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Guillaume LANGLOIS

  • Born: 1566, Saint-Leonard-des-Parcs, Perche, France
  • Marriage: Jeanne MILLETTE in 1586 in Normandie, France
  • Died: 25 Jul 1634, Saint-Leonard-des-Parcs, Perche, France at age 68

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St. Leonard des parcs is in Normandy, not 15 miles from Perche. He was part of the Percheron migration.

Nelson - Parent & Related Families in Britain, Quebec...

This info came from the fgs for Noel Langlois, Tanguay has no info on this. We now come to a group of ancestors who came very early to Québec and are most probably related to the earliest pioneers in Canada. Three years after the capture of Québec by the Kirke brothers in 1629, the British returned Canada to the French. A French apothecary and doctor, Robert Giffard became seigneur of Beauport (near Québec) and was responsible for attracting a lot of settlers mainly from the Perche district of central France (an area just south-east of Normandy). Among the settlers were Noel Langlois and his fiancée Françoise Grenier (or Garnier). One group of settlers arrived in Québec 24 June 1634 and Noel and Françoise married one week later. The trip was probably influenced by Abraham Martin, the King's pilot in Québec who was married to Marguerite Langlois. This couple came to Québec from the same area of France with her sister Françoise and brother-in-law Pierre Desportes in about 1620. Marguerite and Françoise were probably sisters of Noel Langlois. The Plain (or Heights) of Abraham are named after Martin who eventually had 32 acres of land there for his farm. It is claimed that Abraham and Marguerite's son Eustache was the first French child born in Canada, baptized the 24th of October 1621. The other possible claimant for the first French- Canadian birth is Hélène Desportes, the daughter of Marguerite's sister Françoise Langlois. She was born in 1620 or 1621 in Québec. She married Guillaume Hébert, the only son of Canada's "first settler" Louis Hébert. Here below is a small table showing some of the relationships: However, the ancestors of Noel are uncertain, and he is probably NOT related to the others. Noel was also both a pilot and a farmer, like Abraham Martin. After his wife died in 1665, when he was 60 years old he married a widow Marie Crenel-Caron (on the 32 anniversary of his first marriage). The last child listed, Marie-Anne, may possibly be the child of his son Noel and Aymée Caron, his stepdaughter. The censuses of 1666-7 and 1681 show the Langlois lands in Beauport reaching about 60 arpents and the sons becoming farmers in their turn. The oldest son Jean was a carpenter (engaged in building ships for the St. Lawrence) but already had his own house in 1666, and had 2 rifles, 4 cows and 15 arpents of land by 1681. At this time, the two Noels lived together and had 4 rifles, 1 pistol, 1 horse (a rare animal in those days), and 17 cows on 30 arpents of land.

I've no idea if Marguerite was actually born in a different part of France than the other children.


Guillaume married Jeanne MILLETTE in 1586 in Normandie, France. (Jeanne MILLETTE was born in 1570 in Le Maines, Maine, France and died after 18 May 1629 in St-Leonard-des-Parcs, Alencon, Normandie (Orne), France.)

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