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Pierre DESPORTES
(1574-1629)

 

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Francoise LANGLOIS

Pierre DESPORTES

  • Born: 1574, Lisieux, Normandy, France
  • Marriage: Francoise LANGLOIS in 1617 in France
  • Died: 18 May 1629, France at age 55
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bullet  General Notes:

Came to Quebec with Champlain between 1614-1620. At capture of Quebec by Kirk(e) in 1629 returned to France. He probably died in France.

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General Notes:

IMMIGRATION: 1619 or 1620

Died outside of Québec (PRDH) [returned to France?]

Source: "One Hundred French Canadian Family Histories" by Phillip J. Moore, 1994

Samuel de Champlain sent Recollet priest Georges le Baillif to France as his delegate to King Louis XIII, on September 7, 1621. He was carrying a request to his Majesty from the principal residents of the country. This appeal is said to have been composed by Pierre Desportes, August 18, 1621, and signed by many others.

Pierre Desportes was literate, so he was better educated than most of the men of his era. He came from the diocese of Lisieux in Normandy. Before leaving France he married Francoise Langlois, the sister of Marguerite Langlois wife of Abraham Martin, who is also an ancestor in this genealogy. Pierre and Francoise arrived in Quebec in 1619.

Francoise was delivered of a daughter on July 7, 1620. This daughter, Helene, was born in l'Habitation of Samuel de Champlain. Champlain's wife, Helene Boulle served as the godmother of little Helene. Helene was the first white child born in New France.

Champlain's wife lived in l'Habitation from 1620 to 1624, when she returned to a gentler environment in France. The Langlois sisters were her main feminine companions in this little settlement at Quebec.

The company of 100 Associates had the franchise for trade in New France at this time. Champlain was one of its principals as was Pierre Desportes. The cost of a share was 3000 livres. This would indicate he was a man of means. While in Quebec he was in charge of the warehouse and fur trading. He was also the baker for the small village.

Francoise Desportes was a godmother twice in Quebec, in 1627, and again in May 18, 1629, only months before the conquest of Quebec by the Kirk brothers. The Kirk brothers sent Champlain and most of the colonists to France by way of England. The Desportes family and all or most of the Martin family were in the group repatriated.


Pierre married Françoise Langlois before 31 Dec 1620 in unknown location, France.1 (Françoise Langlois was born about 1600 in Lisieux, Calvados, Normandie, France 1.)



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1 PRDH (University of Montréal - Online).


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Pierre married Francoise LANGLOIS, daughter of Guillaume LANGLOIS and Jeanne MILLETTE, in 1617 in France. (Francoise LANGLOIS was born in 1599 in Lisieux, Normandy, France.)



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