The Birth and Baptism of Abraham François Gamache – 1788

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.

Birth and Baptismal Record of Abraham Francois Gamache - 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:

[?] Abraham

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 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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3 Responses to The Birth and Baptism of Abraham François Gamache – 1788

  1. Pingback: Steve’s Genealogy Blog » The Descendants of Aubin Gamache

  2. Dr. Jerry Gamache says:

    Do you have the rest of the genealogy from you to Abraham and Marguerite? I am wrting a book on Gamache Genealogy. Please contact me.

  3. Robert Shogan says:

    my line of Gamaches:
    Abraham Francois Gamache (1788- )
    Laurent Gamache (1827- 1885)
    Joseph L Gamache (1853- 1927)
    Francis J Gamache (1874- 1956)
    Albert Raymond Gamache (1908- 1972)
    Arline Margaret Gamache (1928- 2000) (My mother)
    You can find Laurent at ancestry. com Drouin Collection page 40 of 68 Bapt. 122 – Napierville, St. Cyprien parish registers.

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