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Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec

The municipality of Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans is located in the regional county municipality of Île-d'Orléans, less than 20 minutes from Old Quebec, and is part of the administrative region of the National Capital.

The area of the municipality is more than 35 square kilometers.

Jacques CARTIER called it Île de Bacchus in 1535 because of the vines growing there, and rebaptized it Île d'Orléans in 1536 to honour the duc d'Orléans. In 1636 the island was granted to 8 associates by the Compagnie de la Nouvelle France. It became Île Sainte-Marie during the HURON settlement of 1650-57. These first farmers, installed on land belonging to Éléonore de Grandmaison at the far upstream end, were massacred in 1656 by the IROQUOIS. Land clearing began again in 1660...

Saint-Paul parish became Saint-Laurent parish in 1698, and a precise map of the island was made in 1689 by Robert de Villeneuve...

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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
  • The beginning...
    This territory was populated in the 1660s and the parish was erected in 1679 under the name of Saint-Paul by Mgr François de Montmorency de Laval, bishop of Quebec, but it changed its name in 1698 to become Saint-Laurent, following a request addressed by the lord of the island of Orleans, François Berthelot, count of Saint-Laurent.
  • 1675 - A chapel was raised in Saint-Laurent in 1675.
    The first church was built in 1675 by master carpenter Charles Pouliot. It was a wooden building located about 100 meters west of the current church.

    Saint Lawrence of Rome was elected at the time the patron saint of the parish.
  • 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
  • 1679 - The parish of Saint-Paul (later known as Saint-Laurent) was officially founded in 1679. en/ ile-d-orleans/ history-of-ile-d-orleans/
  • 1697 - A church and presbytery were built in the village (of St-Laurent) on land donated by Seigneur Berthelot. en/ ile-d-orleans/ history-of-ile-d-orleans/
  • 1698 - Saint-Paul is renamed Saint-Laurent in 1698. en/ ile-d-orleans/ history-of-ile-d-orleans/
  • In 1700, the parish received its first resident priest, Father François Poncelet, but the parish was canonically erected in 1714.
  • 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 St. Laurent,
    by a regulation of Sept. 20, 1721, confirmed by an Order in Council, Mar. 3, 1722, is 2 1/ 4 leagues from the river Maheu, along the South Channel to the house of Pierre Gosselin, including all lands within these limits to the centre of the island. - The observations made relative to the parish of St. Jean apply equally to the parish of St. Laurent.

    1832 - ORLEANS ISLAND or ISLE ST. LAURENT, about 4 miles N.E. of Quebec, divides the River St. Lawrence into two channels. - 19 miles long and 5 1/ 2 broad, containing 69 sq. miles... Granted as a seigniory 15th Jan, 1636, to the Sieur Castellon. - It is at present divided into three distinct properties belonging to Madame Drapeau, Monsr. Poulain, and Monsr. Le Comte Dupre... It contains the parishes of Saint Pierre, Saint Jean, Sainte Famille, Saint Laurent, and Saint Francois, and the Islands of Madame and Reaux. - This island is next in size to that of Montreal, and approaches it in fertility and richness of soil more nearly than any ... Read MORE...

  • It was in 1855 that the municipality was legally incorporated.
  • 1873
    ST. LAURENT D'ORLEANS, a post village and parish in Montmorency co., Que., on the Island of Orleans, in the St. Lawrence, 14 miles N.E. of Quebec. Pop. 993.
    Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
  • 1895 - Saint Laurent d'Orléans
    Saint Laurent d'Orléans, a post-village in Montmorency co., Quebec, on the Isle o Orleans, in the St. Lawrence, 14 miles N.E. of 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
  • 1906
    Saint Laurent d'Orleans, a post-village of Montmorency co., Quebec, on the Isle of Orleans, in the St. Lawrence, 10 miles NE. of Quebec. Pop. 150.
    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
  • In 1911, Ovide Fillion founded the Saint-Laurent Shipyard en/ ile-d-orleans/ history-of-ile-d-orleans/
  • En 1960, portrait de l'île d'Orléans et de ses habitants

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  • 2023 - There are plenty of things to see and do in Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans. Here's a list of places to go and activities to enjoy during your visit:
    1. Saint-Laurent Church (Église de Saint-Laurent):

    Start your visit with a trip to the beautiful Saint-Laurent Church. This historic church, dating back to the 18th century, features stunning architecture and is a significant religious and cultural site on the island.

    2. La Seigneurie de l'Île d'Orléans:

    Explore the grounds of this historical estate, which was once the residence of the island's seigneur (landlord). The property offers lovely gardens, walking trails, and a museum that delves into the island's history.

    3. Parc Maritime de Saint-Laurent:

    This maritime park is a great place to learn about the island's maritime heritage. You can visit the museum, walk along the waterfront, and even take boat tours to see the island from the water.

    4. Les Moulins de l'Isle-aux-Grues:

    Just a short drive from Saint-Laurent, this old mill complex offers a glimpse into the island's milling history. Explore the restored mill buildings, learn about the milling process, and... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorClaude DELAUMAY (DELOME) (30 May 1627, , France - 8 November 1695, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
male ancestorCharles POULIOT (POUILLOT) (8 April 1628, , France - 6 August 1699, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
male ancestorPierre DUFRESNE (1628, Dieppe, France - 29 November 1687, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
male ancestorJacques BUSSIERE dit LAVERDURE (1629, , France - 19 February 1699, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
male ancestorJean MARANDEAU (MARANDA) (19 February 1629, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France - 24 May 1711, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
male ancestorDenis THIBAULT (21 April 1630, Cluny, St-Mayeul, Saone-et-Loire, France - 2 January 1719, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
male ancestorRené GAUTHIER dit LAROSE (1631, , France - 28 December 1687, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
male ancestorJean LEMELIN dit LE TOURANGEAU (1631, , France - 11 March 1717, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)
male ancestorLouis COULOMBE (1632, , France - 30 November 1720, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada)

Ancestors Who Were Married in Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorRené MINEAU (1658 - 17 January 1687) and female ancestorJeanne DUFRESNE (18 November 1666 - 6 February 1711) married 27 October 1682
male ancestorJean BAILLARGEON (5 September 1659 - 1 April 1694) and female ancestorMarie-Jeanne GODEBOUST (11 August 1665 - 7 July 1732) married 02 March 1683
male ancestorÉtienne FONTAINE (24 February 1659 - 22 May 1739) and female ancestorMarie CONILLE (27 September 1665 - 1 July 1737) married 8 February 1683
male ancestorPierre GARAND (15 January 1644 - 7 January 1700) and female ancestorCatherine LABRECQUE (1669 - 18 May 1703) married 21 November 1684
male ancestorFabien PRESSEAU (1655 - 7 November 1712) and female ancestorMarie-Helene HENAULT (ENAUD) (14 April 1668 - 1 January 1694) married 14 June 1684
male ancestorNicolas GODBOUT (14 October 1667 - 17 October 1719) and female ancestorMarguerite-Angélique LEMELIN (23 May 1668 - 9 April 1742) married 16 October 1685
male ancestorMathurin THIBODEAU (1636 - 29 September 1709) and female ancestorMarie PETIT (28 June 1637 - 19 December 1708) married 22 July 1686
male ancestorAntoine POULIOT (3 December 1672 - 15 August 1696) and female ancestorMarie-Louise CHABOT (30 June 1681 - 17 November 1756) married 30 January 1696
male ancestorGabriel ROULEAU (15 July 1665 - 18 December 1730) and female ancestorJeanne DUFRESNE (18 November 1666 - 6 February 1711) married 25 November 1687
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