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Beauport is QUÉBEC CITY's most eastern borough and is located where the Beauport and Montmorency rivers flow into the St Lawrence River. At the mouth of Rivière Montmorency is MONTMORENCY FALLS.
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"Beauport, bo'port', a post-village and parish in Quebec co., Quebec, on the north shore of the St. Lawrence, 2 miles below Quebec. It contains large grist-mills, nail- and match-factories, and a lunatic asylum. Pop. 4053."

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
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View in the Neighbourhood of Beauport, near Quebec ( Quebec ) 1840
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  • In 1634, Robert Giffard received the seigneury of Beauport from the COMPAGNIE DES CENT-ASSOCIÉS.
    thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ en/ article/ beauport/

    January 15, 1634 - Robert de Moncel Giffard 1587-1668 granted one of the First royal seigneuries ... Read MORE...

  • 1645 - First religious service held in Beauport
    The first known mention of a religious service in Beauport was in 1645 in the manor house of Robert Giffard. Early historians say that a part of the... Read MORE...

  • 1662 - Church built in Beauport
    The first place of worship in Beauport dates back to 1662 according to the records of the parish of Notre-Dame-de-Québec: a wooden chapel! The... Read MORE...

  • 1666 Census - There were 185 people living at Beauport
    www.canadiangenealogy.net/ chronicles/ new_france.htm
  • 1673 - The mission Beauport de la Province de Quebec is established this year.
    www.telusplanet.net/ public/ dgarneau/ french21.htm
  • 1690 - October 18 - William Phips starts bombarding Québec with 37 ships and 2,200 men, after Count Frontenac refused to surrender; shelling has little effect, and after a defeat at Beauport on the 21st, the English retreat.
    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ October_18
  • In 1698, 444 French colonists settled just east of Rivière Beauport, attracted by the flour mill and agricultural land.
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  • 1759 - July - Britain Invades
    General James Wolfe (Britain) launches an invasion of Quebec at the Beauport trenches. The assault fails.


    www.cbc.ca/ history/EPCONTENTSE1EP4CH7PA5LE.html
  • 1832 - BEAUPORT,
    seigniory, in the co. of Quebec, bounded N.E. by the Cote de Beaupre, S.W. by Notre Dame des Anges, in front by the St. Lawrence and in the rear by... Read MORE...

  • In 1845 Beauport was recognized as a municipality.
    By the end of the century the population had quadrupled and the farmland was slowly urbanized. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca
  • During the 19th century Beauport's proximity to Québec City allowed industry to develop. The economy diversified from its agricultural base to the manufacture of a variety of wood products.
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  • 1873
    BEAUPORT, a post village and parish in Quebec co., Que., on the north shore of the St. Lawrence, 2 miles from Quebec. It contains several large flour ... Read MORE...

  • 1878 - Reprimanded
    The cure of Beauport, Quebec, has been surprised by the receipt of a reprimand from Archbishop Taschereau for taking an active part in an election... Read MORE...

  • 1890 - Church Burned
    The Roman Catholic church at Beauport, Quebec, valued at $300,000 was burned today. This was the church to which the celebrated Father Chinquy was... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Beauport, a post-village and parish of Quebec co., Quebec, on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, 3 miles below Quebec. Pop. of the parish, about 4500. 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, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
  • Beauport
    Beauport, Qué, Borough, pop 74 881 (2006c), 72 813 (2001c). Beauport is Québec City's most eastern borough and is located where the Beauport and... Read MORE...

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