The Birth and Baptism of Jérôme Gamache – 1753

On 24 Oct 1753, Jérôme Gamache, son of Pierre Gamache and Geneviève Belanger, was born. He was baptized in the Parish of Cap St. Ignace, New France on 30 Oct 1753.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Jérôme Gamache - 1753

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Jérôme Gamache – 1753

SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Parish of Cap St. Ignace, New France, 1753. Birth and Baptismal Record of Jérôme Gamache, Front of Folio 23, Bapt.

Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Jérôme Gamache – 1753. Translated from the French the record reads:

Baptism of Jérôme Gamache

In the year one thousand seven hundred fifty three, on the thirtieth day of the month of October, by us, the undersigned priest, pastor, missionary of Cap St. Ignace, was conditionally baptized Jerome, born the twenty fourth of the present month, son of Pierre Gamache and Marie Genevieve Belanger, his wife. The Godfather was Joseph Guion and the Godmother was Marie Genevieve Gamache: the Godfather signed with us, the Godmother has declared that she does not know how to sign, the father is deceased.

[signed] Joseph Guion                                 J[ean] F[rançois] Curot, priest

This record can be found as image 247/948 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 front of folio 23.

UPDATE 10 Feb 2008: Initially, I was unable to clearly read the name of the priest, but The Nomadic Researcher wrote to tell me:

Jean-François Curot arrived on November 1st, 1747 as a priest in Cap St-Ignace; he was there for the next 17 years.

Source : Patrimoine et Histoire de chez nous : Cap-Saint-Ignace. Cap-Saint-Ignace, Éditions La Plume d’Oie, 2002, 790 p. (Collection Patrimoine et Histoire de chez nous, Volume 1) (p. 29).

Thanks, Gilles!

Copyright © 2008 by Stephen J. Danko

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