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Saint-David, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-David 19, rue Principale, Saint-David d’Yamaska, QUÉBEC Established 1840

The parish of Saint-David was incorporated in 1855 over an area of more than 91 square kilometers in the administrative region of Montérégie. Today, Saint-David is an integral part of the regional county municipality of Pierre-de-Saurel.

The name of Saint-David comes from the name of Jacques David, a wood traveler and trapper who lived there since 1690.

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Saint-David, Québec, Canada

Église de Saint-David
19, rue Principale, Saint-David d’Yamaska, QUÉBEC
Established 1840

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  • The first seigniory was established in these places in 1751, when the authorities of New France granted these lands to Joseph Deguire dit Desrosiers.
    He named the seigniory Deguire. Later, it was bought by the famous Pierre Du Calvet and after his conviction for revolutionary activities, the authorities seized it and awarded it to Jonathan Eckhart who sold it to Nicolas Montour. Successive sales and purchases took place until 1855, the year of the constitution of the municipality of Saint-David.
  • The parish of Saint-David was canonically erected on September 16, 1831.
  • The church building at Saint-David was completed in 1840.
  • 1906 - Saint David d'Yamaska, or River David
    Saint David d'Yamaska, or River David, a post-village and parish of Yamaska co, Quebec, 18 miles from Sorel. It has butter and cheese industries.
    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

  • 2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Saint-David-de-Yamaska:
    Parc Saint-David: Start your visit with a stroll through Parc Saint-David, a lovely green space in the heart of the village. The park is a great place for a leisurely walk, a picnic, or simply enjoying the serene surroundings.

    Yamaska National Park: Just a short drive from Saint-David-de-Yamaska, you'll find Yamaska National Park. This beautiful park offers a range of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, picnicking, and swimming. The park surrounds Lake Yamaska, making it a perfect spot for water-based activities like kayaking and fishing.

    Historical Sites: Explore the village's history by visiting some of its historic sites. The Church of Saint-David-de-Yamaska is a notable landmark, showcasing impressive architecture. The heritage homes and buildings in the area also offer a glimpse into the village's past.

    Cycling: The area around Saint-David-de-Yamaska is known for its cycling routes. Grab your bike and explore the scenic countryside, with its rolling hills and... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Saint-David, Québec, Canada

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female ancestorMarie-Antoinette ST-GERMAIN dite GAUSSIN (1753, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) - 15 July 1838, Saint-David, Québec, Canada (Saint-David-de-Yamaska))
male ancestorJoseph LETENDRE (6 April 1759, Saint-François-du-Lac, Québec, Canada - 2 April 1857, Saint-David, Québec, Canada (Saint-David-de-Yamaska))
male ancestorJoseph TAREAU dit CHAMPAGNE (25 June 1760, L'Islet, Québec, Canada (L'Islet-sur-Mer) (Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours) - 30 April 1788, Saint-David, Québec, Canada (Saint-David-de-Yamaska))
male ancestorJoseph JOYAL (2 February 1762, Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska) - 20 October 1847, Saint-David, Québec, Canada (Saint-David-de-Yamaska))
male ancestorDenis-Joseph BOUCHER dit DESROSIERS (2 July 1766, Saint-Nicolas, Lévis, Québec, Canada - 30 June 1851, Saint-David, Québec, Canada (Saint-David-de-Yamaska))
male ancestorJoseph TESSIER (25 May 1767, Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche) - 15 February 1842, Saint-David, Québec, Canada (Saint-David-de-Yamaska))
female ancestorMarie-Madeleine LANDRY (September 1768, Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche) - 3 August 1859, Saint-David, Québec, Canada (Saint-David-de-Yamaska))
female ancestorUrsule-Felicite TREMBLAY (3 February 1768, Les Éboulements, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption-des-Eboulements) - 16 November 1846, Saint-David, Québec, Canada (Saint-David-de-Yamaska))
female ancestorMarie-Madeleine PLOURDE (21 October 1770, Rivière-Ouelle, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-Liesse) - 22 October 1836, Saint-David, Québec, Canada (Saint-David-de-Yamaska))

Ancestors Who Were Married in Saint-David, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorJoseph SALOIS dit CAYA (1815 - ) and female ancestorThérèse COUTURIER (19 March 1817 - ) married 26 November 1839
male ancestorLouis BLANCHETTE (1 January 1808 - 4 November 1888) and female ancestorJulie COTE (24 February 1810 - 27 November 1861) married 16 February 1841
male ancestorJean Baptiste DANIS dit LAFRANCE (15 March 1809 - 3 January 1874) and photo of Esther LAMBERT (LUMBRA) Esther LAMBERT (LUMBRA) (22 January 1827 - 29 January 1911) married 30 October 1848
male ancestorJoseph-Gregoire FLEURANT dit PINARD (12 March 1806 - 22 June 1872) and female ancestorMarie-Florence MAHEU (7 May 1822 - 9 September 1891) married 15 April 1850
male ancestorAndre PONTBRIAND (1832 - ) and female ancestorAngele CHAPDELAINE (14 October 1831 - 1875) married 8 November 1853
male ancestorJean-Baptiste DEBLOIS dit GREGOIRE (31 August 1810 - 13 April 1901) and female ancestorMarguerite-Seraphine CHABOT (27 June 1821 - 1894) married 7 February 1853
male ancestorPaul BEAUCHEMIN (4 August 1832 - ) and female ancestorAurelie-Rosalie MONGEAU (26 December 1834 - 18 April 1922) married 20 September 1854
male ancestorOctave ST-LAURENT (1827 - 27 September 1904) and female ancestorSophie LAMBERT (24 August 1836 - 19 July 1905) married 26 August 1856
male ancestorAustin LUMBRA (18 October 1828 - 12 August 1904) and female ancestorAngelique CLOUTIER (15 February 1832 - 21 August 1921) married 29 September 1856
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