Macdonald, Archibald Chaussegros de Léry, 1862-1939

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Macdonald, Archibald Chaussegros de Léry, 1862-1939

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Archibald Chaussegros de Léry Macdonald, was the son of Antoine-Eustache Lefebvre de Bellefeuille MacDonald and Marie-Louise de Lotbinière Harwood. He was born in Montreal on 28 June 1862. A Montreal lawyer, business, historian, and collector, he became well known for his historical and genealogical publications. He received a classical education at the Collège Sainte-Marie before studying law at the Université Laval de Montréal. He married Marie-Louise-Dumontine-Augusta Globensky on 24 September 1884. The couple had five children. Macdonald was for some years the law partner of W. D. Lighthall. He acquired the rights to the Seigneurie of Rigaud in 1897. He also served as mayor of Rigaud from 1901 to 1904, and from 1910 et 1913. He died 21 May 1939 at the Hôpital Notre-Dame de Montréal.


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