The Death and Burial of Julien Fortin-Bellefontaine – 1687

On 21 Nov 1687, Julien Fortin-Bellefontaine, son of Julien Fortin-Bellefontaine and Geneviève Gamache, died. On 22 Nov 1687, he was buried in the cemetery of the parish of St. Joachim, co. de Montmorency, Canada, New France.

The Birth and Burial Record of Julien Fortin-Bellefontaine - 1687

The Death and Burial Record of Julien Fortin-Bellefontaine – 1687

SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada : Institut Généalogique Drouin. St. Joachim, Canada, New France, 1687. Death and Burial Record of Julien Fortin verso folio 1 and recto folio 2.

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

Burial of Julien Fortin

On the twenty-second of November in the year one thousand six hundred eighty-seven, Julien Fortin dit Bellefontaine was buried by me, Louis Soumand, performing the function of pastor, in the cemetery of the parish of St. Joachim, who died in Communion of Our Holy Mother Church on the twenty-first of the same month and year, after having received the Sacraments of Penance, the Eucharist, and [Extreme Unction]. Witnesses present at the funeral were [Antoine Baillon], Alexis Granelle and Jean Granelle who have declared that they do not know how to sign as required by law. Signed L[ouis] Soumande, P[riest]

This record can be found as image 4/6 in the Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 on Ancestry.com in the records for St-Joachim (1687-1689). The record appears on verso folio 1 and recto folio 2 (the back of folio 1 and the front of folio 2).

Part of the record from the top of folio 2 has been destroyed. I was, nonetheless, able to reconstruct the missing section by comparison to other burial records on the same pages and by carefully noting the remnants of words in the damaged section.

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