Paul François Ignace de Barlatier de Mas

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Paul François Ignace Barlatier de Mas was a career French naval captain who participated in the American Revolutionary War on behalf of the Continentals. He was the Captain of the Alexandre [1] was made the second Lord of Le Mas (Seigneur du Mas).

Early life and education[edit]

He was born in 1739, the son of Louis Mathieu de Balatier de Mas, a counselour of the parliament of Aix in Provence, and Anne Cécile d´Estienne Blégier. He was the only surviving son of seven children.

Marriage and family[edit]

In 1767 he married Anne Marie de Perier de la Garde, with whom he had eight children.[2] His direct descendants include Count Pierre Barlatier de Mas, Baron Paul Albert Raymond Barlatier de Mas and the explorer François Edmond Eugene de Barlatier de Mas.

Career[edit]

Balatier de Mas advanced in his naval career: he was promoted to a Garde-Marine in 1755, an Enseigne de Vaisseau in 1757, a Lieutenant de Vaisseau in 1771, and a Capitaine de Vaisseau du Roy in 1781.

For his contributions during the Revolution (which was a way to weaken Great Britain), Barlatier de Mas was made a chevalier de St Louis (knight). He was given a permanent hereditary membership in the Society of the Cincinnati for his contribution to the American Revolutionary War.[3] It would descend to his eldest male descendant in each generation, by primogeniture.

Balatier de Mas retired from the French Navy in 1785 to become a Chef des Classes in the French Antibes from 1786-90.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vos questions
  2. ^ PAUL-FRANCOIS-IGNACE, BARLATIER DE MAS, CAPITAINE DES VAISSEAUX DU ROY. LYON, A. REY, 1918. GRD IN-8, BROCHE
  3. ^ Isc - Cfhm - Ihcc