February 25, 2010

Family Tree announces the 40 Best Blogs Awards

Congratulations to the 40 bloggers who were finalists in the Family Tree 40 Best Blogs contest.  Without a doubt, they have worked hard and deserve their awards

This blog was not one of them in fact this blog was not even nominated.  That is okay!  Lucie's Legacy blog hasn't been around very long though I thought that perhaps my Acadian Ancestral Home blog might have a chance to at least be nominated.  But it really does not matter because there are hundreds of great blogs out there that will never be recognized.  All that really matters is that we go on blogging about our family history and recognize the value and the legacy that we give and leave to our families.

Now I have to get back to blogging on a daily basis.  For the past week and a half I have been reviewing an 83 year old woman's genealogy book and helping her to correct some errors and add a bit of history to her book.

February 16, 2010

Some Kamouraska, Quebec Ancestors

    Pierre Dumais dit Rossignol was the son of Jean and Marguerite Richard, from Auvergne. Pierre came to the Kamouraska region to marry Anne Chamberland in the Saint-Louis church, on April 26th 1745. Anne was the daughter of Simon and Thérèse Ouimet. Three children were born in this marriage, but Anne died and was buried in the parish cemetery on April 14th 1755. On August 25th of the same year, Pierre married again to Catherine Michaud, daughter of Jean and Cécile Ouellet. Five other children were born in this second marriage.
    Three sons of the ancestor Pierre, named Vincent, Louis and Pierre, ensured the following of seven generations in the Saint-Louis parish.

    This family set up in Kamouraska for six generations and they descend from Jacques Guérêt dit Dumont, born on March 8th 1665, in Normandy. Jacques was the son of René Guerey and Françoise Montmirel, daughter of the lord Jean de Méhérenc du Montmirel. Arrived in New France in 1690, he married with Jacques Tardif's daughter, Anne, on April 18th 1674. Triplets were born on October 6th 1708 : Catherine, Michel and Joseph-Simon.
    In 1711, the Dumont family moved in Gaspésie but they returned to Beauport in 1713. They also lived in Rivière-du-Loup, L'Isle-Verte and, finally, in Kamouraska, where Jacques was buried on April 15th 1739. Anne Tardif was buried on February 18th 1752.
    Between Jean's children who lived in Kamouraska, there are his seven sons : Jean, Simon, Jacques, Jean-Baptiste, Michel, Pierre and Prisque, who all got married in Saint-Louis of Kamouraska.

    Augustin Lavoie, son of Joseph, son of René got married on January 28th 1729, with Marguerite Michaud, daughter of Jean Michaud and Françoise Dupille. Later, he set up in Kamouraska, and after, in the Bras-Saint-Nicolas. His children were christened in Rivière-Ouelle and in La Pocatière, and five of his sons got married in the Saint-Louis of Kamouraska church, where Augustin was buried on October 16th 1770.
    Between the eight generations of Lavoie who lived in Kamouraska, Madeleine Lavoie, wife of François Thibault, was buried under the church floor on March 15th 1839.
    The ancestor René de Lavoye, son of René de Lavoye and Isabeau Bellenger, from Normandy, was married on April 14th 1656, in the Sainte-Anne chapel on the Beaupré Coast, with Anne Godin, daughter of Elie Godin and Esther Ramage. He lived in Sainte-Anne, where he was buried about 1699. His son Jean lived in Rivière-Ouelle, but Joseph, the father of Augustin, stayed on the Beaupré Coast.

    Louis-Joseph Le Blanc, son of Désiré Le Blanc and Victoire Comeau, was the first member of this family in Saint-Louis of Kamouraska. On July 22nd 1835, Joseph was married with Edith-Estelle Raymond, daughter of Régis Raymond and Rose Miville-Deschènes. His daughter, Aglaé, and his two sons, Narcisse and Régis, were married in Kamouraska. Five generations of Le Blanc lived in Kamouraska.
    Régis Le Blanc married Clara Chouinard, in the Saint-Louis church, on November 27th 1860. They had eleven children. Clara was buried in the parish cemetery on April 20th 1917, and Régis was buried on April 26th 1929.
    (My family descends from Daniel LeBlanc) - The ancestor Daniel Le Blanc, born in 1626 his origins are unknown. Married in France with Françoise Gaudet. She was the widow of an Unknown Mercier she had married in France. Daniel set up on the North Coast of the Port-Royal River, and died between 1693 and 1698. Françoise Gaudet, born in 1623, died in her son Pierre's house, between 1698 and 1700.

    Jean Lévesque was the first of his family to set up in Kamouraska. Married with Angélique Pelletier, daughter of Jean-François Pelletier and Madeleine DeLavoye, on April 27th 1739, he left Rivière-Ouelle on this date. All his children were christened in Saint-Louis. Later, at the beginning of the 19th century, Athanase and Prosper set up in Kamouraska. Eight generations followed one another in Kamouraska, where this family still lives.
    (My ancestor) The ancestor Robert Lévesque, christened in 1641, was the son of Pierre Lévesque and Marie Caumont from Normandy. Since his marriage, in the L'Ange-Gardien Church, on April 22nd 1679, with Jeanne Chevalier who was a King's Daughter. She was the daughter of Jacques Chevalier and Marguerite Scorban or Scorinan, from Normandy. In 1785 Robert settled in l'Islet, and then in Rivière-Ouelle.
    Jean Narcisse still has descendants today. He is the only one who had descendants in Saint-Louis after his marriage with Thècle Lavoie, on November 20th 1826.

    Charles-François Marquis set up in the Portage. Married with Anne Boucher, daughter of Pierre Galeran and Anne Michaud, Charles-François had nine children. His sons Joseph and François always lived in the Portage. Married with the two sisters, Françoise and Agnès Côté, daughters of Prisque Côté and Ursule Bernier, Joseph and François christened, married and buried their children in Saint-Louis parish, Kamouraska.
    The ancestor Charles Le Marquis, from Quebec, was the son of Charles Le Marquis and Jeanne Bignon, from Mortagne-Poitou.

    (My ancestor) Romain Phocas, son of Renaud Phocas and Catherine Daguspart, from Gascogne, was the ancestor of the Raymond families of the Kamouraska region. Romain got married on January 21st 1709 with Angélique Ouellet, daughter of Mathurin-René Ouellet and Angélique Lebel from Saint-Louis. They were married in the church of Notre-Dame-de-Liesse in Rivière-Ouelle and they settled in Cap-au-Diable in 1709. Romain was married for the second time with Thérèse Saint-Pierre, daughter of Pierre Saint-Pierre and Marie Gerbert, about 1725. Romain was buried in the Berceau cemetery on January 9th 1762. Eight generations of this family lived in Kamouraska and still live there.

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    February 14, 2010

    Happy Valentine's Day 2010

    Happy Valentine's Day
    to our family and friends

    Do something nice today for someone you love.  I surprised my husband by taking him out to a Valentine dinner today.  We both enjoyed it so much.

    February 6, 2010

    Why do people follow blogs?

    Earlier this week I saw a post somewhere about the validity of following blogs.  There was a question about whether people who "follow" actually follow the blogs they sign onto or if they are just following without such intent.

    Here is how I see it:  I sign on to follow as many blogs as I possibly can.  Do I follow them all?  No, because that would be impossible.  However, I have read all of the blogs I follow more than once and the thing about "following" is that you get to choose those that might have a common interest or that you somehow or some way get to know particular bloggers for one reason or another.

    What I do think is very important is that I sign on to "follow" all new bloggers.  For me this is a way to support and encourage someone who is just beginning to blog.  When I began blogging a few years ago, I didn't know about the "follow" aspect of Blogger or if it even existed.  My blogs had no particular direction because I wasn't aware of what other bloggers were writing about.  I was pretty much all over the place.

    When someone signs on to follow my blog, I take a look to see if they have any blog or blogs of their own and what kind of blogs they have signed on to follow.  Very often this has lead me to other blogs that are of great interest to me and one thing I *always* do is reciprocate.  If a blogger has signed on to follow my blog and I was not aware of that person's blog, I sign on to follow her or his blog.

    So if you have a blog, or even if you don't, following a blog can provide encouragement to other bloggers - I think it is a sign of encouragement and support and it tells them "hey!  your blog counts and I value it for one reason or another".  Well that's my two cents worth about following blogs.  Meanwhile, for all who follow my blog, I want you to know how very much I appreciate you and  how I am encouraged whenever a new follower signs on. 

    Happy blogging and happy following to all!

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    February 2, 2010

    The Battle for Quebec

    November 8, 1759
    The Pennsylvania Gazette
    NEW YORK, November 5.
    The French Prisoners say, that Mons. Montcalm was almost sure of Success before he attacked our Troops; telling his Men, Wolfe was but a young Officer, and he would soon chastise him. ---- Montcalm was killed on Horseback in the Engagement, and his Body taken and buried in the City. ---- General Wolfe was shot as he was charging his Men to keep down, being squatted, till the Enemy gave three Vollies, and was mortally wounded by the Canadians; but being satisfied that the Enemy were flying before him, he quietly submitted to [ ] A Death in such a Manner, and in such Cause, [ ] to be envied than pitied! --- It is said that most of the Indians have left the French Army; --- That the Batteries at Quebec are suprizingly strong, the Wall of the Town being near 15 Feet thick.

    November 22, 1759
    The Pennsylvania Gazette
    NEW YORK, November 19.

    We hear that a Company of the Royal Regiment of Artillery which arrived here last Week from Albany, are bound immediately to South Carolina, on board the Scarborough and Hunter. Saturday Night arrived here from Quebec, His Majesty Ship Fowey, of 24 Guns. --- On board of her came Passengers, Brigadier General Monckton, Major Spittal, and several other Gentlemen of the Army: And Yesterday Morning the General was saluted by a Discharge of 21 Pieces of Cannon from Fort George; and by all His MajestyShips in the Harbour. --- The Fowey had but 16 Days Passage from the Isle of Orleans.
    CAPITULATION of QUEBEC, September 18, 1759.
    ARTICLES of Capitulation, proposed by Mr. Ramsey, Lieutenant Governor, commanding the Upper and Lower Towns of Quebec, to his Excellency the General of His Britannic Majesty Army.
    The Capitulation was ratified, agreeable to the under mentioned Conditions, viz.
    Mr. Ramsey asks for the Honours of War for the Garrison: That it shall be conducted to the Army in Safety the shortest road, with Arms, Baggage, six Pieces of Brass Cannon, two Mortars, and twelve Rounds to each Piece.
    The Garrison of the City, comprehending Land Troops, Marines and Seamen, shall march out of the Garrison with Arms, Baggage, Drums, &c. two Pieces of French Iron Cannon, and twelve Rounds per Gun, they shall be embarked for France as conveniently as possible, and landed at the first Port there.

    II. That the Inhabitants be in full Possession of their Effects, Houses and Privileges. Granted.

    III. The Inhabitants shall not be sought after for having carried Arms in Defence of Quebec, as they were forced to it, and the Inhabitants of the two Crowns serve equally as Militia. Agreed.
    IV. The Effects of the absent Officers and Inhabitants shall not be seized. Granted.

    V. The Inhabitants shall not be removed, nor quit their Houses, until a Definitive Treaty between the two Crowns shall determine it. Agreed.

    VI. The Exercise of the Roman Religion shall be tolerated; that Safeguards be placed at all Ecclesiastical Houses and Convents, including the Bishop; and that he be allowed to come and officiate in his function at Quebec, when he shall think proper, and exercise freely and decently the sacred Mysteries of Religion, until the Fate of Canada be decided by Treaty, between the two Crowns. Granted.

    VII. The Artillery and warlike Stores shall be given up faithfully, and that an Inventory be taken of them. Agreed.

    VIII. Commissaries, Clergymen, Surgeons and other necessary Persons shall be allowed to the Hospitals, agreeable to the Treaty of Exchange made the 6th of February, 1759, between the two Crowns. Granted.

    IX. The General will be so good to place Safe guards at the Churches, Convents &c. before he is put in Possession of the Fort, and Entrance of the Towns. Granted.

    X. the Lieutenant governor shall be permitted to send an Account of the surrender of the Place to the Marquis Caudreuille; as also by Letter to acquaint the French Ministry therewith. Granted.

    XI. The present Capitulation shall be observed agreeable to its form and Tenure, without being subject to Non Execution, on Account or Pretext of Reprisals for Non Observance of precedent Capitulations. Granted.
    Concluded, and Duplicates given between us, this 18th Day of September, 1759. Signed, CH. SAUNDERS, GEO. TOWNSHEND, DE RAMSEY.

    On the different Batteries round Quebec were found no less than 180 Pieces of Cannon, from 36 to 2 Pounders, besides 15 Mortars from 13 to 7 Inches; and between the River St. Charles and Montmorencie were found 50 Iron guns, besides Mortars.

    We can, with great Surety, inform the Public, that there is not one Word of Truth in the Report spread, and brought from Boston, of the Canadians attempting to blow up the Grand Magazine at Quebec. On the contrary, every Thing was well there the 30th of October, our Troops in good Spirits, and healthy; and nothing attempted by the enemy, to recover the Place since its Capitulation.
    February 14, 1760
    The Pennsylvania Gazette
    Copy of another Letter from Admiral SAUNDERS to the Right
    Honourable Mr. Secretary PITT, Sated September 20, 1759.

    I  HAVE the greatest Pleasure in acquainting you that the Town and the Citadel of Quebec surrendered on the 18th Instant, and I inclose you a Copy of the Articles of Capitulation. The Army took Possession of the Gates on the Land Side the same Evening, and sent Safe guards into the Town to preserve Order, and to prevent any thing being destroyed; and Captain Palliser, with a Body of Seamen, landed in the Lower town, and did the same. The next Day our Army marched in, and near a Thousand French officers, soldiers and Seamen, were embarked on board some English Catts; who shall soon proceed for France, agreeable to the Capitulation. I had the Honour to write to you the 5th Instant by the Rodney Cutter: The Troops, mentioned in that Letter, embarked on board the ships and Vessels above th town, in the Night of the 6th Inst. and at Four in the Morning of the 13th began to land on the North Shore, about a Mile and a half above the Town. General Montcalm, with his whole Army left their Camps at Beaufort, and marched to meet him. A little before Ten both Armies were formed, and the Enemy began the Attack. Our Troops received their Fire, and reserved their own, advancing till they were so near as to run in upon them, and push them with their Bayonets; by which, in a very little Time, the French gave Way, and fled to the Town in the utmost Disorder, and with great Loss; for our Troops pursued them quite to the Walls, and killed many of them upon the Glacis, and in the Ditch; and if the Town had been further off, the whole French Army must have been destroyed. About 250 French Prisoners were taken that Day, among whom are ten Captains, and six Subaltern Officers, all of whom will go in the great Ships to England.
    I am sorry to acquaint you, that General Wolfe was killed in the Action; and General Monckton shot thro'the Body; but he is now supposed to be out of Danger. General Montcalm, and the three next French Officers in command, were killed; but I must refer you to Gen. Townshend (who writes by this Opportunity) for the Particulars of this Action, the State of the Garrison, and the Measures he is taking for keeping Possession of it. I am now beginning to send on Shore the Stores they will want, and Provisions for Five Thousand Men; of which I can furnish them with a sufficient Quantity.
    The Night of their landing, Admiral Holmes, with the Ships and Troops, was about 3 leagues above the intended landing Place: General Wolfe, with about Half his Troops, set off in Boats, and dropped down with the Tide, and were, by that Means, less liable to be discovered by the French Centinels, posted all along the Coast. The Ships followed them about three Quarters of an Hour afterwards, and got to the landing Place just in the Time that had been concerted to cover their Landing; and considering the Darkness of the Night, and the Rapidity of the Current, this was a very critical Operation, and very properly and successfully conducted. When General Wolfe, and the Troops with him, had landed, the Difficulty of gaining the top of the Hill is scarce credible; it is very steep in its Ascent, and high, and had no Part were two could go a breast; but they were obliged to pull themselves us by the Stumps and Boughs of Trees, that covered the Declivity.
    Immediately after our Victory over their Troops, I sent up all the Boats in the Fleet with Artillery and Ammunition; and on the 17th went up with the Men of War, in a Disposition to attack the Lower town, as soon as Gen. Townshend should be ready to attack the Upper ; but in the Evening they sent out to the Camp, and offered Terms of Capitulation.
    I have the farther Pleasure of acquainting you, that during this tedious Campaign there has continued a perfect good Understanding between the Army and Navy. I have received great Assistance from Admiral Durell and Holmes, and from all the Captains; indeed every Body has exerted themselves in the Execution of their Duty; even the Transports have willingly assisted me with Boats and People on the landing the Troops, and many other Services. I have the Honour to be, &c.

    Louis-Joseph de Montcalm-Grozon, Marquis de Montcalm

    born Feb. 28, 1712, Château de Candiac, France
    died Sept. 14, 1759, Quebec

    French military leader.
    He joined the French army at age 12 and fought in several European conflicts. In 1756 he was placed in command of French troops in North America, but his commission excluded most military resources in Canada. He forced the British to surrender their post at Oswego and captured Fort William Henry (1757). At the Battle of Ticonderoga (1758), he repulsed an attack by 15,000 British troops with a force of just 3,800 men. Promoted to lieutenant general, he received authority over military affairs in Canada. In 1759 a British force of 8,500 troops under Gen. James Wolfe marched on Quebec; in the ensuing Battle of Quebec, Montcalm fought with conspicuous gallantry and was mortally wounded.

    [Research in the Pennsylvania Gazette was done perusing through a subscription to Colonial Newspapers.   I also did research in the Pennsylvania Gazette at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia.  Benjamin Franklin founded the APS and established the Pennsylvania Gazette.  The research done in Philadelphia was Acadian oriented and thus encouraged me to subscribe online to a service that allowed me to access 18th century newspapers.]

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    February 1, 2010

    Historic Tales of Old Quebec

    As told by George Gale ~ Published in 1923

    Jacques Cartier, a famous sea captain of St. Malo, France, the discoverer of Canada, sailed up the majestic St. Lawrence in 1535, and wintered his fleet of three small sailing vessels, the "Grande Hermine", the "Petite Hermine" and the "Emerillon" at the mouth of the stream still known as the Lairet - named after a pioneer settler of Charlesbourg - which flows into the St. Charles river, now within the limits of the city. It was Jacques Cartier who named a bay on the north shoreof the gulf, which he entered on the feast of St. Laurent, August 10, "Baye Saint Laurent", translated St Lawrence. It was not until 1608 that Samuel de Champlain founded Quebec and built his "Abitation" or fort in the Lower Town, directly below Dufferin Terrace. The Recollet monks, the first French missionaries in Canda, arrived in 1615. It ws on the 20th July, 1629, that the Kirkes captured Quebec from the French in the name of King Charles I of England, who held it until the 13th July 1632, when it was restored to the Crown of France, who remained in possession of the colony until 1759, when it again fell into the hands of the British following Wolfe's siege of Quebec and the battle of the Plains of Abrahan on the 13th September of the last mentioned year. In all, France ruled the country for over one hundred and fifty years, while the flag of Engand has waved over the lofty Cape Diamond continuously for one hundred and sixty-four years [as of 1920s].

     The following is a list of the historic tables in Quebec in the 1920s together with the inscriptions and where located according to George Gale:

  • 1613: In the playground of the Quebec Seminary: "Here stood the house of Guillaume Couillard, employé of the Company of the Hundred Associates, who arrived in Quebec in 1613 and who died on the 4th of March, 1663."

  • 1615: On the face of building at corner of Sous-le-Fort and Little Champlain streets (foot of Breakneck Steps): - "The approximate site of the first chapel erected in Quebec by Champlain in 1615. It was destroyed by fire during the occupation of Quebec by the Kirkes from 1629 to 1632."

  • 1620: Beside the Upper-Lower Town elevator office on the Terrace - "Here stood the Fort and Chateau St. Louis. The Fort was erected in the year 1620; within its walls the founder of Quebec died on December 25th, 1635. The Chateau was the residence of Governors of Canada. Begun by the Chevalier de Montmagny, reconstructed by Count de Frontenac, enlarged by Sir James Craig. This building was destroyed by fire on the 23rd of January, 1834".

  • 1633: Outside of the gate leading to the Bishop's Palace at the top of Mountain Hill - "Here was erected, in 1633, the Church of Notre-Dame de Recouvrance under the direction and in fulfillment of a vow of Samuel de Champlain, first Governor of New France. Restored and enlarged in 1634. It was destroyed by fire on the 14th of June, 1640".

  • 1635: On the front southeast corner of the City Hall - "On this site stood the Jesuits' College, founded in 1635. Destroyed by fire in 1640, rebuilt in 1647, considerably enlarged in 1725. It was occupied partly by British troops and public officers, from 1759 to 1776 as a barrack from 1776 to 1871, and finally demolished in 1877. The church attached to it, which extended towards Ste. Anne street, was erected in 1666 and demolished in 1807."

  • 1639: On face of Blanchard's Hotel, opposite the front of the Notre-Dame des Victoires Church, Lower Town - "On this site stood in 1639 a house belonging to Noel Juchereau des Chatelets, which was the first residence of the Venerable Mother Marie de l'Incarnation and of the Ursuline Nuns in Quebec".

  • 1640: At the corner of Garden and Anne streets, northwest corner of the English Cathedral grounds - "On this ground stood the trading house of the Company of the Hundred Associates. It served as a parish church after the burning down of Notre-Dame de Recouvrance on the 14th of June, 1640, and also served as a place of residence for the Jesuit Fathers from 1640 to 1657".

  • 1644: Beside the Ursuline Chapel on Parlor street - "On this site stood the house of Madame de la Peltrie. It was built in 1644 and within it r esided for two years (1659-1661) Monseigneur de Laval, first Bishop of quebec. It was replaced by the present day-school of the Ursulines in 1836".

  • 1650: On the northeast corner of the Court House, Place d'Armes - "This ground, which formerly extended to the east, and was occupied by the Seneschal's Court about the year 1650, became in 1681 the property of the Recollets, who erected on it a church and monastery which were destroyed by fire in 1796. The old Court House built at the beginning of the 19th century was also destroyed by fire in 1873, the present edifice taking the place shortly afterwards. The adjoining Anglican cathedral occupies part of the grounds once held by the Recollets".

  • 1668: On the face of the Boswell Brewery Office at the foot of Plaace Hill, (Nicholas street) - "On this site the Intendant Talon erected a brewery in 1668 which was converted into a Palace for the intendants by M. de Meulles, in 1686. This building was destroyed by fire in 1713, reconstructed by M. Bégon; it was again damaged by fire in 1728, restored by M. Dupuys in 1729; it was finally destroyed during the siege of Quebec in 1775".

  • 1686: On the hillside of the Chinic Hardware Co.'s building at the foot of Mountain Hill, (corner of St. Peter street) - "Here stood in 1681 the dwelling house of Charles Aubert de la Chesnaye, one of the most prominent merchants of quebec in the seventeenth century, the ancestor of the de Gaspé family".

  • 1687: Half way down Mountain Hill (opposite Chabot's bookbindery) - "Within this enclosure was located the first graveyard of quebec, where interments were made from the early days of the Colony up to 1687".

  • 1688: On Notre-Dame des Victoires Church, Lower Town - "This church, erected in 1688, under the name of L'Enfant Jésus, on the site of the old "King's Store", took the name of "Notre-Dame de la Victoire" in 1690, and of "Notre-Dame des Victoires" in 1711. The square in front of the church was used as the market place of Quebec during the French Regime and around it stood the residences of the principal merchants of that time. In the centre of the square in 1686, the Intendant Champigny erected a bronze bust of Louis XIV".

  • 1690: On the fence of the garden at the upper end of Mont-Carmel street (up Haldimand street and to right on Mont-Carmel street) -"On this height, called Mont-Carmel, there stood in 1690 a stone windmill whereon was mounted a battery of three guns, and which served for a redoubt during the siege of Quebec by Phipps. It was called "Le Cavalier du Moulin'".

  • 1691: On the wall of the Cartridge Factory, half way down Palace hill - "Here stood Palace, or St. Nicholas Gate, built in 1691, restroed successively in 1720 and 1790; it was rebuilt from 1823 to 1832, and finally demolished in 1874".

  • 1692: Corner of St. Peter and Mountain Hill on the McCall & Shehyn Building, (northwest corner) - "On this site stood the convent of the Nuns of the Congregation, established by Sister Bourgeoys in 1692, and occupied by the said religious community up to 1842, when it removed to St. Roch".

  • 1746: On the Marine Department Building, Champalin street - "In 1746, Louis SV, King of France, took possession of this area of ground in order to establish a new shipyard for the building of his vessels. Here stood the first custom House erected by the British Government in Quebec after the cession".

  • 1758: Located on the Ramparts, between St. Flavien and Hamel streets, (previous residence of Sir Lomer Gouin, Premier of Quebec Province) - "On this site stood the house where Montcalm resided during the years of 1758 and 1759".

  • 1775: On the Molson's Bank Building, Lower Town (St. James street, between St. Peter and Sault-au-Matelot streets - "Here stood her old and new defenders uniting, guarding, saving Canada, defeating Arnold at the Sault-au-Matelot barricade on the last day of 1775; Guy Carleton commanding at Quebec".

  • 1775: tablet on the cliff above Champlain street, near Allan-Rae Steamship Company's Wharf - "Here stood the Undaunted Fifty safeguarding Canada, defeating Montgomery at the Pré-de-Ville barricade on the last day of 1775; Guy Carleton commanding at Quebec".

  • 1776: On the Citadel Hill, not far from St. Louis street (right hand side going up) - "In this place was buried, on the 4th of January, 1776, along with his two aides-de-camp, McPherson and Cheeseman, and certain of his soldiers, Richard Montgomery, the American General who was killed during the attack on QAuebec on the 31st of December 1775. In 1818 his remains were exhumed and removed to the precincts of St. Paul's Church, New York".

  • 1784: By the baggage office of the Chateau Frontenac, (St. Louis street) - "Here stood the Chateau Haldimand or Vieux Chateau, occupying part of the outworks of the Fort St. Louis. Begun in 1784, completed in 1787. this edifice was displaced by the erection of the pressent Chateaeu Frontenac in 1892".

  • 1791: On the front of the "Kent House" at the corner of St. Louis and Haldimand streets - "This bilding was the residence of the Duke of Kent, father of Queen Victoria, during his stay in Quebec, from 1791 to 1794".

  • 1797: On the new portion of the City Post Office, Mountain Hill (Table removed during construction of Post Office) - "Prescott Gate built in 1797; rebuilt 1815; torn down, 1871-1872".

  • 1806: On the dwelling No. 22, Ferland Street - "Here was established in 1806, "Le Canadien", the first French newspaper published in Quebec".

  • 1806: Corner of St. Flavien and Couillard streets, (no. 14 St. Flavien) - "In this house Francois-Xavier Garneau, the historian of Canada, lived for several years and here he died on the 3rd February 1866".

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