Saint-Ours, Québec, Canada (Immaculée-Conception) - 1832 - ST. OURS,
seigniory, and its augmentation, in the co. of Richelieu, are bounded N.E. by Sorel and Bourchemin; S.W. by Contrecoeur, St. Denis and St. Hyacinthe; in the rear by the R. Yamaska; in front by the St. Lawrence. - 2 leagues in breadth by 6 in depth. Granted, 29th Oct. 1672, to Sieur de St. ours, and is now in the possession of the Hon. Charles de St. Ours. The land in this extensive grant is every where of a good quality, and variously adapted to almost every species of agriculture. - Some concessions were granted prior to 1759, and they measured 3 arpents by 30; the rent was 1 sol per arpent, and half a bushel of wheat for each 20 arpents...
This seigniory contains 2 parishes and part of a 3rd, viz. St. Ours, St. Jude and part of Contrecoeur... In the Parish of St. Ours and in the part of the parish of Contrecoeur lying in this S., all the lands are conceded, and most of them prior to 1759, and were granted on the royal terms. - On the right bank of the Richelieu is the village of St. Ours, consisting of about 90 houses, many of them substantially and well constructed with stone; in the centre are a handsome church, 120 ft. by 50, and a parsonage-house, and at a little distance the manor-house: besides traders and artisans, many persons of considerable property reside here, who are corn-dealers and make large purchases of grains of all kinds, produced in abundance in this and the adjoining seigniories, which is put on board large river craft in the Richelieu and Yamaska and sent to Quebec for exportation. There are 2 ferries at the V. St. Ours over the Richelieu, where from 5 to 12 sols are charged for a carriage...
Churches, R.C. 1
Just of Peace 3
Medical men 1
A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832
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