SAINT SAUVEUR D'AUNIS TODAY
OLD ROMAN CHURCH OF SAINT-SAUVEUR D'AUNIS
The country was mingled with almost all the events of our History. The legions of CAESAR certainly set up their camp there. Some years before the year 1000, Count Guillaume Bras de Fer who warred in our regions gave abbey of Nuaille en Poitou rich lands bordering the banks of Cure.
The monks of Nuaille therefore build there the strong priory of Saint Sauveur.
Aunis was the stake in the Franco-English fights in the 14th and 15th century. In the 16th century, the religious wars bloodied our country. Aunis knew the celebrity with La Rochelle in the 17th century..
The Revolution..The Empire..
The grand epoch, for the village of Saint Sauveur, siutated in the 19th century; the country was rich thanks to the trade of brandies and horses.
Saint Sauveur counted 1,500 inhabitants.
Today Saint Sauveur remains a
lively and animated borough. The agricultural cultivations in smaller
numbers which formerly would be endowed to modern means of production.
The craftsman and the commerce were adapted to the excessive demands of
the ecomony at this end of the 20th century. An
The population structure was modified: numbers of which were left each year worked to the exterior of Saint Sauveur in the undertaking of the Rochelaise agglomeration.
The parish of Saint Sauveur is
in effect in the mobility of the large Cite nearby; it must organize itself
in order to confront equipment problems, from conservation and improvements
of the setting of life.
WHEN SAINT SAUVEUR WAS NAMED LIGOURE...
The deed of gift represents the
first written proof of the seniority of Saint Sauveur d'Aunis. Among the
goods conceded by the Count of Poitiers with the Abbey of Nouaille, appear,
THE DONATION OF LIGOURE TO THE ABBEY OF NOUAILLE
At the end of the 10th century,
and with the approach of the year Thousand, our ancestors lived in fear.
They fear, if not the end of the world, at least of great calamities accompanying
the attempts by Satan to reconquer the Earth from where Christ drove out
thousands of years earlier. The wars, the famines, the epidemics
(normal in a primitive economy where the man fights against a hostile nature)
maintain presents the image of death, and are interpreted like the proof
of the general disordered state
The powerful Count of POITIERS does not escape the rule as the document written in 979 testifies, which is currently stored in the Departmental records of VIENNA.
Deed of Gift of the village of Ligoure
Increasingly frequent calamities ring to us as of now the unquestionable
proof of the nearest end of the world. However,
And the freehold is thus circumscribed: of face and on a side by the
field of BURCLACO to the road of the king, then by this
All these above-named goods, I grant them and give them irrevocably at the same time for the safety of my soul and that of my father and mother to the congregation of the monestary of Holy Mother of God, Mary, always virgin, built in the honor of the good Hylaire and of Saint Junien, confessors of Christ, and that directs that one knows it, the Foulques lord, abot, under the government of which the monks learn how to serve God. And by this letter of transfer, I delegate my authority to you so that you have all power of these goods without anyone finding the power to repeat.
And that, we have more, to me, to my son Guillaume as well as to my
spouse, lady Emma, to indicate so that if somebody seeks to cancel this
donation by some calumny, if it is not correct and continues to be insincerely,
that it undergo initially
May this transfer by letter, God helping, last forever with the precise details of which it is comprised.
At the bottom of the document are affixed the signatures of the givers, of the recipients and the witnesses:
GUILLAUME, Count, his son GUILLAUME and his spouse EMMA, who have made this donation: KADELON, Viscount of AULNAY
MEDERIC, Viscount of CHATELLERAULT, AIMERI, Viscount of THOUARS, GISLEBERT, Abbey; KADELON and RADULFE, vicars
BOSON son of ADRALD, Viscount, SIMON, GERALD, INGELBALD, ADRALD, ACCARD,
INGELIN, UCBERT, AUCHER, HUGUES, GAUZLIN, GAUTIER
Then figure the following mention:
Given the month of January, the second year of King ROBERT.
extract: from "If Saint Sauveur of Aunis Was Told To Me"
History of La Rochelle