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(Mission Saint-Joseph-de-Sillery) (Saint-Colomb-de-Sillery)

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Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada - On the Road to Sillery 1882 - Lucius OBrien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)

Sillery is a beautiful neighborhood in Québec City, Canada, known for its historic charm and stunning natural surroundings.

Sillery has a grand history dating back to the 17th century. It was the site of Canada's first Indian reserve and Jesuit mission, Sillery, on the edge of the St Lawrence. The reserve was funded by Noël Brulart de Sillery (1577-1640), for whom the town was named.

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Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada

On the Road to Sillery
1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)

Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada

La Vieille Masion des Jesuites - Sillery, Que. - The Old Jesuit House

Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada

Academie de Jesus-Marie, Sillery (pres Quebec).

Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada

Residence du Lieutenant Gouverneur, Sillery, Que.

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  • 1634 - First Indian Reservation in Canada
    Sillery, (Quebec) became the first Indian reservation in Canada funded by (I)-Noel Brulart de Sillary (1577-1640), but it failed by 1680 due to alcoholism, epidemic and difficulties adapting to a sedentary existence. The French are hoping the savages will give up their culture, religion and way of life to become 'civilized' farmers. It is noteworthy that these savages have been farming for over 5,000 years and have developed over 55% of all known food crops in the world. They also showed the French how to farm in Canada. public/dgarneau/french10.htm
  • 1637 - The Sillery Reserve is cleared and houses built to settle the savages like the French.
    It later would be classified as a total failure. More Frenchmen went native than savages went French. public/ dgarneau/ french12.htm
  • 1637 - July, 1637 - Jesuits found settlement of baptized Montagnais Indians at Sillery todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ July_(Day_Unknown)
  • 1652
    Four miles upstream from Kebec, on the Saint Lawrence River, there is the residence of the Jesuit Society, called Saint Joseph where the Algonquin spend half of the year, with some French families, it is also called Sylleri (Sillery), for the founder, who was called Chevalier Noel Brulart de Sylleri (Sillery) (1577-1640). Sillery as an Indian reservation was (1637-1680's). public/ dgarneau/ french15.htm
  • 1655 - Iroquois vs French
    An Iroquois raid in 1655 and a fire this year finished the Indian reserve experiment at Sillery, and by 1663, French settlers would occupy this land. The Dutch Iroquois (the Agnieronnons) were attacking the French everywhere killing and being killed. public/dgarneau/french16.htm
  • 1666 Census - There were 140 people living at Sillery chronicles/ new_france.htm
  • 1676 - The village of Sillery is about a league and a half from Quebek (Quebec) on the St. Lawrence River and is for the Algonkins. public/ dgarneau/ french22.htm
  • 1832 - SILLERY,
    seigniory, in the co. of Quebec, is bounded N.E. by part of St. Ignace and several small grants; S.W. by Gaudarville; in the rear by St. Gabriel; in front by the St. Lawrence. - One league broad by 1 1/ 2 league in depth. This grant, originally forming part of the concession of St. Gabriel, was ceded to the King in 1664 and granted, October 23rd, 1699, to the order of Jesuits: it is now property of the crown...

    ...nearly the whole of the seigniory is cultivated, and extremely fertile in almost every variety of the productions of the country. - Very little timber of a superior quality is now remaining, or indeed much wood of any description, except what is found in Sillery Wood, and a few other patches that appear to have been left in various parts as much for ornament as for use.. - Part of the river St. Charles passes through the S., and it is also watered by several small streams that wind along the valley in a very pleasing manner...

    the malt house and brewery are entitled to...

    QUEBEC, Dec. 7. - There is no truth to the rumors of a plague at Sillery. The deaths referred to in last night's dispatches were from typhoid fever.
    New York Herald-Tribune
    New York, New York
    December 8, 1879
  • News  1896 - The First Canadian Novelist
    Mr. J. M. Le Moine, the Canadian litterateur, says that "The History of Emily Montague," published in London by Dodsley, in 1769, was the earliest novel written in Canada, and Sillery, Quebec, where it was written, can therefore claim to be the cradle of Canadian literature. Frances Brooke (nee Frances Moore), authoress, was the wife of the Rev. John Brooke, military chaplain at Quebec. The heroine - the accomplished Emily Montague - discourses so eloquently on the charms of Canadian scenery and social amusements at Quebec, that several English families, it is said, sought in consequence a home on the shores of the St. Lawrence.

    Of this first Canadian novelist our contemporary recalls an anecdote. The evening before she left England with her husband for Canada, she gave a farewell party. Miss Hannah More, Miss Seward, Mr. Keate, Dr. Johnson and Mr. Boswell were among the visitors. As Dr. Johnson was obliged to take his leave early, he rose, and, wishing her health and happiness,... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Sillery, Sillery Cove, or Saint Colomb, a post-village and parish of Quebec, co. of Quebec, on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, a short distance above Quebec. Pop. (parish) about 2300.
    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 ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
  • Sillery
    Sillery, Qué, Town, pop 11 909 (2001c), 12 003 (1996c), 12 519 (1991c), area 6.70 km2, inc 1980, is located along the north shore of the St Lawrence River between Québec City and Sainte-Foy. Sillery, with its steep shoreline, is probably the most picturesque and well-to-do residential suburb of the Québec Urban Community.

    Sillery has a grand history dating back to the 17th century. It was the site of Canada's first Indian reserve and Jesuit mission, Sillery, on the edge of the St Lawrence. The reserve was funded by Noël Brulart de Sillery (1577-1640), for whom the town was named. Frances Brooke, writer of the first Canadian novel, The History of Emily Montague, resided in Sillery Cove from 1763 to 1768. Her novel provides glimpses of early colonial life.

    During the 19th century, the coves of Sillery were the parking grounds for hundreds of gigantic timber rafts brought down from the Upper St Lawrence and the Ottawa River. Here the rafts were dismantled and the timbers were... Read MORE...

  • 2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Sillery, Québec:
    Plains of Abraham: Start your exploration with a visit to the Plains of Abraham, a vast urban park that played a significant role in Canadian history. It's perfect for picnics, leisurely walks, or winter sports like cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

    Château Frontenac: While technically not in Sillery, a trip to Québec City wouldn't be complete without visiting the iconic Château Frontenac. You can enjoy a meal at one of its restaurants or simply take in the breathtaking architecture.

    Domaine de Maizerets: This historic estate is a great spot for a leisurely stroll. It features beautiful gardens, a pond, and a network of walking trails. In the winter, you can go ice skating on the pond.

    Musée de l'Amérique Francophone: Delve into Québec's rich history at this museum, which showcases the culture and heritage of French America. It's a fascinating place to learn about the city's past.

    Quartier Petit Champlain: Explore this charming neighborhood in Old Québec, which is just ... Read MORE...

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

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male ancestorNicolas PELLETIER (4 June 1596, St-Pierre-St-Paul, Gallardon, Chartres, Beauce, France - 9 November 1674, Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada (Mission Saint-Joseph-de-Sillery) (Saint-Colomb-de-Sillery))
female ancestorCharlotte CHEVALIER (1601, Mortagne, Perche, France (Mortagne-au-Perche) - 1681, Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada (Mission Saint-Joseph-de-Sillery) (Saint-Colomb-de-Sillery))
male ancestorNicolas BONHOMME (1603, , France - 7 August 1683, Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada (Mission Saint-Joseph-de-Sillery) (Saint-Colomb-de-Sillery))
male ancestorFrançois BOUCHER (21 November 1617, Saint-Langis-lès-Mortagne, France - 1672, Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada (Mission Saint-Joseph-de-Sillery) (Saint-Colomb-de-Sillery))
female ancestorJeanne YVON (1620, , France - 25 May 1671, Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada (Mission Saint-Joseph-de-Sillery) (Saint-Colomb-de-Sillery))
female ancestorMarie PINET DE LACHESNAY (1626, , France - 11 September 1673, Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada (Mission Saint-Joseph-de-Sillery) (Saint-Colomb-de-Sillery))
female ancestorFlorence GAREMAN dite LEPICARD (1629, , France - 23 July 1686, Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada (Mission Saint-Joseph-de-Sillery) (Saint-Colomb-de-Sillery))
male ancestorNicolas GOUPIL dit LAVIOLETTE (1630, , France - bef. 24 August 1655, Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada (Mission Saint-Joseph-de-Sillery) (Saint-Colomb-de-Sillery))
female ancestorMarie-Sainte VIE dite LAMOTHE (1634, Paris, France - 25 May 1682, Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada (Mission Saint-Joseph-de-Sillery) (Saint-Colomb-de-Sillery))

Ancestors Who Were Married in Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorClaude BOUCHARD dit DORVAL (1626 - bet. 1672-1674) and female ancestorJeanne-Geneviève HAYOT (AYOTTE) (26 June 1636 - 1 March 1651) married 1650
male ancestorGabriel GOSSELIN (1624 - 7 July 1697) and female ancestorFrançoise LELIEVRE (1636 - 29 September 1677) married 18 August 1653
male ancestorPierre CHAPEAU (1624 - 29 November 1686) and female ancestorMadeleine DUVAL (1638 - 30 December 1713) married 25 June 1657
male ancestorJean PELLETIER (1633 - 2 November 1692) and female ancestorMarie-Geneviève MANOVELY DE RÉVILLE (28 April 1643 - 1681) married 21 August 1662
male ancestorJean ROUTIER (ROUTHIER) (21 January 1639 - 26 September 1677) and female ancestorCatherine MELIOT (1639 - 23 September 1699) married 20 November 1662
male ancestorAntoine BOUTIN (1642 - bef. 18 July 1677) and female ancestorGeneviève GAUDIN (GANDIN) (30 January 1649 - 4 December 1726) married 3 November 1665
male ancestorJacques FAUQUE (20 March 1628 - 1674) and female ancestorBonne GUERRIER (1645 - 10 January 1707) married 12 October 1665
male ancestorSébastien GINGRAS (24 January 1636 - ) and female ancestorMarie-Geneviève GUILLEBOUT (GUILBAULT) (4 March 1651 - 21 January 1709) married 17 November 1665
male ancestorMathurin MOREAU (9 April 1641 - 1712) and female ancestorMarie GIRARD (1640 - 8 December 1708) married 8 May 1667
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