While continuing to follow the records of the parish of Ste. Marie de Blairfindie in L’Acadie back in time, I found the Birth and Baptismal Record of Etienne Martin, the son of Nicolas Martin and Marie Giroux. He was born on 02 Aug 1813.
The Birth and Baptismal Record of Etienne Martin -1813
SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Parish of Ste. Marguerite de Blairfindie, L’Acadie, St. Jean County, Lower Canada, 1813. Birth and Baptismal Record of Etienne Martin, Front of Folio 30, B.
Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Etienne Martin – 1813. Translated from the French, the record states:
On the third of August one thousand eight one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, we, the undersigned, have baptized Etienne born yesterday of the legitimate marriage of Nicolas Martin, farmer in this parish, and Marie Giroux, the Godfather François Palin and the Godmother Susanne [Bissoneau?] who all live in this parish, did not sign [one word] the father who has signed with us –
[signed] Nicolas Martin [signed] L. C. Leduc, priest
Etienne’s yonger sister Désanges was born in 1817, and the time between their births was four years. I generally would have expected another child or two to be born in that period. Perhaps I missed a birth. I’ll have to review the records for 1814-1816 again to make sure I didn’t miss someone.
This record can be found in the Québec Vital Records (Drouin Collection) 1621-1967 on Ancestry.com as image 30 of 43 in the records of L’Acadie L’Acadie Ste-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie for the year 1813. The record is on the front of folio 30.
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