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Jean Bourdon

Also Known As: "M. de Saint-Jean", "sieur de Saint-François"
Birthplace: Saint-André-le-Viel, Rouen, Normandie, France
Death: January 12, 1668 (62-71)
Québec, Québec, Canada
Place of Burial: Québec, Québec, Canada
Immediate Family:

Husband of Anne Gasnier and Jacqueline Potel
Father of Jean-Francois Bourdon; Jacques Bourdon; Jacques Bourdon; Genevieve Bourdon; Marie Bourdon and 3 others

Occupation: arpenteur, ingénieur, cartographe, commerçant
Managed by: morel
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About Jean Bourdon

Jean Bourdon (c. 1601 – 1668) was the first engineer-in-chief and land-surveyor in the colony of New France, and the first attorney-general of the Conseil Superieur.

Bourdon came to New France in 1634 and he was designated as the engineer to Governor Charles de Montmagny. In 1639, the governor made a land grant to him of 50 acres (200,000 m2) and, later, he built a mill. He also built a chapel on it for his friend, Abbé Jean Le Sueur. This was only one of several seigneuries that Bourdon received.



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Jean Bourdon's Timeline

Saint-André-le-Viel, Rouen, Normandie, France
January 1, 1668
Age 67
Chapelle du Scapulaire de l'église Notre-Dame, Québec, Québec, Canada
January 12, 1668
Age 67
Québec, Québec, Canada