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Saint-Martin, Laval, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Martin UNITÉ  PASTORALE  SAINT-MARTIN   Established 1780 Source: Google maps

Saint-Martin, Laval, Québec

Saint-Martin is a former municipality, now part of the Chomedey neighbourhood of the city of Laval, Quebec, Canada, corresponding roughly to the Roman Catholic parish of Saint-Martin.

The parish church, Église Saint-Martin, is located at 4080, boulevard Saint-Martin.

The parish of Saint-Martin, created in 1774, was established as a municipality upon the definitive establishment of the municipal system in Lower Canada in 1855. Its territory originally covered the southwest of Île Jésus, bordered to the north by the parish of Sainte-Rose de Lima and to the east by the parish of Saint-Vincent de Paul. The western boundary of the parish of Saint-Martin was not clearly defined until 1869, when the parish of Sainte-Dorothée and the municipality of the same name were established.

The municipality of the parish of Saint-Martin develops as a rural sector. Its main center is the village of Saint-Martin, which in 1856 had around forty inhabited houses, organized around the parish church. The management of the village is initially limited mainly to decisions relating to the construction and maintenance of the roads, bridges and waterways of the municipality.

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Église de Saint-Martin
Established 1780
Source: Google maps
Saint-Martin, Laval, Québec, Canada

Église de Saint-Martin
Established 1780
Source: Google maps

Saint-Martin, Laval, Québec, Canada


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1689 - Seigniory (Isle Jesus) Granted, with the Isles aux Vaches adjacent, 23rd Oct. 1689, to the bishop and ecclesiastics of the seminary of Quebec

"The parish of Saint-Martin, whose foundation was approved by Bishop Jean-Olivier Briand of Quebec in 1770, will be the fourth founded entity, 1774 on the territory of the island of Jesus.
Located inland, at the crossroads of two large intersecting shores and where the Chemin de la Poste passes, the chosen location is also close to a water point. The construction of the presbytery, which also serves as a place of worship, began in the summer of 1771. Nine years later, the construction of the first church was completed."
February 16, 1774, Foundation of the parish of Saint-Martin; Mr. Louis Payet was the first resident parish priest; construction of the 1st presbytery
September 21, 1785 - Solemn Blessing of the First Church of Saint-Martin
1832 - ISLE JESUS,
seigniory, in the co. of Terrebonne, in length 21 m. and 6 at its greatest breadth; it lies N.W. of the island of Montreal, from which it is separated by the Riviere des Prairies, and from the main land by the Riviere St. Jean or Jesus. - Granted, with the Isles aux Vaches adjacent, 23rd Oct. 1689, to the bishop and ecclesiastics of the seminary of Quebec, by whom it is still possessed. The original name was L'Isle de Montmagny; but soon after its grant the proprietors thought proper to bestow on it the appellative it now bears. - In size this island is second to Montreal. The land is every where level, rich and well cultivated: on the S.E> bordering the river, are some excellent pastures and very fine meadows; the other parts produce grain, vegetables and fruits in great perfection and abundance. Almost every corner being turned to agricultural uses, very little wood remains, except what is left for ornament on the different farms. There is one road entirely round the island, and one ... Read MORE...

1856 - Horse racing not allowed
On May 5, 1856, the council of this municipality adopted a regulation that can be described as avant-garde concerning traffic on its territory. Indeed, in order to prevent horse racing on the public roads of the village, "(...) the council orders rules and decrees that in the future, it will not be permitted at any time to lead any horse or mare faster than the short trot, in the Village of the Parish of Saint-Martin, and up to the distance of ten arpents on each side of the Parish Church, under penalty which will not exceed 1 current louis and which will be no less than one crown, in addition to the costs, for each contravention, and double for the second offense (…)”.
1856 - Fire
In 1856, a fire broke out in the village and was extinguished thanks to the efforts of certain citizens. Therefore, it is resolved that all the villagers and the church of Saint-Martin contribute to the purchase of a fire pump.
ISLE-JESUS, a seignory of Lower Canada, in the co. of Terrebonne, separated from the mainland by the river St. Jean or Jesus, and from the island of Montreal on the NW by the Riviere-des-Prairies. It is 21 m. in length, and 6 m. at its greatest breadth, and is in its entire extent level, fertile and well-cultivated. It possesses excellent roads, and is connected by several ferries with the mainland and adjacent island. It contains 3 parishes. The houses are mostly built of stone.

A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge,Vol 4,Publisher A. Fullarton,1859
1859 - Building standards to prevent fires
On November 21, 1859, a regulation was adopted to prevent accidents caused by fire in the village of Saint-Martin. With it, standards are established for the location of a stove in a house, the length of chimneys in relation to the roofs and the types of buildings where it will be prohibited to keep a fire.
July 14, 1870 Blessing of the cornerstone of the 2nd church of Saint-Martin
LAVAL, (Isle Jesus,) a county in the W part of Quebec, 8 miles N W of Montreal, is formed by the Jesus and Prairie rivers, the branches on the Ottawa river before it joins the St. Lawrence Area 54,202 acres. Capital, Ste Rose Pop 9,472.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1890 - St-Martin
St Martin Junc. vil., Quebec. co. Laval, and on Isle Jesus, 13 m. by rail NW of Quebec. P. of sub-dist. 2,613.
The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Saint-Martin, Laval:
1. Nature and Parks:

Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles: Explore the beautiful nature park with walking trails, bird watching, and boat tours on the Mille-Îles River.
Centre de la Nature: A massive park with walking and cycling paths, gardens, and even a small farm for kids.

2. Historical Sites:

Maison André-Benjamin-Papineau: Visit this well-preserved historic house that once belonged to the renowned politician André-Benjamin Papineau.

Château Taillefer-Lafon: Explore this historic château and its stunning architecture.

3. Art and Culture:

Laval Art Museum (Musée d'art de Laval): Discover a wide range of Canadian and Quebecois art in this impressive museum.

Salle André-Mathieu: Catch a live performance, concert, or theater show at this cultural venue.

4. Food and Dining:

Le Quartier Latin: Enjoy some authentic Quebecois cuisine in a cozy atmosphere.

La Réserve Laval: Savor a variety of mouthwatering dishes at this popular restaurant.

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

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male ancestorCharles NORMAND (25 September 1694, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) - 28 October 1780, Saint-Martin, Laval, Québec, Canada)
male ancestorJean-Baptiste MONET (13 May 1695, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Montréal, Québec, Canada* (L'Enfant-Jésus-de-la-Pointe-aux-Trembles) - 23 July 1774, Saint-Martin, Laval, Québec, Canada)
male ancestorJean-Baptiste LAVOIE (1698, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) - 17 February 1792, Saint-Martin, Laval, Québec, Canada)
female ancestorMarguerite DANIS (23 January 1699, Lachine, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Saints-Anges-de-Lachine) - 10 August 1784, Saint-Martin, Laval, Québec, Canada)
female ancestorJeanne BOINEAU (BONEAU) (1700, , France - 17 November 1781, Saint-Martin, Laval, Québec, Canada)
male ancestorGuillaume PONTUS dit CLERMONT (10 October 1701, St-Eloy-la-Glacière, Puy-de-Dôme, France - 6 October 1783, Saint-Martin, Laval, Québec, Canada)
female ancestorCatherine LAMOUREUX (19 December 1701, Boucherville, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville) - 29 January 1785, Saint-Martin, Laval, Québec, Canada)
male ancestorMichel CONSTANTINEAU (3 August 1704, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-de-Sales) - 26 November 1777, Saint-Martin, Laval, Québec, Canada)
female ancestorMarie-Josephe BARRETTE (7 June 1705, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marie-Madeleine) - 31 May 1780, Saint-Martin, Laval, Québec, Canada)

Ancestors Who Were Married in Saint-Martin, Laval, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorJean-Baptiste GUYON (10 February 1752 - 9 May 1810) and female ancestorMarie CADIEUX (26 February 1752 - 24 July 1837) married 3 October 1774
male ancestorLouis CLOUTIER (28 January 1734 - 13 September 1808) and female ancestorMarie-Marguerite-Catherine GUILBAULT (29 July 1745 - ) married 7 October 1776
male ancestorJacques FORGET dit DESPATITS (21 June 1739 - 10 December 1810) and female ancestorMarie-Charlotte BEAUCERON (21 June 1755 - 19 March 1787) married 19 August 1776
male ancestorFrancois BERLOIN dit NANTEL (4 February 1750 - 9 May 1830) and female ancestorMarie-Josephe LEVERT (21 January 1759 - ) married 12 May 1777
male ancestorJean-Baptiste VAUDRY (7 June 1744 - 23 October 1818) and female ancestorMarie-Anne ETHIER (25 July 1758 - 26 August 1828) married 27 January 1777
male ancestorFrançois PAQUET (5 November 1746 - 18 June 1801) and female ancestorMarie-Françoise BOIVIN (1 October 1760 - 6 August 1832) married 10 November 1777
male ancestorCharles TASSE (25 January 1756 - 2 December 1833) and female ancestorJosephte MARCOTTE (23 August 1757 - 10 May 1845) married 28 July 1777
male ancestorJoseph DESJARDINS (4 March 1753 - ) and female ancestorCecile PAYET dite ST-AMOUR (3 February 1750 - ) married 16 June 1778
male ancestorJean-Baptiste CHARBONNEAU (31 May 1749 - ) and female ancestorMarie-Madeleine PLOUFFE (23 July 1758 - ) married 22 November 1779
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