9078. Pierre DESPORTES was born in the diocese of Lisieux, Normandie, Calvados, France. He was originally from Dieppe. He married Françoise LANGLOIS before 31 December 1620. He arrived at Québec along with his brother-in-law Abraham MARTIN in 1619. He was an agent of the company of Rouen and Saint-Malo. He later went to work for Montmorency's Company. The family lived at Québec until 1629 when ee was repatriated as a result of the English conquest. Pierre was alone when he returned to Canada to live with his daughter Hélène who married Guillaume HÉBERT in 1634; apparently his wife having died in France in 1632. He was listed as godfather on two occassions: 1637/1638 and in February 1639. He must have died before 1639, the year that his son-in-law Guillaume Hébert died, for his name is not mentioned on the certificate of guardianship of the Hébert children on 21 October 1639. (3)(5)(6)
9079. Françoise LANGLOIS was born in the diocese of Lisieux, Normandie, Calvados, France. She was also kown as Marguerite LANGLOIS. Apparently she died in Dieppe in 1632.
Children were:1667 i. Hélène DESPORTES was born on 7 July 1620 in Notre-Dame des Recources, Québec. She first married Guillaume HÉBERT 1 October 1634 in Québec. She then married Noël MORIN on 9 January 1640 in Québec. She died 24 June 1675 in Québec.(1) (2) (4)
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(1) PRDH, Certificat de mariage No. 66320.
(2) Ibid., Certificat de mariage No. 66340.
(3) Ibid., Certificat d'union No. 78.
(4) Ibid., Certificat de famille No. 78.
(5) Email Quebec-Research-Digest, Suzanne Boivin Sommerville, 3 April 2002: "In his entry for Pierre DESPORTES, Langlois says he was one of the first habitants of the country (1619), that his origins are unknown, that he married in France Françoise Langlois, and that Hélène is the first child of French parents born in the country (I would add documented in some way as born who survived), and he cites _only_ an article by Roy Léon in MSGCF, vol. 2, (1945?) that apparently says a request to the king carries his signature in 1621. He returned to France with his wife in 1629 and did not return. Langlois also says it is important to distinguish him from another Pierre de LA PORTE who drowned 28 April 1639 in the Saint-Charles River." Langlois, Michel. Dictionnaire Biographique des Ancêtres Québécois (1608-1700). Sillery: La Maison des Ancêtres Québécois. Tome 1 (Lettres A à C), 1998; Tome 2 (Lettres D à I), 1999;Tome 3 (Lettres J à M), 2000; Tome 4, Lettres N à Z. Sillery: Les Éditions du Mitan, 2001.
(6) 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. 147.