Jean Bourdon

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Jean Bourdon.

Jean Bourdon (c. 1601 – 1668) was the first engineer-in-chief and land-surveyor in the colony of New France, and the first attorney-general of the Conseil Superieur.

Bourdon came to New France in 1634 and he was designated as the engineer to Governor Charles de Montmagny. In 1639, the governor made a land grant to him of 50 acres (200,000 m2) and, later, he built a mill. He also built a chapel on it for his friend, Abbé Jean Le Sueur. This was only one of several seigneuries that Bourdon received.

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