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Madeleine de Roybon d'Allonne

The daughter of a French nobleman, Madeleine de Roybon (c.1646-1718) came to Fort Frontenac (Kingston) about 1679. On land granted to her by La Salle she built a house and barns, grew crops and grazed cattle, and established a small trading post. She was the first known female landholder in present-day Ontario.

Location

On her former land holding, Highway 33, east of the floating bridge at Parrott Bay - just west of Amherstview

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: County of Lennox and Addington

Municipality: Township of Loyalist

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