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  (b. 11 October 1588 France   d. 4 March 1663 Québec, Canada, New France )  

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Guillaume COUILLARD DE L'ESPINAY was born 11 October 1588 in France. Guillaume COUILLARD DE L'ESPINAY was the child of Guillaume COUILLARD   and   Élisabeth DE VESINS

Guillaume was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1622.

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

Guillaume  married  Marie-Guillemette HÉBERT 26 August 1622 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Marie-Guillemette HÉBERT  was born abt. 1608 in Paris, France.  Marie-Guillemette died 2 October 1684 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City).  Marie-Guillemette was the child of Louis HÉBERT and Marie ROLLET.

Guillaume COUILLARD DE L'ESPINAY died 4 March 1663 in Québec, Canada, New France .

Son of Guillaume Coullard and Elisabeth de Vesin

Look for this family in Laforest Volume XXV

One of the first settlers of Quebec

Details of the family tree of Guillaume 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? A common belief in old Quebec was that lutins [spirits] had the power to do many things for people. ...Read MORE...

The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 5, No. 19, Oct. - Dec., 1892, Lutins in the Province of Quebec
  • Biography
    COUILLARD DE LESPINAY, GUILLAUME, carpenter, seaman, and caulker, son of Guillaume Couillard and Élisabeth de Vesins, son-in-law of Louis Hébert; native of Saint-Malo or of the parish of Saint-Landry in Paris; b. c. 1591; d. 1663 at Quebec.

    Couillard married Guillemette, daughter of Louis Hébert, at Quebec, about 26 Aug. 1621. By her he had 10 children, and because of the numerous descendants of these children Couillard appears in the...Read MORE...

    Dictionary of Canadian Biography (
  • 1588 Birth
    11 October 1588
    , France
  • 1622 Marriage / Partner
    Guillaume COUILLARD DE L'ESPINAY and Marie-Guillemette HÉBERT 26 August 1622, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1625 Birth of Child
    Louise COUILLARD was born 30 January 1625, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1626 Birth of Child
    Marguerite COUILLARD was born 10 August 1626, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1629 Birth of Child
    Louis COUILLARD DE L'ESPINAY was born 18 May 1629 , Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1631 Birth of Child
    Elisabeth COUILLARD DE L'ESPINAY was born 9 February 1631, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
  • 1632
    1632 - 'The (I)-Guillaume Couillard Lespinacy (1591-1663) and Herbert family is believed to be the first slave owners in New France...'

    'The Couillard-Hébert family receives the first slave of the colony. He is a Black boy from the West Indies. The historian Marcel Trudel has counted 4092 slaves throughout Canadian history, of which 2692 were Indians (the favorites of French-speakers) and 1400 Blacks (the favorites of English-speakers) owned...Read MORE...

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