The Birth and Baptism of Marie Anne Gamache – 1749

On 27 Dec 1749, Marie Anne Gamache, daughter of Pierre Gamache and Geneviève Belanger, was born. She was baptized in the Parish of Cap St. Ignace, New France on the next day, 28 Dec 1749.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Marie Anne Gamache - 1749

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Marie Anne Gamache – 1749

SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Parish of Cap St. Ignace, New France, 1749. Birth and Baptismal Record of Marie Anne Gamache, Back of Folio 16, Bapt.

Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Marie Anne Gamache – 1749. Translated from the French the record reads:

Baptism of Marie Anne Gamache

On the twenty eighth day of the month of December in the year one thousand seven hundred forty nine, by us, the undersigned missionary priest of Cap St. Ignace, was baptized Marie Anne, born yesterday, daughter of Pierre Gamache and Genevieve Belanger, his legitimate wife. The Godfather was André Richard and the Godmother was Louise St. Jean, who have declared that they do not know how to sign as required by law.
                         [signed] J[ean] F[rançois] Curot priest

This record can be found as image 18/33 in the Québec Vital Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 on Ancestry.com in the records for Cap St. Ignace 1747-1751. The record appears on the back of folio 16.

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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