Georges René PLEVILLE LE PELLEY

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French Ancien Régime, Politician in the French Ancien Régime

FrenchBorn Georges René LE PELLEY

French admiral, minister for the navy and the colonies

Born on July 29, 1726 in Granville, France , France

Died on October 02, 1805 in Paris, France

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His father was Hervé Le Pelley, seigneur de Pléville, a captain in the merchant navy, and his mother was the daughter of the seigneur du Saussey in the parish of Lingreville. Thus de Pléville was attracted to the sea and ships early in his life. Orphaned whilst very young, he ran away from the collège at Coutances to get himself engaged on a ship to Newfoundland in 1738. His uncle - intending him for the priesthood - asked the ship's captain to put de Pléville off life at sea. His first voyage as a pilotin was also particularly hard, and he was welcomed in Newfoundland by an old friend of his father, who treated him more understandingly. He thus went on many cod fishing voyages on different ships. An ensign from 1740 on the Ville de Québec, he revolted against a sending to the brig which he deemed unjust, and fled whilst the vessel was anchored on the coast of Canada. He walked alone for 50 days across the Canadian forest, meeting native tribes, before finally arriving in Quebec, where he was welcomed by a family that took pity on him. He embarked on another ship under a pseudonym as a helmsman and for the following years continued to serve in Newfoundland.



© Copyright Wikipédia authors - This article is under licence CC BY-SA 3.0 ...   His father was Hervé Le Pelley, seigneur de Pléville, a captain in the merchant navy, and his mother was the daughter of the seigneur du Saussey in the parish of Lingreville. Thus de Pléville was attracted to the sea and ships early in his life. Orphaned whilst very young, he ran away from the collège at Coutances to get himself engaged on a ship to Newfoundland in 1738. His uncle - intending him for the priesthood - asked the ship's captain to put de Pléville off life at sea. His first voyage as a pilotin was also particularly hard, and he was welcomed in Newfoundland by an old friend of his father, who treated him more understandingly. He thus went on many cod fishing voyages on different ships. An ensign from 1740 on the Ville de Québec, he revolted against a sending to the brig which he deemed unjust, and fled whilst the vessel was anchored on the coast of Canada. He walked alone for 50 days across the Canadian forest, meeting native tribes, before finally arriving in Quebec, where he was welcomed by a family that took pity on him. He embarked on another ship under a pseudonym as a helmsman and for the following years continued to serve in Newfoundland.



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