Social Studies 9 – Seigniorial System Mapping Assignment Introduction: Once French merchants in New France established the fur trade, settlements began to grow along the St. Lawrence and its tributaries. Large land barons who often lived in France purchased land or were given land by the Royal Government. Eventually settlers came. Land needed to be surveyed and divided amongst settlers. The Royal government did this. This method of land division and subsequent settlements is known as the seigniorial system of landholding. Review the key components of the seigniorial system form you class notes. Job: Using you mapping skills from the Geography Unit and obeying all the mapping rules, 1) Construct a large scale map of a series of Seigneuries i) Construct a series of lots (rangs and rotures) ii) Include a manor house and church iii) Sketch in a mill iv) Include un-cleared land v) Include fields or grain crops vi) Include a woodlot vii) Include roads connecting the lots 2) Include a river and river access 3) Neatly color and label your map 4) On a separate sheet of paper or on the flip side of the map, explain in (25 words) the importance of the following locations on the map. i) Manor House ii) The Mill (wood), the uncleared land, and the woodlot iii) The Grist Mill (to grind grain into flour iv) The parish church v) The River and river access Please note that the explanations are valued the most in this assignment! What do theses places do? How do these places (in #4) relate to the seigniorial system? Why are they located in the places that they are? What would happen in they were absent from the communities? Try to explain these questions in your answer. Good luck. P.T.O. for evaluation procedures.