Louis Membertoucoichis (Membertouji'j)

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Louis Membertoucoichis (Membertouji'j) Membertoucoichis (membertouji'j)

Birthplace: Acadia, Canada
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family:

Son of Henri Sachem Membertou, Chief of the Mi'kmaq and Milmaw Marie
Husband of Madame de Dam Pierre Membertou and Madame de Sigogne Membertou
Father of Christine Membertou; Elizabeth Membertou; Claude Membertou; John Membertou; Jeanne Membertou and 3 others
Brother of Marie Radegonde Kagijonais (Mi'kmaq); Paul Actaudinech/Actaudinji'j Membertou; Atcaudin one of two Membertou and Marguerite De La Tour (Membertou)

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About Louis Membertoucoichis (Membertouji'j)

Louis Membertoucoichis (Membertouji'j) Membertou was the first son of Chief Membertou. He was named after the then King Louis XIII in the first aboriginal baptism that included his father and other relatives on June 24, 1610.

Like many other Sakmowk, but unlike his father, he had two wives. He is the father of five noted daughters and one son, all born between 1597 and 1610 and all baptised the same day.

The following Membertou names was Extract from the Register of Baptism in the Church of Port Royal, New France. The day of Saint John the Baptist, June 24, 1610.

MEMBERTOU, a great Sagamore, over one hundred years old, has been baptized by Messire Jessé Fleche, a priest; and named Henry, by Monsieur de Poutrincourt, after the king.

Membertoucoichis (called Judas), eldest son of Membertou, over sixty years old, also baptized; and named Louis, by Monsieur de Biencourt, after Monsieur the Dauphin.

The eldest son of Membertoucoichis, now called Louis Membertou, aged five years, baptized; Monsieur de Poutrincourt godfather, and named John, after himself.

The eldest daughter of said Louis, aged thirteen years, also baptized; and named Christine by Sieur de Poutrincourt, after Madame the eldest daughter of France.

The second daughter of the said Louis, eleven years old, also baptized; and named Elizabeth by sieur de Poutrincourt, after Madame, the youngest daughter of France.

The third daughter of said Louis, Sieur de Poutrincourt godfather, also baptized, and named Claude, in honor of his wife.

The fourth daughter of said Louis, Monsieur de Coullogne godfather, was named Catherine, after his mother. (Monsieur de Coullogne, is actually Monsier de Coullanges, Sieur de Livilliers, Poutrincourt's son-in-law)

The fifth daughter of said Louis was named Jeanne, thus named by sieur de Poutrincourt, after one of his daughters. (Wife of Sieur de Livilliers)

The sixth daughter of said Louis, René Maheu godfather, was named Charlotte, after his mother. (Rene Maheu was actually a nephew of Louis Hebert's. The Charlotte was Charlotte Hebert, Louis' sister, who had married Nicolas Auvray Maheu)

Actavdinech, the third son of Henry Membertou, was named Paul by sieur de Poutrincourt, after Pope Paul.

The wife of said Paul was named Renée, after Madame d'Ardanville.

The wife of said Henry, sieur de Poutrincourt sponsor in the name of the Queen, was named MARIE, after her.

The daughter of Henry, sieur de Poutrin court godfather, was named Marguerite, after Queen Marguerite.

One of the wives of Louis, Monsieur de Jouï sponsor in the name of Mme. de Sigogne, was named after her.

The other wife of Louis, sieur de Poutrincourt sponsor in the name of Madame de Dampierre.

Arnest, cousin of Henry, sieur de Poutrincourt godfather in the name of Monsieur the Nuncio, was after him named Robert.

Agovdegoven, also cousin of Henry, was by sieur de Poutrincourt named Nicholas, after Monsieur de Noyers, a Lawyer of the Parliament of Paris.

The wife of said Nicholas, sieur de Poutrincourt godfather in the name of his nephew, was named Philippe.

The eldest daughter of Nicholas, the said Sieur sponsor in the name of Madame de Belloy, his niece, was after her named Louise.

The younger daughter of Nicholas, the said sieur being godfather for Jacques de Salazar, his son, was named Jacqueline. (Jacques inherited the title Sieur de Salazar from his grandmother, while Charles received the Barony of St. Just. When Charles died, Jacques inherited his interests in Acadia and was then the partner of Charles La Tour)

A niece of Henry, Monsieur de Coullongne sponsor in the name of Mademoiselle de Grandmare, was after her named Anne.