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Title Tableau de toutes les seigneuries concédées et etablies dans l’etenduë de la Province de Québec [manuscript]: extrait des regîtres d’Intendance et du Conseil Supérieure, [between 1755 and 1760]
Author New France. Intendant (1748-1760: Bigot).
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Chart of information on the estates or "seigneuries" granted and established within the province of Québec between Jan. 15, 1636 and June 1, 1753. Information extracted from the land registers of the Office of the Intendant and the Conseil Supérieure by order of the governor, François Bigot, is arranged in thirteen columns, ruled in red, and includes the name of the person(s) who granted the concession; names of the original grantees; owners prior to and following the conquest; dates of the concessions and ratifications of the properties; location and size of the estates (measured in "lieues", each one equal to approximately two-and-a-half English miles); special privileges included with the land grants and the corresponding laws governing those privileges; obligations of the grantees; clauses and conditions by which they must abide; and finally, the special privileges reserved for the King, such as the right to all oak timbers necessary for shipbuilding, and all other lumber necessary for public works construction. In some cases, the King also reserved the red pine forests for the production of tar and pitch, and required that beaches and public highways and roads be kept clear.
Names Bigot, Indendant, François (fl.1748-1760)
Places Québec, Canada
Keywords land tenure, land cession, property, history, sale of land, land grant, timber, goods
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; First Nations of Canada
Language French
Additional Information

Dates based on textual evidence, and years of Bigot’s intendancy.

Label affixed to verso reads "No. 5. Boundarys and extent of the seigniorys." Ms. note below provides partial translation of title: "Boundaries & extent of the estates of the Province of Quebec extracted by order from the Bureau of the ’Indendant’ Bigot."

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT oversize Ayer MS 748
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue