Sunday, October 04, 2015

Church Record Sunday: Catherine Carre’s 1861 Burial Record

Catherine Carre burial record 1861

Catherine Carré burial record (Ancestry.ca)

Catherine Carré is my maternal 4x great-grandmother. One of sixteen children of François Carré by his wife Marie Louise Martin dite Ladouceur, Catherine was born on 5 December 1795 in Ste-Rose, a village that is now part of Laval, just north of Montreal. [1]

On 12 February 1816, Catherine married Pierre Sigouin, a local man, in their town’s parish church, Ste-Rose-de-Lima. [2] She was twenty years old, while he was nearly twenty-nine. The couple had twelve children, including Archange (1823-1885), my ancestor.

Catherine died on 2 October 1861 in Ripon, Papineau County. Two days later, she was buried in nearby St-André-Avellin. [3]

The burial record (above) reads in French:

“Le quatre octobre mil huit cent soixante et / un nous curé soussigné avons inhumé dans [le] cimetière de cette paroisse le corps de Catherine / décédée à Ripon le deux du courant à l’âge de / soixante et onze ans environ étaient presents Eloi / Champagne et Moïse Chartrand cultivateurs qui ont / déclaré ne savoir signer.”

In English:

“The four October 1861 / we the undersigned priest have interred in the cemetery of this parish the body of Catherine / died in Ripon the second of the current [month] at the age of seventy-one approximately were present Eloi / Champagne and Moïse Chartrand farmers who / declared they could not sign [their names].”

Although Catherine is not described as Pierre’s wife or widow at her burial, I believe that this is her record.

Sources:

1. Ste-Rose-de-Lima (Ste-Rose [Laval], Quebec), parish register, 1785-1799, p. 16 verso, no entry no. (1795), Catherine Carré (written as Catherine Carré, indexed as Catherine Carre) baptism, 5 December 1795; Ste-Rose-de-Lima parish; digital image, “Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1968”, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 23 November 2014).

2. Ste-Rose-de-Lima (Ste-Rose [Laval], Quebec), parish register, 1814-1818, p. 13 recto, entry no. M.2 (1816), Pierre Sigouin – Catherine Carré (written as Pierre Sigouin – Catherine Carré, indexed as Pierre Sigouin – Catherine Carre) marriage, 12 February 1816; Ste-Rose-de-Lima parish; digital image, “Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1968”, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 23 November 2014).

3. St-André-Avellin (St-André-Avellin, Quebec), parish register, 1861, p. 81 recto, entry no. S.19, Catherine Carée (written as Catherine Carée, indexed as Catherine Carce) burial, 4 October 1861; St-André-Avellin parish; digital image, “Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1968”, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 21 November 2014).

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