Longueuil, Québec, Canada (St-Antoine-de-Longueuil)
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Longueuil is a city in extreme southwestern Quebec, Canada, on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River across from Montreal, of which it is a suburb. Residents of Longueuil are called Longueuillois. In 2006, the population of the new city of Longueuil totaled 229,330, making it the fifth largest city in Quebec and 19th largest in Canada. The current city has an approximate land area of 115.59 km². wikipedia
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Seigniory of Longueuil
A seigniory that was first granted in 1653 to Charles LeMoyne, Sieur de Longueuil. It was first located on the east shore of the St-Lawrence River around present day Ville de Longueuil. It expanded in several steps over the years and by 1710 included land from the St-Lawrence River to the Richelieu River and south along the west side of the Richelieu river to the Seigniory of DeLéry boundary near Grande-Ligne. In 1700 the name was changed to the Barony of Longueuil.www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~qcchatea/ placenames/
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1653 - Seigniory of Longueuil was first granted in 1653 to Charles LeMoyne, Sieur de Longueuil.
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1698 - Cocathédrale Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue established at Longueuil
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1698 - October 14 - New France census shows: Longueuil with 223 inhabitants
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1775 - October 26 - American Revolutionary War - Richard Montgomery's Army of the Continental Congress defeats Guy Carleton's forces in a skirmish at Longueuil.
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1830 - Very Large SwanA large white Swan was shot last week at Longueuil, in the St. Lawrence, which measured eight feet between the extremities of the wings, five feet from the tail to the beak, and weighed between thirty and forty pounds.Baltimore Gazette and Daily Advertiser
April 29, 1830
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1832 - The Village of Longueuilis on the shore of the St. Lawrence and near the rivulet St. Antoine; it contains 65 houses including a parsonage and 2 schools, at each of which 16 scholars are instructed. Near the village was the ancient fort of Longueuil, one of the many formerly raised as barriers against the Iroquois nation;...Read MORE...
1837 - November 16 - Lower Canada Rebellion
Governor Lord Gosford issues warrants for the arrest of 26 Patriote leaders on charges of high treason, after the Rebellion of 1837's First skirmish at Longueuil, Québec; Louis-Joseph Papineau and Wolfred Nelson among those named; only five leaders will be captured.
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1848 - December 26 - Rail - First train runs between Longueuil and St-Hyacinthe, Québec
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1856 - The Longueuil CatastrophesThe coroner's jury on the bodies of person killed by the explosion of the steam ferry at Longueuil, Canada, in a verdict strongly condemnatory of the entire management of the boat, have awarded a fine of $10,000 against the Grand Trunk Railway Co. They had also determined to render a verdict of...Read MORE...
1862 - Église de Saint-Hubert established at Longueuil
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1873LONGUEUIL, the chief town of the co. of Chambly, prettily situated on the right bank of the St. Lawrence, 3 miles from Montreal. It contains churches for the Roman Catholics, and Episcopalians, a telegraph office, and several stores and hotel. Longueuil was the terminus of the Grand Trunk Railway...Read MORE... 1892 - Germans not welcomeThe Canadian town of Longueuil, it is announced has decided to prohibit any one speaking German from landing there, and keeps a fire-engine on duty to play hot water on any such intruder.Times-Picayune
October 6, 1892
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1895 - LongueuilLONGUEUIL, a post town in Chambly co., Que., on the south shore of the St. Lawrence opposite Montreal, on the South Shore Ry. It contains 2 churches, English and Roman Catholic, 8 stores, 7 hotels, 1 saw mill, 1 stove factory and express and telegraph offices. The Roman Catholic church is a...Read MORE... 1906 - PERRAULT M.L.A. DREW HIS GUN - Scene at Longueuil CouncilMAYOR ORDERED MEMBER TO STOP SPEAKING.
Order was Disregarded and Police Defied at the Point of a Revolver.
Montreal, March 27. - An exciting scene took place in the Longueuil council last night when Maurice Perrault, M.L.A. for Chambly, in the Quebec House of Assembly, held the chief of police...Read MORE...
Longueuil, the chief town of the co. of Chambly, Quebec, on the right bank of the St. Lawrence, 3 miles E. of Montreal, on the South Shore R. It is the summer residence of many Montrealers. Pop. in 1901, 2835. The banking point is Montreal.
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