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Beloeil, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil)

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Beloeil is an off-island suburb of Montreal, located in southwestern Quebec, Canada on the Richelieu River, 32 kilometres (20 mi) east of Montreal.

Belœil was created as a village in 1903 and became a ville (city) in 1914, but can trace its history through the parish of Saint-Mathieu-de-Belœil, established in 1772, and the seigneurie de Belœil, founded in 1694.

The recorded history of Belœil began on 18 January 1694 when Governor Louis de Buade de Frontenac granted Joseph Hertel a seigneurie along the shores of the Richelieu River, which Hertel called the Seigneurie de Belœil. Hertel, unwilling to abandon his military activities, such as the 1704 Raid on Deerfield, never developed the seigneurie, and sold it in 1711 to Charles le Moyne de Longueuil, Baron de Longueuil, whose seigneurie of Longueuil neighboured that of Belœil. Finally, after failed attempts in 1711 and 1723, permanent settlement began in 1725, with dwellers coming mostly from the island of Montreal or from seigneuries along the Saint Lawrence River near Montreal. The low level of development forced local inhabitants to rely on the mission at Fort Chambly, several hours to the south, for their religious needs, and the first mill did not open until the early 1760s.


Beloeil, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil)

Beloeil, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil)

Eglise de St Mathieu, est. 1772
1014, rue Richelieu, Beloeil, QUÉBEC

Beloeil, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil)

Station du G.T.R. (Grand Trunk Railroad)

Beloeil, Verchères, Québec, Canada (Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil)

Hospice St. Victor

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1694 - The seignory (Beloeil) was granted to Sieur Joseph Hertel on January 18, 1694

By 1754, all the available land in Beloeil had been granted.
1768 - Beloeil founded
1772 - Cathedral of St. Matthias (Église Saint-Matthieu) established at Beloeil
1832 - BELOEIL,
seignory, on the N.W. of the river Richelieu, in the co. of Vercheres; is bounded w. by the S. of...Read MORE...

St. Hilaire, Station, June 29. - A serious accident happened this morning about half-past one to an ...Read MORE...

BELOEIL VILLAGE, a post village in Vercheres co., Que., on the Richelieu river, 1 1/ 2 miles from...Read MORE...

News  1873 - Accident on the Grand Trunk
Friday morning, at 5:30 o'clock, as the Portland express on the Grand Trunk Railway was passing the ...Read MORE...

News  1875 - Fatal Accident at Beloeil, P. Q.
MONTREAL, P.Q. - July 12. - Yesterday afternoon, a carriage containing Mrs. Bernard, of Beloeil,...Read MORE...

News  1888 - A Farm Sinks Into the Earth
MONTREAL, May 22. - A report comes from Beloeil that 15 acres belonging to a farmer named Roberts,...Read MORE...


News  1913 - Seven Lives Lost
Beloeil, Quebec, July 24. - Seven lives were lost at Beloeil today when an explosion of...Read MORE...

News  1915 - 6 Dead, 8 Injured In Fire and Explosion at Beloeil
MONTREAL, July 6 - Six people were killed and eight others seriously injured in an explosion and...Read MORE...

Beloeil Station, a post-village of Vercheres oo., Quebec, 21 miles by rail NE. of Montreal. Belceil ...Read MORE...

Beloeil, Qué, City, pop 18 927 (2006c), 19 053 (2001c), inc 1914. Beloeil is located 32 km east...Read MORE...

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