French Garrison Marching Out of Port Royal. Mascarene
C.W. Jefferys' notes about this picture from The Picture Gallery of Canadian History Volume 1
Jean Paul Mascarene was born of Huguenot parents in the south of France in 1684. He went to England, was naturalized, and entered the army. He took part in the expedition that captured Port Royal in 1710. Thereafter he served for many years as commander of the garrison of Annapolis Royal and as councillor and administrator of Nova Scotia, striving to secure the loyalty of the Acadians and to counteract the influence of the French agents among them. In 1751 he retired to Boston where he died in 1760.
- Jefferys, Charles W. 1942 The Picture Gallery of Canadian History Volume 1, p.201