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Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Ignace, est. 1700 15, rue Jacob, Cap-Saint-Ignace, QUÉBEC Source: Google maps

Cap-St-Ignace, Québec

Located in the administrative region of Chaudière-Appalaches, the municipality of Cap-Saint-Ignace is part of the regional county municipality of Montmagny.

In December of each year in Cap-Saint-Ignace the “Christmas Bird Count” event occurs, where volunteer observers count and note each bird and species they observe during a day.

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Église de Saint-Ignace, est. 1700
15, rue Jacob, Cap-Saint-Ignace, QUÉBEC
Source: Google maps
Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada

Église de Saint-Ignace, est. 1700
15, rue Jacob, Cap-Saint-Ignace, QUÉBEC
Source: Google maps
Cap St-Ignace co Montmagny
L'Interieur de l'Eglise
Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada

Cap St-Ignace co Montmagny
L'Interieur de l'Eglise
Manoir Vincelotte Cabins - Cap St-Ignace, Que. Quebec City 44 Miles - Route 2 - Riviere du Loup 79 M
Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada

Manoir Vincelotte Cabins - Cap St-Ignace, Que. Quebec City 44 Miles - Route 2 - Riviere du Loup 79 Miles
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Cap St-Ignace, P. Que
Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada

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Cap St-Ignace, P. Que

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1655 - Cap-Saint-Ignace founded
It was in November 1672 that Intendant Jean Talon granted Geneviève de Chavigny a piece of land on the Saint-Laurent from Cape Saint-Ignace, so named by Jesuit missionaries.
The same day, Jean Talon grants other land to Nicolas Gamache, Guillaume Fournier and Louis Gagné since the concession made to Geneviève de Chavigny. Two years later, Governor Frontenac ceded to René Lepage a fief that would complete what constitutes the current territory of Cap-Saint-Ignace.

In this way, the municipality of Cap-Saint-Ignace is established on the site of five former seigneuries.

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1700 - Église de Saint-Ignace established at Cap-Saint-Ignace
Towards the end of the 17th century, a first chapel was built in the western cove of Petit-Cap. In October 1700, Mgr de Saint-Vallier, bishop of Quebec, proceeded to the canonical erection of the parish of Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola.
The first chapel being too small, a stone church was erected in 1721, but this church collapsed around 1744 due to the erosion of the coast caused by the tides.
The third church was inaugurated in 1773 and demolished in 1881 to make way for the fourth which was destroyed by fire in 1890. The current church replaces it.
1832 - CAP ST. IGNACE,
fief, in the co. of l'Islet, is bounded N.E. by the S. of Vincelot, N.W. by Gagne fief, in the rear by the S. of Ste. Claire and in front by teh St. Lawrence. It is 1/ 2 l. in front by 1 league in depth and is the property of Mons. Vincelot. No document relating to this grant has been found among the records lodged in the surveyor-general's office. - Well watered by the Bras St. Nicholas, which runs transversely through the middle of the fief. - Very little timber remains. - 3 concessions have been granted, and 2 of them are settled. - This fief is mountainous and rocky, except in the front concession which, however is not entirely without rocky places and hillocks. Some rushes that grow here are good for cattle, and without which the horses could not be supported. The horses are generally of the Norman breed and with little or no improvement. Orchards are more numerous here than in other parts of the district. All the inhabitants living W. of the church carry their corn for grinding... Read MORE...

Around 1845, in order to ensure the export of wood to England, two shipyards were established in Cap-Saint-Ignace, property of Léandre Méthot. A dozen ships, brigs and brigantines were built in a few years.
CAP ST. IGNACE, a post village in Montmagny co., Que., on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence, and on the G. T. R., 56 miles below Quebec. It contains a telegraph office, several stores, and carding and flouring mills. Pop. 300.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
Elzéar, one of Léandre Méthot's sons, established the Cap-Saint-Ignace wool factory in 1881. This family industry became Lasalle Blanket in 1959. Several Cap-Saint-Ignace residents worked there until it closed in 1987.
1885 - Canadian Towns which are Infected
The State Board of Health of Maine announces, that besides Montreal and its suburbs, the following named places in the Province of Quebec are affected with small-pox; Batiscan, Oct. 22, 7 families; Bersenels, below Tadousac, Nov 6, 4 families; Cap St. Ignace, Oct. 29, 50 cases, Chambly, Oct 27, 2 cases; Grondines, Oct. 18, several deaths; Lachine, Nov. 4, another new case, Laprairie, Oct. 22, 1 child died and 3 sick, L'Islet, Oct. 29, 6 cases; Longueuil, Nov. 3, 7 cases, have been 20 in all, Lorette, Oct 28, six cases; Maissonneuve, Oct. 31; Mascouche, Oct 31; Montmagny, Oct 29, one case; Ottawa, Nov. 6, several cases; Pointe aux Trembles, Port Neuf, Oct. 29, six cases, Rivier du Loup, Oct 23 ten cases, Rimouski, Oct, 21, 8 cases, St Francis, Temisconata Co, Nov 7, 7 cases, St Joseph de Levis, Oct 31, St. Lambert, Nov 3, 1 case, St. I in, Nov. 5; St. Martin, Oct 27 2 houses, St. Michel, Oct. 27, 4 deaths recently, St. Paschal, Oct 23 3 cases; St. Remi, Oct 27, 2 houses, St Roch, Nov.... Read MORE...

1890 - The parish church at Cape St. Ignace, Quebec, was burned yesterday. The loss is $125,000.

Woodland Daily Democrat
Woodland, California
December 16, 1890
1895 - Cap Saint-Ignace
Cap Saint-Ignace, a post-village in Montmagny co., Quebec, on the S. shore of the St. Lawrence, 56 miles by rail below Quebec. It contains several stores and mills. Pop, 300.
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
1908 - Fire
Cape St. Ignace, Quebec, Canada - Convent of the Sisters of Charity; cause, defective chimney; $20,000.
The Washington Post
Washington, D.C.
April 23, 1908
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Cap-Saint-Ignace:
Maritime Discovery Center (Centre de découverte du milieu marin): Start your visit with a trip to the Maritime Discovery Center, where you can learn about the fascinating marine life of the St. Lawrence River. The center features interactive exhibits, aquariums, and educational programs that are fun for visitors of all ages.

La Roche à Caya: This natural landmark is a must-visit. La Roche à Caya is a massive rock formation that offers stunning panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River and the surrounding landscape. It's a fantastic spot for hiking, picnicking, and photography.

Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola Church (Église de Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola): Explore the village's history by visiting this beautiful church. The architecture is impressive, and the interior is adorned with intricate details. Take a moment to appreciate the craftsmanship and the peaceful ambiance.

Cap-Saint-Ignace Windmill (Moulin à vent de Cap-Saint-Ignace): This historic windmill is a symbol of the village and a ... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorNicolas-Jacques GAMACHE dit LAMARRE LE TARDIF SIR (Bef 3/1595, St. Illiers-la-Ville Mantes-la-Jolie Chartres, France - Aft 1699, Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada (Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola))
female ancestorMarie GUYON (GUION) (18 March 1624, Mortagne, Perche, France (Mortagne-au-Perche) - 29 August 1696, Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada (Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola))
male ancestorJacques BERNIER (1633, , France - 20 July 1713, Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada (Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola))
male ancestorNicolas BOUCHARD (1637, , France - bef. 16 January 1684, Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada (Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola))
female ancestorAntoinette GRENIER (GARNIER) (1638, , France - 17 February 1713, Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada (Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola))
male ancestorNicolas GAMACHE (17 April 1639, Saint-Illiers-la-Ville Mantois, France - 30 October 1699, Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada (Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola))
female ancestorLouise FAURE dite PLANCHET (1642, , France - 24 May 1714, Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada (Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola))
male ancestorLouis GAGNÉ (28 January 1643 , Mamers, Maine, Sarthe, France - 24 June 1698, Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada (Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola))
female ancestorElisabeth LANGLOIS (24 February 1645, Beauport, Québec, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-la-Nativité-de-Beauport) - 19 November 1696, Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada (Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola))

Ancestors Who Were Married in Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorGuillaume LEMIEUX (19 November 1648 - 15 October 1725) and female ancestorElisabeth LANGLOIS (24 February 1645 - 19 November 1696) married 15 December 1669
male ancestorPierre LAMY (1646 - 23 April 1726) and female ancestorRenee SOUARD MONTMINY (1660 - 25 February 1726) married 15 April 1680
male ancestorLouis ROY (26 November 1658 - 5 June 1705) and female ancestorMarie LEDRAN (27 January 1666 - 13 November 1713) married 20 May 1682
male ancestorDenis BELLEPERCHE (1650 - 24 November 1710) and female ancestorCatherine-Gertrude GUYON (10 August 1660 - 22 February 1715) married 21 May 1682
male ancestorLouis LEMIEUX (6 February 1652 - 30 December 1693) and female ancestorMarie-Madeleine COTE (18 September 1663 - 25 August 1689) married 26 November 1682
male ancestorGuillaume FERTÉ (FRETE) (1647 - ) and female ancestorGeneviève BELANGER (1659 - ) married 23 November 1682
male ancestorJacques GERBERT (31 October 1665 - 24 July 1699 ) and female ancestorMarie PELLETIER (4 May 1667 - 6 November 1725) married 5 May 1686
male ancestorJean FOURNIER (10 March 1665 - 15 October 1708) and female ancestorMarie-Jeanne-Élisabeth ROY (15 August 1664 - 26 April 1751) married abt. 1687
male ancestorJacques BELANGER (24 July 1662 - 17 August 1699) and female ancestorElisabeth THIBAULT (16 March 1673 - 14 June 1756) married 22 November 1691

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