Mikołaj Chodkowski, son of Adam Chodkowski and Julianna Bieńkowska, was born on about 14 September 1759 in Mosaki-Rukle, Ciechanów Land, Mazovian Voivodeship, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. He was baptized in the parish church in Krasne, Ciechanów Land, Mazovian Voivodeship, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth on 14 September 1759.
SOURCE: Parafia pw. św. Jana Chrzciciela (Krasne, Ciechanów Land, Mazovian Voivodeship, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth), “Akta urodzeń 1755-1781. [Birth Records 1755-1781.],” page 44, entry 48, Mikołaj Chodkowski, 14 Sep 1759; filmed as Księgi metrykalne, 1657-1809; FHL INTL microfilm 1,496,578, Item 9.
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I, Jakub Pilchowski, Canon Regular of the Laterans, on the 14th day of September  baptized an infant with the name Mikołaj de Tolentino, son of the legally married couple, the Noble Adam Chotkowski and Julianna née Bieńkowska his wife. The Godparents in the Sacred Font were the Nobles Kazimierz Kamiński, Burgher of Ciechanów, and Anna Bieńkowska.
Mikołaj Chodkowski was my 3rd cousin 5X removed. Polish children of this era were generally given the names of saints and, to specify which Saint Nicholas the child was named after, the priest gave him the name “Nicholas of Tolentino”.
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