Lanoraie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Lanoraie) - 1832 - LANORAYE and DAUTRE with their augmenation.
These two fiefs form only one seigniory, which lies in the co. of Berthier, and is bounded N.E. by the S. of Berthier; S.W. by Lavaltrie; in the rear by D'Aillebout and De Ramzay; in front by the St. Lawrence. - Lanoraye is 2 l. broad and 2 deep tand was granted, April 7, 1688, to Sieur de la Noraye. Dautre was granted in two portins; the w. part, 1/ 2 league broad by two leagues deep, to Sieur Jean Bourdon, Dec. 1st, 1637; the E. part, of the same size, Apr. 16, 1647, to Sieur Jean Bourdon also. The augmentation under the title of Derriere Dautre and Lanoraye, being the breadth of the two former (three leagues) and extending to the Riviere L'Assomption, about 4 leagues, was granted, 4th July, 1739, to Sieur Jean Baptiste Neveu. The whole is now the property of the Hon. Ross Cuthbert. - The extensive tract included in these grants contains a vast quantity of excellent arable land, that lies in general pretty level. The soil is various, in the front alight reddish earth with some clay, and toward the rear it grows stronger by the mixture of different loams and becomes a strong, rich, black earth. - The timber embraces almost every variety, with much of a superior quality and some very good oak and pine. - It is conveniently watered on the S.W. side by the rivers St. Joseph, St. John, and the little Lake Cromer; a little westward of the St. John is another small lake connected with that river by a short canal that always ensures to it a permanent stream. The rivers La Chaloupe and Bayonne cross the N.E. side into Berthier, and turn several good corn and saw mills...
Statistics of the Parish of St. Joseph
Churches, R.C. 1
A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832
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