The Birth and Baptism of Marguerite Gamache – 1715

Between 28-29 Nov 1715, Marguerite Gamache, daughter of Nicolas Gamache and Marie Dion, was born. She was baptized in Notre Dame de Bonsecours de l’Islet, L’Islet sur Mer, Québec, New France on 02 Dec 1715.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Marguerite Gamache - 1715

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Marguerite Gamache – 1715

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, 1715. Birth and Baptismal Record of Marguerite Gamache, folio 16 verso.

Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Marguerite Gamache – 1715. Translated from the French the record reads:

B[aptism of] Marguerite Gamache

In the year one-thousand seven-hundred fifteen on 2 December was baptized by me, the undersigned priest –
Marguerite, age three to four days, daughter of Nicolas Gamache and Marie Dion, his wife. The Godfather was Prix [Prisque]Lessard and the Godmother was Marguerite Fortin, who have signed with me according to law.     [signed] LeClair, Pr[iest]
[signed] Prix Lessard
     [signed] Marguerite Fortin

In this record, her parents stated that Marguerite was “three or four days” old at the time of her baptism. Given a baptismal date of 02 Dec 1715, she must have been born on 28-29 Nov 1715. The PRDH, however, gives the date of her birth as 30 Nov 1715, only two days before the baptism.

This record can be found as image 17/149 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 16 verso (the back of folio 16).

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