On 03 September 1683, my sixth great-grandfather Mateusz Krzysztof Niedziałkowski, son of Andrzej Niedziałkowski and Anna Klonowska was baptized in Pałuki.
The Baptismal Record of Mateusz Krzysztof Niedziałkowski – 1683
SOURCE: Parafia pw. św. Gotarda (Pałuki, ziemia ciechanowska, województwo mazowieckie, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth). ”Akta urodzeń (w nieporządku) 1658-1694. [Birth records (with omissions) 1658-1694],” folio 75 verso, Mateusz Krzysztof Niedziałkowski, 03 September 1683; FHL microfilm 1496612.
Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Mateusz Krzysztof Niedziałkowski – 1683. Translated from the Latin, the record states:
The Year of the Lord One-Thousand Six-Hundred Eighty-Four
Łęki, the 3rd day of September
By the Reverend Mikołaj Scrzekowski, Protector of the church of Pałuki, was baptized an infant of the Noble Andrzej Niedziałkowski and Anna Klonowska, legally married [one word?] the name given [one word?] Mateusz Krzysztof. The Godparents in the Sacred Font were the Nobles Bernard Paiewski and Ewa Paiewska his wife, the Noble Wojciech Chilienski.
This is one of the most difficult records I’ve had to transcribe and translate. The microfilm copy of this entire book of records is nearly unreadable.
It appears that this baptism was recorded several months after the fact. Based on the records preceding and following this one, the baptism was recorded between 05 February 1684 and 20 February 1684. The record states, however, that the baptism occurred on 03 September. I presume this means the 03 September of the previous year, but the record does not specify the year of baptism, only the year in which it was recorded.
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