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Longue-Pointe, Montréal, Québec, Canada - Eglise de la Longue-Pointe (1837)

Longue-Pointe (French pronunciation: ​[lɔ̃g pwɛ̃t]) was a Montreal neighbourhood now located in the borough of Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

Not to be confused with the Longue-Pointe in Côte-Nord that was renamed Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan in 1997.


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Longue-Pointe, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Eglise de la Longue-Pointe (1837)

Longue-Pointe, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Longue-Pointe (1860)
Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, no d'acc 1974-51-6 Source : achetée chez Sotheby & Co. (Canada) ltée

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  • The history of Longue-Pointe began in 1665 when the Sulpicians, the seigneurs of the Island of Montreal, started granting land in the east. From 1674 to 1719, its inhabitants belonged to the Pointe-aux-Trembles parish.
  • 1719 - Longue-Pointe founded
  • 1724 - (St-François-d'Assise-de-la-Longue-Pointe opens
    1722 saw the foundation of the Saint-François-d’Assise parish. The stone church facing the river was attended by the local population, as well as some parishioners from Côte-Saint-Léonard, a concession a little further up north still in want of a place of worship.
    Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal
  • 1767 - Collège de Montréal
    Collège de Montréal, a classical college, is founded by Sulpician Curateau de la Blaiserie in the rectory at Longue Pointe.
    Wikipedia - Timeline of Montreal History
  • 1775 - Ethan Allen Captured
    September 25 – attempting to take Montreal, Ethan Allen and many of his 150 followers are captured at Longue Pointe, and are sent to England.
    Wikipedia - Timeline of Montreal History
  • The 1825 census revealed a handful of craftspeople and traders within the locality who had their shops near the parish church. The population of 791 was clustered around the town centre.
  • 1832 - The Parish of Longue Pointe,
    by a regulation made Sept. 20, 1721, confirmed by an Order in Council, Mar. 3, 1722, includes part of Cote St. Martin N.E., and extends N. to the king's highway which runs through the centre of the island, containing about one league and 17 arpents.

    Population 803
    Churches, R.C. 1
    Cures 1
    Presbyteries 1
    Taverns 3

    Name of church - St. Francois D'Assise
    A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832
  • 1859
    MONTREAL, an island of Lower Canada, at the confluence of the Grand Ottawa river with the St. Lawrence, 580 m. from the mouth of the latter river. It is of a triangular shape, 32 m. long, by from 5 to 10 1/ 2 m. broad. The Riveres-des-Prairies separates it on the NW from Isle Jesus, which is 21 m. long, and 6 m. wide, and is connected with it by a wooden bridge. The island forms the county of M., and is divided into the 9 parishes of St. Ann, St. Genevieve, Pointe-Claire, La Chine, Sault-au-Recollet, St. Laurent, Rivieres-des-Prairies, Pointe-aux-Trembles, and Longue Pointe...

    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Volume 5
    Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
  • 1873
    LONGUE POINTE, the chief town of Hochelaga co., Que., on the north shore of the St Lawrence, 6 miles E. of Montreal. Pop. 250
    Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
  • Already present in the region since 1846, the Sisters of Providence founded the Saint-Jean-de-Dieu Hospital in 1873, as the Brothers of Charity were opening the Saint-Benoît-Joseph-Labre Asylum to treat men of the wealthy class.
  • 1890 - Longue-Pointe
    Longte Pointe, tn., Quebec, co. Hochelaga, on St Lawrence, 6 m. E. of Montreal. P. 300. Has a lunatic asylum.
    The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
  • Towards the end of the end of the 19th century, the town of Longue-Pointe became a major holiday destination.
    To escape the hectic pace of the city, upper-middle-class families owned villas “in the country”, meaning around the periphery of the Island of Montreal.
  • 1890 - May 6, 1890 - Fire destroys lunatic asylum at Long Point, killing 70 inmates. Longue-Pointe, Québec todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ May_6
  • 1895 - Longue Pointe
    Longue Pointe (Fr. pron. ION" pwäst), the chief town of Hochelaga co., Quebec, on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, 6 miles by rail E. of Montreal. Pop. 250.
    Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
  • The Dominion Park, opened from 1906 to 1937, was an important entertainment centre in Longue-Pointe. Famous for its state-of-the-art rides, it boasted being the largest amusement park in the world.
  • 1916
    Longue Pointe, the chief town of Hochelaga co., Quebec, on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, 6 miles E. of Montreal, its banking point, with which it is connected by electric railroad. Pop. about 900.
    Lippincotts 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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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Longue-Pointe, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorPaul TESSIER (5 February 1651, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul) - 26 April 1730, Longue-Pointe, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-d'Assise-de-la-Longue-Pointe))
female ancestorMarie-Madeleine CLOUTIER (23 September 1662, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer) - 10 February 1748, Longue-Pointe, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-d'Assise-de-la-Longue-Pointe))
male ancestorAntoine MONET (1664, , France - 28 March 1732, Longue-Pointe, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-d'Assise-de-la-Longue-Pointe))
female ancestorFrançoise HURTAULT (18 November 1666, , France - 28 November 1749, Longue-Pointe, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-d'Assise-de-la-Longue-Pointe))
female ancestorAnne COURTEMANCHE (9 March 1666 , Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul) - 4 August 1737 , Longue-Pointe, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-d'Assise-de-la-Longue-Pointe))
female ancestorMathurine BEAUJAN (25 April 1666, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul) - 7 July 1748, Longue-Pointe, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-d'Assise-de-la-Longue-Pointe))
female ancestorMarie-Ursule ÉTIENNE (6 April 1666, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada (Three Rivers) - 19 November 1728, Longue-Pointe, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-d'Assise-de-la-Longue-Pointe))
male ancestorJean CHAPERON (15 February 1668, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul) - 25 May 1730, Longue-Pointe, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-d'Assise-de-la-Longue-Pointe))
male ancestorLouis ROGER dit LABRIE (1668, , France - 3 July 1734, Longue-Pointe, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-d'Assise-de-la-Longue-Pointe))

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male ancestorAntoine BEAUDRY (20 November 1708 - 10 March 1781) and female ancestorHelene PIGEON (22 October 1707 - 10 March 1781) married 16 August 1720
male ancestorNicolas GERVAIS (6 January 1702 - 17 July 1771) and female ancestorMarie-Françoise ARCHAMBAULT (15 June 1706 - 6 November 1753) married 10 October 1724
male ancestorJoseph SAULQUIN dit ST-JOSEPH (21 March 1696 - ) and female ancestorFrancoise TRUDEL (28 May 1697 - 8 December 1735) married 13 November 1725
male ancestorJacques BONNIER dit LAPLANTE (1704 - 4 August 1793) and female ancestorMarie-Madeleine GALIPEAU (6 June 1704 - 12 November 1766) married 23 May 1726
male ancestorNicolas JETTE (8 August 1700 - 21 May 1771) and female ancestorMarie-Catherine RICHARD (12 February 1704 - 16 May 1737) married 3 February 1728
male ancestorAntoine TRUDEL (28 December 1699 - 20 December 1774) and female ancestorMarguerite PICARD dite HUPPE (28 September 1709 - 17 April 1783) married 27 December 1728
male ancestorJoseph PATENAUDE (1699 - 12 January 1784) and female ancestorMarie-Françoise DESAUTELS (14 July 1705 - 13 April 1790) married 21 February 1729
male ancestorPierre TRUDEAU (16 December 1704 - 25 November 1763) and female ancestorAngélique AUBUCHON (12 March 1707 - 2 July 1769) married 17 July 1730
male ancestorJacques PEPIN (2 December 1685 - 13 August 1747) and female ancestorLouise FORAND (20 April 1712 - 30 April 1768) married 8 October 1731
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