Pierre DuMesnil

Pierre DuMesnil, called la Musique. Joiner, musician, b Bayeux, France, 1670, d Quebec? ca 1718-26.

DuMesnil, Pierre

Pierre DuMesnil, called la Musique. Joiner, musician, b Bayeux, France, 1670, d Quebec? ca 1718-26. DuMesnil is listed in the Quebec census of 1716 (Rencensement de la Ville de Québec pour 1716, Quebec City 1887) as 'musicien et ouvrier,' perhaps the first Canadian to indicate his profession in this way. The name 'dit la Musique' was attached to a number of other DuMesnils (also Dumesnil and Dumesny), who may have been Pierre's sons.


Further Reading

  • Tanguay, Cyprien. Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes (Montreal 1871-90)