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Lachenaie, Québec, Canada (Saint-Charles-de-Lachenaie) - 1832 - LACHENAYE,
seigniory, in the co. of Lachenaye, is bounded N.E. by L'Assomption; S.W. by Terrebonne, Desplaines and the augmentation to Terrebonne; in the rear by the T. of Kilkenny; in front by the R. St. Jean or Jesus. - The original extent included the fief L'Assomption, and was granted April 16, 1647, to Pierre Legardeur, Sieur de Repentigny, and contained 4 leagues in front by 6 in depth; this tract was afterwards equally divided into the present seigniory and fief, and the former is the property of Peter Panman, Esq. - The quality of the land is various, but tolerably good: the usual sorts of grain and other produce are cultivated here with much success; and many places are well suited to the growth of flax, which might be raised to a considerable extent. On the borders of the St. Jean, Achigan, Mascouche, Ruisseau des Anges, St. Pierre and other streams, are nine ranges of concessions, containing together 456 lots, nearly equal to one half of the seigniory; of this number rather more than 400 are cleared, well settled, and much improved. The rivers Archigan and Mascouche, with several smaller streams and rivulets branching from them, water the S. very favourably; and, although neither of these rivers is navigable for boats, timber is brought down them to the St. Lawrence: in spring and autumn their waters greatly increase, and in these seasons some rapids in them are very violent; but even in the usual periods of drought there is seldom any want of a sufficient supply to keep the mills at work. On the Achigan is a corn-mill, and on the Mascouche a corn and saw-mill. Over the different rivers are good bridges, and from Lachenaye church are two ferries, one to Riviere des Prairies, where 1s. 8d. is charged for each person, the other to Isle Jesus, where 10d. is charged for each passenger. About 1 mile from the R. St. Jean is a fief of 18 acres in front, that runs into the S. of L'Assomption as far as the limits of St. Sulpice, which belongs to Mrs. Deviene.
Statistics of the Parish of Lachenaye
Churches, R.C. 1
The Parish of St. Henry de Mascouche is located nearby.
A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832
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