Charles Hamel was born in 1624 in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France. He died 1721 in Québec, Quebec, Canada. He married Judith Auvray 1645 in Avremesnil, Dieppe, Rouen, Normandie, France. His second marriage was to Catherine Lemaitre on 16 Jun 1656 in St. Jacques, Dieppe, Rouen, Normandie, France.
When, Charles, his second wife Cathereine Lemaitre, and small family left their homeland in Normandie for Nouevelle France, traveling on the same ship with them is his brother Jean (married to Marie Auvray, the sister of Charles’ first wife, Judith), and his family. 1666 census records tell us that his household was made up of the following people: Charles Hamel, Catherine leMaistre, Jean Hamel 14, and Charles Hamel. In 1681, the records still place Charles at Ste-Foy, the owner of twenty arpents of cultivated land, and four animals with horns.
Charles died in 1721 in Quebec, Canada.