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Noel Langlois

There were at least six pioneers carrying the surname of Langlois. We are concerned with Noel. He is the ancestor in our line.

Noel came from Saint-Leonard-des-Parcs, Normandy, France.

He had three sisters. Marie who married Jean Juchereau, Marguerite who married Abraham Martin (this couple also g grandparents in Hardy line) and Francoise who married Pierre Desportes (this couple also g grandparents in Hardy line).

He was born around 1606 and was one of the first recuited by Robert Giffard to come to New France.

Giffard had become the seigneur of Beauport on January 15, 1634.

Noel was a riverboat pilot on the St. Lawrence River as is also listed as a ship's carpenter.

Noel arrived in Quebec June 4 1634 aboard the ship the Saint Jehan. Pierre de Nesle was the Captain.

For the next two months he and Jean Coste built the manor for Lord Giffard and on the day the manor was dedicated, July 25, 1634, Noel married Francoise Grenier.

Robert Giffard gave him, on June 29, 1637, 300 arpents of ground, a planted field of mature standing timber, and added to it another arpent cleared and sown with wheat (?). This concession faced the St. Lawrence River and extended in depth to the Montmorency River.

Jean Cote received 3 acres of land on the banks of the St. Lawrence between the lands of Zacharie Cloutier and Noel Langlois. Langloid, however, feared the Iroquois and donated a portion of his land for Jean to build a home.

The couple had 10 children, 8 of whom married. Our line continues through the marriage of Marguerite to Paul Vachon.

The boys were Jean married 1665 to Charlotte Francois Belanger,a second Jean aka Saint-Jean married 1675 to Marie Cadieux, Noel married 1677 Aimee Charon (daugher of Robert and Marie Crevet---see below). Note Noel took pocession of Beauport on May 25, 1677.

The girls married men with the names Pelletier, Vachon, Chevalier, Cote and Miville. All these pioneers ended up grandparents of Hardy line as well.

When Francoise died in 1665 Noel remarried Marie Crevet July 7 1666 in Chateau-Richer, Quebec. This becomes tangled as Marie Crevet is no relation to our family through this marriage, however, she is a g grandmother to us from her first marriage to Robert Caron. You can read more in his biography.

After his wife's death he was reported in the Jesuit Relations to be a norman pilot and"he gave a yellow scarf to the church as a Christmas offering.
There were at least six pioneers carrying the surname of Langlois. We are concerned with Noel. He is the ancestor in our line.

Noel came from Saint-Leonard-des-Parcs, Normandy, France.

He had three sisters. Marie who married Jean Juchereau, Marguerite who married Abraham Martin (this couple also g grandparents in Hardy line) and Francoise who married Pierre Desportes (this couple also g grandparents in Hardy line).

He was born around 1606 and was one of the first recuited by Robert Giffard to come to New France.

Giffard had become the seigneur of Beauport on January 15, 1634.

Noel was a riverboat pilot on the St. Lawrence River as is also listed as a ship's carpenter.

Noel arrived in Quebec June 4 1634 aboard the ship the Saint Jehan. Pierre de Nesle was the Captain.

For the next two months he and Jean Coste built the manor for Lord Giffard and on the day the manor was dedicated, July 25, 1634, Noel married Francoise Grenier.

Robert Giffard gave him, on June 29, 1637, 300 arpents of ground, a planted field of mature standing timber, and added to it another arpent cleared and sown with wheat (?). This concession faced the St. Lawrence River and extended in depth to the Montmorency River.

Jean Cote received 3 acres of land on the banks of the St. Lawrence between the lands of Zacharie Cloutier and Noel Langlois. Langloid, however, feared the Iroquois and donated a portion of his land for Jean to build a home.

The couple had 10 children, 8 of whom married. Our line continues through the marriage of Marguerite to Paul Vachon.

The boys were Jean married 1665 to Charlotte Francois Belanger,a second Jean aka Saint-Jean married 1675 to Marie Cadieux, Noel married 1677 Aimee Charon (daugher of Robert and Marie Crevet---see below). Note Noel took pocession of Beauport on May 25, 1677.

The girls married men with the names Pelletier, Vachon, Chevalier, Cote and Miville. All these pioneers ended up grandparents of Hardy line as well.

When Francoise died in 1665 Noel remarried Marie Crevet July 7 1666 in Chateau-Richer, Quebec. This becomes tangled as Marie Crevet is no relation to our family through this marriage, however, she is a g grandmother to us from her first marriage to Robert Caron. You can read more in his biography.

After his wife's death he was reported in the Jesuit Relations to be a norman pilot and"he gave a yellow scarf to the church as a Christmas offering.
signature of Noel Langlois
in1984, in Beauport, a park was named after him and a
 monument erected to honour him.

At this point I would like to address the death of Francoise Grenier
There is a controversy surrounding her death. Her death
date is recorded a Nov. 1 1665. We know she was "killed" whether by accident or she was murdered has been established. There are documents that indicate something
was going on and reported.

March 11 1666 from Notary Becquet: Donation d'une terre situee en la cote de Beauport: par Noel Langlois, veufide Francoise Garnier (alternate spelling of Grenier), a Jean Langlois et Nole Langlois, ses enfants.
The article mentions some dissension in the family after Francoise's death. [Perhaps it was over property and that
was his way of smoothing over the situation since this would seem to be land in addition to what had been conceded to
Jean and Noel the day before Francoise's death.
Note: The older Jean had been conceded four arpents (.85 acres per arpent) of land upon his marriage to Charlotte Belanger two weeks before Francoise's death and the
younger Jean and Noel were given two arpents of land the
day before her death. The author of this article asked "faced with the threat of a family squabble, Noel Langlois used all of his paternal authority and found a solution to the problem. What happened for the Langlois couple to take this sudden decision?". This action is surrounded by mystery.

There is also a July 13, 1682 record: Protet de Paul Vachon
et ux, mineurs Louis Cote, Guillaume Lemieux et ux, Noel Langlois, Jean Peltier et ux, etveuve Rene Chevallier vs Jean Langlois Sr. St. Jean.
This appears to involve the rights of the minor children of
Noel Langlois and Francoise Garnier. An inventory of the property left by Francoise Grenier.

From Notary Michel Fillion June 14 1683: In the year of 1665 (Sunday) the 1st of November died in the fellowship of our Sainte Mother Church, Francoise Garnier, wife of Noel Langlois, senior inhabitant of this country, after having
received the sacraments of (viatique?) 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 June
14, 1683, assures us, however, that it was a violent death, because we find these espression: "in the cause of the death of the wife of said Langlois, she was killed".

The following is from Notary Paul Vachon husband of Marguerite Langlois (these are not only the daughter and son in law of Noel and Francoise but also g grandparents in the Hardy line): It is a notation in a declaration of the state of Noel Langlois's financial accounts made befere the notary Michel Fillion June 14, 1687. The text reads as follows " [My Paul Vachon notary received for two years food for the said Vachon and his wife 400 livres (pounds), which he received from the Reverend Father Cahumonot because of the death of the
wife of the said Langlois who was killed. Michel Langlois
adds "the details of her death are unknown. It is amazing
that in all the documention that survives there is no mention
of a murder of the mother-in-law of this Notary.
One other researcher has noted (and a number of people
have decided to research this incident and I will post any results) "Francoise Grenier, wife of Noel Langlois, died of a gunshot wound which was determined to be accidental, although it was suggested that it might have been murder".