François Byssot de la Rivière
|François Byssot de la Rivière|
|Born||1612 or 1613
|Died||26 July 1673
|Parent(s)||Jean Byssot Du Hommée
François Byssot de la Rivière (1612–1673) was an early figure in the New World, his presence being recorded at Île-aux-Ruaux in 1639 when the Jesuits took possession of the property. He married Marie Couillard in Quebec on 25 October 1648.
Byssot was active in a number of pursuits and his name is associated with some of the earliest land grants and was also a person of note in seigneurial justice. In 1661, he received, from the Compagnie des Cent-Associés, a concession in what is now Labrador. He may have constructed a post at Mingan. He constructed the first tannery and was granted some other important concessions in both fishing and harvesting seals.
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- Roy, Pierre-Georges (1923). "Sieur de Vincennes Identified". Indiana Historical Society Publications. VII. Indianapolis: C. E. Pauley and Company. p. 11.
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