BONNE DE MISSÈGLE (Misèle), LOUIS DE, officer in the colonial regular troops; b. c. 1717, probably at Saint-Martin de Lavaur (dept. of Tarn), France, son of Louis-Joseph de Bonne de Missègle and Marie de Villeneuve; d. 29 April 1760 at Quebec.
Louis de Bonne de Missègle was a half-pay captain in the Régiment de Condé when he came to Canada in August 1749 with Governor Taffanel de La Jonquière, a relative of his. He was first captain of the governor’s guards, then was appointed captain of a company in 1751. La Jonquière had recommended him, without success, first in 1750 for the post of town major of Trois-Rivières, then in 1751 for the rank of garrison adjutant in the colonial regular troops. Louis de Bonne, who had been made a knight of the order of Saint-Louis on 1 Jan. 1759, was wounded at the battle of Sainte-Foy on 28 April 1760 [see Lévis*] and died the next day. He was buried on 30 April in the cemetery of the Hôpital Général of Quebec.
On 18 Oct. 1750 Louis de Bonne had obtained the grant of the fief of Sault-Sainte-Marie with Louis Legardeur* de Repentigny. The two partners built a small fort on their grant which served as a trading post. Louis de Bonne did not live at Sault-Sainte-Marie, leaving Legardeur de Repentigny the responsibility of looking after the post.
On 14 July 1751 Louis de Bonne had married Louise Prud’homme in Montreal. Their son, Pierre-Amable*, made a career for himself in the magistracy during the British régime.
AN, Col., B, 93, ff.8, 9, 15; 109, f.17; C11A, 97, f.141 ANQ-M, Greffe de L.-C. Danré de Blanzy, 10 juill. 1751; Registre d’état civil, Notre-Dame de Montréal, 14 juill. 1751. “Les héros de 1759 et de 1760 inhumés au cimetière de l’Hôpital Général de Québec,” APQ Rapport, 1920–21, 266. Journal du chevalier de Lévis (Casgrain), 272. P.-G. Roy, lnv. concessions, V, 72–73. Tanguay, Dictionnaire. Auguste Gosselin, “Les de La Jonquière au Canada,” BRH, IV (1898), 275. Léonce Jore, “Un Canadien gouverneur du Sénégal, Louis Le Gardeur de Repentigny, 1721–1786,” RHAF, XV (1961–62), 72–73.