Francois Langlois

Francoise Langlois was born in 1599; in St. Xiste,  Montpelliers, France; one of four children born to Guillaume Langlois and Jeanne Millette.

About 1618, she married Pierre Des Portes, an employee for the Company of 100 Associates,  representing France’s interest in the New World.

Soon after the birth of their only child, Marie-Helene; Pierre and Francoise left for Quebec, taking along her two younger sisters; Marie and Marguerite.

The little group arrived at Tadoussac aboard the ‘Le Sallemande’, on August 30, 1620; and from there were transferred to the Kebec Habitation, where Pierre would be engaged.