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Jean Lahaie capture at Corlar (Schenectady) 1695
Posted by: William Lahaie (ID *****9663) Date: March 08, 2008 at 15:41:27
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I am looking for some clarifications regarding the timeline of Jean Lahaie/Lahaye/Lahey dit Hibernois.

He was born in 1670 in Tullow, Ireland.

He was captured during the French-Indian wars at Corlar, (today Schenectady NY) in 1695. He renounced puritanism in 1696 and converted to Catholicism, and married Mary Swarden on September 9, 1697 in Quebec City.

See "New England Captives Carried to Canada between 1677 and 1760 During the French and Indian Wars By Emma Lewis Coleman"

The document mentions that as of 1714, he had been living in Cote de La Chine (near Montreal) for 22 years. That means that he would have been living near Montreal in 1692. Why then was he captured by the French among the Flemish at Corlar in 1695? (The French attacked Corlar and took a few prisoners back with them, John Lahey was one of them.)

Another story in need of clarifications:

There was a Jean Lahaye, who in 1683 was part of a french fur trading expedition near river Chicagou. They were attached by iroquois and subsequently released. See "Account of a Journey in the Country
of the Islinois by M. M. Beauvais,
Prevost and Des Posiers. [1683-1684]"

The problem with that is that Jean would only have been 13 years old at the time. Why would a 13-year old irish boy from Tullow be going on an expedition to Illinois with French explorers? Is it even the same person? Or just a coincidence that their names are similar?

If you have information about the timeline, please let me know!


William Lahaie

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