"THE SEIGNEURY OF L'ORIGNAL" ~ L'Orignal,
Posted by: Sakidoo
N 45° 37.410 W 074° 41.016
18T E 524665 N 5052265
Quick Description: The two Ontario Provincial plaques "THE SEIGNEURY OF L'ORIGNAL" are located in the town of L'Orignal, on a wall in a park on the north side of Front Street (Road 24) at the east end of the town of L'Orignal, Ontario, Canada
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 7/18/2011 11:42:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMC2PQ
In L'Orignal, on a wall in a park on the north side of
Front Street (Road 24) at the east end of the town
The plaque reads:
"This area, the present township of Longueuil, was granted in 1674 to François Prevost, Town Mayor of Quebec, and was the first seigneury in what is now Ontario. Known originally as the seigneury of "Pointe a L'Orignac", it was not developed until the Hon. Joseph Le Moyne de Longueuil, seigneur since 1778, granted portions to settlers during 1784-90. Nathaniel Hazard Treadwell purchased the seigneury in 1796, built mills and roads and expanded settlement. A United States citizen, Treadwell left Canada during the War of 1812 and forfeited his lands, but later regained these and sold the seigneury to his own son Charles in 1824. By 1873 most of the seigneurial lands had passed out of the family."
This site also features a plaque in French, a monument and a canon.
Address or location of plaque: The plaque is on the north side of Front Street on the east side of town
Physical location of plaque: Village
"Ontario Plaques" Website for this "Plaque": [Web Link]
Description of any physical remains at site of "Historical Plaque": The stone wall that the plaque is mounted on is in excellent condition.
This 'Plaque' describes: An 'Event'
Condition of sign: The field is in excellent condition
Is this a bilingual sign?: Yes !
What is the second/third language?: French
A web-site for more details.: Not listed
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