BOUCHER DE GRANDPRÉ, LAMBERT, officer and town major of Trois-Rivières, where he had been baptized on 21 Nov. 1656 and where he was buried on 4 April 1699.
The son of Pierre Boucher* and Jeanne Crevier, born 12 Aug. 1656, Boucher de Grandpré took up a military career. In 1689 he was an ensign in Guillaume de Lorimier*’s company; the following year he took part in the defence of Quebec and for his conduct received, on 16 March 1691, royal confirmation of his ensign’s rank. First Brisay* de Denonville and then Frontenac [see Buade] praised him, and the latter granted him (1691) the rank of lieutenant on half pay, which the king confirmed on 1 March 1693. The previous year, on 7 April 1692, Louis XIV had appointed him major of the town of Trois-Rivières. Owner since 1681 of part of the Île Saint-Joseph, Lambert Boucher acquired part of the Grosbois fief from his father, on 2 July 1692, although he had no time to undertake its settlement. Indeed he died prematurely on 3 April 1699 and was buried at Trois-Rivières the next day. He was survived by his wife, Marie-Marguerite Blason de Vauvril, whom he had married at Quebec on 13 Aug. 1693, and two children.
Correspondance de Frontenac (1672–82, 1689–99), APQ Rapport, 1927–28, 26, 84, 108; 1928–29, 282, 345, 363, 365. Godbout, “Nos ancêtres,” APQ Rapport, 1959–60, 303. L.-A. Leymarie, “Le fief Grosbois,” NF, I (1925–26), 259. P.-G. Roy, “Les officiers d’État Major,” RC, XXI (1918), 378–79.
Revisions based on:
Bibliothèque et Arch. Nationales du Québec, Centre d’arch. de la Mauricie et du Centre-du-Québec, CE401-S48, 21 nov. 1656, 4 avril 1699; Centre d’arch. de Québec, CE301-S1, 13 août 1693.