3654. Noël LANGLOIS was born around 1605 in St-Léonard, diocese of Sees in Normandy. He was a ship pilot. He first married Françoise GRENIER-GARNIER on 25 July 1634 in Notre-Dame de Québec. His marriage was blessed by Fr. Charles Lalemant, S.J., who was the Superior in Québec. He was the first quit-rent payer of Beauport since Robert GIFFARD granted him the first concession of same cleared land on 29 June 1637. He then married Marie CREVET, the widow of Robert CARON on 27 July 1666 in Château-Richer. He had one daughter from this second marriage. He died on 14 July 1684 in Beauport. (1)(3)(10)(11)(12)(13)(21)
First Canadian Ancestors - Langlois
Notes biographiques sur l'ancêtre et sa famille

3655. Françoise GRENIER dite GARNIER was born in France. She died on 1 November 1665 in Québec. (4)(21)

Children were:

child888 ix. Jean LANGLOIS was born on 24 February 1641 in Notre-Dame de Québec. He married Marie Charlotte BÉLANGER on 19 October 1665 in Château-Richer, Québec. He died on 25 in Hôtel-Dieu de Québec and was buried on 26 August 1687 in Notre-Dame de Québec. Marie Charlotte died and was buried on 3 October 1710 in Notre-Dame de Québec.(2)(9)(14)(22)

child1709 iii. Anne LANGLOIS Anne was born and baptized on 2 September 1637 in Notre-Dame de Québec. She married Jean PELLETIER on 9 November 1649 in Québec. Jean was born 12 June 1627 and baptized 20 June 1627 in St-Aubin de Tourouvre, Ev. Chartres, Perche (ar. Mortagne, Orne) France. Jean died on 24 and was buried on 25 February 1698 in Rivière-Ouelle, Kamarouska, Québec. Anne died on 16 March and was buried on 17 March 1704 in Rivière-Ouelle.(2)(7)(22)

child785 iv. Marguerite LANGLOIS was born 3 September 1639 in Québec. She married Paul VACHON on 22 October 1653 in Château-Richer. She died on 24 September 1697 in Beauport. (2)(8)

child1827 vii. Élisabeth Isabelle LANGLOIS was born on 21 February and baptized on 7 March 1645 in the parish of Notre-Dame de Québec. She first married Louis COTÉ COSTÉ on 6 November 1662 in the Chapel of Beauport, paroisse de Notre-Dame de Québec. She then married Guillaume LEMIEUX on 15 December 1669 in Québec. Guillaume was born on 19 and baptized on 21 November 1648 in the parish of Notre-Dame de Québec. Élisabeth died on 18 and was buried on 19 November 1696 in Cap St-Ignace. Guillaume died and was buried on 15 October 1725 in Berthier, Québec. (2)(5)(6)(22)

   Six other children (2)


      Noël was a boat pilot and navigator for Samuel de Champlain. He arrived in New France with the first quota of colonists recruited by Robert Giffard, to be established in Beauport, Québec. The Lord of Beauport concedes to him on June 29, 1634, 300 arpents of land located in Beauport.
     On July 25, 1634, he married François Grenier dit Garnier. From this union are born ten children. He remarries on July 27, 1666 to Marie Crevet. No children are born from this union. Noël died at approximately 80 years of age on July 14, 1684. (16)

     LANGLOIS, NOËL, pilot of the St. Lawrence River, early settler on the seigneury of Beauport; b. c. 1603 at Saint-Léonard in Normandy, son of Guillaume Langlois and Jeanne Millet; d. 15 July 1684. Following the relinquishment of New France by the British in 1632, Robert Giffard, the seigneur of Beauport, persuaded Langlois to become a settler in the new land. It is probable that Abraham Martin dit L'Écossais, the king's pilot at Quebec, and possibly related to him by marriage, greatly influenced his decision. Langlois and his future wife, Françoise Grenier (Garnier), left France with Giffard's prospective settlers in the spring of 1634 and arrived at Quebec on 24 June. Following his marriage at Quebec in July, Langlois settled at Beauport. Three years later he received from Giffard a grant of land in perpetuity. His wife, the mother of 10 of his 11 children, died in November 1665. In July 1666 Langlois married Marie Crevet, the widow of Robert Caron. Langlois himself died at Beauport in July 1684, survived by his widow and 8 of his 11 children. (17)

Françoise Grenier-Garnier:
     Françoise is considered to have been the first marriageable woman to arrive in New France since its return from England. A little less than a month after she arrived, she married Noël Langlois, celebrated by Father Charles Lalemant, SJ. No marriage contract has ever been found, and it is not known whether or not she could sign her name. Noël could only make his mark, a backwards "N,", but he had learned to sign his name by 1677.
     Noël and Françoise settled at Beauport on a plot of land that Noël received from Robert Giffard on June 29, 1637. There they had ten children.(18)
     In the year of 1665 (Sunday) the 1st of November died in the fellowship of our Sainte Mother Church, Françoise Garnier, wife of Noël Langlois, senior inhabitant of this country, after having received the sacraments of viatique (last rites) and Extreme Unction; and the same day was interred in the cemetery of this parish. What was the cause of her death? No document specifies clearly. A document of the notary Michel Fillion, dated 14 June 1683, assures us, however, that it was a violent death, because we find these expressions: "in the cause [this word can also mean 'lawsuit'] of the death of the wife of said Langlois, she was killed." But that is all that we know of this sad subject. Another supposition is that she died of the "pestilential fever" epidemic that struck the colony that year. (19)
     Her death happened on 1 November 1665, the day after Françoise and her husband Noël Langlois had granted two arpents of land to their sons Noël and Jean, the younger, and the couple also made a mutual donation of their possessions to each other at that time. These transactions are recorded by notary Pierre Duquet 31 October 1665 (2 documents). (20)

Relationship Charts - Léveillée & Paré Ancestry

Bishop George Albert Guertin
A descendant of Noël Langlois & Françoise Grenier dite Garnier
and of their daughter
Marguerite Langlois & Paul Vachon
Common ancestors of Léveillée & Paré families.

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(1) PRDH, Certificat d'individu No. 45058.
(2) Ibid., Certificat de famille No. 219.
(3) Ibid., Certificat de mariage No. 66319.
(4) Ibid., Certificat d'individu No. 45200.
(5) Ibid., Certificat de mariage No. 66907.
(6) Ibid., Certificat d'individu No. 41849.
(7) Ibid., Certificat de mariage No. 66389.
(8) Ibid., Certificat de mariage No. 66437.
(9) Ibid., Certificat de mariage No. 30155.
(10) Biographical Dictionary for The Jesuit Missions in Acadia and New France: 1602-1654, Lucien Campeau, S.J., translated by William Lonc, S.J. & George Topp, S.J., summer 2001, p. 239.
(11) PRDH, Certificat d'union No. 2130.
(12) Ibid.,
Certificat de mariage No. 30165.
(13) Ibid., Certificat d'union No. 282.
(14) Ibid., Certificat de sépulture No. 69569.
(15) Ibid., Certificat d'individu No. 45091
(16) Source - Website:
(17) Source: Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online, Website:
(18) Source: "Before the King's Daughters: The Filles à Marier, 1634-1662" - First printing, April 2002 by Peter J. Gagné, Distributed by Quintin Publications.
(19) The excerpt is from pp. 95-96 of an article about Noël Langlois that appeared in "Memoires de la Societe Genealogique Canadienne-Francaise" v. XXVI, #2 (Avril-Mai-Juin 1975). Source: Jackie Hostage via Québec-Research-List
(20) Source: Susanne B. Sommerville via Québec-Research-List
(21) Additional Biographical Information: Send me an email at normlev at cox dot net requesting the data.
(22) Drouin documents copied from the Parish Registers of Québec.