Beauchêne, Robert Chevalier

Robert Chevalier Beauchêne, dit, adventurer, privateer (b at Pointe-aux-Trembles [Montréal] 23 Apr 1686; d at Tours, France Dec 1731). As a young man, Beauchêne served as a VOYAGEUR and on raiding expeditions against the English colonies. In 1707 he joined an Acadian privateer.

He later crossed the Atlantic, wandered through western France and was killed in a brawl in Tours. His memoirs, with many exaggerations and inaccuracies, were published in 2 vols by Alain-René Lesage as Les Aventures de monsieur Robert Chevalier, dit de Beauchêne, capitaine de flibustiers dans la Nouvelle-France (1732).