NamePierre Boileau [18], 6G Uncle
Birth18 Aug 1720, Southampton [18], [15]
Death28 Oct 1762, Martinique [15]
FatherCharles (ii) Boileau (1673-1733)
Notes for Pierre Boileau
From BBB [15]:

s of Charles ii, b at Southampton 18 Aug 1720 and baptised Pierre. Commd as Ensign en second, at Whitehall, 21 Jul, 1741; Ensign in Wentworth's Regt of Foot (the 24th) at Kingston, Jamaica, 25 Nov the same year. He may have served with the regt in Cuba that year, and must have taken part in the expedition to Portobello, Panama in Mar and Apr 1742, although there was no actual fighting. At the end of the year the regt returned to England, and later was sent to Scotland in 1746, arriving a few days after the battle of Culloden (17 Apr 1746), and was stationed in Inverness. Lt : 29 Nov 1745.

He visited Castelnau in 1754. (Henri-Camille).

In 1756 he was serving with his regt in Minorca and in the siege of 17 Apr to 30 Jun of that year, until evacuated to Gibraltar with the full honours of war. Capt : 31 Aug, 1756, and posted to 2 Bn soon afterwards. The Bn was renumbered the 69th Foot (Colvill's) in Aug 1758; Peter was with it as a Coy Comd in 1760-61, in the successful expedition to Belle Isle in France, when the island was captured in 1761. Later that year they were in Barbados, and landed in Martinique as part of an invading force in Jan 1762, capturing it on 14 Feb of that year. Peter d there, unmarried, on 28 Oct 1762, his heir, Solomon i, being with him at the time. (See Henri-Camille i, "memorial"; and also Chronicles)
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