Pierre de Troyes

Pierre de Troyes, soldier (d at Niagara 8 May 1688). He arrived at Québec in Aug 1685 with reinforcements for the beleaguered colony. Departing on 20 Mar 1686, de Troyes led a force of 30 colonial regular French troops and 60 militia from Montréal overland to James Bay.

Troyes, Pierre de

Pierre de Troyes, soldier (d at Niagara 8 May 1688). He arrived at Québec in Aug 1685 with reinforcements for the beleaguered colony. Departing on 20 Mar 1686, de Troyes led a force of 30 colonial regular French troops and 60 militia from Montréal overland to James Bay. Using the skills of the VOYAGEURS, the audacious expedition ascended the Ottawa R, portaged via Lks Timiskaming and Abitibi to the Abitibi R and descended on the astonished English at Moose Fort, which quickly succumbed on June 20. De Troyes next occupied Rupert House (Ft Charles) July 3 and with the captured English ship Craven took Ft Albany (July 26) before leaving Pierre Le Moyne d' IBERVILLE in charge and sailing back to Québec. In June 1687 de Troyes commanded one of the French companies led by Gov DENONVILLE into Iroquois territory (seeIROQUOIS WARS). He was left in command at Niagara where he died of scurvy.