The de Lorimier family has a place in Canadian history that has touched and changed many locations, particularly in and around Montreal.
The Pied-du-Courant Prison
"Long live freedom, long live independence!", shouted by Chevalier de Lorimier on February 15th, 1839 as he was executed at the old Pied-du-Courant prison, in Montreal. Pied-du-Courant was the scene of the 1837 Patriots revolt in what was then Lower Canada. Read more about Pied-du-Courant.
Built around 1669, Maison LeBer-LeMoyne is one of the oldest houses in Canada and the oldest building on the island of Montreal. Built by merchants Jacques LeBer and Charles LeMoyne, it once served as a fur trade post. Francois Chorel of Saint-Romain acquired the house in 1695 for his daughter Marguerite who settled there with her husband Guillaume de Lorimier. The de Lorimier family occupied the home until 1760.
The Patriots Monument
THE PATRIOTS MONUMENT
Located in the Place of the Patriots in front the site of the old Pied-du-Courant Prison, the Patriots Monument is a testament to those whose died on the scaffold in the winter of 1838-1839. Read more about the Patriots Monument.