SOME 1743-44 BIRTHS AND DEATHS, MARRIAGE at FT. CHARTRES

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In the year 1743, on the 30th of November, I, the undersigned, J. Gagnon, missionary priest of St. Anne's parish, baptized two infants born in the village(?) of an infidel negro slave and a savage ?, also an infidel, both belonging to Madam St. Ange, widow of the late M. St. Ange, Captain ?. The one they named Peter Ignatius, the other, Magdalen. The godfather to the boy was M. de Lafernne ? major of the post; the godmother, Miss Catherine Delessant. The godfather of the girl was Sir Andrew Chaverneau, the godmother, Magdalen Chassin, wife of John Baptist Malet. The godfathers and godmothers have signed with name or made their ordinary mark, which is a cross

Mark of Andrew Chaverneaux, Mark of Magdalen Chassin Mallet, Mark of Catherine de Lessart

Signed: J. Gagnon, Priest


In the year 1743 on the 2nd of December I, the undersigned J. Gagnon, missionary priest of the parish of Fort Chartres baptized an infant born on the same day of the legitimate marriage of Maturin Pineaux and Marie Illinois. Its father and mother named her Marie. The godfather was Sir Hubert Finet; the godmother, Marie Francis Millet, wife of Dodie. The godfather signed with me, the godmother declaring herself unable to sign made her ordinary mark which is a cross

Finet, J. Gagnon, Priest, Mark of Marie Francis, Millet Dodie


In the year 1743 on the 2d of December there died in this parish Marie Pineaux aged 2days. Her body was buried on the following day in the cemetery of this parish with the ceremonies prescribed by our Mother, The Holy Church, in presence of Sir Hubert Finet, who signed with me.

Finet, witness, J. Gagnon, Priest


In the year 1743 on the 7th of December there died Marie Illinois, wife of Maturin Pineaux, living in this parish. She was about 40 years old and died after having confessed, receiving the holy viatieum and the sacrament of extreme unction. Her body was buried on the same day in the cemetery of this parish with the ceremonies of our mother, The Holy church. In witness whereof I have signed ? following the ordinance on the same day and year as above,

J. Gagnon, Priest


In the year 1743 on the 17 of the month of December, I the undersigned, J. Gagnon, missionary priest of St. Anne's parish baptized an infant born on the 16th of this same month of the legitimate marriage of M. Louis de Populus, officer of the marine troop, and the dame, Marie Joachim Longlois. The father and mother named him Joseph. The godfather was M. Joseph Bucket, Guard of the King's Magazin, the godmother Marie Hebert, the daughter of M. Ignatius Herbert, Captain of the militia. The godfather signed with me, the godmother declaring herself unable to sign. ? made her ordinary mark, a cross

Bucket, Mark of Marie Heber, J. Gagnon, Priest


In the year 1743 on the 23 December at 10 o'clock at night there died Cecilia Bourbonnoi, wife of Anthony Heneaux, dwelling in this parish. She was about 32 years old and died after having confessed frequently during her sickness and after having received the holy viaticum and the sacrament of extreme unction in full conecisusness. Her body was buried on the following day in the cemetery of this parish with the ceremonies prescribed by our Mother, The Holy church, in presence of Sirs Silam, Rotand, who signed with me upon request.

Silam, Rotand, Babois, J. Gagnon, Priest


In the year 1743, on the 27th of December, I the undersigned J. Gagnon, priest testify to have interred a slave infant, aged about six weeks, on the same day and year as above mentioned, with the ceremonies prescribed by our mother, The Holy church, in presence of Silam Bedeau of the said parish. In witness whereof, I have signed.

J. Gagnon, Priest

In the year 1743, on the 28th of December of the same year, I, the undersigned, N. Laurent, priest, missionary apostolic, I baptized, in the absence of M. J. Gagnon, missionary of St. Anne's parish of Fort Chartres, a daughter, born in the same month and day mentioned above, of the legitimate marriage of Andrew Thomas des Jardins, and Marie Joseph Lorette. The father and mother named her Marie Joseph. The godfather was Anthony Lorette, living in the above said parish, the godmother Helen Danis, wife of Ignatius Hebert, captain of the militia. The godfather signed with me and the godmother, having declared herself unable to sign, made her ordinary mark, a cross.

Mark of Helen Danys, Antoine Lorette, Laurent, P.M. Ap.

In the year 1740 (4?) on the 13th of January, I, the undersigned, J. Gagnon missionary priest of St. Anne's parish, baptized an infant, born on the 12th of this same month, of negress, a slave belonging to M. Du Claud?, officer of the troops, a detachment of the marines. The father is unknown. It was named Francis. The godfather was Joseph Baron, le fils, the godmother was Miss Elizabeth DuClaud. The godfather and godmother declared themselves unable to sign, and made their ordinary mark, a cross.

Mark of Elizabeth Du Claud, Joseph Baron, le fils, J. Gagnon, Priest


In the year 1744, on the 2nd of February, there died Sir Obroch de Pinquel, a native of ?, bishopric of Chartes. He was about 70 years old, he died the death of sudden death, he had confessed two days before. His body was buried on the following day in the cemetery of this parish, with ceremonies prescribed by our Mother, The Holy church, in presence of Sirs Robilliard, Dubois, Hennet, who have signed with me upon request.


Dubois, Hennet, Robilliary, J. Gagnon, Priest


In the year of 1744, on the 8th of February, I, the undersigned, J. Gagnon, missionary priest of St. Annes parish baptized an infant born in the village ? of a negress slave belonging to Sonschagrin. They named it Charlotte. The godfather was Francis Hennet Le fils; the godmother Charlotte Chassin. The godfather signed with me, the godmother declared herself unable to sign and made her ordinary mark, a cross

The sign was omitted, Hennet, J. Gagnon, Priest


In the year 1744, on the 20th of February, I, the undersigned, J. Gagnon, missionary priest of St. Anne's parish, baptized a slave infant, born in the town (?) of the legitimate marriage of the negro Joseph and the negress Marie Anne. The father and mother belonged to M. Roy ?. Major, and named him Louis. The godfather was Francis, a negro slave belonging to Lefernne, the godmother, Louisa, a negress belonging to M. De Grin, an officer of the troops. The godfather and godmother having declared themselves unable to sign and made their ordinary mark, a cross

Mark of Francis, Negro, Mark of Louisa, Negress, J. Gagnon, Priest


In the year of 1744 on the 25th of February, I, the undersigned, J. Gagnon, missionary priest of At. Anne's parish at Fort Chartres, baptized an infant of the village (?), born of the legimate marriage of John Baptist Holandi and Charlotte Marchand. The father and mother named him Louis. The godfather was M. Louis de St. Ange, an officer, the godmother, Madam Elizabeth St. Romin, widow of M. deSt. Ange, Captain ?

The rest is missing


In the year 1744, on the 27th of July, I, the undersigned, J. Gagnon, a missionary priest of St. Anne's parish, baptised an infant born on the same day of the legimate marriage of Michael Lejeune and Magdalen Hennet. His father and mother living in this parish named him Michael. Th godfather was Francis Hennet Sansachagrin, Le fils, the godmother, Marie Hebert, daughter of Sir Ignatius Hebert, captain of the militia. The godfather signed with me, the father and the godmother declared themselves unable to sign, following the ordinance they made their ordinary mark, a cross

Mark of the father, Hennet, Mark of Marie Hebert, J. Gagnon, Priest


In the year 1744, on the 2d of August, after the marriage bans being published thrice during the parochial masses at the church of St. Ann of Ft. Chartre. The first time on the Feast of St. Peter, June 29; the second time on the first Sunday of July; the third time on the second Sunday of July between Francis Hardy, son of the late Francis Hardy and of Marie Francis Clontier, native of the parish of St. Brieux(?), bishopric of ? of the one part; and Helen Zibert, daughter of Anthony Zibert, called La Montague, sergeant of the company of Mimbret and of Jane Gessie, living in this parish. No legitimate impediment having been discovered, I, the undersigned, J. Gagnon, a missionary priest of St. Anne's parish at Ft. Chartre, having received their mutual consent of marriage and gave them the nuptial blessing with the ceremonies prescibed by our Mother, The Holy Church, in presence of Jane Gessie, the mother of the bride, John Hanrions, Silam and Francis Dionysius, Demar Hanrin, who all signed with me on request.

Mark of Marie, Francis Hardy, Dubois Tjornoir, William Ragry, Mark of Gregnire, Mark of Helen Zibert, Jean Genrion, Mark of Jane Gessie, Mark of Demar, J. Gagnon, Priest


In the year 1744, on the 5th of Septembre, Reneo Hebert died in this parish at ten o'clock at night, aged about eight years, son of Sir Ignatius Hebert, captain of the militia and of Helen Dany. His body was buried on the following day in the cemetery of this parish with the ceremonies prescibed by our mother, The Holy Church. In witness I have signed J. Gagnon, Priest


In the year 1744, on the 8th of September, a female slave died in this parish, aged about five years, belonging to Baron, living in ? Her body was buried in the cemetery of this parish,with the ceremonies prescribed by our Mother, The Holy Church. In witness whereof I signed, J. Gagnon, Priest


In the year 1744 on the 29th of September, an adult slave died in this parish, belonging to the child of Loissel, living in this parish. Her body was buried in the cemetery of this parish with the ceremoneis prescribed by our Holy Church. Signed, Wartin, Jesuit Priest


In the year 1744 an infant died in this parish, aged about one year, belonging to August Longlois, living in Prairie de Roches. Its body was buried in the cemetery of this parish with the ceremonies prescribed by our mother, The Holy Church. In witness whereof I have signed, Wartin, Jesuit


In the year of 1744 on the fourth of October, an infant slave died in this parrish belonging to M. Deberlet, Major Commandant, of the Illinois Province. Her body was buried on the same day in the cemetery of this parish with the ceremonies prescribed by our Mother, Holy church. In witness whereof I have signed. Wartin, P.M.J.


In the year 1744 on the 30 of August, John Pare died in this parish having confessed, there remained no time to administer the other sacraments to him, he was about 50 years old. His body was buried the same day in the cemetery of this parish with the ceremonies prescribed by our Mother, Holy church, in presence of Silam and Hennet Sonschagrin who signed with me in accordance with ordinance.

Silam, Hennet, J. Gagnon, Priest


In the year 1744 on the 17th day of October, I, the undersigned, J. Gagnon, a missionary priest of St. Ann's parish, baptized an infant of the village born of the legitimate marriage of James Silam and Marie Magdalen Collerat. The father and mother named him Joseph. The godfather was Joseph Laroche, the godmother, Helen Danis, wife of Sir Ignatius Hebert, Captain of the militia. The godfather and the godmother declared themselves unable to sign and made their ordinary mark, a cross

Mark of Helen Danis, Mark of Laroche, Silam, J. Gagnon, Priest


In the year 1744 on the 18th of October about six o'clock in the evening, Etietnne Gevremon died in this parish, aged about 45 years, a native of the parish of the ? in Champlain. He died without any sacrament being adminstered, otherwise he had lived in a Christian manner. His body was buried on the following day in the cemetery of the Chapel of the Concession with the ceremonies prescribed by Our Mother, The Holy church in presence of Gabriel Dodie and James Millet who signed with me ? following the ordinance.

Signatures neglected, J. Gagnon, Priest


In the year 1744, on the 22d of October, I, the undersigned J. Gagnon, missionary priest of St. Ann's parish of Fort Chartres baptized an infant born in the village of the legitimate marriage of Joseph Buchet, guard of the King's magazin and Dame Marie Francis Potier. The father and mother named him Alexander. The godfather was M. Alexander DuClaud, an officer of the troops, the godmother, Miss Marie Hebert, daughter of M. Ignatius Hebert, captain of the militia. The godfather signed with me, the godmother declared herself unable to sign and made her ordinary mark, which is cross.


Buchet, suclos, Mark of Marie Hebert, J. Gagnon, Priest


In the year 1744, on the 24d of October, I, the undersigned, J. Gagnon, a priest, baptized an infant born in the village, of the legitimate marriage of Anthony Zibert, called LMontague, sergeant of the company of M. de Mimbret, and Jane Le Gueder. His fathe and mother named him Thomas. The godfather was Thomas Demar, the godmother, Marie Barbe, wife of John Hanrion, living in this parish. The godfather and godmother declared themselves unable to sign or write ? obeying the ordinance they made their ordinary mark which is a cross


Mark of Marie, Mark of Demar, J. Gagnon, Priest


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