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A.N., Marine C7 280 - Rochemore Service Record

A.N., Marine C7 280 - Rochemore Service Record

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The Naval Serice Dossier of Vincent de Rochemore
The Naval Serice Dossier of Vincent de Rochemore

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Translation © Donald E. Pusch 2008, Some Rights ReservedThis work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. To view a copy of this license, visithttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA, 94105, USA.
État des Services de M[onsieu]r
de Rochemore, Paris, December 19, 1764, signed Gaston deRochemore (Rochemore’s widow, Marie-Magdeline Gaston de Rochemore), a document from theservice dossier of Vincent-Gaspard-Pierre de Rochemore; A.N., Marine C
280; microfilm, Libraryand Archives Canada, reel F-805. This document summarizes Rochemore’s career in the Marinebut has as its primary objective an appeal to the Minister of the Marine for additionalcompensation for Rochemore’s widow and the couple’s surviving children. Translation by DonaldE. Pusch, June 2006.[p. 1:][Marginal notes at the beginning of the text:]N
2Paris, December 19, 17648Rochemore[Body of the report:]Report of the Services of Monsieur de RochemoreMessire Vincent-Gaspard-Pierre de Rochemore,
commissaire général 
of the Marine, heretofore
in Louisiana, was the third son of the senior branch of his family (
), resident ofNismes [Nîmes], in the person of the marquis de Rochemore. The third [son] was destined, by hisfamily, for the clergy (
état ecclesiastique 
). He took, in consequence, his studies and prepared tocommit himself to the orders. [However,] he expressed his dislike for this profession.It was necessary to work closely with the minister [of the Marine] in 1729 in order to procure forhim a place in the [ministry of the] Marine. Monsieur de Maurepas,
who thought, as did hispredecessors, that it was necessary for the
corps de l’epée 
and the [
de la 
to beclosely united, had—out of principle, when he was presented two children of one family (
)for whom places [in the Marine] were requested—to make the elder
écrivain du Roy 
and theyounger
garde de la Marine 
. [Maurepas] proposed that since he [Rochemore] already had abrother [in the]
garde de la 
, who is today [a]
chef d’escadre 
, to place this one [Rochemore]in the [
corps de 
la plume 
. He even had the goodness to add to this proposal that he neededsubjects of this caliber to fill
, which determined the family to carry out the intentionsof this minister who wanted Monsieur de Rochemore to make two campaigns in a volunteercapacity in the ports of the Levant before breveting him. After which, he expedited his brevet of
of the Marine in 1732 under the orders of Monsieur Miton,
at Toulon.
Monsieur de Rochemore made, the same year, a third campaign in the Mediterranean. He wasmade
May 18, 1738. Monsieur de Maurepas, who had his eye on him, requiredthat he be graduated in order to attain, some day, an
; in consequence, Monsieur deRochemore went to the University of Avignon where he took his degrees October 15, 1738. Hewent, in 1740, to the Department of Rochefort where he served 17 years under the orders ofMessrs. de Ricoüart, Le Normant de Mezy, et Druis,
, with the result that he learnedthere the details of the colonies that were directly supported at this port.During these 17 years, Monsieur de Rochemore was employed.[p. 2:]in the most instructive assignments of his profession, such as those of armament, personnel(
), construction and repair, troops, stores, colonies, provisions and hospitals, and funds,where he obtained the greatest knowledge of all the management of the accounts, expenses,

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