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Mathieu d'Amours

 
 
Mathieu d'Amours Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 15, 2018
1. Mathieu d'Amours Marker
Inscription.

Hommage et reconnaissance
à
Mathieu d'Amours
à l'occasion du 350e anniversaire
de son arrivée à Québec

Mathieu d'Amours, sieur de Chaufours,
né à Paris en 1618, arrive à Québec en 1651 en compagnie
du gouverneur Jean de Lauson.

En 1652, il épouse Marie Marsolet, fille de Marie Le Barbier
et de Nicolas Marsolet, célèbre interprète auprès des
Algonquins et des Montagnais. Il acquiert de ce dernier
en 1657 l'emplacement de la rue Sous-le-Fort à Québec.

Mathieu d'Amours fait sa marque comme armateur,
major de Québec et membre du Conseil souverain,
fonction qu'il occupe de 1663 jusqu'a sa mort
survenue le 9 octobre 1695.

Le 8 novembre 1672, l'intendant Jean Talon, reconnaissant
ses mérites, lui concède la seigneurie de Matane dont
le titre officiel de concession sera émis le 26 juin 1677.

[Dévoué] Le 11 août 2001
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Tribute and recognition
for
Mathieu d'Amours
on the occasion of the 350th anniversary
of his arrival in Quebec

Mathieu d'Amours, Sieur de Chaufours,
born in Paris in 1618, arrived in Quebec in 1651 in the company of
Governor

Mathieu d'Amours Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 15, 2018
2. Mathieu d'Amours Marker
Jean de Lauson.

In 1652, he married Marie Marsolet, daughter of Marie Le Barbier
and Nicolas Marsolet, famous interpreter to the
Algonquins and Montagnais. In 1657, he acquired the site of
Rue Sous-le-Fort in Quebec City.

Mathieu d'Amours made his mark as a ship owner,
Major of Quebec, and Member of the Sovereign Council,
functions he occupied from 1663 until his death
which occurred on October 9, 1695.

On November 8, 1672, Intendant Jean Talon, grateful for
his merits, conceded to him the seigniory of Matane, whose
official concession title was issued June 26, 1677.

[Dedicated] August 11, 2001


 
Erected 2001 by Association des familles D'Amours inc.
 
Location. 46° 48.756′ N, 71° 12.185′ W. Marker is in Québec, Quebec, in Capitale-Nationale (region). Marker is on rue Sous-le-Fort just west of rue Notre Dame, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Rue Sous-le-Fort is pedestrian only in this part of Lower Town. Marker is at or near this postal address: 39 rue Sous-le-Fort, Québec, Quebec G1K 4G9, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. L'Église Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Louis Jolliet House (within shouting distance of this marker); Hôtel Chevalier (within shouting distance of this marker); Funiculaire / Funicular (within shouting distance of this marker); Site historique et archéologique de l’Habitation-Samuel-De Champlain (within shouting distance of this marker); Notre-Dame-des-Victoires (within shouting distance of this marker); Louis Jolliet (within shouting distance of this marker); Pierre Dugua de Mons (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Québec.
 
Also see . . .  Mathieu d'Amours at Dictionary of Canadian Biography. (Submitted on September 17, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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