Dr. Francis LeBaron

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Francis LeBaron, Dr.

Birthplace: Bordeaux, France
Death: Died in MA, USA
Place of Burial: Plymouth, MA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Louis Pecton
Husband of Mary Waite-LeBaron
Father of James LeBaron; Dr. Lazarus LeBaron and Francis LeBaron, Sr.

Occupation: Physician
Managed by: Private User
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About Dr. Francis LeBaron

- In the year 1694 England was at war with France, and "English trade", says Green, was all but ruined by French privateers". In that year a French vessel of this character was wrecked in Buzzards Bay, and the officers and crew, being made prisoners, were sent overland to Boston. Among the rest was Dr. Francis Le Baron, by birth a Frenchman, by religion a Huguenot, by Profession a Surgeon. On their way to Boston they stopped overnight, with their captors, at Plymouth, where Dr. Le Baron "was quartered at the house of William Barnes, near the green". "It so happened that a lady of the town had, on the day of his arrival, suffered a severe compound fracture of the leg" (as we would say: - our northern cousins call it a limb,) "which the surgeons in charge were about to amputate. Dr. Le Baron, hearing of the case, asked permission to make an examination and afterwards saved the limb." The good citizens of Plymouth, struck with such surpassing evidence of his skill, secured his pardon and persuaded him to stop among them and practice his profession, which, with the consent of Lieut. Gov. Stoughton, he did; - living there the rest of his days.

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Dr. Francis LeBaron's Timeline

Bordeaux, France
September 6, 1695
Age 27
Plymouth, Plymouth co., Massachusetts
May 23, 1696
Age 28
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts
December 26, 1698
Age 30
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts
June 13, 1701
Age 33
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts
August 8, 1704
Age 36
May 21, 1912
Age 36
May 21, 1912
Age 36
May 29, 1912
Age 36
May 29, 1912
Age 36