The Birth and Baptism of Élisabeth Gamache – 1719

On 14 Mar 1719, Élisabeth Gamache, daughter of Nicolas Gamache and Marie Guyon (Dion), was born. She was baptized in Notre Dame de Bonsecours de l’Islet, L’Islet sur Mer, Québec, New France on 16 Mar 1719.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Elisabeth Gamache - 1719

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Élisabeth Gamache – 1719

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, 1719. Birth and Baptismal Record of Élisabeth Gamache, folio 21 recto.

Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Élisabeth Gamache – 1719. Translated from the French the record reads:

Bap[tism] of Élisabeth Gamache -21-

In the year one-thousand seven-hundred nineteen on the 16th of March was baptized by me the undersigned priest, Élisabeth, age two days, daughter of Nicolas Gamache and Marie Guyon his wife. The Godfather was Pierre Gamache and the Godmother was Marie Madeleine Belanger. The Godfather stated that he does not know how to sign.    [signed]LeClair, priest
[signed] Marie Madeleine Belanger

In this record, the mother’s maiden name is written as Marie Guyon, 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 21/149 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 21 recto (the front of folio 21).

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