Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve would act as governor of the colony. On January 4, 1648, he granted Pierre Gadois the first concession of land of 40 acres. Others including Charles Lauzon, Robert Lecavelier et Adrienne Duvivier, Jean Desroches, Urbain Tessier dit Lavgne and Jacques Archambault.
My ancester Louis Loisel was granted his first property in 1655 – but outside of the “old city” . See the map of Montreal here.
The following is the call out of the land usage within the “old city” of Montreal in 1655. Notice that Adrienne Vivier is the only woman named on the property list. And this website provides details of the property ownership in the years aftwards as well as the 1655 map.
And this is a map of Montreal in 1672 but it doesn’t show details of the property owners. http://aprpr.org/?p=6961
Some of the land grants given included:
- Pierre Gadois is awarded the first land grant in Montreal on Jan 4, 1648
- Gilbert Barbier in 1650 and again later in 1662
- Jacques Archambault in 1651. in Dec 1663, after the death of his wife Francoise Tourault, he leases his farm in Montreal to Pierre Dardenne for three years, the transaction was done in the presence of his son in law Jean Gervaise.
- Urbain Tessier in 1651 (son in law of Jacques Archambault)
- Louis Loisel in 1655. He later liquidated his property in Montreal in Mar 1690 at the age of 72, going to live with his daughter Barbe Loisel then married to Francois LeGantier.
- Jean Gervaise in 1655 (son in law of Jacques Archambault)
- Lambert Closse in 1658 – he lead a defense of the Palisade of l’ Hotel Dieu in 1651 against an Iroquois attack with many losses including Denys Archambault.
See the PDF of the map here: Montreal Land Grants 1600s which was sourced from some Archimbault research that I read.
There are some interesting anticdotes in the timeline of Montreal on Wikipedia.