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
|Born||September 22, 1674|
Saint-Laurent-des-Orgerils, Orléans, France
|Died||January 15, 1738|
La Chaussée (La Chaussaye)
|Father||Francois IV de Beauharnais|
|Mother||Marie Marguerite-Françoise Puyvart de Chastullé|
Claude de Beauharnois never resided in the colony but three times commanded the ships that restocked the troops in New France.
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:
- François V de Beauharnais (8 February 1714 – 18 June 1800), seigneur de Beaumont et de Bellechauve, baron de Beauville, 1st marquis de la Ferté-Beauharnais.
- Claude de Beauharnais, 1st comte des Roches-Baritaud (1717–1784), who in 1753 married Marie-Anne-Françoise Mouchard (1738–1813) (three children, including Claude de Beauharnais).