Montrésor, John, 1736-1799

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Epithet: Chief Engineer to the Forces in N America

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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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creatorOf Montrésor, John, 1736-1799. A Sketch of the Battle of German. Tn., 4th October 1777, where the rebels were repulsed. Library of Congress
creatorOf Montrésor, John, 1736-1799. A map of the sources of the Chaudière, Penobscot, and Kennebec rivers, by Montresore. Library of Congress
referencedIn Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1668-1983, Bulk, 1750-1850, 1668-1983 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Montrésor, John, 1736-1799. A Sketch of the Battle of German. Tn., 4th. October 1777, where the rebels were repulsed. Library of Congress
creatorOf Montrésor, John, 1736-1799. Plan of the harbor of Halifax in Nova Scotia. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Holland, Samuel, 1728-1801. A plan of the settled part of Canada reduced from the large survey made in the years 1760 & 1761 by order of General Murray governour of the province. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Montrésor, John, 1736-1799. Sketch of the river St. Lawrence from Montreal to the island St. Barnaby on the south side and the islands of Jeremy on the north side of the river : By order of his excellency James Murray Esqr. Governour of Quebec / by John Montresor sub engineer & lieua. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf D'Auvergne, Philip, Prince de Bouillon, 1754-1816. [Plan of the town of Boston and circumjacent country]. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Montrésor, John, 1736-1799. A survey of the peninsula of Charles Town shewing the three posts now garrison'd by his majesty's troops for the winter : 10th Decber., 1775. / John Montresor, commandg. engineer. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Rivez, Charles. Plan of the harbour of Halifax. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Montrésor, John, 1736-1799. A draught of the towns of Boston & Charles Town & the circumjacent country, shewing the works thrown up by the kings troops, & those by the rebels during ye campaign 1775 / by John Montresor, commandg engr. at Boston. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Montrésor, John, 1736-1799. Project for taking post at Crown Point, 13th May 1774 / by John Montresor commdg: engineer. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Montrésor, John, 1736-1799. Survey of the city of Philadelphia and its environs, 1777. Library of Congress
creatorOf Montrésor, John, 1736-1799. [Philadelphia : Dedicated] to his excellency Sir Henry Clinton K.B. general and commander in chief of his majesty's forces, within the colonies laying on the Atlantic Ocean, from Nova Scotia to West Florida inclusive, &c. &c. &c. / John Montresor chief engineer. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Holland, Samuel, 1728-1801. [Topographical map of the province of New Hampshire, including Montresor's survey of the St. Lawrence and the Kennebec route to Quebec]. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Montrésor, John, 1736-1799. [The road from New Bridge and Hackinsack to Burlington]. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn James Furnis letter book, Furnis, James, letter book, 1755-1759, 1755-1758 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Montrésor, John, 1736-1799. A plan of New York Island with the circumjacent coutry as far as Dobb's Ferry to the north, and White-Plains the the east ; including the rivers, islands & roads in that extent ... 1st September 1778 / John Montresor, chief engineer. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Montrésor, John, 1736-1799. A plan of the town spot of Morris Town in Morris County for about three miles from the court house, made out from a view of the same. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Montrésor, John, 1736-1799. [Roads from Windsor to Easton through the highlands]. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Montrésor, John, 1736-1799. A draught of the towns of Boston and Charles Town and the circumjacent country, shewing the works thrown up by his majesty's troops, and also those by the rebels, during the campaign: 1775 : N.B. The rebels entrenchments are express'd as they appear from Beacon Hill which are color'd yellow. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Montrésor, John, 1736-1799. Correspondence of John Montrésor, 1758-1763. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Papers concerning the siege and fall of Quebec, 1756-1784. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Pfister, Francis, d. 1777. [Plan of Fort Erie] Built under the direction of John Montresor Engineer 1764. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Crublier d'Opterre, Henri, 1739-1799. Henri Crublier d'Opterre journal and maps, [1776]-1783. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Crublier d'Opterre, Henri, 1739-1799. Henri Crublier d'Opterre journal and maps, [1776]-1783. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Montrésor, John, 1736-1799. A draught of the towns of Boston and Charles Town and the circumjacent country : shewing the works thrown up by His Majesty's troops, and also those by the rebels, during the campaign: 1775. University of Michigan
creatorOf Montrésor, John, 1736-1799. Section G.H.J. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Montrésor, John, 1736-1799. Plan de New-York et des environs / lévé par Montresor ingénieur en 1775. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Montrésor family. Montrésor family papers. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
creatorOf Montrésor, John, 1736-1799. Plan of the town of Boston and the circumjacent country shewing the present situation of the kings troops & the rebels intrenchments, 25th July 1775 : the yellow shows the rebels intrenchments. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Harison, Richard. Letterbooks and catalog, 1790-1835. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn [Maps of French and Indian War sites]. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Montrésor, John, 1736-1799. Plan of Boston and vicinity. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Vol. XCII (ff. 390). 14 Nov.-21 Dec. 1819.includes:ff. 1, 122, 172 William Wyndham Grenville, Baron Grenville; Prime Minister: Correspondence with the 2nd Earl of Liverpool: 1811-1826. f. 11 Sir Robert Townsend Farquhar, 1st Baronet; Governor of Ma... British Library
creatorOf Bowles, Carington, 1724-1793. [Izard atlas]. College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
referencedIn Harison, Richard, 1747-1829. Papers, 1730-1920. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Montrésor, John, 1736-1799. A general and particular plan of the island of Castle William near Boston. Shewing the works in their original and present state, together with sections through the same. Carried on and survey'd under the direction of, and by Iohn Montrésor, Esqr:, engineer extraordinary and Capt. Lieut:; by order of the Honble. Thomas Gage, Esqr:, Lieut: General and Commander in Chief of His Majesty's forces in North America &c. New York, 16th Jany: 1771. Library of Congress
creatorOf Montrésor, John, 1736-1799. Bunker's Hill on N. York Island. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Montrésor, John, 1736-1799. George's Island in Halifax harbor, Nova Scotia. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Montrésor, John, 1736-1799. Plan of Detroit with its environs. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Montrésor, John, 1736-1799. Plan of a rout undertaken in winter, Jany. 26th, from Quebec, the capital of Canada, to the frontier settlements of the Township of Topsham near Brunswick Fort on the River Ammerascaegun in the Province of New Hampshire, Feby. 20th 1760 / John Montresor, sub. engr. & lieut. Library of Congress
creatorOf Montrésor, John, 1736-1799. John Montresor papers, 1758-1851. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Montrésor, John, 1736-1799. [Burlington, New Jersey, and Bristol, Pennsylvania]. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
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associatedWith Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1738?-1795. person
associatedWith Cooper, Thomas, 1759-1839 person
associatedWith Coues, Elliott, 1842-1899 person
associatedWith Crublier d'Opterre, Henri, 1739-1799. person
associatedWith Cuvier, Georges, Baron, 1769-1832 person
associatedWith Darlington, William, 1782-1863 person
associatedWith D'Auvergne, Philip, Prince de Bouillon, 1754-1816. person
associatedWith Edison, Thomas A., (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 person
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associatedWith Furnis, James person
associatedWith Furnis, James. person
associatedWith Genth, F. A., (Frederick Augustus), 1820-1893 person
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associatedWith Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872 person
associatedWith Harding, Warren G. person
associatedWith Harison, Richard. person
associatedWith Harison, Richard, 1747-1829. person
associatedWith Holland, Samuel, 1728-1801. person
associatedWith Loudoun, John Campbell, Earl of, 1705-1782 person
associatedWith Montrésor family. family
associatedWith Newcomb, Simon person
associatedWith Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727 person
associatedWith Pfister, Francis, d. 1777. person
associatedWith Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851 person
associatedWith Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796 person
associatedWith Rivez, Charles. person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
New York Harbor (N.Y. and N.J.)
Massachusetts--Boston
United States
United States
Boston Harbor (Mass.)
New York (State)
United States
Penobscot River (Me.)
Halifax (N.S.)
Boston Harbor (Mass.)
Westchester County (N.Y.)
Massachusetts
Detroit River (Mich. and Ont.)
Nova Scotia
Massachusetts
United States
New Jersey
Boston (Mass.)
New Jersey
Michigan
Charlestown (Boston, Mass.)
New York (N.Y.)
Boston Harbor (Mass.)
United States
United States
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
Topsham Region (Me. : Town)
Massachusetts
Detroit (Mich.)
Boston (Mass.)
United States
Ontario
Saint Lawrence River
Boston Harbor (Mass.)
New York (State)
Massachusetts
New York (State)
Morristown (N.J.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
British
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
Québec (Province)
Pennsylvania
Québec Region (Québec)
Québec (Province)
Michigan
Massachusetts
New York Harbor (N.Y. and N.J.)
Boston (Mass.)
Halifax (N.S.)
Boston (Mass.)
Orange County (N.Y.)
Kennebec River (Me.)
United States
United States
Boston (Mass.)
New York (State)
New York (N.Y.)
New York (State)
Massachusetts--Castle Island
Crown Point (N.Y.)
Sussex County (N.J.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Nova Scotia
George's Island (N.S.)
United States
Chaudière River (Québec)
New Jersey
Fort Mifflin (Philadelphia, Pa.)
United States
United States
Maine
New Jersey
Detroit (Mich.)
Subject
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
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Army officers, British
Engineers
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Birth 1736-04-22

Death 1799-06-26

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