Marguerite Catherine LANGLOIS
- Born: 1592, Montpellier, Languedoc, France
- Marriage: Abraham MARTIN-L'EOSSAIS on 24 Oct 1621 in Quebec, Quebec
- Died: 17 Dec 1665, Quebec, Quebec at age 73
Québec 3 Volume 1, p 415------------------Marguerite LangloisSister of Françoise married to Pierre Desportes. Remarried Rene Branche on Feb 17, 1665.Samuel D.Champlain was born 1567, Brouage, France and he died in Québec on the 25 December 1635. Champlain sailed in the spring of 1603 for Nouvelle France on the 12 ton ship the Bonne Renommee. It anchored at Tadoussac a summer trading post. In 1604 he joined the North American expedition of Pierre de Monts as Geographer and Cartographer. The first winter 35 out of 79 men died of scurvy on the isle of Ste.Croix.
The two following winters were spent on Port Royal near Digby, N.S. He passed the summers exploring the rivers of Maine and charting the coast as far as Cape Cod and Martha’s Vinyard.
In 1608 he and 32 colonists established the settlement at Québec. In May 1620 he again sailed from Honfleur, France to Nouvelle France with his 22 year old wife Hélène. The ship the St. Étienne had lady passengers. Hélène his wife of 10 years (she was 12 when married) and three ladies in waiting and a maid of all work.
After a 2 months crossing they reached Tadoussac on 7 July, 1620 and there met Eustache Boulle, Hélène’s brother. They later arrived at Québec where a population of 60 were waiting.
For the next four years Hélène had nobody of her own sex to talk to other than her three ladies in waiting, Madame Hebert (Marie Rollet) and daughter, the two Langlois girls Françoise married to Pierre DesPortes the baker, and Marguerite married to Abraham Martin dit L’Ecossais and during her last winter the wife of Nicolas Pivert.
Champlain and his wife resided in Fort St. Louis, from July 1620 to 21 August 1624 and sailed for Dieppe, France, leaving Emery DeCain in charge of Québec with a population of 51.Sources: Samuel D.Champlain by Samuel Eliot Morison Drouin, Sulte.
Marguerite married Abraham MARTIN-L'EOSSAIS, son of Abraham MARTIN and Sarah AUCKENLECK, on 24 Oct 1621 in Quebec, Quebec. (Abraham MARTIN-L'EOSSAIS was born in 1589 in Scotland and died on 8 Sep 1664 in Quebec, Quebec.)