GreenerPasture.com
FREE genealogy since 1999 - History belongs to all of us!
Get Started Sign In
Menu Menu
Search Search
Family Tree Family Tree
Daily News Daily News
Bookmarks Bookmarks
Not on this site Don't end up on this site as someone's ancestor!

Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)

People, Pictures and News From the Past

Where is Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada? 

L'Ancienne-Lorette is a city in central Quebec, Canada. It is a suburb to the west of Quebec City. Population (2002): 16,297. It had been merged with Quebec City from January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2005, but was re-established as a separate city on January 1, 2006 following a referendum on June 20, 2004.

Its history dates back to 1674 when a group of Hurons fleeing war with the Iroquois settled here under the protection of the French. They left after a few decades and French settlers took over the land.

en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ L%27Ancienne-Lorette


...About five miles to the northwest of Quebec is the Indian viilage of Lorette. Every Charter for the settlement of La Nouvelle France repeats in substance the words of that granted by Richelieu to the Company of the One Hundred Associates, the object of which was "to endeavour by Divine assistance to lead the people therein to the knowledge of the true God, to cause them to be disciplined and instructed in the Catholic, Apostolic and Roman faith." In fact the earlier settlements were as professedly missions as trading enterprises. The idea of a regular colony on a large scale did not take shape till the time of Louis XIV, under whom, as his hereditary title of Most Christian Majesty demanded, the interests of religion were by no means a secondary consideration. The Hurons were the first fruits of missionary devotion... The old church is shown with much pride, for the Hurons are good Catholics. The school is another of their sights. The children sing with a vigour suggestive of a war-dance rather than a hymn, but their bright, intelligent faces, and the musical name of the performance, reassure one as to his scalp. They get thorough instruction, and are apt pupils. After school some of them are always ready to show visitors the Falls, for a branch of the St. Charles runs through the village, and as has been said before, wherever there is a stream in this country there are Falls. A paper-mill intrudes its dam upon the bed of the river at their head, and spoils what was once a grand sheet of water covering with a crystal curtain the now bare rock ; but a sharp turn in the deep gorge soon hides this, and the view from below has nothing to detract from its mingled grandeur and loveliness, to which words cannot do justice.

Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84), Pages 89-91


Add YOUR Ancestor To This Page

Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation) - Canadian Scenery, 
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1842
Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)

Canadian Scenery,
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1842
Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation) - L'Ancienne Lorette, 1879
Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)

L'Ancienne Lorette, 1879
Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation) - 1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation) - NOTRE-DAME-DE-L'ANNONCIATION CHURCH
Source: http://www.patrimoine-religieux.com
Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)

NOTRE-DAME-DE-L'ANNONCIATION CHURCH
Source: www.patrimoine-religieux.com
Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation) - Restaurant
Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)

Restaurant "Au Petit Hameau", Ancienne Loreette, Telephone 7486 Champigny, Quebec

History / News

Add History/News

[Hide/Show]

1673 - Église de Notre-Dame-de-l’Annonciation is established at L'Ancienne Lorette

www.gcatholic.org
1673 - November 4 - Blessing of the Chapel of the Hurons at l'Ancienne-Lorette.

canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ November_4
1676 - The missions Lorette & Lachine de la Province de Quebec is established this year.

www.telusplanet.net/ public/ dgarneau/ french22.htm
1698 - October 14 - New France census shows: L'Ancienne-Lorette with 68 inhabitants

canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ October_14
News  1823 - Receives Generous Gift
Mr. Lois Voyer, habitant of the Parish of Ancienne Lorette, in Lower Canada, had the misfortune to...Read MORE...

1832 - Ancienne Lorette
Population 741
Churches, R.C. 1
Cures 1
Presbyteries 1
Saw-mills 1
Tanneries 1
Shopkeepers...Read MORE...

1873
ANCIENNE LORETTE, a thriving post village and parish in Quebec co., on the Gosford railway, 9 miles ...Read MORE...

News  1875 - Small Pox
A despatch from Quebec says that the small-pox, which at one time assumed the form of an epidemic...Read MORE...

Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada


Ancienne Lorette_Québec_Canada (www.youtube.com)
The present-day Notre-Dame-de-l’Annonciation Church was erected between 1907 and 1910.

http://www.patrimoine-religieux.com
1916
Lorette, or Ancienne Lorette, more properly Saint Ambroise, a post-village of Quebec co., Quebec,...Read MORE...

1957 - December 14 - Opening of the new Québec City airport at l'Ancienne-Lorette.

canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ December_14
L'Ancienne-Lorette
L'Ancienne-Lorette, Qué, City, pop 16 516 (2006c), 15 929 (2001c), inc 1967. L'Ancienne-Lorette is...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about 292 ancestors who were born in Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation).
View Them Now (sorted by last name) View Them Now (sorted by year of birth)

Ancestors Who Died Here

We currently have information about 227 ancestors who died in Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation).
View Them Now (sorted by last name) View Them Now (sorted by year of death)

Ancestors Who Were Married Here

We currently have information about 89 ancestors who were married in Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation).  View Them Now

Cemeteries in Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)

Are you from Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation)? Do you have ancestors from there?

If you'd like to be contacted by others who have ancestors from Ancienne Lorette, Québec, Canada (Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation), leave a message here!
The comments you read here belong only to the person who posted them. We reserve the right to remove off-topic and inappropriate comments.