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Title Concession of the Ile d’Orleans in the St. Lawrence River by the directors of the Compagnie de la Nouvelle France to the governor of New France [manuscript]: Fort St. Louis, Québec, 1638 July 1
Author Montmagny, Charles Huault de (1601-1657)
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Document, dated in Fort St. Louis, Québec on July 1, 1638, conveying possession of Ile d’Orleans, in the St. Lawrence River near Québec, from the Compagnie de la Nouvelle France to Montmagny, governor of New France. In 1636, Ile d’Orleans was granted to eight of the associates of the Compagnie de la Nouvelle France (a fur trading company also known as the Compagnie des Cents-Associés), among them Charles de Montmagny, Jean de Lauson, Noël Juchereau des Chatelets, Antoine Louis (Achille) Bréhaut Delisle, and François Derré de Gand. Others mentioned in the grant include Jacques Castillon, Nicolas Fouquet, "conseilleur d’etat," Bierry-Rozee, and Duhamel. The concession bears the signatures of Montmagny, Delisle, Juchereau, Derré, Pierre le Roux, the notary, Jean Guillot, and one unidentified signer.
Names Compagnie de la Nouvelle France (Compagnie des Cents-Associés); Castillon, Jacques; Bréhaut Delisle, Antoine Louis; Derré de Gand, Franc?ois (d. 1641); Lauson, Jean de (c.1584-1666); Juchereau des Chatelets, Noe?l (d. 1648); Fouquet, Nicolas; Bierry-Rozee; Duhamel; Guillot, Jean; Le Roux, Pierre
Places Fort St. Louis, Québec, Ile d’Orleans, St. Lawrence River, Canada
Keywords New France, land claim, land cession, fur trade, fur trader, trade, fort, European Powers
Theme Trade and Indian Economies
Culture Area Subarctic
Language French
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 132
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue