Beloeil, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil) -
Beloeil, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil)


Beloeil, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil) - Eglise de St Mathieu, est. 1772
1014, rue Richelieu, Beloeil, QUÉBEC
Beloeil, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil)

Eglise de St Mathieu, est. 1772
1014, rue Richelieu, Beloeil, QUÉBEC

Beloeil, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil) - Station du G.T.R. (Grand Trunk Railroad)
Beloeil, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil)

Station du G.T.R. (Grand Trunk Railroad)

Beloeil, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil) - Hospice St. Victor
Beloeil, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil)

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Beloeil, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil)
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Where is Beloeil, Verchères, Québec, Canada? 

Beloeil is an off-island suburb of Montreal, located in southwestern Quebec, Canada on the Richelieu River, 32 kilometres (20 mi) east of Montreal.

Belœil was created as a village in 1903 and became a ville (city) in 1914, but can trace its history through the parish of Saint-Mathieu-de-Belœil, established in 1772, and the seigneurie de Belœil, founded in 1694.

The recorded history of Belœil began on 18 January 1694 when Governor Louis de Buade de Frontenac granted Joseph Hertel a seigneurie along the shores of the Richelieu River, which Hertel called the Seigneurie de Belœil. Hertel, unwilling to abandon his military activities, such as the 1704 Raid on Deerfield, never developed the seigneurie, and sold it in 1711 to Charles le Moyne de Longueuil, Baron de Longueuil, whose seigneurie of Longueuil neighboured that of Belœil. Finally, after failed attempts in 1711 and 1723, permanent settlement began in 1725, with dwellers coming mostly from the island of Montreal or from seigneuries along the Saint Lawrence River near Montreal. The low level of development forced local inhabitants to rely on the mission at Fort Chambly, several hours to the south, for their religious needs, and the first mill did not open until the early 1760s.


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1694 - The seignory (Beloeil) was granted to Sieur Joseph Hertel on January 18, 1694

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By 1754, all the available land in Beloeil had been granted.
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1768 - Beloeil founded
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1772 - Cathedral of St. Matthias (Église Saint-Matthieu) established at Beloeil
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1832 - BELOEIL,
seignory, on the N.W. of the river Richelieu, in the co. of Vercheres; is bounded w. by the S. of Chambly, E. by that of Cournoyer, S. by the R. St. Lawrence and N. by lands stretching to the rear of the S. of Cap St. Michel and the adjoining small fiefs, and which form an augmentation to Beloeil....Read MORE...

St. Hilaire, Station, June 29. - A serious accident happened this morning about half-past one to an emigrant train from Quebec. The train stopped at St. Hilaire, about one mile from the bridge across the Richelieu River, where there is a swing bridge. The swing bridge was opened about a quarter...Read MORE...

BELOEIL VILLAGE, a post village in Vercheres co., Que., on the Richelieu river, 1 1/ 2 miles from Beloeil Station. It contains a Catholic church, a saw mill, and several stores. Pop. 300.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
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News  1873 - Accident on the Grand Trunk
Friday morning, at 5:30 o'clock, as the Portland express on the Grand Trunk Railway was passing the 27th mile post, near Soixante, the three last cars, a Pullman and two others, left the track from spreading of the rails, broke the coupling and rolled down the embankment over 30 feet high....Read MORE...

News  1875 - Fatal Accident at Beloeil, P. Q.
MONTREAL, P.Q. - July 12. - Yesterday afternoon, a carriage containing Mrs. Bernard, of Beloeil, her two daughters and a son and two neighbors, was run into by a special train near the Beloeil bridge. Two of the ladies were killed. Mrs. Bernard and one of her daughters are badly injured and not...Read MORE...

News  1888 - A Farm Sinks Into the Earth
MONTREAL, May 22. - A report comes from Beloeil that 15 acres belonging to a farmer named Roberts, and which was ploughed and ready for sowing, has sunk a distance of 40 feet.
May 23, 1888
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News  1913 - Seven Lives Lost
Beloeil, Quebec, July 24. - Seven lives were lost at Beloeil today when an explosion of nitroglycerine blew one of the isolated building of the Canadian Explosive company to bits and scattered the dismembered bodies of four men and three girls, employes, in every direction. Workers in the other...Read MORE...

News  1915 - 6 Dead, 8 Injured In Fire and Explosion at Beloeil
MONTREAL, July 6 - Six people were killed and eight others seriously injured in an explosion and fire in the factory of the Canadian Explosives company at Beloeil, Que., early today.

The dead are: Capt. J. Murry Wilson, Montreal, superintendent of the Canadian Explosives company; Elmer G. Brown, ...Read MORE...

Beloeil Station, a post-village of Vercheres oo., Quebec, 21 miles by rail NE. of Montreal. Belceil Village, Quebec, is on the Richelieu River, 1 1/ 2 miles from Beloeil Station. Pop. 100.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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