Thirteenth Generation

6414. Pierre DESPORTES was born about 1595 in Lisieux (diocèse) (Calvados) (Normandie Region), France.1770,1868 It is unclear when Pierre Desportes and his wife originally came to New France although there has been speculation that they traveled there as early as 1614 with his brother-in-law and sister-in-law (Abraham Martin and Marguerite Langlois). Other sources indicated that they arrived in New France in 1619. After Québec was seized by the English on 19 July 1629 while seeking control of the fur trade, almost all of the habitants were forced to return to France. They group left Québec on 24 July 1629 with their personal effects, their weapons and their pelts - something that had been negotiated by Champlain with the English Kirke brothers. After spending several months in Tadoussac, the ship finally sailed for France on 14 September. They arrived at Plymouth, England, between the 18th and 20th of October. There, Samuel Champlain and the colonists received word that the French and the English had already negotiated a peace treaty in the spring - prior to the seige of Québec. Within days, the colonists were taken to France. It took several long years before the colonists would return to New France. Pierre was on the passenger list of the return ships "La Salamandre and La Lionne". The vessels left Honfleur on 18 April 1632 but traveled to Le Havre to pickup/exchange passengers. They departed Le Havre on 21 April 1632. Noticeably absent was the wife of Pierre Desportes, Françoise Langlois, who had died a year earlier at Dieppe. 2910It is possible that he died on the trip back to New France or died shortly thereafter - leaving his daughter to continue the return trip with her aunt and uncle.2910 Françoise LANGLOIS and Pierre DESPORTES1385 were married before 1620 in Lisieux (diocèse) (Calvados) (Normandie Region), France.1385,1770

(Note: It has often been reported that Pierre Desportes was a member of the Compagnie des Cent Associés. However, the list of Associes shows a 'Pierre Desports de Liguere' and, supposedly, this is not the Pierre Desportes who married Francoise Langlois.)

6415. Françoise LANGLOIS was born on 13 June 1599 in Montpelliers, France.2621 She arrived at Tadoussac via "LeSallemande" on 30 August 1620. She died about 20 April 1632 at the age of 32 in France.1385 Françoise was buried on 20 April 1632 in Dieppe (St-Jacques) (Seine-Maritime) (Normandie Region), France. She is listed as 'Marguerite' on her burial record but is listed as the 'femme de Pierre Desportes' (age 30)1,2622

(Note: Pierre and Marguerite returned to France from Quebec in 1629 after Quebec was seized by the Kirke Brothers for the British. Due to the death of Françoise in France, only Pierre and daughter, Hélène, returned to Québec after the end of the occupation.)

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