On about 05 May 1799, Jan Niedziałkowski, son of Andrzej Niedziałkowski and Kunegunda Milewska, was born in Klonowo, ziemia ciechanowska, województwo mazowieckie, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. He was baptized in the parish church in Pałuki, ziemia ciechanowska, województwo mazowieckie, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth on 05 May 1799.
The Birth and Baptismal Record of Jan Niedziałkowski – 1799
SOURCE: Parafia pw. św. Gotarda (Pałuki, ziemia ciechanowska, województwo mazowieckie, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth). Baptisatorum ab Anno 1775 ad 1781, Księga V, Jan Niedziałkowski baptism (1799) folio 73 recto; FHL microfilm 1496613.
Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Jan Niedziałkowski – 1799. Translated from the Latin the record reads:
On the 5th of May, I Gabriel Bietkowski, chancellor of Livonia and prior of Pałuki, baptized an infant with the name Jan, son of the noble Andrzej Niedziałkowski and Kunegunda née Milewski. The Godparents were the noble Kazimierz Pajewski and the noble Józefa Pajewska, both from the village of Klonowo.
As with most other Polish records from this time period, this record does not specifically state all the details of the baptism. The reader must refer to the top of the page for the year (1799).
One of the most difficult parts of these records for me to understand is the title of the priest. These titles are often abbreviated and the details of the titles are not found in most Latin dictionaries. In this record, the title is Canus Live Prapositus Pałue, where the words Canus, Live and Pałue include special characters that apparently show the words are contracted. As far as I can tell, the full title is something like “Canonus Livoniae Praepositus Pałuki”, meaning (roughly) “Chancellor of Livonia and Prior of Pałuki”.
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