LOPPINOT, JEAN-CHRYSOSTOME, notary, clerk of court and king’s attorney at Port-Royal (Annapolis Royal, N.S.), then clerk of court at Plaisance (Placentia); fl. 1699–1712.
Loppinot, who came originally from the parish of Saint-Nicolas, in Paris, received a commission as clerk of court at Port-Royal on 5 April 1699. In the disputes between Brouillan [Monbeton] and Abbé Maudoux he took the side of the parish priest, and thus incurred the governor’s hostility, but afterwards he was reconciled with him. On 4 May 1704 he was appointed king’s attorney, and the following year went to France as the representative of the Acadians, who were asking for Brouillan’s recall. On 15 Dec. 1706 he obtained from Auger de Subercase the grant of a seigneury at Cap Fourchu (Yarmouth, N.S.). As a salary he received only 100, then 150 livres a year, so that he had to engage in trading to exist. His dwelling at Port-Royal, which was destroyed by fire in 1708, was again destroyed in June 1710. A few months later Nicholson seized Port-Royal. Loppinot then emigrated to Plaisance, where he obtained the post of clerk of court in 1712. But soon the treaty of Utrecht ceded Newfoundland to England. Loppinot must have returned to France after that, for we lose trace of him. A small part of his notarial acts is preserved in the French national archives. By his marriage with Jeanne (or Marie) Doucet, Judge Dubreuil’s widow, he had had five children; two of his sons, Jean-Chrysostome and Louis, served later at Louisbourg, in the colonial regular troops.