Carignan-Salieres Regiment



In 1665 the Carignan-Salieres Regiment was sent to Canada by King Louis XIV to quell the Iroquois, whose attacks were strangling the colony's fur based economy and threatening to destroy it's tiny settlements. In the course of its three year stay in Canada, the regiment established a period of relative peace that allowed the French to consolidate their foothold on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence, establish new settlements across the river, and rebuild the economy to it's former prosperity.

Promoted by Abbe Lionel Groulx as a body of chosen men sent to do God's work, the regiment came to be viewed as an elite corps of Catholic Crusaders.  After satisfying their required tour of duty In the New World, many of the soldiers stayed and established themselves as residents of the colonies.


Many of these soldiers can be found in the DeLoria-Myette ancestry.  Here is a list, and links to their entries in the web page:


Jean Desforges dit St. Maurice

Bernard Deniger

Rene Dumas

Antoine Dupre dit Rochefort

Mathieu Faye dit LaFayette

Mathieu Gervais dit La Parisian

Gabriel Gibaut dit Poitevan

Jean LeComte de Rouen

Jacques Paviot dit LaPensee

Francois Pinsonneau

Eustache Prevost

Louis Robert dit LaFontaine

Jacques Suprenant