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Repentigny, Québec, Canada - Église de la Purification-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie 445, rue Notre-Dame, Repentigny, QUÉBEC Established 1684

Repentigny, Québec, Canada

Repentigny dates back to 1647 when Pierre Legardeur de Repentigny was granted a seigneury, but settlement did not occur until after 1670 when his son Jean-Baptiste was given the seigneury. The area was set up as the parish municipality of Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption-de-Repentigny in 1855 and the name shortened in 1956. thecanadianencyclopedia.ca

Repentigny is located on the shores of the St. Lawrence River and the Assomption River, east of the Island of Montreal. Its geographical position is very advantageous due to the proximity of the Island of Montreal. grandquebec.com



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Église de la Purification-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie
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The seigniory of Repentigny was established in 1640.
Certain officers of the Carignan regiment obtained concessions that would eventually bear their name (Berthier, Lavaltrie, La Noraye, etc.), and they become some of the first seigneur-entrepreneurs.
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1670 - Repentigny was founded in 1670 by Jean-Baptiste Le Gardeur, son of Seigneur Pierre Le Gardeur. During the town's first 250 years, Repentigny was only inhabited by a few hundred peasants, or habitants, and was an agricultural community.
Repentigny was founded in 1670 by Jean-Baptiste Le Gardeur, but in fact the seigneury of Repentigny had existed since April 16, 1647. That year, his father, Pierre Le Gardeur, Sieur de Repentigny, born in Calvados and Admiral de the French fleet in New France, received in Paris the acts of the concession of these lands. Pierre Le Gardeur died in 1648 and it was Jean-Baptiste who settled on his land with his family. In this way, the locality becomes the oldest place of permanent occupation in Lanaudière.
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1674 - Parish of La-Purifiation-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie-de-Repentigny is established at Repentigny

Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal
In 1677, the first population census only shows 30 inhabitants in Repentigny.

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1684 - Église de la Purification-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie established in Repentigny

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1691 - Killed
April: Point Aux Trembles is attacked, with thirty homes being burned. In retaliation, at Repentigny; a few miles down river, forty or more Iroquois are discovered sleeping and are killed. The captives are burned at the stake in Repentigny, Point Aux Trembles and Boucherville by the French. As a result, the Iroquois would not keep up the attacks unless the English joined in.
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1718 - Pierre LeGardeur, son of Jean-Baptiste, granted many lands to settlers mainly from Pointe-aux-Trembles.

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1832 - The Parish of Repentigny or Notre Dame d l'Assomption (L'Assomption seigniory)
is nearly in the shape of a Presq' Isle in the front of the fief; it extends to the S.W. limit of St. Sulpice, and is otherwise bounded by the rivers L'Assomption and St. Lawrence, including the settlers on the N. bank of the former river and Isle Bourdon at its mouth. All the lands in this P. are conceded; those granted before 1759 are charged with the payment of a pint of wheat and 1 sol argent tournois per superficial arpent; the front lands are also charged with the payment of a capon for every 20 arpents.

Population 1632
Churches, R.C. 1
Presbyteries 1
Taverns 1
Artisans 10
A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832
However, until the beginning of the 20th century, Repentigny was only inhabited by a small group of peasants and the first municipality was not incorporated until July 1855. A century later, in 1957, the municipality was erected as a town.

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1859 - REPENTIGNY, a town of Lower Canada, in the district and 18 m. N. of Montreal, and co. of Leinster, on the l. bank of the St. Lawrence.

A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Volume 6 Publisher A. Fullarton,
1873
L'ASSOMPTION, a river of Quebec, takes its rise in the rear of Joliette co., and following a very serpentine course of over 100 miles through much rough and mountainous country, discharges itself into the St. Lawrence above the village of Repentigny, where the united waters of the Rivers Jesus and Des Prairies enter the St. Lawrence. It is navigable for batteaux to a considerable distance, and much timber is sent down it. It abounds with fish.

REPENTIGNY, a post village in L'Assomption co., Que., on the St. Lawrence, 18 miles N.E. of Montreal. It contains a telegraph office and a saw mill. Pop. 300.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1906
Repentigny, a post-village in L'Assomption co., Quebec, on the St. Lawrence, 18 miles NE. of Montreal. Pop. 100.
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
Repentigny
Repentigny, Qué, City, pop 72 218 (based on the 2001c), 53 824 (1996c), 49 630 (1991c), area 61.77 km2, was created on 1 June 2002 by the amalgamation of the former cities of Repentigny (incorporated 1957) and LE GARDEUR. Repentigny is located 24 km northeast of MONTRÉAL where the Rivière L'Assomption and Rivière des Prairies meet the St Lawrence River. It is built on a quasi-peninsula formed by the Rivière L'Assomption and the St Lawrence, fronted by a chain of islands along its shoreline. The city is connected to Île de Montréal by the Pierre-Le-Gardeur Bridge (1938-39 and rebuilt in 1974).
Repentigny dates back to 1647 when Pierre Legardeur de Repentigny was granted a seigneury, but settlement did not occur until after 1670 when his son Jean-Baptiste was given the seigneury. The area was set up as the parish municipality of Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption-de-Repentigny in 1855 and the name shortened in 1956.

For most of Repentigny's existence, growth was rather slow. It numbered 106 ... Read MORE...

2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Repentigny:
Parc de l'Île-Lebel: This expansive park along the shores of the L'Assomption River is a fantastic place for a leisurely stroll, a picnic, or a family outing. It features walking trails, playgrounds, and scenic views of the river.

Le P'tit Train du Nord: Rent a bike and explore the Le P'tit Train du Nord trail, which passes through Repentigny. This former railway line has been transformed into a picturesque cycling path that takes you through charming villages and scenic landscapes.

Moulin Banal: Discover the history of Repentigny at the Moulin Banal, a restored flour mill dating back to the 18th century. You can take guided tours to learn about the milling process and the significance of this historic site.

Espace culturel de Repentigny: If you're interested in arts and culture, check out the Espace culturel de Repentigny. It hosts various cultural events, art exhibitions, and performances throughout the year.

L'Île-des-Moulins: Just a short drive from Repentigny, you'll... Read MORE...


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