Captain Pierre Douville (spy)

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Pierre Douville

Birthplace: Louisbourg, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada
Death: Died in Portsmouth, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Husband of Cynthia Aborn
Father of Pierre / Peter Douville; Lowrey Charles Douville; Cynthia Douville; Mary Douville and Samuel Joseph Douville

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About Captain Pierre Douville (spy)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for RHODE ISLAND with the rank of NAVAL LIEUTENANT. DAR Ancestor # A122834

Captain Pierre Douville (1745–1794) was born in Prince Edward Island and survived the 1755 Acadian deportation to France. He joined the French Navy and lived in Rhode Island during the American Revolution serving as French military intelligence officer who provided General George Washington with British ship and troop movements. For this he was decorated after the war. Capt. Douville was killed at sea on board his ship in an armed action.

He also smuggled weapons for the Americans in 1775 from Saint-Pierre and Miquelon Island. Enraged, the British burned the island house and farm because of it.

According to the Lineage Book of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Douville was an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati. There is now a portrait of Douville hanging at the Confederation of the Arts in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island commemorating the Acadian deportation to France.

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Captain Pierre Douville (spy)'s Timeline

September 9, 1745
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada
July 26, 1778
Age 32
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
June 19, 1781
Age 35
Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
October 28, 1783
Age 38
April 14, 1786
Age 40
July 21, 1788
Age 42
November 22, 1789
Age 44
September 2, 1794
Age 48
Portsmouth, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom