Marie Patenaude was born on 31 Dec 1865 and was baptized on 01 Jan 1866 in St. Valentin, Canada East. Her birth and baptismal record was recorded as the first entry of the year 1866 – B.1.
The Birth and Baptismal Record of Marie Patenaude – 1865/1866
SOURCE: Ancestry.com. Québec Vital Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Québec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Birth and Baptismal Record of Marie Patenaude, St. Valentin, Canada East, 1866. Front of Folio 1, B.1.
Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Marie Patenaude – 1865/1866. Translated from the French, the record states:
B.1. [baptism #1]
On the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred sixty-six, by us, the undersigned, vicar of this parish, Marie was baptized, born the previous evening of the legitimate marriage of Charles Patenaude, laborer, and Osithe Gamache, of this parish. The Godfather was Guillaume Hénault and the Godmother was Célina Gamache, who, as well as the father, did not know how to sign.
[signed] S. Oct. Perrault, Priest
Since Marie was baptized on 01 Jan 1866 and the record states that she was born the previous evening, Marie was born on 31 Dec 1855.
In her later life, Marie used the name Lea, and it is under that name that other records may be found.
As with other records from St. Valentin, there are two copies of this record. The one shown here is the civil copy which appears as entry B.1 on the front of folio 11 (image 1 of 54 in the records for 1866 in St. Valentin on Ancestry.com). The church copy appears as entry B.1 on the front of folio 269 (image 32 of 54 in the records for 1866 in St. Valentin on Ancestry.com).
Since this record was the first of the year 1866, the top of the register, above the Birth and Baptismal Record of Marie Patenaude, provides a description of the records included in this set of folios.