On 15 Jan 1703, Marie Marguerite Fortin, wife of Pierre François Fromage, was buried in the cemetery of the parish of Notre Dame de Québec, Québec, Canada, New France.
The Death and Burial Record of Marie Marguerite Fortin – 1703
SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada : Institut Généalogique Drouin. Notre Dame de Québec, Québec, Canada, New France, 1703. Death and Burial Record of Marie Marguerite Fortin verso folio 4.
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Burial Marie Fortin
On the fifteenth day of the month of January 1703, was buried
in the cemetery of this parish Marie Fortin, aged about twenty-
eight years, wife of Mr. François Fromage, after having
received the Sacraments of Penance, Viaticum, and Extreme Unction,
in the presence of Jean Brassard de la Roze, soldier, and other witnesses.
[signed] François Dupré
This record can be found as image 5/259 in the Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 on Ancestry.com in the records for Quebec (Notre Dame) (1687-1689). The record appears on verso folio 4 (the back of folio 4).
There exists a transcription found as image 378/564 in the Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 on Ancestry.com in the records for Quebec (Notre Dame) (1700-1704). The record appears on the front of page 374.
The birth/baptismal and marriage records list the name of this person as Marguerite Fortin, and the death/burial record lists the name as Marie Fortin. Even though the name changes from record to record, these records are linked together by various other pieces of information in the records, including the names of Marguerite’s parents in the birth/baptismal and marriage records and the name of Marguerite/Marie’s husband in the marriage and death/burial records.
One term in this record deserves additional attention. I have translated the French word “viatique” as “Viaticum”, a Latin word referring the the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist given to a person who is dying.
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