The Death and Burial of Élisabeth Ursule Cloutier – 1699

On 24 Oct 1699, Élisabeth Ursule Cloutier, wife of Nicolas Gamache, was buried in the Parish Church of St. Ignace du Cap St. Ignace, Cap St. Ignace, Canada, New France.

The Death and Burial Record of Elisabeth Ursule Cloutier - 1699

The Death and Burial Record of Élisabeth Ursule Cloutier – 1699

SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada : Institut Généalogique Drouin. St. Ignace du Cap St. Ignace, Cap St. Ignace, Canada, New France, 1699. Death and Burial Record of Élisabeth Ursule Cloutier, recto folio 21.

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

Bur[ial] Élisabeth Ursule Cloutier, wife of Mister Nicolas Gamache

In the year one thousand six hundred ninety-nine on the twenty-fourth day of October, was buried in the parish church of St. Ignace du Cap by me the undersigned parish priest of St. Thomas and missionary to St. Ignace du Cap, the body of the deceased Élisabeth Ursule Cloutier, wife of Mister Nicolas Gamache. She died on the previous day, a sudden death, she being about forty years of age. Assisting with her burial [were] her son Nicolas Gamache, Eustache Fortin, [and] Claude Guimont, who have not signed according to law.
Louis Mathieux, p[riest], mis[sionary]

This record can be found as image 22/948 in the Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 on Ancestry.com in the records for Cap-St-Ignace (1679-1808). The record appears on recto folio 21 (the front of folio 21).

Élisabeth Ursule Cloutier appears to have been buried in the parish church, not in the cemetery of the church. This privilege was reserved for the most notable parishioners. As wife of Nicolas Gamache, who was Seigneur and benefactor of the parish, Élisabeth Ursule Cloutier fell into this category.

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