Pierre Barbary Dit Grandmaison was born 1651 in Dorgogne, France to Pierre and Marguerite (Beloy) Barbary dit Grandmaison. He was a soldier in the Carignan Regiment arriving in New France on August 17 1665. He married Marie Lebrun by contract on February 24, 1668. She was a "Fille du Roi", or "King's Daughter", a group of about 500 girls recruited to marry, populate, and settle New France. Pierre and Marie were the parents of Pierre, Marie Madeleine, Marguerite, Pierre Francois, Philippe, Francoise, Anne, Jean and baby Marguerite. Four children had died before 1689.
They settled in Lachine near Montreal. On the night of August 5, 1689, during a heavy rain storm, between 1000-1500 Iroquois silently crossed the river to Lachine. They crept through the woods and surrounded the farm houses and homesteads and attacked the surprised settlers. The Indians broke out windows and doors attacking settlers or setting fire to homes where the victims had barricaded themselves. Fifty-six of 76 homes were burned that night.
Approximately 24 men, women and children were killed during the attack and their homes and buildings were burned. About 80 others were taken prisoner. Fifty of the captives were tortured by fire or cannibalized. Some escaped. Some were exchanged. A few children were integrated into the tribes.
Pierre and Marie Barbary dit Grandmaison were among the victims. Both were taken into captivity and died at an unknown date. Baby Marguerite died on the day of the attack. Their daughter Francoise, 7 years old at the time of the attack remained with the Iroquois as did daughter Marguerite age 14. Son Pierre and daughter Marie Madeleine (married to Pierre Jamme) were later released about 1700.
A monument in the Lachine cemetery honors the victims of the massacre.
Marie Lebrun Barbary dit Grandmaison (1643 - 1689)*
Marie Madeleine Barbary dit Grandmaison Jamme (1673 - 1723)*
Marguerite Barbary dit Grandmaison (1675 - ____)*
Pierre Francois Barbary dit Grandmaison (1677 - 1745)*
Francoise Barbary dit Grandmaison (1682 - ____)*
Note: Cenotaph - Pierre is probably not buried in Lachine, but a monument to the victims is in the Lachine Cemetery
Saints Anges de Lachine Cemetery
Created by: Pam
Record added: Dec 14, 2011
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Added: Dec. 14, 2011