On 26 Aug 1737, Barbe Fortin, wife of Pierre Lessard, died. On 27 Aug 1737, she was buried in the cemetery of the parish of Notre Dame de Bonsecours de l’Islet, L’Islet sur Mer, Canada, New France.
The Death and Burial Record of Barbe Fortin – 1737
SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada : Institut Généalogique Drouin. Notre Dame de Bonsecours de l’Islet, L’Islet sur Mer, Canada, New France, 1737. Death and Burial Record of Barbe Fortin, verso folio 81.
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Bur[ial] of Barbe Fortin, wife of Pierre Lesard
In the year one thousand seven hundred thirty seven on the twenty-seventh day of the month of August, Barbe Fortin, was buried in the cemetery of this parish, age eighty eight years. She died on the previous day after having received all the Sacraments. [She was] the wife of the deceased Pierre Lesard. Assisting with the burial were her son Alexandre Gagnon, her son-in-law Louis Gagnier, Igance and Joseph Caron, and it seemed the entire parish. These persons did not sign as required by law.
[signed] Father Simon Foucault, Mis[sionary] P[riest]
This record can be found as image 88/312 in the Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 on Ancestry.com in the records for L’Islet-sur-Mer, 1679-1779. The record appears on verso folio 81 (the back of folio 81).
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