Bailly de Messein, Charles François
|born on||3 November 1740 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )|
|Place||Varennes, Quebec (CAN), 45n41, 73w26|
|Timezone||LMT m73w26 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||11°50' 13°26 Asc. 20°03'|
Canadian Roman Catholic bishop, active in the British province of Quebec during the American Revolutionary War. He is best known for his Loyalist activism during the American invasion of Quebec, when he was injured during the Battle of Saint-Pierre, and for publicly supporting a planned university that his bishop opposed. He died on May 20, 1794, aged 53, at Quebec City, Lower Canada.
Sy Scholfield cites birth certificate quoted in "Le Bulletin Des Recherches Historiques, Volumes 23-25" (A. Roy, 1917), p. 227: "ACTE DE NAISSANCE DE CHARLES-FRANÇOIS BAILLY DE MESSEIN (MONTREAL). — Le quatrième novembre mil sept cent quarante a été Bâtisé par moy vicaire soussigné francois Charles né le jour précèdent a cinq heures du soir, fils De Mr françois augustin Bailly De Messen ecuyer et de Dame Marie anne Desgoutin ..."
Quebec was 'New France' in 1740, and Gregorian calendar was in use, like in France.
- Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Roman Catholic bishop)