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Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada - Eglise de Ste-Famille, LIsle-dOrleans 3915, chemin Royal, Sainte-Famille-de-l’Île-d’Orléans, QUÉBEC G0A 3P0 Established in 1669 Source: Wikipedia

Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec

Sainte-Famille is the oldest parish on Île d'Orléans. Its church, built in 1743 and consecrated in 1749.

Economically, many residents of the parish are dedicated to the cultivation of apples, strawberries, vegetables and market gardening...

The Drouin house is one of the oldest houses in Quebec. It was erected around 1675. In 1725, its owners enlarged it. Today, the house is managed by a foundation of the citizens of Sainte-Famille. The guides tell the story of the Drouin house, dressed in costumes from the New France era. Among the collections of the house, there are old furniture, tools, other antiques that illustrate the life of the pioneers of New France...

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Eglise de Ste-Famille, L'Isle-d'Orleans
3915, chemin Royal, Sainte-Famille-de-l’Île-d’Orléans, QUÉB
Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

Eglise de Ste-Famille, L'Isle-d'Orleans
3915, chemin Royal, Sainte-Famille-de-l’Île-d’Orléans, QUÉBEC G0A 3P0
Established in 1669
Source: Wikipedia
1689 map
Québec : Société de généalogie de Québec, 1976
Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada
1689 map
Québec : Société de généalogie de Québec, 1976
Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

Ile D'Orleans, Dog Cart at Ste-Famille
Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

Ile D'Orleans, Dog Cart at Ste-Famille

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1624 - January 3, 1624 - Founding of New France's First seigneuries at Cap Tourmente and Ile-d'Orleans. todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ January_3
1648 - Huron country destroyed, Hurons relocated to ile D'Orleans webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ pqztimeln.htm
1661 - Sainte-Famille, the first parish on the island (d'Orleans), was established in 1661.
Robert Gagnon settled there around 1650 and the parish of Sainte-Famille was established in 1661, thus becoming the oldest parish on Île d’Orléans.

Read more about Robert GAGNON (GASGNON)
1669 - Construction of the first church in Sainte-Famille began in 1669 under the direction of Bishop François de Laval. en/ ile-d-orleans/ history-of-ile-d-orleans/
On April 6, 1676, Île d’Orléans became a county divided into four burgs: Saint-Pierre, Saint-Jean, Sainte-Famille and Saint-Paul (renamed Saint-Laurent in 1698). en/ ile-d-orleans/ history-of-ile-d-orleans
1684 - François Lamy, a noted figure in the history of Île d’Orléans, worked as a missionary on the island from 1668 to November 3, 1684, when he was named the first parish priest of Sainte-Famille.
He served in that capacity until his death on November 2, 1715. en/ ile-d-orleans/ history-of-ile-d-orleans/
In 1685, the Sisters of Notre-Dame established a mission in Sainte-Famille at the request of Father Lamy for the purpose of educating girls. en/ ile-d-orleans/ history-of-ile-d-orleans/
In 1734, Abbot Joseph Dufrost, the newly named parish (St-Famille) priest, was given the mandate to build what would be the current church.
Today, this building is the oldest two-steepled church in Canada, and the only church in Quebec with three bell towers at the front of the building. en/ ile-d-orleans/ history-of-ile-d-orleans/
1759 - In the summer of 1759, Île d’Orléans was evacuated prior to the arrival of the Royal Navy and the English troops under the command of General Wolfe.
He established a military camp on the island to keep watch on Quebec City and the channels of the St. Lawrence River. The buildings on the island were nearly all razed after Wolfe’s defeat on July 31 at L’Ange-Gardien. Only a few homes were spared. en/ ile-d-orleans/ history-of-ile-d-orleans/
1832 - The parish of Ste. Famille,
by a regulation of Sept. 20, 1721, confirmed by an order in council, March 3, 1722, extends 2 1/ 2 leagues along the North Channel, from the house of Louis Guerard, which separates it from the parish of St. Pierre, to the rivulet named Pot du Beurre. The farms range along the north channel of the St. Lawrence, and extend in depth one league to the middle of the island and abut on the farms of the parish of St. Jean... The quality of the soil is but middling. there are more of the maple and cherry than of other trees. Here is a convent but no other school, for, the girls who are instructed in the convent, amounting sometimes to 60, are generally employed when at home in instructing others of the family, by which means all are educated without the necessity of erecting schools. In this P. there is neither village, inn, nor house, deserving of much notice, although almost all the houses are built with stone. Besides wheat, oats and peas, very little grain is grown. The breed of swine is... Read MORE...

STE. FAMILLE D'ORLEANS, a post village and parish in Montmorency co., Que., on the Island of Orleans, N. shore river St. Lawrence, 17 miles below Quebec. The village contains 5 store;. Pop. 834.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1895 - Sainte Famille d’Orléans
Sainte Famille d’Orléans, a post-village in Montmorency co., Quebec, on the Isle of Orleans, in the St. Lawrence, 17 miles below Quebec.
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
Saint Famille, a post-village of Montmorency co., Quebec, on the Isle of Orleans, in the St. Lawrence, 17 miles below Quebec.
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

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2023 - If you're planning a visit to Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, here's a list of places to go and things to do to make the most of your trip:
Visit the Sainte-Famille Church: Start your visit by exploring the heart of the village, the Sainte-Famille Church. This stunning church, with its distinctive blue roof, is a symbol of the island and a must-see for its architecture and historical significance.

Cidrerie Verger Bilodeau: Discover the art of cider-making at Cidrerie Verger Bilodeau. Take a tour of the orchards, learn about the cider-making process, and enjoy tastings of their delicious apple-based products.

Fruit Picking: Île d'Orléans is renowned for its orchards and fruit farms. Depending on the season, you can pick your own apples, strawberries, or other fruits at various orchards. It's a fun and tasty experience for all ages.

Artisan Shops: Explore the local artisan shops and galleries in the village. You'll find a variety of handmade crafts, art, and souvenirs that showcase the talents of the island's residents.

Historical Sites: Take a step back in time by visiting historical sites like Maison Drouin, a ... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorJacques ASSELIN (1595, Rouen, France - July 29 1662, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
female ancestorCécile-Julien OLIVIER (1600, Rouen, France - 29 July 1662, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
male ancestorJacques DELAUNAY (1600, , France - 25 February 1670, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
female ancestorMarie-Marguerite LANDRY (1660, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada - 1725, Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Bas) (Berthier))
male ancestorPierre PARADIS (20 July 1604, Notre-Dame, Mortagne, Chartres, Perche, France - 29 January 1675, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
female ancestorHiliare-Hélène GOURLATIER (1610, Poitiers, France - 9 December 1700, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
male ancestorSamuel GAUTHIER (1613, Poitou Charentes, France - 24 October 1663, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
male ancestorGabriel ROULEAU (ROULEAUX) (1618, Tourouvre, St-Aubin, France - 22 February 1673, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
male ancestorPierre ST-DENYS (1622, , France - 12 September 1686, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)

Ancestors Who Were Married in Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorJacques DELAUNAY (1600 - 25 February 1670) and female ancestorCatherine BESNARD (1629 - 23 October 1672) married 01 May 1662
male ancestorPierre PAILLEREAU (1629 - 23 November 1669) and female ancestorElisabeth ROY (1645 - aft. 11 January 1709) married 12 October 1665
male ancestorMichel CHARTIER (1640 - 1672) and female ancestorMarie MAGNIER (1648 - 5 December 1723) married 1666
male ancestorPierre DUCHESNE dit LAPIERRE (1632 - 2 March 1697) and female ancestorCatherine RIVET (1644 - 9 June 1723) married 7 January 1666
male ancestorPierre PAQUET (1641 - ) and female ancestorMarie CAILLET (1651 - 24 September 1685) married 26 August 1668
male ancestorPierre BLAIS (BLAYE) (29 November 1639 - 16 February 1700) and female ancestorAnne PERRAULT (17 November 1647 - 29 June 1688) married 12 October 1669
male ancestorAntoine DRAPEAU (11 January 1648 - 23 August 1717) and female ancestorCharlotte JOLY (1648 - 2 December 1718) married 20 August 1669
male ancestorJean MORISSET (18 August 1641 - 15 August 1699) and female ancestorJeanne CHORET (11 December 1652 - 26 September 1718) married 14 January 1669
male ancestorPierre GARAND (15 January 1644 - 7 January 1700) and female ancestorRenée CHANFRAIN (1649 - 7 March 1684) married 27 October 1669
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