The Death and Burial of Maciej Chodkowski – 1788

Maciej Chodkowski, son of Paweł Chodkowski and Elżbieta Ostrowska, died on about 04 June 1788 in Mosaki-Rukle, Ciechanów Land, Mazovian Voivodeship, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. He was buried in the parish cemetery in Krasne, Ciechanów Land, Mazovian Voivodeship, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth on 04 June 1788.

The Death and Burial Record of Maciej Chodkowski -1788

The Death and Burial Record of Maciej Chodkowski - 1788

SOURCE: Parafia pw. św. Jana Chrzciciela (Krasne, Ciechanów Land, Mazovian Voivodeship, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth), “Akta zgonów 1778-1808. [Death Records 1778-1808.],” folio 44 verso, Maciej Chodkowski, 04 Jun 1788; filmed as Księgi metrykalne, 1657-1809; FHL INTL microfilm 1,496,578, Item 1.

Click on the image above to view a higher resolution image. Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Death and Burial Record of Maciej Chodkowski – 1788. Translated from the Latin, the record reads:

[Mosaki]-Rukle – 04 June [1788]

A child by the name of Mathias, 13 months [weeks?] old, died, son of the Nobles Paweł and Elżbieta Chotkowski, and was buried in the cemetery. 1 złoty and 15 groszy

Maciej Chodkowski was my first cousin 5X removed. The notation “1. 15.” at the end of the record indicates that the family paid 1 złoty and 15 groszy for the burial.

The record states that the child was 13 months old when he died. In actuality, Maciej was born on about 24 February 1788, and so was 13 weeks old when he died, not 13 months. I can only guess that the priest mistakenly wrote months instead of weeks in the record.

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