The Death and Burial of Pierre LeBlanc – 1769

On 22 Oct 1769, Pierre LeBlanc, husband of Marie Françoise Landry, died in the Montréal Hôpital Général des Soeurs Grises (Montréal General Hospital of the Grey Sisters). He was buried on 23 Oct 1769 in the cemetery of the hospital.

The Death and Burial Record of Pierre LeBlanc - 1769

The Death and Burial Record of Pierre LeBlanc – 1769

SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Montréal Hôpital Général des Soeurs Grises, 1769. Death and Burial Record of Pierre LeBlanc, obverse of folio 126.

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

B[urial] [Pier]re [Le]Blanc

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On the seig October one thousand seven hundred sixty nine, by me, the undersigned priest, was buried in the cemetery of this hospital the body of Pierre LeBlanc who died the day before yesterday, age about eighty five. Present were Jean Baptiste Maillot and Louis Malgaret dit St Germain, who have declared that they do not know how to sign as required.     #twenty third pc     Poncin priest

This record can be found as image 130/372 in the Quebec Vital Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 on Ancestry.com in the records for Montréal Hôpital Général des Soeurs Grises 1738-1785. The record appears on the obverse of folio 126.

By itself, this record does not identify who Pierre LeBlanc is, exactly. However, at the time Pierre died, there was only one 85-year-old man in New France with this name, leading to the conclusion that this Pierre LeBlanc had been the spouse of Marie Françoise Landry.

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