Michel Leneuf de la Vallière de Beaubassin

Michel Le Neuf de la Vallière de Beaubassin (the elder) (1640 – 1705) was a military figure who became a governor of Acadia under French control. He was the son of Jacques Leneuf de La Poterie and Marguerite Legardeur, who both originally came from Normandy and together with their extended families settled in Canada.

The Le Neuf family came from Caen, France and settled in Trois-Rivières, Canada in 1636. They were the first nobles to settle in New France and held positions of power and prestige through several generations.

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  • Comeau, J.-Roger (1979) [1969]. "Leneuf De La Valliere De Beaubassin, Michel (d. 1705)". In Hayne, David (ed.). Dictionary of Canadian Biography. II (1701–1740) (online ed.). University of Toronto Press.