This bronze statue on the base of the Hébert monument depicts Marie Rollet, Louis’
wife, in about 1617, and their three children -- from left to right: Guillemette,
Guillaume (our ancestor), and Anne. Unfortunately, the historians guiding the project
were in error regarding the relative ages of the children. To be accurate, Guillaume,
who here appears to be about four years old, should have been depicted as a nine-year-old.
The other two children are more accurately represented.
The above plaque, on the Hébert monument, commemorates “The First Settlers of Québec.”
It lists the 47 earliest couples to settle in the Québec City area, during the period
1617-1640. We are related to eleven of the first fourteen:
Louis Hébert and Marie Rollet Guillaume Couillard and Guillemette Hébert Abraham Martin
and Marguerite Langlois Nicolas Marsolet and Marie LeBarbier Pierre Desportes and Françoise
Langlois Etienne Jonquest and Anne Hébert Olivier Letardif and Louise Couillard Jean
Nicolet and Marguerite Couillard Noel Morin and Hélène Desportes Guillaume Hubou and
Marie Rollet Guillaume Fournier and Françoise Hébert
The historians guiding the project omitted one of the earliest couples, to whom we
are also related: Guillaume Hébert and Hélène Desportes.
More Photos of the Hébert Monument Parc Montmorency, Québec City