Melchior Chodkowski, son of Adam Chodkowski and Julianna Bieńkowska, was born on 08 January 1771 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 10 January 1771.
SOURCE: Parafia pw. św. Jana Chrzciciela (Krasne, Ciechanów Land, Mazovian Voivodeship, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth), “Akta urodzeń 1755-1781. [Birth Records 1755-1781.],” page 204, entry 2, Melchior Chodkowski, 10 Jan 1771; filmed as Księgi metrykalne, 1657-1809; FHL INTL microfilm 1,496,578, Item 9.
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Mosaki-Rukle – 10 January Year
2. of the Lord 1771
I, Wojciech Dłuzniewski, Canon Regular of the Lateran, baptized an infant with the name Melchior, born on the 8th [one word?] a son begotten of the lawfully married couple, the Nobles Adam Chotkowski and Julianna née Bieńkowska. The Godparents in the Sacred Font were A [one word?] Kazimierz Augustyn Gogolewski, Canon Regular of the Lateran, Secretary and Pastor, and the Noble Katarzyna Mosakowska.
Tomasz Chodkowski was my 3rd cousin 5X removed. The Godfather was a priest, as were the Godfathers of other Chodkowski children.
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