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Cap-St-Ignace, Québec, Canada (Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola) - 1832 - CAP ST. IGNACE,
fief, in the co. of l'Islet, is bounded N.E. by the S. of Vincelot, N.W. by Gagne fief, in the rear by the S. of Ste. Claire and in front by teh St. Lawrence. It is 1/ 2 l. in front by 1 league in depth and is the property of Mons. Vincelot. No document relating to this grant has been found among the records lodged in the surveyor-general's office. - Well watered by the Bras St. Nicholas, which runs transversely through the middle of the fief. - Very little timber remains. - 3 concessions have been granted, and 2 of them are settled. - This fief is mountainous and rocky, except in the front concession which, however is not entirely without rocky places and hillocks. Some rushes that grow here are good for cattle, and without which the horses could not be supported. The horses are generally of the Norman breed and with little or no improvement. Orchards are more numerous here than in other parts of the district. All the inhabitants living W. of the church carry their corn for grinding to the Moulin a Cardie in the S. of St. Thomas, which is a loss to the seignior of Cap. St. Ignace. - The parish of St. Ignace comprehends the fief of that name with Goos and Crane Islands (Ilse aux Oies and aux Grues), which are the property of Mr. McPherson and contain several settlements, which with the salt marshes are very valuable; the proprietor has an extensive farming establishment and rears a large stock of cattle: the excellent butter which he sends to the Quebec market in considerable quantities is sold for 1d. or 2d. per lb. higher than any other.
Statistics of the Parish of St. Ignace, including Goose and Crane Islands.
Churches, R.C. 1
A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832
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