NameHenri-Camille (i) Boileau , 1C7R
Birth1720 [15]
Death1791 [15]
FatherMaurice (i) Boileau (1678-1742)
MotherEva de Guiran (1688-1766)
Notes for Henri-Camille (i) Boileau
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From BBB [15]:

b 1720, d 1791 in Paris, without issue. Lt in the Regt de Normandie 1735. Present at the siege of Ingolstadt and in the campaigns in Bavaria 1742-43; siege of Tournai 1745; battle of Fontenoy 1745; battle of Mesle 1745; siege of Brussels 1746; siege of Bergen-op-Zoom 1747; battle of Maestricht 1748. Promoted captain 1745, he was Captain of Grenadiers in the Regt about 1758, present at the battle of Clostercamps 1760 and wounded. Retd as bvt Lt Col 1774. m 1773 in Paris, Marie-Anne Babeaud, widow of Regnaud de la Chenay.

Normandie was fifth in order of the six senior French regiments of foot, known collectively as 'les vieux'. They were permanently embodied, and the purchase of commissions in them was expensive, as it was a lasting investment. One of Maurice's younger sons, Henri-Camille i, called the Chevalier de Castelnau, was also in the Regiment, serving for about 40 years, and so was a son of Jean-Louis iii, an Uz├Ęs branch cousin, but he died as quite a young man.

Henri-Camille was with Normandie at the battle of Fontenoy in 1745, when it was part of the picked French reserve, and was one of the Regiments which, when all else had failed to stop the British and Allied column, was extended along the latter's flank and, by volleys at short range, obliged it to withdraw. Two of the de Vignolles cousins serving in British Regiments were taken prisoner; and Henri later recorded with evident delight how he had met them at Lille, and heard news of the two families. During his service, he took part in nine campaigns and a number of actions, in the Low Countries, Germany and Bohemia. He was Captain of the Regimental Grenadiers, the picked body which guarded the Colour and often led the attack. He was wounded at the Battle of Clostercamps in 1760, against British and Hanoverians, who were defeated; the victory cost Normandie 11 officers killed and 50 wounded, and over 600 men lost.

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Notes for Marie-Anne (Spouse 1)
Widow of Regnaud de la Chenay. [15]
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