On 06 May 1712, Marie Gamache, daughter of Nicolas Gamache and Marie DuBuisson (Dion), was born. She was baptized in Notre Dame de Bonsecours de l’Islet, L’Islet sur Mer, Québec, New France on 07 May 1712.
The Birth and Baptismal Record of Marie Gamache – 1712
SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Notre Dame de Bonsecours de l’Islet, L’Islet sur Mer, Québec, New France, 1712. Birth and Baptismal Record of Marie Gamache, folio 13 verso.
Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Marie Gamache – 1712. Translated from the French the record reads:
Bap[tism] of Marie Gamache
In the year one-thousand seven-hundred twelve, on the seventh day of the month of May by me, the undersigned priest, performing the functions of pastor, was baptized Marie Gamache daughter of Nicolas Gamache and Marie DuBuisson his wife, born on the sixth of this month. The Godfather was Louis Belanger and the Godmother was Marie Gamache who were not able to sign as required by law. thus signed LeRiche, Priest
In this record, the mother’s maiden name is written as Marie DuBuisson, but the mother was better known as Marie Dion. In 1634, Jean Guyon (Marie Dion’s grandfather) settled in Beauport and received a rear fief near rivière du Buisson (river of bushes). Jean Guyon attached the name du Buisson to his own name and became known as Jean Guyon du Buisson. Some of Jean Guyon du Buisson’s descendants changed their surname to Dion.
This record can be found as image 14/149 in the Québec Vital Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 on Ancestry.com as part of the records for L’Islet-sur-Mer 1683-1762. The record appears on folio 13 verso (the back of folio 13).
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