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Jean Baptiste Honoré Destrehan de Beaupré
Male 1700 - 1765

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  • Birth  1700  Tours, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  26 Feb 1765  New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1107  Stewart
    Last Modified  22 Dec 2010 
     
    Father  Jean Baptiste Destrehan,   b. 1672, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1759 
    Mother  Marguerite du Saunoy,   b. 1674, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1773 
    Relationship  birth 
    Family ID  F379  Group Sheet
     
    Family  Jeanne Catherine de Gauvrit,   b. 25 Oct 1729, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1773 
    Children 
    >1. Jean Baptiste Honoré Destrehan,   b. 09 Oct 1749,   d. 05 Jun 1775
    >2. Jeanne Marguerite Marie Destrehan,   b. 23 Mar 1751, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1814, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Jeanne Marie Destrehan,   b. 14 Nov 1753, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1798, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Marie Elizabeth Destrehan,   b. 8 Feb 1755, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1817, Bayou Road, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jeanne Catherine Destrehan,   b. Abt 1756,   d. Aft 1773
     6. Jean Baptiste Louis Destrehan de Beaupré,   b. 7 Feb 1758, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 09 Dec 1776
    >7. Jean Noël Destrehan de Tours,   b. 12 Dec 1759,   d. 9 Oct 1823, Destrehan Plantation, Destrehan, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  23 Jul 2008 
    Family ID  F345  Group Sheet
     
  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1700 - Tours, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Feb 1765 - New Orleans, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Biography of Jean Baptiste Destréhan de Beaupré
    Biography of Jean Baptiste Destréhan de Beaupré
     
  • Notes 
    • Nephew of the Capuchin Father Raphael (M. Raphael Destrehan) de Luxembourg, Chaplain and Vicar General of the Chapel of St. Louis, 1723-1734 and founder of the first school in Louisiana. [1]
    • Came to the colony in 1722 with his family to function as treasurer for the King.
    • Earned the enmity of Gov. Kerlerec for aiding the Commissaire de Rochemore. Expelled from the colony by the irate Gov. who declared that he was too wealthy and dangerous a man to remain in LA.

      The true cause, was said to be that he supported Rochemore, the French Government Indtendant, who was close friend of Destrehan. Further study indicates that he came into conflict with Gov. Kerlerec over a French edict of March, 1724 that had been extended to LA, declaring Jews the enemies of the christian name who should not be allowed to reside in LA. If they stayed in spite of the edict, their goods and persons should be confiscated.

      A Jew from Jamaica, Diaz Anna came to New Orleans on a trading mission and Rochemore had the vessel and cargo seized in keeping with the edict. Kerlerec sent soldiers to drive away the guard and restored the property to Anna. He also had Belot, Rochemore's secretary, and Marigny de Mandeville, Destrehan, de Lahoupe, Bossu and other officers arrestedand, within days, shipped them to France under the watch of Grandmaison.

      As the vessel approached the coast of France, she was driven by a storm on that of Spain and entered the port of St. Sebastian. Grandmaison, according to Kerlerec's instructions, went to deposit the dispatches in the hands of the consul of France. Belot and his companions in misfortune accompanied the messenger to the consulate. The dispatches being delivered were placed on a table, from which it is supposed they were purloined by one of the consul's visitors, while he was attending on the others, whose attention had been drawn to some fine engravings on the waifs of the apartment.

      On their arrival in Paris, Belot and his associates filled the court with their complaints of Kerlerec's arbitrary proceedings. He was universally blamed, dismissed, returned to France and jailed. The rest of the party returned to the Colony and resumed their lucrative occupation.

    • Jean Bte. was imprisoned in the Bastille for nearly 13 months while his sister cared for the children as his trial progressed. He was able to clear himself but Kerlerec was returned to France to face charges and imprisonment.

      Jean Baptiste. returned to the colony with only his oldest son, Jean, Jr. and the news that the king was about to give the colony over to Spain. He died in 1765, leaving his brother Louis as his executor in LA and his sister to the same function in France where she had the children.

    • When the Spanish took over, they made an attempt to confiscate the Destrehan estate. Not to be daunted, Marguerite Marie, in France arranged a marriage for for her neice, goddaughter and namesake, Jeanne Marguerite Marie to Jean Etienne de Boré de Mauléon in France. Then she married off her second neice, Jeanne Marie to the son of the richest family in New Orleans, de Marigny de Mandeville. The estate was safe.
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Legacy of Old Louisiana Destrehan and Harvey Families, Louise Destrehan Rogér D'Oliveira, et. al., (Louise D. R. D'Oliveira), 114.

  

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