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Germain Morin

Male Bef 1642 - 1702  (> 60 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Germain Morin was born before 15 Jan 1642 (son of Noël Morin and Hélène Desportes); died on 20 Aug 1702 in Hôtel-Dieu, Québec City, Québec.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 15 Jan 1642, Québec City, Québec

    Notes:

    First Canadian-born Roman Catholic priest.

    From the Dictionary of Canadian Biography:

    MORIN, GERMAIN, first Canadian to be ordained priest, secretary of the bishopric of Quebec, parish priest, canon; baptized 15 Jan. 1642 at Quebec, son of Noël Morin, master wheelwright, and of Hélène Desportes, widow of Guillaume Hébert; d. 20 Aug. 1702 at the Hôtel-Dieu, Quebec.

    There is documentary evidence of Germain Morin's presence at the Jesuit college on 15 Nov. 1659. He was one of the four pupils whose board was paid by the parish of Quebec, to ensure that masses were served and that there were choirboys to sing at mass. Bishop Laval even judged it fitting to confer the tonsure and the minor orders on him, despite his youth. This was done on 2 Dec. 1659, and was the first ceremony of its kind in Canada. After receiving the subdiaconate on 6 Aug. 1662, Morin continued to live with the Jesuits and served as sacristan for the parish. When Morin was old enough, Bishop Laval conferred the diaconate on him on 21 March 1665 and the priesthood on 19 September.

    From the time of his entry into the ecclesiastical state in 1659 he was secretary to the bishopric, then from 20 Oct. 1663 clerk to the officiality of the diocese. In this capacity he was responsible for keeping the official registers and for transcribing and initialling the bishop's pastoral letters. He continued to hold these offices until at least 1665, for until 1670 he is not known to have had any other ministry but that of vicar at the cathedral. After that he served the parishes of Champlain, Neuville (Pointe-aux-Trembles), Repentigny, Saint-Joseph de la Pointe-de-Lévy, Sainte-Anne de Beaupré, and Saint-Michel. He was rewarded for this missionary life by being appointed a canon on 20 Sept. 1697. He died in 1702.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Noël Morin was born about 1606 in Brie-Comte-Robert, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France (son of Claude Morin and Jeanne Moreau); died on 10 Feb 1680 in Québec City, Québec; was buried on 15 Feb 1680 in Québec City, Québec.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1616

    Notes:

    Cartwright, wheelwright (charron). Called by the Dictionary of Canadian Biography "one of the early pioneers of Montmagny."

    Noël married Hélène Desportes on 9 Jan 1640 in Notre-Dame de Québec, Québec City, Québec. Hélène (daughter of Pierre Desportes and Françoise Langlois) was born in in Québec City, Québec; died on 24 Jun 1675 in Québec City, Québec. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Hélène Desportes was born in in Québec City, Québec (daughter of Pierre Desportes and Françoise Langlois); died on 24 Jun 1675 in Québec City, Québec.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: Aft 7 Jul 1620

    Notes:

    She was a godchild of Hélène Boullé, the wife of Samuel Champlain. In his will, Champlain left her 300 livres, equivalent to about $15,000 in modern money.

    From the Dictionary of Canadian Biography:

    DESPORTES, HÉLÈNE (Hébert; Morin), said to be the first white child born in New France, daughter of Pierre Desportes and Françoise Langlois; m. Guillaume Hébert in October 1634; m. secondly Noël Morin 9 Jan. 1640 at Quebec; 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 prior 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.) [...]

    Children:
    1. 1. Germain Morin was born before 15 Jan 1642; died on 20 Aug 1702 in Hôtel-Dieu, Québec City, Québec.
    2. Louise Morin was born before 27 Apr 1643; died on 28 Apr 1713; was buried on 29 Apr 1713 in Château-Richer, Montmorency, Québec.
    3. Marie Morin was born on 19 Mar 1649; died on 8 Apr 1730 in Montréal, Québec; was buried on 8 Apr 1730 in Montréal, Québec.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Claude Morin

    Claude married Jeanne Moreau before 1606 in Brie-Comte-Robert, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Jeanne Moreau
    Children:
    1. 2. Noël Morin was born about 1606 in Brie-Comte-Robert, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France; died on 10 Feb 1680 in Québec City, Québec; was buried on 15 Feb 1680 in Québec City, Québec.

  3. 6.  Pierre Desportes was born in in Lisieux, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France; died after 18 May 1629 in France.

    Notes:

    From the Dictionary of Canadian Biography:

    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.)

    Pierre married Françoise Langlois about 1620 in Lisieux, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France. Françoise (daughter of (Unknown) Langlois and (Unknown)) died after 18 May 1629. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Françoise Langlois (daughter of (Unknown) Langlois and (Unknown)); died after 18 May 1629.
    Children:
    1. 3. Hélène Desportes was born in in Québec City, Québec; died on 24 Jun 1675 in Québec City, Québec.


Generation: 4

  1. 14.  (Unknown) Langlois(Unknown) Langlois was born in in France; died in in France.

    (Unknown) married (Unknown) before 1608 in France. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 15.  (Unknown)
    Children:
    1. 7. Françoise Langlois died after 18 May 1629.
    2. Marguerite Langlois was born about 1592 in Xiste, Montpelliers, France; died on 17 Dec 1665; was buried on 19 Dec 1665 in Québec City, Québec.