The Birth and Baptism of Jean Fortin – 1674

Between 10 Jun 1674 and 25 Jul 1674, Jean Fortin, son of Julien Fortin-Bellefontaine and Geneviève Gamache, was baptized in Ste. Anne de Beaupré, Canada, New France.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Jean Fortin - 1674

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Jean Fortin – 1674

SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada : Institut Généalogique Drouin. Ste. Anne de Beaupré, Canada, New France, 1674. Birth and Baptismal Record of Jean Fortin, pages 22-23.

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

Baptism of Jean Fortin 1674

In the year of O[ur] Lord, [one thousand six hundred]
seventy four,                           I baptized in the Church of
Saint Anne, an infant born
of Julian Fortin and Geneviève Gamache, his wife.
His Godfather was Jean Gagnon and his Godmother was
Marguerite Gagnon, wife of Jean Caron. The infant was
named Louis. Signed F[rançois]Fillon, missionary priest.
                                     [signed] Morin, priest

This record can be found as image 19/877 in the Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 on Ancestry.com in the records for Ste. Anne du Beaupré 1668-1808. The record appears on pages 22-23.

This image is apparently from a transcript of the original record book since it states that the record was signed by François Fillon, but was actually signed by Morin.

The actual dates of birth and baptism are missing – there are blank spaces in the record. The best conclusion that can be drawn about the date of baptism is that it occurred between the baptisms recorded immediately before and after Jean Fortin’s baptism. Thus, the date of baptism is most likely between 10 Jun 1674 and 25 Jul 1674.

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