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  (b. abt. 1575 France   d. 23 January 1627 Québec, Canada, New France )  
Cause of Death: injury from falling on a patch of ice

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Louis HÉBERT was born abt. 1575 in France. Louis HÉBERT was the child of Nicolas HÉBERT   and   Jacqueline PAJOT and the grandchild of: (maternal)  Simon PAJOT and Jeanne GUERINEAU

Louis was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1617.

Spouse(s)/Partner(s) and Child(ren):

Louis  married  Marie ROLLET 13 June 1602 in Paris, France .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Marie ROLLET  was born abt. 1580 in Paris, France.  Marie died 27 May 1649 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City). 

Louis HÉBERT died 23 January 1627 in Québec, Canada, New France .

Occupation: Apothicaire, Seigneur

son of Nicolas Hebert and Jacqueline Pageau
First settler in New France

Details of the family tree of Louis appear below.
Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - Over time, Québec has gone through a series of name changes
From its inception in the early 1600s until 1760, it was called Canada, New France.
1760 to 1763, it was simply Canada
1763 to 1791 - Province of Québec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Québec, Canada.

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.
Did You Know?Québec Généalogie - Did you know? Very few children went to school in New France. Schools were usually only in the larger towns and...Read MORE... ON/ LakeheadUniversity/ NewFranceWQ/ wqr6.aspx
Did You Know? Québec Généalogie - The Seigneurial System (1627 - 1854)
The seigneurial system was a form of land settlement modeled on the French feudal system. It began in New France in 1627 with the formation of the Compagnie des Cent-Associés (or Company of 100 Associates), which was initially responsible for handing out land grants and seigneurial rights. The land was divided into five by 15 kilometer plots, usually along major rivers like the St. Lawrence. They were then further subdivided into narrow, but long lots for settlement. These lots were usually long enough to be suitable for faming, and they provided everyone who lived on them with equal access to neighbouring farms and the river. There were three main groups of people who lived off the land in this system: Seigneurs, Habitants and Engagés

Louis HÉBERT was a seigneur.
Seigneurs were the most important colonists, as they were usually in the military or aristocracy prior to being a settler. These seigneurs then were charged with the task of subdividing large parcels of land into five by 15 kilometer concessions, then renting this land to a habitant. Under regulations set up by the French government in France, the seigneur could also set up a court of law, set up a mill on his land and organize a commune.

Source: Canada in the Making (
  • Louis HÉBERT

    Acadian Ancestors, The Lewiston Daily Sun, Lewiston, Maine, June 4, 1983
  • Louis HÉBERT
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  • Bio
    Born in 1575, Hebert, the son of a doctor who moved in Paris' best social circles, dreamed of settling in America. After an unpromising initial experience in Acadia, he was persuaded by Samuel de Champlain to sell everything he owned in France and settle in Quebec. On March 11, 1617, he left Honfleur with his wife, Marie Rollet, along with his three children and his brother-in-law. The crossing was very difficult, with their ship tossed about...Read MORE...

    History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
  • Biography
    HÉBERT, LOUIS, apothecary, first officer of justice in New France, first Canadian settler to support himself from the soil, m. Marie Rollet; b. Paris 1575?; d. Quebec, January 1627.

    According to his descendant, Couillard Després, he was the son of a Louis Hébert who was apothecary at the court of Catherine de Médicis. Documents more recently discovered in Paris indicate that his father was Nicolas Hébert, an apothecary, and that Louis was...Read MORE...

    Dictionary of Canadian Biography (
  • 1602 Marriage / Partner
    Louis HÉBERT and Marie ROLLET 13 June 1602, Paris, France
  • 1627 Death
    23 January 1627
    Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

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