The Death and Burial of Marie Geneviève Fortin – 1703

On 21 Mar 1703, Marie Geneviève Fortin, wife of Noël Gagnon, died. On 22 Mar 1703, she was buried in the cemetery of the parish of La Visitation de Notre Dame du Château Richer, Château Richer, Canada, New France.

The Death and Burial Record of Marie Genevieve Fortin - 1703

The Death and Burial Record of Marie Geneviève Fortin – 1703

SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada : Institut Généalogique Drouin. La Visitation de Notre Dame du Château Richer, Château Richer, Canada, New France, 1703. Death and Burial Record of Marie Geneviève Fortin verso folio 8 (205).

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

20.S. Geneviève Fortin

In the year one thousand seven hundred three, on the twenty-first day of March, Geneviève Fortin, wife of Noël Gagnon, age forty three, after having received the Sacraments of Penance, the Eucharist, and Extreme Unction: and was buried the next day in the cemetery of this Church by me, the undersigned parish priest of this parish in the presence of Mister Gagnon, Dufournel, priest, and Mister Jacques LeBlond sub-deacon, who have signed. [signed] [Gaspard] Dufournel, pr[iest], Jacques LeBlond, [G] Gaultier, pr[iest]

This record can be found as image 63/116 in the Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 on Ancestry.com in the records for Château Richer (1691-1719). The record appears on verso folio 8 (205). The folios bear two numbers, the lower number is the folio number for a limited number of years, while the higher number is the folio number for a larger collection of years.

The number and letter that precede the name indicate that the event was a burial, and that burial was the 20th in Château Richer for the year 1703.

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