On about 30 Nov 1803, Tomasz Andrzej Borski, the son of Baltazar Borski and Katarzyna Napierkowska, was born in Borze-Marczysze, ziemia ciechanowska, województwo mazowieckie, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. He was baptized in the parish church in Gzy, ziemia ciechanowska, województwo mazowieckie, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth on 30 Nov 1803. Tomasz Andrzej appears to have been my first cousin, five times removed.
The Birth and Baptismal Record of Tomasz Andrzej Borski – 1803
SOURCE: Parafia pw. św. Walentego (Gzy, ziemia ciechanowska, województwo mazowieckie, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth). “Kzięgi Metrykalne par. Gzy, Księga Urodzonych oraz Summariuz 1781 – 1808. [Metrical Books of the Parish of Gzy, Book of Births with Summary 1781-1808.],” folio 59 verso, Tomasz Andrzej Borski, 30 November 1803; Archivum Dieceznialne, Płock.
Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Tomasz Andrzej Borski. Translated from the Polish, the record reads:
Year of the Lord 1803. On the 30th day of November I, Walenty Dębicki, Prefect of the church of Gzy, baptized an infant with two names Tomasz Andrzej, son of the nobles Baltazar Borski and Katarzyna née Napierkowska, legally married. The Godparents in the Sacred Font were the nobles Piotr Borski called Elias and Teresa Bienkowska
from the village of Borze-Strumiany.
The image above is a digital photograph of the actual baptismal record for Maciej Borski in the Book of Baptisms for the parish of Gzy 1781-1808. This image also appears on FHL INTL microfilm 1,496,799, Item 2.
This record mentions clearly that the child was given “bini Nnis” or “two names”. Of the Polish birth and baptismal records I have seen, most show that the child was given only one name. When the child was given two names, the priest sometimes mentioned that fact directly, as in this record.
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