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Last NameBarres    
Given NameJoseph-Fréderick Wallet    
alt. NamesJ. F. W. d. B. ; des Barres / DesBarres ;    
Marriage1st: Mary Cannon ; 2nd: Martha Williams    
Children6 w. Mary Cannon & 11 w. Martha Williams    
Year born1721 OR 1722 OR 1729 in Basel, Switzerland    
Year died1824    
Place of deathHalifax, nowadays Canada    
Father's occupationmember of a Huguenot family, Joseph-Léonard Vallet Des Barres et d’Anne-Catherine Cuvier    
Educationmathematics & art at Univ.Basel w. John & Dan.Bernoulli ; in London 1752 at Royal Military Academy Woolwich, in 1756 he enters Royal American Regiment    
Country of ActivityUnited States of America    
Worked forAtlantic Neptune published for the use of the Royal Navy of Great Britain (1777) ;    
PatronageRoyal Navy ; Hydrographic Office ;    
Collaboratorsarmy cartographer Samuel Holland (1728-1801) ; army cartographer Edward Wright ; army cartographer Thomas Hurd ; cartographer James Smith ; explorer James Cook ;    
Techniquesmarine, topographical, and cartographical map-making    
Sample(s)www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/chipman/exhibit.asp?ID=3 ; www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trm194.html    
Archival sourceswww.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?BioId=36955 ; see also Stephen J. Hornsby: Surveyors of Empire: Making of the Atlantic Neptune, 2011    
Published sourcesNova Scotia Historical Quarterly 5,2 (1985) ; Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online ; John Blake: Vermessung der Meere (2007: 107-9) ;    
otherBorn in Switzerland, des Barres migrated to England in 1752, sincd 1756 active on the North American continent, now USA & Canada. See also: www.raremaps.com/gallery/detail/28629/Bay_of_Gaspee_Maul_Bay_Isle_Bonaventure_Cape_Despair/Des_Barres.html.    

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