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Deschambault, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Joseph, est. 1735 3-115, rue de l’Église, Deschambault, QUÉBEC

Deschambault, Québec

The term Deschambault comes from Jacques-Alexis Fleury d'Eschambault, husband of Marguerite de Chavigny, daughter of François de Chavigny and Éléonore de Grandmaison who obtained another seigneury in the area in 1640.

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Église de Saint-Joseph, est. 1735
3-115, rue de l’Église, Deschambault, QUÉBEC
Deschambault, Québec, Canada

Église de Saint-Joseph, est. 1735
3-115, rue de l’Église, Deschambault, QUÉBEC
Hotel Belle-Vue, Deschambault
Deschambault, Québec, Canada

Hotel Belle-Vue, Deschambault
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Deschambault, Québec, Canada

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The first European to visit Deschambault was Jacques Cartier, on his second trip. He landed there on September 19, 1535 to wait for high tide and then be able to continue his journey to Hochelaga aboard the Émérillon.

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On Wednesday, June 24, 1603, Saint John's Day, Champlain in turn disembarked at Deschambault on his first trip to the interior of the country. He noticed the dangers of the rapids (later called the Richelieu rapids) for navigation.

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1652 - Seigniory of Deschambault granted Mar. 1, 1652 to Demoiselle Eleonore de Grand Maison

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The first settlers came to settle in Grondines and Deschambault around the 1670s, after the soldiers of the Carignan regiment drove out the Iroquois.
Around the middle of the 18th century, there are about 100 families of European origin in the territory.
1681 - Parish of Deschambault is established
1735 - Église de Saint-Joseph established at Deschambault
1823 - Ice in St. Lawrence River
Quebec, April 10.
The ice in the St. Lawrence still holds fast opposite below Deschambault, and upwards, we believe, as far as near Montreal. Several boats have come up from below a distance of 60 miles.
American Sentinel
May 7, 1823
seigniory, in the co. of Portneuf, is bounded N.E. by the barony of Portneuf; S.W. by La Chevrotiere; by the St. Lawrence in front; by waste lands of the Crown in the rear. - One l. in breadth by 3 in depth. Granted Mar. 1, 1652 to Demoiselle Eleonore de Grand Maison and now belongs to Louis de la Gorgendiere, Esq. and the Hon. Juchereau Duchesnay. - This, in almost every respect, is a very valuable property; the soil is of unexceptionable quality, being a mixture of good clay with a little sand, a fine yellow loam and in many places a rich black mould, which in the vicinity of Point Deschambault has a stratum of rock beneath it. The surface is uneven, and from being a fine level flat near the river, it rises in small ridges mounting, by graduations, one above another nearly to the rear limits of the seigniory. From the W. also there is a gradual acclivity from the plain to the height of Point Deschambault; on this plain the land is every where fertile; the greater part being in an... Read MORE...

1837 - July 16 - Rebellion of 1837 - Patriotes hold illegal protest meeting at Deschambault. todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ July_16
DESCHAMBAULT, a seignory of Lower Canada, in the co. of Portneuf, bounded on the SE by the St. Lawrence, from which it rises in ridges of small graduation. It is intersected by the S. Ann, La Chevrotiere, Belleaisle, and several other small streams, and possesses a luxuriant and finely cultivated soil, with a considerable supply of good timber. The parish, which is 6 m. in breadth and 9 m. in length, comprises two seignories. Pop. 1,570. The church stands on Point Deschambault, an elevated promontory which stretches into the St. Lawrence, at the Richelieu rapids.

A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Volume 3
Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
DESCHAMBAULT, a flourishing post village in Portneuf co., Que., on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, 41 miles S.W. of Quebec. It contains 8 stores, a church and convent, a carding mill, several saw and grist mill?, and has a large trade in flour and lumber. Steamers ply semi-weekly to and from Quebec. Pop. 1,456.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1890 - Deschambault
Deschambault, vil., Quebec, co. Portneuf. on N. bank of St Lawrence R., 37 m. by rail SW. of Quebec. P. of sub-dist. 2.657. Trade in flour and lumber.

The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
1895 - Deschambault
Deschambault, a post-village in Portneuf co, Quebec, on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, 41 miles by rail S.W. of Quebec. It contains 8 stores, a church and convent, a carding-mill, several saw- and grist-mills, and has a large trade in flour and lumber. Pop. 1456.
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
The municipality of Deschambault-Grondines was created in 2002, when Deschambault and Grondines merged to form one of the most beautiful villages in Quebec.
2023 - Here's a list of places to visit and things to do in Deschambault:
Deschambault Historic District: Start your exploration by taking a stroll through the historic district of Deschambault. This area is full of well-preserved 18th and 19th-century architecture, including charming houses, churches, and the famous Deschambault-Grondines Canal.

Deschambault-Grondines Canal: The canal is a key historical site in the region, showcasing the engineering prowess of the 19th century. You can take a leisurely walk along the canal's banks, enjoy a picnic, or simply soak in the peaceful atmosphere.

Église de Deschambault: Visit the Église de Deschambault, a beautiful church dating back to the 18th century. Its architecture is stunning, and the church's interior is equally impressive. It's a peaceful place for reflection.

Local Artisan Shops: Explore the local artisan shops and boutiques in Deschambault. You can find unique handicrafts, artwork, and souvenirs that capture the essence of the village.

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Deschambault, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorPierre GROLEAU (1642, , France - 20 July 1707, Deschambault, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Deschambault))
male ancestorFrançois NAU (NAULT) (13 January 1646, , France - 20 March 1709, Deschambault, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Deschambault))
male ancestorBernard CHAPELAIN (1646, , France - 26 November 1734, Deschambault, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Deschambault))
male ancestorFrançois CHAVIGNY (CHANVIGNY) (6 July 1650, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) - 12 January 1725, Deschambault, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Deschambault))
female ancestorMarie CHRETIEN (1655, , France - 30 November 1733, Deschambault, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Deschambault))
female ancestorEleonore MOUILLARD (1656, Paris, France - 2 December 1739, Deschambault, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Deschambault))
male ancestorJacques FORGET (29 July 1662, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Sault-au-Récollet) (Côte-St-Michel) (Côte-St-Paul) - 7 April 1728, Deschambault, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Deschambault))
male ancestorSimon ARCAND dit BOURDELAIS (1663, , France - 8 December 1733, Deschambault, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Deschambault))
male ancestorDavid GIRAUDEAU (20 December 1663, Bordeaux, France - 26 January 1744, Deschambault, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Deschambault))

Ancestors Who Were Married in Deschambault, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorFrançois CHAILLE (CHAYER) (1 August 1678 - 3 February 1750) and female ancestorFrançoise CASSAN (9 May 1691 - 7 February 1757) married 14 January 1709
male ancestorPierre ARCAND dit BOURDELAIS (10 August 1689 - 2 February 1765) and female ancestorMarguerite NAU (NAULT) (15 February 1684 - bef. 1715) married 20 October 1710
male ancestorDavid GIRAUDEAU (20 December 1663 - 26 January 1744) and female ancestorElisabeth MARCOTTE (3 February 1673 - 6 April 1751) married 25 April 1713
male ancestorJacques RIPAULT (2 October 1690 - 8 May 1772) and female ancestorMarie-Françoise DELAUMAY (DELOME) (1695 - 11 April 1760) married 25 April 1715
male ancestorJean SYLVESTRE dit CHAMPAGNE (15 June 1688 - 23 April 1732) and female ancestorMarie-Anne BENOIT (26 July 1695 - 17 November 1748 ) married 11 November 1715
male ancestorFrançois MARCOTTE (1692 - 2 February 1727) and female ancestorMarie-Thérèse DESNOYERS (2 June 1697 - 23 November 1747) married 24 April 1716
male ancestorRené BERTRAND (28 January 1696 - ) and female ancestorMarie-Angelique LETOURNEAU (12 March 1698 - 11 May 1771) married 28 July 1716
male ancestorPierre GROLEAU (26 May 1692 - 20 July 1769) and female ancestorMarie-Anne PAQUIN (14 September 1695 - ) married 13 August 1720
male ancestorLouis CHAILLE (CHAYER) (25 June 1692 - 16 January 1762) and female ancestorMarguerite BENOIT (29 June 1699 - 6 July 1760) married 23 September 1720
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