The Birth and Baptism of Louis Gamache – 1703

On 25 Feb 1703, Louis Gamache, son of Louis Gamache and Angélique Minville, was born. He was conditionally baptized in St. Ignace du Cap St. Ignace, Cap St. Ignace, Québec, New France on 27 Feb 1703.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Louis Gamache - 1703

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Louis Gamache – 1703

SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. St. Ignace du Cap St. Ignace, Cap St. Ignace, Québec, New France, 1703. Birth and Baptismal Record of Louis Gamache, folio 1 verso.

Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Louis Gamache – 1703. Translated from the French the record reads:

Baptism of Louis Gamache

On the twenty-seventh of February in the year one-thousand seven-hundred [three] was (which was privately baptized at the moment of birth from the mother because of a suspicion of danger) baptized under condition performed according to the sentiment of St. Charles: acts part 4 regarding administrative baptism, Louis, son of Louis Gamache and Angélique Minville, the father and mother legally married, born on the twenty-fifth of the same month and year. The Godfather was Nicolas Gamache and the Godmother was Françoise Minville who have stated that they do not know how to sign.  B[rother] Pierre LePoivre, Recollect Missionary

This infant was baptized privately at the moment of birth and was conditionally baptized at the church two days later. The conditional baptism was performed to ensure that the child was properly baptized in case the ceremony conducted at birth was not correctly performed.

This record can be found as image 17/27 in the Québec Vital Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 on Ancestry.com as part of the records for Cap-St-Ignace 1697-1706. The record appears on folio 1 verso (the reverse of folio 1).

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