On 02 Feb 1682, Marguerite Gagnon, daughter of Pierre Gagnon and Barbe Fortin, was born. She was baptized in the Church of Ste. Anne de Beaupré, Ste. Anne de Beaupré, Québec, New France on 03 Feb 1682.
The Birth and Baptismal Record of Marguerite Gagnon – 1682
SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Ste. Anne de Beaupré, Québec, New France, 1682. Birth and Baptismal Record of Marguerite Gagnon, Page 51.
Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Marguerite Gagnon – 1682. Translated from the French the record reads:
Baptism of Marguerite Gagnon
On the third day of the month of February, in the year [one-thousand six-hundred] eighty-two; by me, Louis Soumande, priest, performing the function of pastor of this church, was baptized Marguerite, daughter of Pierre Gagnon and Barbe Fortin his wife, born on the previous day. Her Godfather was Eustache Fortin, uncle of the infant [two words?] and the Godmother was Marguerite Gagnon, wife of Jean Caron, who have declared that they do not know how to write or sign as required according to law. / Signed L. Soumande, Priest :/:
Eustache Fortin :/:
Because this is the second child of Pierre Gagnon and Barbe Fortin born within one year who was named Marguerite, I assume the first Marguerite died during the first year of her life. I have not, however, found a burial record for the first Marguerite.
This record can be found as image 57/877 in the Québec Vital Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 on Ancestry.com as part of the records for Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré 1668-1808. The record appears on page 51.
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