Thursday, January 10, 2008

On this day in Our Islands History

In 1867, Father Charles-Nazaire Boudreau, the first priest to originate from the Magdalen Islands, did up the annual tax accounts for the factory in House Harbour. It is the last time they are done up in the louis, shellings and deniers money exchange.

This information was loosely translated from:
- From the chronicle's of historian Father Frédéric Landry
Événements Historiques Agenda (Septembre 1993 à Septembre 1994)

Of course, in 1867, Canada became a nation under one rule. Quebec was one of the four first provinces to join the Confederation. The money would have all become the same used in all united provinces.

Father Charles-Nazaire Boudreau was born in 1822, to Benoit and Genevieve Boudreau. After his studies at Saint-Therese college, near Montreal, and Prince Edward Island, he was ordained as a priest at Rustico, in 1846. He was named Priest in Charge at Amherst in 1849 and lived 39 years in the service of the people of the Magdalen Islands. He was the only priest on the islands during the years 1874 and part of 1875.

This information was loosely translated from:
- From Deux siecles d'Histoire, Iles de la Madeleine 1793-1992, by Chantal Naud

If anyone has any ideas on the subject, please feel free to make suggestions in the comment section of this posting!

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