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  • Name Nicolas HEBERT 
    Relationshipwith Brian Mark BUSSIERE
    Born 1547  St-Germain-Des-Pres, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 24 Oct 1547  St-Germain-Des-Pres, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1600  St-Germain-Des-Pres, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1949  Bussiere Robinson | Brian's ancestors
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2004 

    Family Jacqueline PAJOT,   b. Abt 1551, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1580, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Married 1564  Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Louis HEBERT,   b. 1575, La Maison Mortier D'or, Rue St-Honore, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1627, Québec, Québec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     2. Charlotte HEBERT,   b. Abt 1565, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Jacques HEBERT,   b. Abt 1568, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Marie HEBERT,   b. 1577, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Marie HEBERT,   b. 1588, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F568  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1547 - St-Germain-Des-Pres, Paris, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 24 Oct 1547 - St-Germain-Des-Pres, Paris, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1564 - Paris, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1600 - St-Germain-Des-Pres, Paris, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Nicolas was the apothecary of Catherine de Medici, the Queen of France.

      Lived on St. Honore Street in Paris. Apothicaire, grocer atSt-Germain-des-Pres, in Paris. He was a druggist to the Queenherself, and he and his son Louis were almost certain to have hadunusual access to the palace.


      From "New Findings on Louis Hebert and His Family Before His Departurefor New France" by Madame M. Jurgens in the "French Canadian andAcadian Genealogical Review, Vol. V, Nos. 1-2" 1975.

      Nicolas was Executor of his mother-in-law's estate. The entire Pajotfamily eventually turned against Nicolas and his wife, accusing them,before the provost of Paris, of owing them various sums and objects.The matter was settled out of court ot avoid the cost of a lawsuit.All parties appear contented after that. The Saint-Mande house, withthe vineyards, became the inheritance of Jacqueline and Nicolas.

      Nicolas owned property that he purchased himself, The Coeur Royal andthe Trois Piliers and the Moortier d'or, all on the south side of RueSaint-Honore. Nicolas lived in the Mortier d'or (the golden Mortar).This was where son, Louis, lived as a boy. "The house was ancient,being already in existence in 1415, inhabited by a wine merchant,Jehan de Paris, and later by the Teste family, owners of part of thequarter. The house was large, with double living quarters, offreestone. On the ground floor the store and back store were located,and on the side a vaulted alley which opened out to the street andended with the stairs leading to the upper stories and the court;under the stairs, an iron grill protected the descent toward thecellars. The second floor, square, included tow large rooms withfireplace, one facing the street and the other the court; a passagewayserved as enterance and behind this passageway, a small room used forstorage. The third floor, under the gable, was panelled facing thestreet, but square facing the court and included 5 small rooms, ofwhich 3 had a fireplace. An attic topped it all, and the roof wastile. In the court, there was another small living quarters which,thanks to a passageway in back of the houses of the Trois Pillers andthe Aigle royal, had an exit to Rues des Poulies. The living quartersfacing Rue Saint-Honore still exist at present, at No. 129, slightlyaltered, because it was raised by 2 floors and decorated by balconiesat each of the 3 facade windows, toward the end of the XVIIth century.At the present time (1975), two stores occupy the ground floor (one islodged in the old vaulted alley) and access to the apartment of eachfloor is obtained by a new stairway built at No. 20 of the Rue duLouvre, at the site which previously served as an exit for theoutbuildings of the Mortier d'or.

      Financial worries plagued Nicolas, as it did the rest of the bourgeoisfo Paris, as it was a troubled period, with the financial requirementsof the religious wars and the League overwhelming it. The first signof it was Nicolas' sale of Coeur royal on 27-Jul-1569. The followingyear he was forced to mortgage his more, Mortier d'or. After Nicolas'remarriage, besides his own difficulties, he had to resolve those ofhis new wife and step-children. He had some of his goods seized overan inheritance of his new sister-in-law. 1588 brought the mostcritical days in Paris for the League. The kingdom was in the throesof war, and Paris was living in an air of insurection. Therepresentatives of the 16 Paris quarters had formed into a councilwithin the League. King Henry the Third was forced to flee Paris,which was bristling with barricades. The beorgeoisie favored theLeague, and Nicolas was one of them. Nicolas was close friends withone of the fiercest orators of the League, Jacques de Cueilly, theparish priest of Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois. Jacques was likely one ofthe stepsons of the first marriage of Nicolas' wife, Jacqueline. Thetemporary victory of the League at Paris did not end bad times. In1589 the King was assassinated. In 1590 the seige of Paris began,with all it's consequences, misery, famine and the end of allcommerce.

      With the seige of Paris going on in 1589, Nicolas was forced to borrowa larger sum, which he was unable to repay as agreed. He was forcedby the courts to replay the loan, and had to sell his share of Mortierd'or. He was unable to pay all he owed, and was sentenced to spendtwo years in prison, in the Chatelet. He was so pooly cared for inprision that his son-in-law, Maheut, had to pay the rate of 30 ecusper year for food and the jailer 26 ecus. When Nicolas got out ofprison he was so ill that doctors were not able to heal him.

      What became of Nicolas? His second wife, Marie, had died. He did nottry to recapture the habits an dmemories of the past. He crossed theSeine River and established himself in the new quarter ofSaint-Germain-des-Pres. With him was his third wife, Renee Savoreau,of whom nothing is known except that she had many financial interestsin the Chartres region, and so likely came from there.

      The last record of Nicolas' life was at Chartres, where Nicolas wentto carry out a transaction regarding a tennis court, Rue del'Autriche, and lands located at Saint-Denis de Champfer. His hand wsshaky and his signature incomplete. This was his last appearance on8-Jan-1600. He was to disappear in the course of the year, without awill or inventory, as he was without property.