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Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada  - Église de Saint-Charles 2815-A, av. Royale, Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, QUÉBEC Established 1827

Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse is located in the regional county municipality of Bellechasse in the administrative region of Chaudière-Appalaches, on the Boyer River, about twenty kilometers southeast of Lévis.

The name of the municipality honors Bishop Charles Borromeo (1538-1584), nephew of Pope Pius IV, appointed Cardinal in 1560 and Archbishop of Milan in 1564. It was he who founded, in 1581, the Congregation of Oblates for the help in the application of the judgments of the Council of Trent.

Two bodies of water are found on this territory, in particular, lakes Saint-Charles and Beaumont. The Boyer River, for its part, crosses the territory in its entire length from east to west.

The main industries and businesses in Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse are Meuble Idéal, Prodal Specialties (Cuisichef and other products), Unicoop, Georges Laflamme Home Hardware and Aliments Breton. There are many dairy, pork and horticultural farms on the territory of the municipality, as well as small businesses and retail businesses.

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Église de Saint-Charles
2815-A, av. Royale, Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, QUÉBEC
Established 1827
Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, Québec, Canada

Église de Saint-Charles
2815-A, av. Royale, Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, QUÉBEC
Established 1827

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On April 10, 1713, Sieur Charles Couillard son obtained the seigneury of Beaumont, part of which includes the current municipality of Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse.
The first settlers arrived there from 1717, populating the parish of Saint-Étienne-de-Beaumont. The land there was good, and in less than a quarter of a century the inhabitants had become numerous enough to form a new parish.
1749 - Parish is established at St-Charles-de-Bellechasse
On August 6, 1748, a first church was blessed for the inhabitants established in the depths of the lands of the Boyer river.

In 1749, Mgr de Pontbriand, bishop of Quebec, detached part of the seigneuries of Beaumont, Péan and Martinière from the municipality of Saint-Étienne-de-Beaumont to erect a new parish, giving it Saint-Charles Borromée as its patron, in honor of Lord Charles Couillard.
On May 30, 1760, a resident of Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, Captain Joseph Nadeau, a miller by trade, was hanged in front of his own house,
accused of having encouraged his fellow citizens to revolt and pushed some militiamen from his company to join the French army. General Murray, it seems, wanted to spread terror in this region to “revenge the inhabitants of the south coast who protected the marauders of Lévis during the winter.”
In 1775, at the time of the invasion of the Bostonnais (American revolutionaries), the inhabitants of Pointe-de-Lévy, Saint-Nicolas, Saint-Michel and Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse,
had shown themselves to be very sympathetic to the troops of the American Congress throughout the blockade of Quebec. In fact, according to Monsignor Briand, almost the entire colony wanted Quebec to be taken by the Americans. Some even had embraced with such enthusiasm the cause of American and Canadian independence that they never wanted to retrace their steps despite the threats of the authorities, the solicitations of their pastors and even the excommunications launched against them by the government. 'bishop. At Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, Father Sarault, with his good advice and his vigilance, always on the lookout, managed to appease the parishioners.
1827 - Église de Saint-Charles established at Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse
1832 - The Parish of St. Charles
is bounded by the 2nd concession of Beaumont; S.E. by an arm of the R. du Sud; N.E. by St. Michel; S.W. by Lauzon. All the lands are under cultivation and those parts that lie in Beaumont, Livaudiere and Martiniere are supposed to have been conceded, at least the greater part, before 1759. The extent of each farm is 3 arpents in front by 40 in depth, paying 1 sol quit-rent and the annual rent of 2 or 3 livres, argent tournois, for each arpent, with an obligation of grinding their corn at the seignorial mill, and a reservation of timber materials for works of public utility, such as churches, presbyteries, and manor-house, also the right of retraite and the obligation de tenir feu et lieu dans l'an et jour; a breach of covenant occasions the forfeiture of the land. The church and parsonage are on the N.W. bank of the Boyer.

Statistics of the Parish of St. Charles.
Population 2,386
Churches, R.C. 1
A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832
In 1854, the railway line was established on the south shore of the St. Lawrence.
The railway determines the considerable growth experienced by Saint-Charles towards the second half of the 19th century, since the parishes of Saint-Gervais, Saint-Damien and others were to come to Saint-Charles.
ST. CHARLES, a post village of Quebec, co. of Bellechasse, on the River Boyer, and on the G. T. R., 26 miles below Quebec. It contains a church, a telegraph office, 7 stores, and several mills. Pop. 400; of parish 2,159.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
Two chapels were erected, the first in the south-west of the village in 1883 and the second in 1887 in the north-east of the village.
1890 - St Charles
St Charles, vil., Quebec, co. Bellechasse, on R. Boyer, 26 m. SE. of Quebec. P. of sub-district 1,989.
The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
1895 - St. Charles
ST. CHARLES, a post village of Quebec, Bellechasse co., on the River Boyer, and on the I.C.R., 26 miles below Quebec. It contains 1 church, telegraph office, 5 stores and several saw, carding and grist mills. Pop. 400; of parish 2076.
Crossby, Peter Alfred. Lovell's gazetteer of British North America. (John Lovell & Son)., 1895
1906 - Saint Charles
Saint Charles,a post-village of Bellechasse co., Quebec on the river Boyer and on the Intercolonial R., 15 miles from Quebec, its banking point. Pop. about 750.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
On October 23, 1923, at 5 p.m., Saint-Charles was provided with electricity. The municipality of the village had it installed in its streets almost immediately.
2023 - Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse, what a charming spot in Québec! While it might not be the bustling metropolis, it has its own unique charm and a bunch of things to keep you occupied. Here's a list to get you started:
Montmagny and the Île-aux-Grues Ferry:
Take a short drive to Montmagny and catch the ferry to Île-aux-Grues. It's a picturesque island with a slower pace of life, perfect for a day trip.

Parc des Chutes d'Armagh:
Nature lovers, rejoice! Head to Parc des Chutes d'Armagh to witness the breathtaking Armagh Falls. The park is great for picnics, hiking, and just soaking in the beauty of nature.

Vignoble Domaine de la Source à Marguerite:
For wine enthusiasts, this vineyard is a gem. Sample some local wines and enjoy the serene surroundings. It's a delightful way to spend an afternoon.

Église de Saint-Charles:
Don't miss the beautiful Église de Saint-Charles. The church is not only a religious site but also a piece of architectural beauty. Take a moment to appreciate its history and craftsmanship.

Microbrasserie Ras L'Bock:
If you're a fan of craft beer, make your way to Microbrasserie Ras L'Bock. It's a local brewery with a cozy atmosphere. Try some of their unique brews... Read MORE...

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male ancestorJean-Joseph CASSE (LACASSE) (22 June 1723 - 27 February 1772) and female ancestorMarie ROY (9 March 1730 - 20 March 1806) married 27 November 1749
male ancestorJean-Baptiste MONTMINY (19 November 1720 - 7 November 1794) and female ancestorGeneviève GONTHIER dite BERNARD (24 November 1724 - 17 January 1758) married 16 November 1750
male ancestorJoseph GOSSELIN (22 August 1728 - 23 July 1808) and female ancestorMarie-Jeanne VALLIERE (VALLIERES) (15 November 1718 - 8 January 1783) married 22 November 1751
male ancestorJean-Baptiste GOSSELIN (16 November 1724 - 10 November 1791) and female ancestorCatherine COUTURE (14 February 1733 - 14 January 1757) married 27 April 1751
male ancestorJacques POLIQUIN (25 July 1726 - ) and female ancestorMarie COTE (31 July 1734 - 26 June 1793) married 22 February 1751
male ancestorJean ROY (6 October 1719 - 15 September 1794) and female ancestorMarguerite ROY (18 February 1734 - 27 October 1807) married 7 February 1752
male ancestorClaude POLIQUIN (21 April 1729 - 27 November 1782) and female ancestorMarie-Louise NADEAU (2 November 1732 - 28 April 1767) married 5 March 1753
male ancestorJoseph-Marie COUTURE (30 January 1731 - 16 April 1803) and female ancestorMarie-Marguerite GOSSELIN (28 June 1730 - 21 January 1761) married 26 February 1753
male ancestorPascal BOUCHER (2 May 1711 - 4 March 1756) and female ancestorMarie-Louise ELIE (HELIE) dite BRETON (10 March 1720 - 3 November 1805) married 3 February 1755

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