On 31 Oct 1788, Abraham François Gamache, the future husband of Marguerite Leblanc, was born. He was baptized the next day, on 01 Nov 1788.
The Birth and Baptismal Record of Abraham François Gamache – 1788
SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Parish of Cap St. Ignace, Montmagny County, Lower Canada, 1788. Birth and Baptismal Record of Abraham François Gamache, Back of Folio 88, B.
Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Abraham François Gamache – 1788. Translated from the French, the record states:
In the year one thousand seven hundred eighty eight, on the first of November, by us, the undersigned pastor of Cap St. Ignace and the neighboring isles, was baptized Abraham François, born yesterday of the legitimate marriage of Aubin Gamache and Marie Thérèse Sylvestre. The Godfather was Abraham Gagnon and the Godmother was Marie Françoise Sylvestre who have declared that they do not know how to sign, the father absent, as required according to law.
[signed] L’Aquel, priest
This record can be found as image 609/948 in the Québec Vital Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 on Ancestry.com in the records for Cap St. Ignace 1679-1808. The record appears on the back of folio 88.
In front of the name of Abraham François Gamache in the margin, there is a small flourish. I’m not sure if this is a letter of the alphabet or just an embellishment. In any case, I don’t know what the significance of this flourish might be. It doesn’t appear in the margin of any other record in this group.
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