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(Saint-Cyprien) (Saint-Édouard)

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Napierville, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Cyprien, est. 1823 330, rue Saint-Alexandre, Napierville, QUÉBEC Source: Google maps

A town located at the junction of Rtes 219 and 221, east of Autoroute 15. (45.186N 73.406W) Named after Napier Christie (Burton), the owner of the Seigniories of Lacolle and De Léry in the early 1800s.

St-Cyprien-de-Napierville, Le Municipalité de Paroisse de
The rural municipality that includes or surrounds the town of Napierville. (45.17N 73.40W) It is now in the MRC Les Jardin-des-Napierville.

Cimetière de Napierville
A catholic cemetery in Napierville, located on Rte 219, 0.3mi (0.5km) north of the junction with Rte 221. (45.191N 73.402W)

Cimetière de St-Édouard de Napierville
A catholic cemetery in St-Édouard, located on Rte 221, 0.25mi (0.4 km) WNW of the corner with Rang de l'Eglise. (45.241N 73.514W) ~qcchatea/ placenames/

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Napierville, Québec, Canada

Église de Saint-Cyprien, est. 1823
330, rue Saint-Alexandre, Napierville, QUÉBEC
Source: Google maps

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  • The modern history of Napierville begins in 1733, when the engineer Gaspard-Joseph Chaussegros de Léry obtains a seigniory in these places.
    However, the seigneury of De Léry remained sparsely inhabited until the end of the 18th century and the parish of Saint-Cyprien-de-De Léry was not founded until 1831.
  • 1823 - Église de Saint-Cyprien established at Napierville
  • 1832 - Napierville post office opens
  • In 1834, a courthouse-prison was built there serving the entire region. The building was erected according to plans drawn by Montreal architects Thompson and Parry.
  • 1837 - July - Rebellion of 1837 - Louis-Joseph Papineau chairs an illegal protest meeting at Napierville with Cyrille Côté.
    On 12 July 1837, an anti-coercive assembly took place at Napierville, the most important Patriote demonstration in the comté during 1837, according to La Minerve attended by 4,000 people. 2010/ 10/ lacadie.html
  • 1838 - November 10 - Lower Canada Rebellion
    Lord Colborne arrives at Napierville with 8,000 soldiers to disperse the rebellion of Dr. Robert Nelson and his Frères Chasseurs (Hunters Lodges); they go on to burn the town of Beauharnois, Québec, and the houses of known rebels in the area. todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ November_10
  • 1844 - Parish of St-Edouard-de-Napierville opens

    Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal
  • 1873
    NAPIERVILLE, a county in the S. part of Quebec intersected by the Grand Trunk railway (Proviace Line division). Area 97,120 acres. Capital, Napierviile. Pop. 11,688.

    NAPIERVILLE, or ST. CYPRIEN, a thriving post village of Quebec, capital of the co. of Napierville, situated on Montreal river, 7 miles from Stottville, 27 miles S.E. of Montreal. It contains a Roman Catholic church, several stores and hotels, a tannery, and saw, grist and carding nulls. Pop. 1,000.
    Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
  • 1889 - Saint-Cyprien church was built according to the plans of Maurice Perrault and Albert Mesnard.
  • 1890 - Napierville
    "Napier-ville. or St Cyprien, vil., Quebec, chef-lieu of above co., on Montreal river and 27 m., SE. of Montreal. P. 922"
    The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
  • 1895 - Napierville / Saint Cyprien
    Napierville, or Saint Cyprien, a post-village of Quebec, capital of the co. of Napierville, situated on Montreal River, 27 miles S.E. of Montreal. It contains a church, several stores and hotels, a tannery, and saw-, grist-, and carding-mills. Pop. 1000.
    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
    Napierville, or Saint Cyprien, a banking post-village of Quebec, capital of the co. of Napierville, situated on the Montreal River, 27 miles SE. of Montreal. It has saw, grist, and flax-mills, butter-factories, and a tannery. Pop. about 900.

    Saint Edouard, a post-village of Napierville co., Quebec on Riviere La Tortue, 4 miles from La Pigeonniere.
    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
    By International News Service
    MONTREAL, Nov. 10. - Louis Cyr, aged forty-nine, born at St. Cyprien, Quebec, the world's champion weight lifter, died here today at his daughter's residence after a week's illness. Cyr toured Europe exhibited with the Barnum and Ringling concerns, and ran a circus himself for a time in Canada and the United States. His best unequaled record was made in Boston in 1895 when he lifted eighteen men on a platform - a total weight of 3665 pounds. He weighed at one time 365, but dropped recently to 185. He was an inveterate smoker and a great eater, but a teetotaler. His mother-in-law, Mrs. Comtois, died from heart failure at Cyr's bedside yesterday morning.
    The Salt Lake Tribune
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    November 11, 1912
    ST. CYPRIEN, Que., July 2. - Edgar Delisle, 14, was drowned today in the Trois Pistoles River when he struck his head on a stone after making a dive.
    The Ottawa Journal
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    July 3, 1941

  • 2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Napierville and its surrounding areas:
    Parc Des Patriotes: Start your visit with a leisurely stroll or a picnic at Parc Des Patriotes. This scenic park is perfect for unwinding and enjoying the great outdoors. It also hosts events and festivals throughout the year.

    La Maison Boutin: If you're interested in history, don't miss a visit to La Maison Boutin. This heritage house, dating back to 1783, offers guided tours that provide insights into the area's rich past.

    Bleu Lavande: Located a short drive away in Fitch Bay, Bleu Lavande is a lavender farm that offers a delightful sensory experience. Explore the lavender fields, enjoy the fragrant aromas, and shop for lavender-infused products.

    Le Verger Labonté: Experience the charm of a Quebecois orchard at Le Verger Labonté. Depending on the season, you can pick your own apples, pumpkins, or strawberries. They also have a farm market with delicious local products.

    Napierville Golf Club: If you're a golf enthusiast, spend a day at the Napierville Golf Club. This... Read MORE...

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

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male ancestorPierre TRAHAN (1732, , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) - 19 June 1825, Napierville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Cyprien) (Saint-Édouard))
female ancestorFrançoise MOITIE (1742, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) - 14 October 1828, Napierville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Cyprien) (Saint-Édouard))
male ancestorLouis GOSSELIN (2 September 1744, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada - 7 August 1823, Napierville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Cyprien) (Saint-Édouard))
female ancestorMarie-Etienne LESSARD (21 October 1746, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre) - 11 March 1830, Napierville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Cyprien) (Saint-Édouard))
male ancestorAubin GAMACHE (1 March 1748, Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada (Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola) - 21 November 1838, Napierville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Cyprien) (Saint-Édouard))
female ancestorCecile NADEAU (30 June 1748 , Beaumont, Québec, Canada (Saint-Étienne-de-Beaumont) - 5 October 1829, Napierville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Cyprien) (Saint-Édouard))
male ancestorAugustin BELANGER (26 February 1749, La Pocatière, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere) - 24 May 1824, Napierville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Cyprien) (Saint-Édouard))
female ancestorMarie-Françoise DESTROISMAISONS dite PICARD (20 October 1751, Saint-Pierre-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud, Québec, Canada - 18 April 1831, Napierville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Cyprien) (Saint-Édouard))
female ancestorSuzanne FONTAINE dite BIENVENUE (7 March 1751, Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada - 21 January 1824, Napierville, Québec, Canada (Saint-Cyprien) (Saint-Édouard))

Ancestors Who Were Married in Napierville, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorPierre HEBERT (1797 - 20 May 1874) and female ancestorSophie BOUDREAU (19 December 1806 - 3 March 1869) married 9 November 1824
male ancestorThéophile MARCHESSAULT (MARCHESSEAU) (16 March 1797 - 8 August 1863) and female ancestorFlavie TREMBLAY (8 June 1806 - ) married 8 November 1825
male ancestorFrancois Joseph NADEAU (14 November 1805 - 1872) and female ancestorHelene PAQUETTE dite LAVALLEE (4 April 1810 - 9 December 1884) married Nov. 21, 1826
male ancestorHilaire GAMACHE (19 June 1805 - 16 May 1859) and female ancestorFlavie BARRIERE (1805 - ) married 26 September 1826
male ancestorPierre SUPRENANT (SURPRENANT) (9 September 1805 - 24 April 1867) and female ancestorThérèse BLAIN (1809 - 26 July 1893) married 25 September 1827
male ancestorAugustin TREMBLAY (25 May 1804 - 6 April 1879) and female ancestorHypolite-Apolline BROUILLET (20 August 1806 - 9 October 1879) married 20 February 1827
male ancestorBenoni FONTAINE (15 April 1804 - 7 January 1865) and female ancestorMarie BRUNELLE (17 June 1808 - ) married 29 October 1827
male ancestorCharles THIBAULT (8 August 1798 - ) and female ancestorDomithilde FILION (6 March 1811 - ) married 23 June 1829
photo of Joseph LABONTE Joseph LABONTE (16 April 1806 - 24 December 1883) and female ancestorJosephte CHARTIER (1805 - 22 May 1885) married 10 October 1829
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