Jacques de Chambly

Jacques de Chambly (died 1687) was from a French military background and became a seigneur in the New World and a governor of Acadia.

Jacques de Chambly
Governor of Acadia
In office
1673–1677
Preceded byHector d'Andigné de Grandfontaine
Succeeded byJohn Rhoades
Governor of Grenada
In office
1679–1680
Preceded byPierre de Sainte-Marthe de Lalande
Succeeded byNicolas de Gabaret
Governor of Martinique
In office
1680–1687
Preceded byAntoine André de Sainte-Marthe
Succeeded byCharles de Peychpeyrou-Comminges de Guitaut
Personal details
BornChamouille, France
Died1687
NationalityFrench
OccupationSoldier

Chambly arrived in New France in 1665 when he was a captain in the Carignan-Salières Regiment. He immediately was in charge of the construction of Fort Saint-Louis (now known as Fort Chambly) on the Richelieu Rapids. He then took part in the Prouville de Tracy’s expedition against the Iroquois. When his regiment was disbanded he returned to France but returned to service in Canada in 1670.

In 1672 he received a seigneury on the Richelieu River in present-day Quebec, Canada. In 1673 he was appointed governor of Acadia, replacing Hector d'Andigné de Grandfontaine at the capital of Acadia, Fort Pentagouet.

External linksEdit

  • Baudry, René (1979) [1966]. "Chambly, Jacques de". In Brown, George Williams (ed.). Dictionary of Canadian Biography. I (1000–1700) (online ed.). University of Toronto Press.
  • Official Parks Canada Website - Fort Chambly National Historic Site of Canada