Montrésor, John, 1736-1799

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1736-04-22
Death 1799-06-26
Britons

Biographical notes:

Epithet: Chief Engineer to the Forces in N America

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000678.0x0001c9

Chief engineer of the British army. Served in the French and Indian Wars and the Revolutionary War. Built fort at Lake Erie, appointed chief engineer in America 1775, constructed lines of defense at Philadelphia.

From the description of Correspondence of John Montrésor, 1758-1763. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 52156362

Engineer and army officer of Great Britain.

From the description of Survey of the city of Philadelphia and its environs, 1777. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450149

Born at Gilbralter, April 6, 1736. A British military engineer, he served in America during the Seven Years' War. During Pontiac's war, 1763, he carried dispatches from Lord Amherst to Major Gladwin, commander at Detroit; in 1765 he went with Bradstreet from Niagara to Detroit, where he improved the defenses. He died in England, June 26, 1799. (blue index cards)

From the description of John Montresor papers, 1758-1851. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 320363866

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Subjects:

  • Manuscript maps--Early works to 1800
  • Manuscript maps
  • Military engineering
  • Amherst Maps
  • Military engineers
  • Library of Congress Maps
  • Roads--Maps
  • Fortification--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
  • Pontiac's Conspiracy, 1763-1765--Maps
  • Manuscript maps--Facsimiles
  • Views, topographical (Manhattan, New York, N.Y.)
  • Civil engineers
  • New York Public Library Maps
  • Fortification
  • Maps shelf
  • Brun Guide
  • Fortification--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • Clinton Maps

Occupations:

  • Army officers, British
  • Engineers

Places:

  • New York Harbor (N.Y. and N.J.) (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts--Boston (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Boston Harbor (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Penobscot River (Me.) (as recorded)
  • Halifax (N.S.) (as recorded)
  • Boston Harbor (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • Westchester County (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • Detroit River (Mich. and Ont.) (as recorded)
  • Nova Scotia (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • New Jersey (as recorded)
  • Boston (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • New Jersey (as recorded)
  • Michigan (as recorded)
  • Charlestown (Boston, Mass.) (as recorded)
  • New York (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • Boston Harbor (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • Topsham Region (Me. : Town) (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • Detroit (Mich.) (as recorded)
  • Boston (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Ontario (as recorded)
  • Saint Lawrence River (as recorded)
  • Boston Harbor (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • Morristown (N.J.) (as recorded)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.) (as recorded)
  • British (as recorded)
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • Québec (Province) (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • Québec Region (Québec) (as recorded)
  • Québec (Province) (as recorded)
  • Michigan (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • New York Harbor (N.Y. and N.J.) (as recorded)
  • Boston (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • Halifax (N.S.) (as recorded)
  • Boston (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • Orange County (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • Kennebec River (Me.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Boston (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • New York (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts--Castle Island (as recorded)
  • Crown Point (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • Sussex County (N.J.) (as recorded)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.) (as recorded)
  • Nova Scotia (as recorded)
  • George's Island (N.S.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Chaudière River (Québec) (as recorded)
  • New Jersey (as recorded)
  • Fort Mifflin (Philadelphia, Pa.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Maine (as recorded)
  • New Jersey (as recorded)
  • Detroit (Mich.) (as recorded)