Pierre Douville (1745 - 1794)

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Birthplace: Louisbourg, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada
Death: Died in Portsmouth, Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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About Pierre Douville

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Douville

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

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