The Birth and Baptism of Jean Baptiste Fortin – 1684

On 15 Dec 1684, Jean Baptiste Fortin, son of Charles Fortin and Marie Sainte Cloutier, was born. He was baptized in Rivière des Trois Saumons (the River of Three Salmons), Québec, New France on 16 Dec 1684.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Jean Baptiste Fortin - 1684

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Jean Baptiste Fortin – 1684

SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Cap St. Ignace, Québec, New France, 1684. Birth and Baptismal Record of Jean Baptiste Fortin, verso folio 5.

Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Jean Baptiste Fortin – 1684. Translated from the French the record reads:

Baptism of Jean Baptiste Fortin

On the sixteenth of December in the year one-thousand six-hundred eighty-four was baptized at La Rivière des Trois Saumons by me, the undersigned missionary of the Seminary of Québec, providing the functions of the pastor of the south coast, Jean Baptiste, son of Charles Fortin and Sainte Cloutier his wife, born the previous day. The Godfather was Jacques Fortin, the Godmother was Marie Anzelin daughter of René Anzelin who have declared that they do not know how to sign as required by law. Thomas Morel, Missionary Priest

Of some significance is the fact that the baptism occurred at La Rivière des Trois Saumons. It is likely that Charles Fortin and Marie Sainte Cloutier resided at that location which was without a church.

This record can be found as image 7/948 in the Québec Vital Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 on Ancestry.com as part of the records for Cap-St-Ignace 1679-1808. The record appears on verso folio 5 (the back of folio 5).

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