Mayor, aldermen, men of fiefs, (lawyers), a hostel, a hospital and outside, a leper to accommodate lepers (the disease of leprosy had been reported by the Crusaders from the East).
Baldwin and his wife were still living, according to the scrolls, in 1169 in Le Quesnoy.
The lack of wealth underground and of a major transportation route partly explains this.
The authorities however took note of this weakness and proposed the Ecaillon canal from Sambre to Scheldt; considered but abandoned because of low water yield in the forest of Mormal.
Later, the land at Le Queroy became a freehold belonging to the Episcopal mass at Cambrai and by the name of Noflus, latinized from Novem fluctibus.
In the mid-twelfth century, Count of Hainaut Baldwin IV the builder surrounded the town of Quesnoy with ditches and ramparts and also built in 1150 the castle which became an important the center of the fortifications of the town (now the Centre Cernay and the fire station).
A glassmaking factory installed near the railway track to the site of the former Intermarché collapsed after World War I.
In the Bellevue district, the remains of a factory attest to the presence of a former pottery factory.
Desiring to populate his new fortified town, the Count enacted in 1161 a charter granting privileges to many people: the town prospered and there embraced a ...Near the Fauroeulx gate of the town in 1933, Roman pottery was discovered.Under the Merovingian and Carolingian, we find no evidence of a major population centre in the vicinity.The closure of industrial enterprises (Cofradec, Duarte, dairy products) and services (transport) remains problematic even though there have been some new sources of work such as with the Emig company.The town comes alive on Friday morning still for its weekly market.