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Contrecœur, Québec, Canada - Église Sainte Trinité route Marie-Victorin, Contrecœur. http://www.migrations.fr/eglisesdenosancetres2.htm  Église de la Sainte-Trinité, est. 1668

Contrecoeur, a parish in Verchères county, Quebec, on the south bank of the St. Lawrence river, 30 miles below Montreal. It was settled as early as 1668, and in part of the seigniory of Contrecoeur, granted in 1672 to the Sieur de Contrecceur, an officer in the Carignan regiment.

W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 120.

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Église Sainte Trinité route Marie-Victorin, Contrecœur.
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Église de la Sainte-Trinité, est. 1668
4932, boul. Marie-Victorin, Contrecoeur, QUÉBEC

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1667 - Contrecoeur established
Contrecoeur was one of the first French establishments in North America. It was founded as the seigneurie de Contrecoeur in 1667 by Sieur Antoine Pécaudy de Contrecoeur, captain of the Carignan-Salières regiment. Antoine Pécaudy de Contrecoeur was born in 1596, at Vignieu en Dauphiné, France. He received this seigneurie for his loyal service to the King of France.

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1668 - Église de la Sainte-Trinité established in Contrecoeur

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1672 - Seigniory (Contrecoeur) Granted Oct. 29th, 1672, to Sieur de Contrecoeur

1676 - Parish of Contrecoeur is established

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In 1832, the municipality of the parish of Contrecoeur was decreed.

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1832 - CONTRECOEUR,
seigniory, in the co. of Vercheres, is bounded by Bellevue and Cournoyer, S.W., St. Ours N.E. and by St. Denis in the rear. - Two leagues in front by two in depth. - Granted Oct. 29th, 1672, to Sieur de Contrecoeur and is now the property of the heirs of Monseieur de Laperriere. - The land is rich and fertile, in some few places flat and low but almost every where in a favourable state of cultivation; it produces good crops of grain of excellent quality. So much of this S. is settled that the tracts of woodland are insignificant, in proportion to the whole extent, and in these tracts timber of large dimensions is scarce. - The Ruisseau La Prade, rising about the middle of the S., and several smaller streams contribute to the fertility of the soil and in their course work some mills. - All the lands are conceded and most of them prior to 1759, on the royal terms. There are five ranges of concessions of different depths, separated by as many public roads intersected by others running... Read MORE...

1873
CONTRECOEUR, a post village and parish in Verchères co., Que., on the south shore of the St. Lawrence, 30 miles from Montreal. The village contains 1 church, 4 stores and 1 hotel. Its chief trade is in country produce and in maple sugar, about 20,000 lbs. of which is manufactured annually. Pop. of parish 1,813.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1890 - Contrecoeur
Contrecoeur, post vil., Que.,Vercheres co., 30 m. below Montreal.
The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
1895 - Contrecoeur
Contrecoeur, köst'r'kur', a post-village in Verchères co, Quebec, on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence, 30 miles below Montreal, contains a church, 4 stores, and a hotel. Its chief trade is in country produce and in maple-sugar. Pop. of parish, 1813.
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
1898 - 50 YEARS A PRIEST
Rev. Father Dequoy of Contrecoeur, Que., is to-day 50 years a priest and his golden sacerdotal jubilee is being celebrated with great eclat. Archbishop Duhamel who was born in Contrecoeur is present at the jubilee ceremonies. Father Dequoy is 75 years of age, being born at L'Assomption, Que. in 1823. In 1846 he was a professor in the college of Joliette, Que., and two years later, in 1848, took holy orders. As a priest he has been stationed at Maskinonge, St. Gabriel de Brandon, Chateauguay, St. Valentin, St. Hermas, St Michel Archange, Riviere des Prairies, all in the province of Quebec. For the past 12 years he has been in Contrecoeur, a village with a population of 2,000.
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
July 28, 1898


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1901 - A SPECIAL OCCASION.
Archbishop Duhamel returned last night from Contrecoeur, Que. (Montreal Archdiocese), his birthplace, where on Wednesday he observed the celebration of his sixtieth birthday. The occasion was quite a special one in Contrecoeur, and the Archbirshop was given a big reception. The place was illuminated in honor of the anniversary and the residents turned out to do Mgr. Duhamel honor. A number of clergymen from other places were present, most of them being natives of Contrecoeur. The Archbishop celebrated mass in the morning, and afterwards the ceremony of blessing three crosses was proceeded with. One of the crosses was erected in the place where Archbishop Duhamel was born, a second in the spot where the first Catholic church in Contrecoeur was built, about two hundred and twenty five years ago, and a third in the spot where two other churches were afterwards erected, likewise many years ago. Rev. Father Seguin of the Basilica accompanied the Archbishop.
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
November 8, 1901
Contrecoeur
Contrecoeur, Québec, municipality, pop 5222 (2001c), 5331 (1996c), 5501 (1991c), pop 5553 (1986c), area 61.19 km2, is part of the Montérègie region famous for its sugaring-off time and its apple orchards. More specifically, it is part of the MRC de Lajemmerais, which also includes the municipalities of Boucherville, Varennes and Sainte-Julie. Contrecoeur is 45 km from Montréal and spans 24 km along the banks of the St Lawrence River. A migratory bird sanctuary is located on the islands visible from Contrecoeur.

History
Contrecoeur was one of the first French establishments in North America. It was founded as the seigneurie de Contrecoeur in 1667 by Sieur Antoine Pécaudy de Contrecoeur, captain of the Carignan-Salières regiment. Antoine Pécaudy de Contrecoeur was born in 1596, at Vignieu en Dauphiné, France. He received this seigneurie for his loyal service to the King of France.

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2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Contrecœur:
Parc Regard-sur-le-Fleuve (River Lookout Park): This beautiful park offers stunning views of the St. Lawrence River. It's an ideal spot for a picnic, a leisurely stroll, or simply enjoying the serene surroundings. Don't forget your camera to capture the breathtaking sunsets.

Parc Saint-Laurent: A great place for outdoor activities, Parc Saint-Laurent boasts walking trails, a playground for kids, and picnic areas. It's perfect for a family outing or a peaceful day in nature.

Fishing: The St. Lawrence River is known for its excellent fishing opportunities. Contrecœur has several spots along the riverbank where you can try your hand at catching a variety of fish. Be sure to check local regulations and obtain any necessary permits.

Historic Sites: Explore the town's history by visiting some of its historic sites, such as the Saint-Joseph-de-Sorel Church and the Maison Chenier. These sites offer a glimpse into Contrecœur's past and its role in Quebec's heritage.

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Contrecœur, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorJacques PAVIOT dit LAPENSÉE (1640 - 1674) and female ancestorAnne MICHEL (1645 - 29 November 1724) married 1668
male ancestorAntoine EMERY dit CODERRE (16 August 1643 - 10 February 1716) and female ancestorMarie DEVAULT (DEVEAU) (DEVEAULT) (3 April 1647 - 6 December 1687) married April 1673
male ancestorJean COITOU dit ST-JEAN (27 August 1646 - 9 November 1726) and female ancestorMarie-Thérèse PETIT (1652 - 24 May 1738) married July 1676
male ancestorPhilibert COUILLARD dit LAROCQUE (1641 - 1703) and female ancestorCatherine LAPORTE dite ST-GEORGES (12 October 1663 - 11 April 1737) married abt. 1676
male ancestorJean DUVAL (1641 - 1718) and female ancestorMarie LAMY (1655 - 15 March 1733) married June 1678
male ancestorFrançois CHAGNON dit LAROSE (8 July 1640 - 3 June 1693) and female ancestorCatherine CHARRON (23 September 1666 - 5 June 1746) married 23 July 1679
male ancestorCharles ROBERT dit DESLAURIERS (1645 - bef. July 1684) and female ancestorMarie LEBER (6 December 1666 - 23 December 1756) married 9 January 1681
male ancestorJean-Roch CASAVANT dit LADÉBAUCHE (1649 - 2 May 1732) and female ancestorJeanne CHARPENTIER (3 October 1661 - ) married 27 April 1681
male ancestorJean FAYOLLE dit MARQUIS (1642 - 5 March 1712) and female ancestorMarie PAVIOT (1669 - ) married 13 August 1682

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