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Eustache LAMBERT, Sieur de Ste-Marie

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  • Name Eustache LAMBERT 
    Suffix Sieur de Ste-Marie 
    Born 1618  Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Between 1640 and 1651  [2
    donné des Jésuites 
    Occupation Aft 1651  Basse Ville, Québec, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    marchand 
    Confirmation 8 Oct 1659  Québec, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 40 ans
    Misc
    • from the area of Picardy, (now in Vendee), along the English Channel.Married in France to Marie Laurence. Confirmed as being in Quebec onOctober 8, 1659, at 40 years of age. He was a mechant in the city ofQuebec. Working for the Jesuites about 1645 and abt 1647 EustacheLambert had a 'dit' name of Champagne. He came over with his brotherPierre, who was killed by the Iroquois on October 20, 1663 and buried atChateau-Richer. Eustache came to New France as a 'donne' or layassistant to the Company of Jesus (Jesuits) and was a faithful companionof Father Gabriel Lalemant S.J., today known as Saint Gabriel Lalemant,one of the Canadian holy martyrs. Eustache was born in 1618 in Boulognein the province of Picardy in France, in a place known as Pas de Calais.From 1645 to 1647 he was in the company of the Jesuit Fathers on theirdistant and perilous mission to the West. On their mission to spread theGood News of Jesus to the different peoples that inhabited the countryat that time, the missionaries were supposed to establish posts ormissions as places where the people could convene together. This is whatthey did in this distant corner of New France, and gave the mission thename of Sainte-Marie. However, in 1649, facing the menace of theIroquois who had already caused the martydom of some missionaries, theyhad to abandon the settlement of Sainte-Marie and set fire to it toavoid it's desecration. Unfortunatly, Eustache Lambert didn't know howto write, but he was gifted with remarkable intelligence. He veryquickly learned the Huron language and became an excellent interpreter,a skill which proved to be very useful to the missionaries. He was alsoskillful with a sword and rifle. In 1653, he was in command of the campwhich was organized several years prior to protect the capital (Quebec).His courage and his dedication guided him. In 1653, when the city ofTrois-Rivieres was attacked by about 500 Iroquois, Eustache commanded adetachment of fifty men sent from Quebec to aid in the defense of thecity. According to the historian Monsieur Sulte, Eustache Lambert wasthe first commander of a militia corps in Canada. The first colonizersat that time were given land grants and permitted to become propertyholders which is how Eustache acquired a tract of land on December 15,1652 in the territory held by the lord of Lauzon, and the contract wasapproved by mr. Lauzon-Charny on October 11, 1653. That piece of landcomprised eight acres of frontage along the Saint Laurence River and was40 acres deep. A fishery had been established on that land earler. Theonly obligation imposed on the new land owner was that he give back tothe lord each year a tecnth of the eels that he caught. In exchange thelord was to furnish the barrels and the salt. Marie was buried in thecemetary that then existed in the cellars of the Cathedral-Bascilica. Hewas buried in the old (now gone) St-Joseph cemetery next to theCathedral-Bascilica of Quebec."
    Name Eustache Lambert  [4
    _AMTID 330126062977:1030:114017017 
    _FSFTID LHZV-DL3 
    _UID B78E3B9824104EF890F578BBC0DDB6029F87 
    Died 6 Jul 1673  Québec, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • donné, interprète, colon, traiteur, né vers 1618 probablement près deBoulogne, en France, décédé à Québec en 1673.

      Le donné Eustache Lambert, qui passa en Nouvelle-Francevraisemblablement au début des années 40, apparaît pour la première foisdans l’histoire du Canada au mois d’août 1646, à l’occasion d’un retourà Sainte-Marie-des-Hurons. Il en était à son deuxième ou troisièmevoyage à la mission et semble être demeuré au service des Jésuites aumoins jusqu’en 1651, alors qu’on le retrouve accompagnant le pèreChaumonot à l’île d’Orléans et à Tadoussac.

      En 1653, Eustache Lambert acquit une terre à la Pointe-Lévy, dansla seigneurie des Lauson. C’est là qu’il se construisit la maison qu’ilnomma Sainte-Marie en honneur de sa jeunesse en Huronie et qui devint uncentre favori des traiteurs hurons et algonquins de passage à Québec.Lambert y fit de la chasse et de la pêche avec assez de succès,semble-t-il, puisqu’il réussit, en 1671, à se libérer de sa redevanceseigneuriale en payant une somme de 3004, moitié en argent, moitié encastor. On le dit aussi propriétaire d’une banque pour marchands, d’unemaison dans la basse ville de Québec, rue du Sault-au-Matelot, et d’unehabitation à Saint-Joseph de Beauport. En 1653, il était, à Québec,commandant d’un camp volant de 50 hommes, et le 8 août 1669, marguillierde la paroisse Notre-Dame. Eustache Lambert épousa, en 1656, MarieLaurence. Ils eurent une nombreuse descendance.

      Lambert fut inhumé à Québec le 6 juillet 1673.
    Person ID I4647  Work in progress june2018
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2009 

    Father LAMBERT,   b. Abt 1590,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Françoise PONINGLE,   b. Abt 1593,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1613 
    Family ID F1578  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marie LAURENCE,   b. Abt 1632, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1686, Québec, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married Bef 4 Dec 1657  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 7
    Children 
     1. Gabriel LAMBERT, Sieur de Sainte Marie,   b. 4 Dec 1657, Québec, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1719, Lauzon, Lévis, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     2. Eustache LAMBERT, d. Dumont,   b. 18 Dec 1658, Québec, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1691.10.__, Québec, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F1576  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart