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Champlain, Québec, Canada - Église de Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation, est. 1684 989, rue Notre-Dame, Champlain, QUÉBEC Source: Google maps

Champlain, Québec, Canada

Champlain is named after Samuel de Champlain, "Father of New France". Champlain founded Quebec in 1608.

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Champlain, Québec, Canada

Église de Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation, est. 1684
989, rue Notre-Dame, Champlain, QUÉBEC
Source: Google maps

Champlain, Québec, Canada

Villa de Champlain, Champlain, Quebec

Champlain, Québec, Canada

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Champlain, P.Q.

Champlain, Québec, Canada

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  • 1664 - Seigniory (Champlain) granted September 22, 1664 to Etienne Pezard, Sieur de la Touche

  • 1668 - Prohibited from selling liquor to Indians
    The End of February 1668. Petition presented to the Supreme Council by a number of the inhabitants of Three-Rivers, of Cap de la Madeleine, and of Champlain in which they allege that notwithstanding the prohibition to sell intoxicating liquor to the Indians, many people continue to do so : the petitioners therefore ask that this prohibition be repeated 'and that people be prevented from bringing merchandize into the woods.

    Sessional Papers: Volume 24, Issue 2 Quebec Province Legislature January 1, 1890
  • 1669 - Parish of Champlain is established
  • 1684 - Église de Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation established at Champlain
  • 1832 - CHAMPLAIN
    and its Augmentation, in the county of Champlain, lie between Cap de la Magdelaine and Batiscan. The seigniory is 1 1/ 2 l. in front by 1 league in depth and was granted Sept. 22, 1664, to Etienne Pezard, Sieur de la Touche. The Augmentation, of the same breadth as the seigniory and 3 l. deep, is bounded in the rear by the T. of Radnor and waste crown lands; it was granted Apr. 28, 1697, to Mad. de la Touche, and the present proprietors are Mr. Munro and Mr. Poole. - In the front of the S. the soil is a yellow loam mixed with sand; in the rear it is stronger and better, in many places so good for the cultivation of flax, that it is to be regretted that so profitable and important an article is not attended to. - The timber is various and, though not of the first rate quality, is not too much mixed with the inferior sorts. - This S. is watered by the little river Champlain and by many small streams, which rise at a short distance in the interior, and winding down the gradual descent to... Read MORE...

  • 1873
    CHAMPLAIN, a county in the northwest part of the province of Quebec, bordering on the River St. Lawrence, has an area of 2,887,823 acres. It is traversed by the St. Maurice River, and contains numerous small rivers and lakes. Capital, Batiscan. Pop. 21,643.

    CHAMPLAIN, a post village in the above county, situated on the River St. Lawrence, 75 miles S.W. of Quebec. It contains a church, a convent, 5 stores, a telegraph office, a lighthouse, and several mills. Pop. 400.
    Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
    Complaints to be Made to Rome About the Conduct of Mgr. Lafleche.

    QUEBEC, July 5. - LeCanadian says complaints are to be made to Rome against Mgr. Lafleche, Bishop of Three Rivers, who is accused of meddling in politics; and that the elections for Three Rivers, Champlain and Maskinonge are to be contested on grounds of undue clerical influence. It also says Mgr. Guay, a priest in Rimouski, is to be cited before his diocesan for interfering in politics.
    The Winnipeg Tribune
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    July 5, 1890
  • 1895 - Champlain
    CHAMPLAIN, a county in the north-west part of the province ot Quebec, bordering on the River St. Lawrence, has an area of 7,381,- 760 acres. It is traversed by the C. P. R. and St. Maurice River, and contains numerous small rivers and lakes. Capital, Batiscan. Pop. in 1871, 21,643; in 1891, 29,267.
    Crossby, Peter Alfred. Lovell's gazetteer of British North America. (John Lovell & Son)., 1895
  • News  1897 - Steamship on the Rocks
    Champlain, Que., June 27 - The steamship Turret Bay, Montreal for Sydney, C. B. is ashore at Point Aux Roches, near here. The vessel is in a dangerous position, resting on a rocky bottom. Attempts made by the vessel to pull herself off have been so far unavailing.
    Boston Journal
    Boston, Massachusetts
    June 28, 1897
  • 1916
    Champlain, a post-village of Champlain co., Quebec, on the river St. Lawrence, 64 miles by rail SW. of Quebec Pop. about 750.
    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

  • 2023 - Here's a list of places to visit and things to do in Champlain, Québec:
    Fort Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!: This historic site is the birthplace of New France and offers a glimpse into the region's colonial past. Explore the reconstructed fort and learn about the early French settlers.

    Musee de la Memoire Vivante: Located in Trois-Rivières, this museum is a treasure trove of local history. It tells the story of the Champlain region through interactive exhibits and artifacts.

    Parc de la Rivière Batiscan: A perfect spot for nature lovers, this park offers hiking trails, picnicking areas, and a chance to see the stunning Batiscan River.

    Domaine & Vins Gélinas: Discover the art of wine-making in this local vineyard. Take a tour and enjoy wine tasting sessions amid the picturesque vineyards.

    La Cité de l'Énergie: Located in Shawinigan, this interactive museum explores the history and development of hydroelectric power in Québec. The highlight is a visit to the Shawinigan-2 hydroelectric power station.

    La Mauricie National Park: Just a short drive from... Read MORE...

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

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male ancestorJerome LANGLOIS (1600, , France - 3 January 1684, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation))
male ancestorAntoine DESROSIERS (14 April 1617 , , France - 8 August 1691, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation))
female ancestorLouise MANITOUAKIKOUÉ (1621, , Canada - 16 February 1704, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation))
male ancestorPierre DANDONNEAU dit LAJEUNESSE (25 October 1624, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - 1692, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation))
male ancestorMasse BEGNIER (BESNIER) (18 February 1626, , France - 27 July 1683, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation))
female ancestorFrançoise CAPEL (1626, , France - 20 April 1699, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation))
male ancestorRené HOURE dit GRANDMONT (AURE) (7 January 1629 , Azay-le-Rideau, Saint-Symphorien, France - 11 June 1706, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation))
male ancestorPierre ARTAULT (ARTEAU) (1630, , France - bef. 1678, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation))
male ancestorLouis TETREAU (TETREAULT) (08 January 1631 , , France - 22 June 1699, Champlain, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation))

Ancestors Who Were Married in Champlain, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorPierre ST-OURS dit L’ECHAILLON (27 June 1641 - 21 October 1724) and female ancestorMarie MULLOIS (MULOIS) (30 October 1643 - 29 November 1705) married 8 January 1668
male ancestorLaurent BUY dit LAVERGNE (1641 - 1688) and female ancestorFrançoise-Denise ANTHOINE (ANTOINE) (1651 - 27 March 1732) married 11 October 1670
male ancestorJulien DUBORD dit LAFONTAINE (1650 - 2 April 1705) and female ancestorCatherine GUERARD (1650 - 11 October 1727) married 12 February 1670
male ancestorRené BAUDOIN (BEAUDOIN) (1651 - 28 March 1735) and female ancestorMarie RACLOS (1651 - 26 January 1697) married 12 October 1671
male ancestorMichel DAVID dit LACOURSE (9 April 1650 - 10 March 1692) and female ancestorFrançoise RACLOS (1653 - 25 November 1723) married 2 December 1671
male ancestorJean LESIEUR dit CALOT (1651 - 1694) and female ancestorMarie-Charlotte EBERT (HEBERT) (CHAREBERT) (1650 - 17 December 1715) married 1672
male ancestorClaude ROBILLARD (1650 - 24 May 1719) and female ancestorMarie GRANDIN (1655 - 31 October 1708) married abt. 1672
male ancestorBernard DUMOCHEL dit LAROCHE (1651 - 12 June 1709) and female ancestorJeanne JUIN (1655 - 1689) married 17 April 1673
male ancestorMichel LEMAY dit LE POUDRIER (13 March 1631 - 5 November 1684) and female ancestorMichelle OUINVILLE (1647 - 20 November 1700) married 12 April 1677
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