The Birth and Baptism of Marie Magdeleine Gamache – 1783

On 20 Dec 1783, Marie Magdeleine Gamache was born to parents Aubin Gamache and Marie Thérèse Sylvestre. On the same day, she was baptized in the Parish of Cap St. Ignace, Montmagny County, Lower Canada.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Marie Magdeleine Gamache - 1783

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Marie Magdeleine Gamache – 1783

SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Parish of Cap St. Ignace, Montmagny County, Lower Canada, 1783. Birth and Baptismal Record of Marie Magdeleine Gamache, Back of Folio 52, B.

Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Marie Magdeleine Gamache – 1783. Translated from the French the record reads:

Bap[tism] of Marie Magdeleine Gamache

In the year one thousand seven hundred eighty three, on the twenty-first of December, by us, the undersigned pastor of Cap St. Ignace, was baptized Marie Magdeleine, born today of the legitimate marriage of [the noble?] Aubin Gamache and Thérese Sylvestre, the Godfather was Jean Baptiste Dion and the Godmother was Marie Magdeleine Gamache who have declared that they do not know how to sign.
                                                  M.J. Paquet – priest

This record can be found as image 557/948 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 52.

The name of the priest in this record appears to be M.J. Paquet. In other records, the surname appeared to be L’Aquel. I will have to look at more records in order to better understand what the priest’s name actually is.

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