St-Charles-sur-Richelieu Quebec

Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu
It is on the Richelieu River, northwest of St-Hyacinthe.
The land belonging to Saint-Charles seigneury, granted in 1698.

Two children of Jean-Baptiste Loiselle and Marie-Anne Beaudry settled in St-Charles-sur-Richelieu from Pointe-aux-Trembles.

  • Jean-Bapstie Loiselle b 1721 married Apoline Desbles on 1748 in Pointe-aux-Trembles. They had 14 children in St-Charles between 1750 and 1770. Jean Baptiste died in 1788 in St-Charles, his wife, Apoline Desbles died in 1797 in St-Marc.
  • Toussaint Loiselle b 1725 married Marie-Anne Hogue on 1752 in St-Charles.  He settled on land that was conceded from his uncle, Jean-Baptiste Beaudry. Toussant and Maire-Anne had 6 children from 1752 to 1761 in St-Charles. And this was the time frame when the “dit Sinotte” name was introduced.

It was a granddaughter of Toussaint Loiselle, Adelaide Loiselle that married Amable Hebert in 1817 in St-Marc. They settled in St-Charles having 10 children. Amable Hebert, as did some of his siblings, died in the Patriotes battle of St-Charles on Nov 25, 1837. This family seemed pretty settled there.

St-Charles was had an important role in the Patriotes Rebellions of 1837.

At the battle of St-Charles – lead by Thomas Storrow Brown on the Patriotes side with maybe 60 to 100 militia and by Lieutenant Colonel George Wetherall onthe Loyalist side – with 430 in his command. 3 English soldiers died, but from 60 to 100 Patriotes died depending on the source.   These included Amable Hebert b 1791 husband of Adelaide Loiselle m 1817 in St-Marc. As well as Amable Hebert’s brother Jean-Baptiste Herbert b 1793.

Some of the casualities from this battle are remembered on the Monument of Patriotes at St-Charles. 

Face is: “Killed in the battle of November 25, 1837: Abraham Remy Bellefleur, Joseph Boulé, Henri Chaume, Peter Emery Coderre, Joseph Comeau Joseph Fénix said Dauphinais, Dauphinais said Louis Fénix, Pion said Isaac Fontaine, Joseph Goddu, Gabriel Gosselin, Amable Hebert, Jean-Baptiste Hébert, Pierre Hébert-Lambert, Marc Jeannotte dit Lachapelle, Moses Lemoyne, Olivier Lescault, André Lévesque André Loiselle, “said Gabriel Amiel Lusignan, Lusignan said Amiel N. .. N. .. Menard, Francois Mingot Moses Pariseau, Xavier Pariseau, N. .. Provost and some other unidentified. “

In early 1800s the village flourished with trade associated with river transportation . But with the rail and roads, St-Charles lost its advantage of being on the river and returned to agricultural focus.

There are still Loiselle descendants in St-Charles today.

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