The Death and Burial of Nicolas Gamache – 1734

On 01 Oct 1734, Nicolas Gamache, son of Nicolas Gamache and Élisabeth Ursule Gamache, died. He was buried in the parish of Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours-de-l’Islet (L’Islet-sur-Mer), New France on 02 Oct 1734.

The Death and Burial Record of Nicolas Gamache - 1734

The Death and Burial Record of Nicolas Gamache – 1734

SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Parish of L’Islet-sur-Mer, New France, 1734. Death and Burial Record of Nicolas Gamache, Back of Folio 7.

Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Death and Burial Record of Nicolas Gamache – 1734. Translated from the French the record reads:

Bur[ial] of Nicolas Gamache

In the year one thousand seven hundred thirty four, on the second day of the month of October, Nicolas Gamache was buried in the cemetery of this parish, age fifty four years, died on the previous day at nine o’clock in the evening after having received all the sacraments in an edifying manner, both of the two parishes assisted with this burial and no one signed.
                       [signed] Brother Simon Foucault, RMis

This record can be found as image 75/312 in the Québec Vital Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 on in the records for L’Islet 1679-1779. The record appears on the back of folio 7.

I don’t quite understand the translation after “having received all the sacraments” except for the fact that no one signed the record.

UPDATE 08 Mar 2008: Once again Gilles, The Nomadic Researcher has come to my rescue. Gilles wrote that the phrase with which I was struggling states (in French) “d’une manière toute édifiante” which means “with an edifying manner”. Thanks, Gilles!

Copyright © 2008 by Stephen J. Danko

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