François de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon (missionary)
Little is known of François in his early years beyond his birth in Château de Fénelon in Périgord until he left for the missions of New France in 1667 as yet not an ordained priest. Bishop Laval took care of this matter, ordaining him in June, 1668. He and M. Claude Trouvé left almost immediately to establish a mission for the Iroquois, at their request, near the Bay of Quinte on Lake Ontario. (A letter by Trouvé is appended to François Dollier de Casson's Histoire du Montréal and gives a good summary of the Kenté (Quinté) mission).
He was forced to return to France in 1675 and died in 1679.
- Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
- Markham 1793-1900, Isabel Champion, 1979, pg4
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