Real Estate in Frampton, Quebec
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Frampton is a municipality in La Nouvelle-Beauce Regional County Municipality in the Chaudière-Appalaches administrative region of Quebec.
After the War of 1812, in the time of land grants were given to soldiers in the region as reward for their service to the British Crown. Brothers William and Gilbert Henderson, originally of the Shetland Islands, and Pierre-Edouard Desbarats, partnered in developing Frampton Township along with the surrounding towns of Saint-Malachie, where both Henderson brothers are buried, and Standon Township. The towns grew with the influx of Irish immigrants to Canada after the war. It is said that the well-read William Henderson gave the town the name Frampton in honour of Mary Frampton, an author in England from that period.
In 1844, the 1,662 inhabitants of Frampton were almost exclusively Irish and English speaking. But after 100 years, this Irish community had practically vanished due to recessions, chain migrations to New England, Western Canada and Western United States and also assimilation to the French-Canadian culture.