Claude de Beauharnais (1680–1738)

Claude de Beauharnais (22 September 1674 – 15 January 1738) was a French nobleman. He was sieur de Beaumont et de Bellechauve, captain des vaisseaux du roi, and a knight of the Order of Saint Louis. He was the son of François IV de Beauharnais, seigneur de La Boische and his wife Marie Marguerite-Françoise Puyvart de Chastullé.

Claude de Beauharnais
BornSeptember 22, 1674
Saint-Laurent-des-Orgerils, Orléans, France
DiedJanuary 15, 1738
La Chaussée (La Chaussaye)
Noble familyBeauharnais
Spouse(s)Renée Hardouineau
FatherFrancois IV de Beauharnais
MotherMarie Marguerite-Françoise Puyvart de Chastullé

A brother, François de Beauharnois was intendant of New France from 1702 to 1705. Another brother, Charles de Beauharnois served as Governor of New France from 1726 to 1746.

Claude de Beauharnois never resided in the colony but three times commanded the ships that restocked the troops in New France.[1]

Marriage and issueEdit

In 1713, Claude de Beauharnais married Renée Hardouineau (daughter of Pierre Hardouineau, seigneur de La Laudanière and his wife Renée Le Pays de Beauville). They had two children:

Through his son François, Claude became grandfather of Alexandre de Beauharnais, and therefore the great-grandfather of Eugène de Beauharnais and Hortense de Beauharnais.

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