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Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada - Home of André Marsil, one of Saint-Lamberts first permanent residents, built 1750 wikipedia

The city of Saint-Lambert is located in Montérégie, very close to Montreal, opposite the Montreal Jean-Drapeau Park. It is part of the Montreal Metropolitan Community. The area of Saint-Lambert is approximately 6 square kilometers.

The origins of Saint-Lambert date back to the 17th century. The town is made up of what were the outermost portions of two seigniories: La Prairie, which had been granted to the Jesuits in 1647, and Longueuil, which had been conferred upon the Montreal trader Charles Le Moyne in 1657. Present-day Victoria Avenue represents the dividing line between the two seigniories.

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Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada

Home of André Marsil, one of Saint-Lambert's first permanent residents, built 1750

Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada

Église de Saint-Lambert
41, av. Lorne, Saint-Lambert, QUÉBEC
Established 1894
Source: Google maps

Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada

St. Lambert, Que. Station and boarding house S.M. Bigras

Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada

View of Main Street from Post Office

Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada

St. Lambert, P.Q., from Station

Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada

Victoria Ave, Commercial Part

Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada

St Lambert Lock

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  • In 1636, Louis XIII of France was dividing up seigneuries in the new colony of New France. One of these was known as La Prairie, comprising La Prairie de la Magdeleine and La Prairie de Saint-Lambert.
  • The town of Saint-Lambert was born towards the end of the 17th century. We know the names of the first residents of the city: MM. André Marsil and André Achim. Their farm houses still exist on Riverside Street.
  • 1850 - Railway arrives at Saint-Lambert
  • In 1857, conscious of the promise the presence of the railway held for the development of the territory, the property owners of Saint-Lambert requested that it be incorporated as a municipality
  • 1859 - Victoria Bridge built between Montreal and Saint-Lambert
    Victoria Bridge is a bridge over the St. Lawrence River, linking Montreal, Quebec, to the south shore city of Saint-Lambert.
  • 1890 - St Lambert
    "St Lambert. post vil., Quebec, Chambly co., on River St Lawrence. 2 m. from Montreal across the Victoria Bridge"
    The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
  • 1892 - Saint-Lambert officially recognized as a village
  • 1895 - Saint Lambert
    Saint Lambert, a post-village of Quebec, co. of Chambly, on the St. Lawrence, at the E. end of the Victoria Bridge, and at the western terminus of the Montreal, Chambly & Sorel Railway, 13 miles from Montreal. Pop. 400.
    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
  • 1898 - Saint-Lambert recognized as a town
  • 1921 - Saint-Lambert became a city
  • In the 1950s, the development of Saint-Lambert was enhanced with the building of the St. Lambert Locks
    in the St. Lawrence Seaway, to bypass the smaller Lachine Canal, and this became the most easterly lock in the Seaway.
  • In 1969, the town of Préville was annexed to Saint-Lambert.

  • 2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Saint-Lambert:
    Parc de la Voie Maritime: This waterfront park offers stunning views of the St. Lawrence River and the city of Montreal. It's a perfect spot for a leisurely walk or a picnic with family and friends.

    Village de Saint-Lambert: The heart of the town, the village area is filled with quaint shops, boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. It's a great place to stroll, do some shopping, and enjoy a meal.

    Les Ateliers d'Arts et Métiers de Saint-Lambert: If you're interested in arts and crafts, be sure to check out this community art center. They offer workshops and classes for both children and adults.

    Parc Jean-Drapeau: Just a short drive or Metro ride away, Parc Jean-Drapeau is a fantastic destination for outdoor activities. You can rent bikes, paddleboats, or simply relax on the beach. The park is also home to various festivals and events throughout the year.

    Le Club de Golf Saint-Lambert: If you're a golfer, don't miss the opportunity to play a round at this golf club. It's a... Read MORE...

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male ancestorJean-François PATENAUDE (15 June 1689, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis) (La Nativité) - 9 May 1720, Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada)
male ancestorEustache-Laurent DEMERS (DUMAIS) (21 March 1700, Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada - 26 July 1787, Longueuil, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-Longueuil))
female ancestorJosephte DEMERS (DUMAIS) (29 September 1700, Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada - 3 February 1758, Saint-Constant, Québec, Canada)
male ancestorClaude-Joseph FAILLE (FAYE) (15 November 1700, Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada - 24 February 1779, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis) (La Nativité))
male ancestorJoseph ROBIDOU (ROBIDOUX) dit DESMOULINS (20 March 1701, Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada - 28 August 1778, Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska))
female ancestorMarie CAILLÉ (13 March 1725, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis) (La Nativité) - 17 January 1750, Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada)
female ancestorMarie-Catherine LEMIEUX (24 September 1728, Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada - 27 July 1797, Saint-Constant, Québec, Canada)
female ancestorMarie-Josephe FAILLE (FAYE) (3 June 1729, Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada - 11 July 1782, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis) (La Nativité))
female ancestorMarie-Geneviève ARTEAU dite SAINT-PIERRE (HARTEAU) (15 September 1729, Saint-Lambert, Québec, Canada - 13 August 1819, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis) (La Nativité))
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