2013 recipient of the Capitale-Nationale and Chaudière-Appalaches Region Heritage Award
Category: Conservation and Preservation of St Paul's Church in Cumberland 1847
2020 region winner in the category
Tourist Attractions - History, arts and culture.
Cumberland Mills is a fiefdom (part of the Aubin De L'Isle seigneury constituted on September 27, 1782.
The townships "Township" appear after the act of the Constitution of 1791 (British immigration) in Lower Canada, today Quebec.
Around the years 1820-1830 a group of British immigrants (English, Irish and Scottish) settled in the stronghold of Cumberland.
In 1819 Mr. Edward Harbottle became the owner of the fief of Cumberland and with members of his family from England and some settlers, he cleared the fief. He lives in his wooden residence built at the western end, that is to say on the edge of the Chaudière River.
In 1840 ME Harbottle built at the eastern end of the fief his 2nd residence, a magnificent stone manor (Harbottle Manor) located on Taylor Road and later a wood and flour mill on Cumberland Creek.
In 1847 Mr. Harbottle built a stone church (Eglise Anglican St-Paul de Cumberland Mills).
In 1857, Mr. Harbottle died childless. He was buried under St-Paul's Church along with his wife.
1867, Edward Harbottle Taylor (his nephew) becomes liquidator of the Cumberland fief estate.
1906, death of Edward H. Taylor. The seigniorial domain is bequeathed to his brothers James-Bruce and Thomas-John Taylor.
1917, Thomas-John Taylor built the Manoir Taylor. This magnificent yellow brick Manor has 7 bedrooms and was inhabited by the Taylor family until the departure of Miss Eva and Dorothy Taylor in 1975.