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SEIGNIORY, Eng. law. The rights of a lord as such, in lands. Swinb. 174.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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It is on the seigneury that our story begins some four generations later.
On October 22,1692, a 14-year-old girl named Madeleine de Vercheres heard screams coming from the fields of her father's seigneury. Iroquois warriors were attacking!
At the time of his death, the 74-year-old captain was known as the 'Hermit of Sorel' in the notorious and dingy Royal Seigneury, an asylum for invalid Loyalists in Lower Canada to which he had been committed.
For fifteen years, he worked as a priest there, serving successively in four parishes, from frontier foundations in the Eastern Townships and the Ottawa valley, where he worked in the seigneury of Louis Joseph Papineau, to larger and more established parishes on the south shore of the St.
In effect, both the Scots (coming from 19 different parishes on the Isle of Lewis which was said to be "a full century behind other parts of Scotland") and the French (from 13 parishes in and around the seigneury of Lauzon) had been obliged to leave their native communities once wheat and potato crops had started to fail.
on rose-tinted silk paper, where the smell of seaweed lies mingled with the perfume of heliotrope." In his foreword, childhood summer resident Timothy Porteous refers to Dube's blend of "nostalgia and discovery." Indeed, Dube gives us the evolution of present-day Charlevoix County, from a remote seigneury of New France to the post-Conquest property of Jacobite Scots British officers Malcolm Fraser (Mount Murray) and John Nairne (Murray Bay), to the summer playground of an elite by the mid-19th century, thanks to its natural beauty and improved water and then rail transportation to Quebec City and Montreal.