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Saint-Sulpice, Québec, Canada - 1832 - ST. SULPICE,
seigniory, in the co. of L'Assomption, is bounded N.E. by Lavalrie with its augmentation and teh T. of Kildare; S.W. by the S. of L'Assomption; in the rear by the T. of Rawdon; in front by the St. Lawrence. - Two leagues in front by six in depth. Granted, 17th Dec., 1640, to Sieurs Cherrier and Leroyer, and i s now the property of the seminary of St. Sulpice at Montreal. - More than three-fourths of this seigniory is well cultivated, and for the goodness of its soil, the quality of the timber and state of improvement is not surpassed by any that surround it. The whole seigniory is conceded and contains 750 lots of different extents, generally from 3 to 30 or 40 arpents each; these lots are divided into eleven ranges or cotes. More than three-fourths of the lots are built upon and settled...
This seigniory contains 3 parishes; St. Sulpice, St. Pierre du Portage and St. Jacques, in which there are 3 parochial churches and 3 presbyteries...
The Village of St. Sulpice is built on the road leading to Lavaltrie and running along the verge of the bank of the St Lawrence; it includes about 100 dwelling-houses besides numerous stores for the produce of the country, considerable quantities of which are here deposited. One half of the houses are built with stone, and the church, which is very ancient, is 90 ft. by 45. There are two chapels and one is built with stone; one stand above and the other below the church. There is one school in which 20 boys and girls are instructed, and the French language taught...
Statistics for the Parish of St. Sulpice
Churches, R.C. 1
A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832
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