The Birth and Baptism of Pierre Fortin – 1669

On 21 May 1669, Pierre Fortin, son of Julien Fortin-Bellefontaine and Geneviève Gamache, was born. On 24 May 1669, he was baptized at home in Cap Tourmente, Canada, New France.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Pierre Fortin - 1669

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Pierre Fortin – 1669

SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada : Institut Généalogique Drouin. Nôtre Dame de la Visitation, Château Richer, Canada, New France, 1669. Birth and Baptismal Record of Pierre Fortin, page 72.

Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Pierre Fortin. The record reads:

Pierre Fortin

In the year of O[ur] L[ord] 1669, on the 24th of the
month of May, I baptized in Cap Tourmente with the
ceremonies of the holy church in the home
of the father, an infant, born on the 21st of the same
month, [son] of Julien Fortin and Geneviève Gamache,
residing in the parish of Saint Anne. His
Godfather was Pierre Gagnon and his Godmother
was Barbe Fortin. He was named Pierre.

                    F. Fillon, Miss[ionary] Priest

This record can be found as image 50/727 in the Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 on Ancestry.com in the records for Château Richer 1661-1702. The record appears on page 72.

Although this baptism was included in the records of Château Richer, the baptism was actually performed in the home of Julien Fortin and Geneviève Gamache in Cap Tourmente. Julien Fortin and Geneviève Gamache were members of the Parish of Saint Anne.

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