3622. Noel Morin & 3623. Helene Desportes & 7974. Joseph Guillaume Hebert
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1604, Joseph born and christened in Paris, Seine, France; s/o 15948. Louis Hebert & 15949. Marie Rollet.
1616, Noel baptized in St Etienne church, Brie-Compte-Robert, France [a region of the Paris Basin]; s/o 7244. Claude Morin & 7245. Jeanne Moreau.
7/7/1620, Helene born and christened in Québec, Canada; d/o 7246. Pierre Desportes & 7247. Francoise Langlois. [The 1st white child born in New France.]
~1622 in Paris, Joseph married Marguerite Meunier.
1629, Helene retruned to New France with her family when the Kirk brothers captured Quebec.
By 10/1634, Helene and her family returned to Canada.
Joseph traveled to New France.
Noel learned to write his name, count, and make wheels and carriages.
10/1/1634 in Notre-Dame-de-Québec, Helene married 1st Joseph Guillaume Hebert. Robert Giffard attended the ceremony.
12/1635, Helene left 300 livres in the will of Champlain.
1636, Noel was recruited by Robert Giffard to travel to New France.
11/16/1637, Joseph attended the wedding contract of 3650. Etienne Racine & 3651. Marguerite Martin.
9/23/1639, Joseph died in Notre-Dame-de-Montréal, Québec, Canada.
10/21/1639, Helene renounced her right to the estate of Joseph. Her minor children were put under the guardianship of Etienne Racine. Guillamette, sister of deceased Joseph, became the tutor for his 3 children.
12/27/1639, Noel Morin signed his marriage contract with Helene before notary Martial Piraube in Quebec City. Those attending included Robert Giffard, and Guillaume and Louis Couillard. Noel gave his bride a dowry of 200 livres guaranteed by “a house located at Brie-Comte-Robert where hangs a sign with the blue horse in the parish of St. Etienne on rue des fontaines near the gate of the town which the said groom received from the succession of his mother”. Helen’s 1st husband Guillaume Hebert is listed as deceased. Both sets of parents are named. Helene owned a house near the church of Notre Dame, and 2 arpents near Mont-Carmel. “All the important people of the capital gathered to celebrate the signing.” – TJ Laforest.
1/9/1640 in Québec, Helene married 2nd Noel Morin, a wheelwright. The Jesuit, Nicolas Adam blessed this union, in the presence of the witnesses Nicolas Pivert and Robert Giffard, surgeon and seigneur in New France. [Her descendants by the Fourniers and the Morins are considerable in number.]
9/4/1640, Noel and Helene live in the upper city of Quebec; the previous property of Joseph Hebert; a house, 24 by 18 feet, located near the church of Notre-Dame; 2 arpents of land near Mont-Carmel; and a garden measuring 40 perches located north of the storehouse of the One-Hundred Associates, in the upper town.
9/25/1641 in Quebec, Noel present for the wedding of 3722. Francois Rene Mezeray dit Nopces & Helene Chatel.
1645, Noel is granted 50 arpents of ground on la côte Sainte-Geneviève for 90 livres, and they settle there for 20 years.
Bef. 9/9/1648 they moved into what would become “three frame dwellings, two of which had a heated room each, cellar and attic, the third serving as a shop and attic above, with a barn and two and a half arpents enclosed with stakes and serving as a yard.” On this date Jean Guyon and Michel Leneuf examined the first Morin house and its lot, located on the tip of Cap-aux-Diamants, whch later the Fabrique de Quebec would purchase for 800 livres.
6/4/1649 at la Rochelle, France, laborer Pierre Paillereau was hired to work for Noel Morin, a resident of Quebec.
2/6/1650, Antoine Rouillard and Thomas Toucher promised to build, on Noel Morin’s land, the framework of a house “which will be thirty feet long and twenty feet wide ... six feet under beams”. Noel paid 250 livres for this work, in addition to 20 minots of peas, to be given to the two carpenters.
1652, Marie d’Abancourt, the widow of Jean Jolliet, called on Noel’s services to appraise the cartwright tools left at the home of Jean Bourdon.
11/15/1653, Jean de Lauzon, Governor of New France, ceded to Noel a quarter-league of frontal property by a league deep on the St Lawrence river, including the Ile-aux-Oies. Noel had to render faith and homage to the West Indies Company. Noel named his name Saint Luc.
5/5/1655, Helen godmother to her granddaughter Marie Anne Fournier.
5/17/1655, Noel and Helene were granted a pew by the Fabrique of Quebec. It was located on the north side, in the nave near that of Charles Sevestre. In return, the Fabrique received 2 arpents [which today holds the citadel of Quebec.]
7/4/1655, Noel signed the contract for the 2 arpents of land which also provided the tuition for their son Germain to attend seminary.
1656, Helene on list of Benefactors, “Since all Saints day. Madame Morin, a scarf of cotton checkered with yellow, for St-Anne’s chapel”.
9/3/1657 at Quebec, Noel Morin and daughter Louise were godparents to Noelle Bernier, d/o 3716. Jean Jacques Bernier dit deParis & 3717. Antoinette Grenier.
12/12/1657, Helen the godmother to Jean, s/o 3744. Nicolas Gendron dit Lafontaine & 3745. Marie Marthe Hubert.
6/5/1658, Noel with Louis Sedillot agreed each to build their half of a boundary fence.
8/10/1659, at Quebec, Msgr. de Laval administered the sacrament of Confirmation to Marie Halle 18; Helene Desports 38, Noel Morin 48 …., sons Germain 18, Nicolas 15, Jean Baptiste 14, … They are counted among the first to receive this sacrament from the hands of the Bishop of Quebec, who had debarked the preceding June 16th.
9/12/1663, Noel provided Guillaume Fournier a receipt for 1000 livres tournois which had been received in payments after Guillaume married Francoise Hebert, Noel’s step-daughter.
11/15/1663, Jean de Lauzon, the Governor of New France, ceded to Noel Morin, a quarter-league of frontal property, by a league deep, beginning an arpent below the La Caille River and going up the Saint-Lawrence towards the south side. The Ile-aux-Oies were included in this concession.
1664, Noel chosen guardian of Charles-Amador Martin, the son of Abraham Martin.
8/3/1664, Noel took part in the election of the Mayor Claude Charron.
5/23/1666, Noel ceded 30 arpents to Jean Pannier for 60 livres.
1666 Census of St. Jean, Quebec. Noel 57, Helene 46, 5 Morin children, and Marie Charlotte de Poitiers 25, widow of Helen’s son Joseph [Joseph Jr, born 1661, is not listed], 40 arpents, 12 cattle.
8/2/1666, Noel ceded another 30 arpents to Jean Poitras.
1667 Census of Quebec, Noel 58 a wheelright, Helene 48, Alphonse 17, Charles 13, Marie madeleine 10, apprentice Zacharie Jolly 17, domestic Jean Ballier 28.
2/25/1668, Noel named his son Jean-Baptiste, Sieur de Rochebelle, his administrator.
4/16/1669, Noel gave 240 livres to the Ursulines, a portion of the inheritance of Charles Martin who had been put under his guardianship. [Charles would be ordained a priest in 1671.]
1/4/1671, Noel and Helene “wrote their will”. On the day of their death, all of their furniture and real estate would be divided between their sons, Charles and Alphonse, on the condition that until then they support their parents. Furthermore, the sons would give their young sister, Marie-Madeleine 300 livres when she married.
11/12/1671, Noel, the Sieur de Saint-Luc, rendered faith and homage to Louis Couillard, Sieur de L’Espinay.
6/15/1673, Noel agreed to “make and perfect” 24 cannon mountings, and to furnish the necessary wood. “I am familiar”, he said, “with these cannons in the Upper and Lower Town.” Charles Legardeur, the first counsellor to the King and commandant of Chateau Saint-Louis, promised to pay for this special work by giving Noel 40 livres per mounting.
10/30/1674, Noel and Louis Bosse agreed to settle a suit amicably. Bosse had obtained a homestead at Montmagny. Bosse gave his land to his Seigneur, Noel, and even required a compensation of 60 livres.
6/24/1675, Helene died in Québec.
10/30/1675, Son Jean-Baptiste agreed to supporting his elderly father, Noel, on condition that he pay him 1500 livres and half of the income from the fief of Saint-Luc.
10/31/1675, the family members agreed to sell Charles Bazire all of the Ste Genevieve property for 3000 livres.
1/10/1680, Noel died in Riviere du Sud, Montmagny, Quebec. [He was probably visiting his son Alphonse.] His funeral was celebrated 5 days later at Quebec.
(S) Rene Jette, 561, 562. (S) PRDH. (S) The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents, 1897, P306. (S) Our French-Canadian Ancestors, T.J. Laforest, V-XVI.
• Between 1672 & 1676, the fief of Saint-Luc was divided to the benefit of Guillaume Fournier, Jean Prou, Alphonse Morin, Pierre Jolliet, Jean Baillie, Michel Isabel, David Corbin, Charles Bazire and Jean Rollandeau.
Children of Joseph and Helen:
i. Joseph Hebert, born 11/3/1636 in Québec, PQ, Canada.
10/12/1660 in Québec, Joseph married Marie Charlotte de Poitiers.
6/1661, Joseph was captured and killed by the Oneida Iroquois. In 10/1662 several other of the prisoners with Joseph testified about his death. A letter from a fellow captive noted that Joseph had only been wounded in the arm and shoulder, but he was later tortured and stabbed to death by a drunken warrior.
1/11/1667, Charlotte remarried to Simon Lefebvre.
ii. Françoise Hebert (3987), born 1/23/1637 in Québec, PQ, Canada.
iii. Angelique Hebert, born 8/2/1639.
Children of Noel and Helene:
i. Agnes Morin, born 1/21/1641 in Quebec.
11/17/1653, Agnes married Nicolas Gaudry dit Bourbonnière, s/o Jacques. Jacques Bernier, h/o Antoinette Grenier, witnessed the wedding contract.
6/22/1669, Nicolas died.
1/12/1671 in Quebec, Agnes married 2nd Ignace Bonhomme dit Beaupré, s/o Nicolas. Her father Noel and her brother Jean Baptiste both attended.
8/30/1687 in Quebec, Agnes died.
ii. Germain Morin, born 1/14/1642 in Quebec.
9/29/1665, Germain the first Canadian priest and a member of the seminary of Quebec.
Germain performed the baptism of multiple related family members. He is also involved in many abjurations, mostly of Calvinists converting to Catholicism. In the PRDH datatbase he appears over 300 times.
8/20/1702, Germain died in the Hotel Dieu, Quebec City; buried the same day. His burial record says: « Pretre, chanoine de la Cathedrale de Quebec ». “Priest, church dignitary of Quebec Cathedral”.
iii. Louise Morin (1811), born 4/27/1643 in Quebec, Canada.
iv. Nicolas Morin, baptized 4/24/1644 in Quebec.
1666 Census of St. Jean, Quebec, Nicolas 22 lives with his parents.
1668, Nicolas died leaving a debt of 75 livres.
v. Jean Baptiste Morin dit Rochebelle, born 5/25/1645 in Quebec.
10/18/1667, Jean contracted to marry Marie Anne Firman, d/o Francois. [Apparently did not marry].
11/22/1667 in Quebec, Jean married Catherine Decantigny dit Belleau. his brother Germain performed the ceremony.
12/11/1694, Jean died in the Hotel Dieu, Quebec City; buried the next day.
vi. Marguerite Morin, born 9/29/1646 in Quebec. [Died an infant.]
vii. Helen Morin II, baptized 9/30/1647 in Quebec. [Died a child.]
viii. Marie Morin, baptized 3/19/1649 in Quebec.
8/1662, Marie novice nun at the Hotel Dieu of Montreal. At the age of 13, she was asked by the Bishop of Quebec to join the Nursing Sisters from La Fleche at Ville-Marie.
7/9/1708–7/9/1711, Marie the mother superior of her convent.
Marie wrote the Annals of the Hotel-Dieu of Montreal.
4/8/1730, Marie died in Montreal, Ile de Montreal.
ix. Alphonse Morin dit Valcourt, born 12/12/1650 in Quebec.
2/10/1670 in Quebec, Alphonse married Madeleine Normand [widow of Jean Baptiste Normand – same last name but not related]. Both sets of parents are named. His brother Jean attended.
2/15/1680 Alphonse, his brother Jean, and sister Marie Madeleine attended the burial of their father Noel.
4/27/1690 in St Thomas, Montmagny, Quebec, Madeleine died in childbirth of son Charles; buried the next day.
11/24/1692 at Cap-Saint-Ignace, Alphonse 2nd married Angelique Destroismaisons, widow of Jean Francois Langlois, d/o Philippe Destroismaisons dit Picard and Martine Crosnier. Guillaume Fournier342 and his son Jean attended the wedding.
8/29/1711, Alphonse, given age 60, died in St Thomas, Montmagny; buried on the 31st. The Seigneur Louis Couillard attended the burial.
x. Noel Morin II, baptized 10/12/1652 in Quebec. [Died a child.]
xi. Charles Morin, born 8/29/1654 in Quebec. [Died a child.]
xii. Marie Madeleine Morin, born 12/28/1656 in Quebec.
5/29/1673, Marie married Clerk of the Provost of Quebec, Gilles Rageout/Rajotte.
7/21/1720, Marie died in Quebec City; buried the next day.