On about 13 Jun 1790, Hilary Burski, the son of Antoni Burski and Wiktoria Zbikowska, was born in Borze Strumiany, Zakroczym Land, Mazovian Voivodeship, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. He was baptized in the parish church in Gzy, Zakroczym Land, Mazovian Voivodeship, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth on 13 Jun 1790.
The Birth and Baptismal Record of Hilary Burski – 1790
SOURCE: Parafia pw. św. Walentego (Gzy, Zakroczym Land, Mazovian Voivodeship, 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 18 recto, Hilary Burski, 13 June 1790; Archiwum Diecezjalne w Płocku.
Click on the image above to enlarge it. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Hilary Burski. Translated from the Latin, the record reads:
In the year 1790, on the 13th day of June, I named above [Walenty Dębicki] baptized an infant with the name Hilary, son of the nobles Antoni Burski “Jalek” and Wiktoria née Zbikowska, a legally married couple. The Godparents in the Sacred Font were the Nobles Antoni Mierzecki and Teresa Bieszkowska.
In this record, Antoni Burski is called “Jalek”, a nickname that helps to distinguish this man from others with the same name.
In the United States, the name “Hilary” is often used as a given name for a female child. In most of the rest of the world, as in this record, “Hilary” is a name for a male child.
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