Simon-Pierre Denys de Bonaventure
He became an officer in the colonial troupes de la marine of New France and was heavily involved with the events of Acadia from 1685 until his death. In 1690, with Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, he attacked York Fort, in Hudson Bay. He participated in the Naval battles off St. John, in 1691 and in 1696. Together with Jean-Vincent d’Abbadie and Iberville, Bonaventure led the Siege of Pemaquid (1696). He governed Acadia after the death of Governor Jacques-François de Monbeton de Brouillan, in September 1705, until the appointment of the new governor, Daniel d'Auger de Subercase, on 22 May 1706.
- Nos gloires nationales: ou, Histoire des principales familles du Canada, Volume 1, François Daniel, E. Senécal, 1867, p. 232.
- A. J. E. Lunn, “DENYS DE BONAVENTURE, SIMON-PIERRE,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 2, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed June 3, 2019.
- "The Bonaventure Hatchet" by Frank T. Seibert; (PDF) Journals at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada; 1989.
Jacques-François de Monbeton de Brouillan
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Daniel d'Auger de Subercase
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