The Death and Burial of Jacques Fortin – 1730

On 28 Feb 1730, Jacques Fortin, husband of Marie Catherine Biville-Picard, was buried in the cemetery of the parish of St. Pierre et St. Paul de Baie St. Paul, Baie St. Paul, Canada, New France.

The Burial Record of Jacques Fortin - 1730

The Death and Burial Record of Jacques Fortin – 1730

SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada : Institut Généalogique Drouin. St. Pierre et St. Paul de Baie St. Paul, Baie St. Paul, Canada, New France, 1736. Death and Burial Record of Jacques Fortin page 18.

Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Death and Burial Record of Jacques Fortin. The record reads:

On this day, the 28th of February in the year 1730 I, the undersigned missionary of Baie St. Paul certify that I have buried in the Cemetery of Notre Dame de Bonsecours the body of Jacques Fortin, age about 70, residing in Petite Riviere, and we have administered him the sacrament and the ceremonies of the Church in the presence of the entire parish. In witness thereof, we have signed.
                             [signed] P[ère] Pierre Bapt[iste] Resche
                                            Priest, Récollet, Missionary

This record can be found as image 2/3 in the Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 on Ancestry.com in the records for Baie-St-Paul (St-Pierre et St-Paul). The record appears on page 18.

The date of death is not provided in this record.

There were three phrases in this record that I could not read and understand. Fortunately, these phrases did not include critical information.

UPDATE: Once again, I have to thank Gilles Cayouette, The Nomadic Researcher for his help with the parts of this document I could not read. The first phase is …Petite Rivière et luy avons [fait ….] administré…, translated as …Petite Rivière and we have him [done…] administered… . The second phase is …paroisse. En foy de quoy nous…, translated as …parish. In withness thereof we… . Thanks, Gilles!

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