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  1. Francoise Hebert: Birth: 23 Jan 1635 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Death: 16 Mar 1716 in St Thomas, Quebec

  2. Angelique Hebert: Birth: 2 Aug 1639 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Death: ABT 1666 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

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Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Agnes Marie Morin: Birth: 21 Jan 1641 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Death: 30 Aug 1687 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

  2. Father Germain Morin: Birth: 15 Jan 1642 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Death: 20 Aug 1702 in Hotel Dieu, Quebec City, Quebec Canada

  3. Louise Morin: Birth: Apr 1643 in Quebec City, Quebec. Death: 28 Apr 1713 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

  4. Nicolas Morin: Birth: 26 Apr 1644 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Death: 1667 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

  5. Jean Baptiste Morin: Birth: 25 May 1645 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Death: 12 Dec 1694 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

  6. Marguerite Morin: Birth: 29 Sep 1646 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Death: 17 Oct 1646 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

  7. Helene Morin: Birth: 30 Sep 1647 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Death: 20 May 1661

  8. Sister Madeleine Marie Morin: Birth: 19 Mar 1649 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Death: 8 Apr 1730 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

  9. Alphonse Morin: Birth: 12 Dec 1650 in Quebec City, Quebec. Death: 30 Aug 1711 in St Thomas, Quebec, Canada

  10. Noel Jr Morin: Birth: 12 Oct 1652 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Death: 1718 in Quebec, Canada

  11. Charles Morin: Birth: 30 Aug 1654 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Death: 4 Oct 1671 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

  12. Madeleine Morin: Birth: 29 Dec 1656 in Quebec City, Quebec. Death: 22 Jul 1720 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada


Notes
a. Note:   sportes and Françoise Langlois; m. Guillaume Hébert 1634; d. 24 June 1675.
 The date of Hélène’s birth has not been definitely fixed. Dionne says that she came to Quebec with her parents in 1613, Sulte that she was born in Quebec about 1622. Statistics from other sources indicate that she was 14 years old in 1634, 38 in 1659, 46 in 1666, and 48 in 1667. Anne Hébert, according to Champlain, had died in childbirth previous to 1620; but since there is no further mention of her child, it was presumably still-born. Eustache Martin was born in October 1621. If, however, we assume Hélène’s birthdate to be 1620, which seems most probable, her claim is established as being the first white child born alive in the St. Lawrence region. (Sulte, to be sure, claims for Guillemette Hébert the honour of being the first-born Canadienne, on the assumption that Louis Hébert had his wife with him in Acadia in 1606, but Lescarbot’s evidence refutes this (History (Grant).)
 Pierre Desportes probably came to Quebec in 1614 with Abraham Martin: their wives were sisters. Desportes’ occupation is not known, but he must have had some standing in the community and sufficient education to be able to write, for he signed on behalf of the inhabitants the document of 1621 appealing to the king. No other facts are known about him. (He is not to be confused with Pierre Desportes de Liguère, to whom the Compagnie de la Nouvelle-France ceded Île Royale (Cape Breton) in 1636.) Neither of Hélène’s parents witnessed her marriage contract, drawn up in Quebec in October 1634.
 Her husband was Guillaume Hébert. About this only son of Canada’s first settler little is recorded except an occasional instance of his helping the priests in their relations with the savages. Since he had inherited half his father’s land, which included some acres on the St. Charles as well as the original site above the cliff, it is to be assumed that his chief occupation during his short life was the cultivation of his fields. He was but a little boy when he came to Quebec with his parents in 1617, therefore probably still in his twenties when he died in 1639. Three children were born of this marriage, one of whom died in infancy. The other two were a Son Joseph and a daughter Françoise (b. 1638) who married Guillaume Fournier, 1651.
 Hélène’s second husband was Noël Morin (1616–80), a wheelwright, who became one of the early pioneers of Montmagny. Their son Germain* was consecrated to the priesthood by Mgr Laval* in September l665, the first Canadian-born priest. Another son, Jean-Baptiste (1645–94) was a member of the Conseil Souverain. A daughter, Marie*, was the first Canadian-born nun.
Note:   DESPORTES, HÉLÈNE, said to be the first white child born in New France, daughter of Pierre De


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