The Baptism of Nicolas Gamache – 1780

On 31 Dec 1780, Nicolas Gamache was baptized. Nicolas was the older brother of Margueritte Soulange, Marie Thérèse, Louis, and Abraham François Gamache.

Birth and Baptismal Record of Nicolas Gamache - 1780

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Nicolas Gamache – 1780

SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Parish of Cap St. Ignace, Montmagny County, Lower Canada, 1780. Birth and Baptismal Record of Nicolas Gamache, Front of Folio 36, B.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Nicolas Gamache – 1780. Translated from the French, the record states:

Bap[tism] of
Nicolas
Gamache

On the thirty first of December, one thousand seven hundred eighty, by us, the undersigned pastor of Cap St. Ignace and the neighboring isles, was baptized Nicolas, son of Obein Gamache and Thérèse Sylvestre. The Godfather was Nicolas Sylvestre and the Godmother was Bale Gamache, who have declared that they do not know how to sign. The father was absent.

                                                                 [signed] F. Guichaux, priest

This record can be found as image 538/948 in the Québec Vital Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 on Ancestry.com in the records for Parish of Cap St. Ignace, Montmagny County, Lower Canada, 1780. The record appears on the front of folio 36.

Unlike most other baptismal records from Lower Canada, Nicolas’ baptismal record does not specify the date of birth. In this time period, baptisms in the Roman Catholic Church were usually performed within two days after a birth.

Note that, in this record, the father’s name is spelled phonetically as Obein, rather than the proper spelling Aubin.

Copyright © 2007 by Stephen J. Danko

This entry was posted in Daily Journal, Gamache. Bookmark the permalink.