On 03 Jan 1756, Pierre Fortin, husband of Marie Gertrude Hudon-Beaulieu, died. On 04 Jan 1756, he was buried in the cemetery of the parish of Notre Dame de Bonsecours de L’Islet sur Mer, L’Islet sur Mer, Canada, New France.
The Death and Burial Record of Pierre Fortin – 1756
SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada : Institut Généalogique Drouin. Notre Dame de Bonsecours de L’Islet sur Mer, L’Islet sur Mer, Canada, New France, 1756. Death and Burial Record of Pierre Fortin verso folio 20 (144).
Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Death and Burial Record of Pierre Fortin. The record reads:
Burial of Pierre Fortin
In the year one thousand seven hundred fifty-six, on the fourth of January by Us, priest, was buried the body of Pierre Fortin, age about sixty years, [who] died on the preceding day, armed with the Sacraments of the Church. Assisting with this burial [were] Louis Caron, Jean Baptiste Belangé, and several other parishioners who did not know how to sign. [signed] Dolbec, priest
This record can be found as image 151/312 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 20 (144). 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 age stated in this record is not consistent with Pierre Fortin’s birth in 1756. However, based on his presence at his son Louis’ wedding, Pierre is known to have been living in L’Islet sur Mer in 1742. Although the information in this record does not provide conclusive evidence that the Pierre Fortin named in this record is the Pierre Fortin born in L’Islet sur Mer in 1756, this record is the most likely match.
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