The Birth and Baptism of Marie Madeleine Renée Gagnon – 1671

On 28 Mar 1671, Marie Madeleine Renée Gagnon, daughter of Pierre Gagnon and Barbe Fortin, was born. She was baptized in the Parish of Nôtre Dame de la Visitation, Château Richer, Québec, New France on the same day.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Marie Madeleine Renee Gagnon - 1671

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Marie Madeleine Renée Gagnon – 1671

SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Nôtre Dame de la Visitation, Château Richer, Québec, New France, 1671. Birth and Baptismal Record of Marie Madeleine Renée Gagnon, Pages 81-82.

Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Marie Madeleine Renée Gagnon – 1671. Translated from the French the record reads:

Marie? Gagnon

In the year of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, one thousand six hundred seventy one, one the 28th of March, I baptized in the church of Notre Dame du Château Richer, and performing the function of pastor, an infant born of Pierre Gagnon and  Barbe Fortin, his wife on this same day. Her Godfather was Julien Fortin residing in Cap Tourmente and her Godmother was Vincente des Varrieux of this parish.
                    F. Fillon, missionary priest
Note: According to Tanguay, this infant was named Marie.

This record can be found as image 55/727 in the Québec Vital Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 on Ancestry.com in the records for Château Richer 1661-1702. The record appears on the bottom of page 81 and the top of page 82.

Apparently, the given name of the infant was not recorded on the original record. The record shown here appears to be a relatively recent transcript and identified the name of the child based on Tanguay.

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