, 155-158, 167-168 & 171.
      Also: Chronological Annals of the War; from its beginning to the present time, John Dobson, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1763, Part I, p. 63.

    12. [S757] Yarmouth, Nova Scotia: A sequel to Campbell's History, George Stanley Brown and John Roy Campbell, (Rand Avery Company, Boston, 1888), Appendix K, p. 451.