Thursday, May 19, 2016

Joseph Prosper Desgroseilliers’ 1743 Baptism Record

Two hundred and seventy-three years ago today, my maternal 5x great-grandfather, Joseph Prosper Desgroseilliers, was born.

Joseph Prosper Desgroseilliers baptism record
Joseph Prosper Desgroseilliers baptism record (Ancestry)

Joseph Prosper was the fifth child and third son of Jean-Baptiste Bouchard (aka Dorval, Desgroseliers) and Marie-Josèphe de Chavigny. Born on 19 May 1743, he was baptised that day at St-Joseph church in the seigneurie d'Eschambault (Deschambault). [1] The seigneurie, located on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River between Trois-Rivières and Québec, belonged to Joseph Prosper’s maternal grandfather François de Chavigny, sieur de la Chevrotière.

My transcription of his baptism record, above:

Le dix neuvieme jour de mois de may de l’année mil sept cent quarante trois / dans leglise de St. Joseph sur le Cap Lauzon seigneurie d’Eschambaux a été / baptisé Joseph Prosper né de ce même jour du légitime mariage de Sieur Jean baptiste Dorval et de [demoiselle] marie Joseph Lachevrotieres ses pere et mere / residans de temps en temps dans la seigneurie delachevrotieres paroisse de / Saint Joseph. Le parrain a été Joseph Chapelin et la marraine marguerite lesot / lesquels ont déclaré ne scavoir écrire ni signer de ce enquois suivant [l’ordonnance] / lequel bapteme a été fait par nous prêtre soussigné curé de la ditte paroisse / de Saint-Joseph En foy de quoi nous avons signé au dit lieu dans nôtre maison [presbêtitalle?] le jour et an que de [mai?][signed Menage ptre]

My English translation:

The nineteenth day of month of may of the year one thousand seven hundred forty three / in the church St. Joseph on the Cap Lauzon seigniory of d’Eschambaux was / baptised Joseph Prosper born of this same day of the legitimate marriage of Sieur Jean baptiste Dorval and of [young lady] marie Joseph Lachevrotieres his father and mother / residing from time to time in the seigniory delachevrotieres parish of / Saint Joseph. The godfather was Joseph Chapelin and the godmother marguerite lesot / who declared could not write nor sign [their names] as inquired following the [ordinance] / said baptism was made by us undersigned priest of the said parish / of Saint-Joseph In faith we have signed at said place in our [presbyterial?] house the day and year of [May?][signed Menage priest]

In February 1772, Joseph Prosper married Charlotte Nunegand dite Beaurosier in Châteauguay. The couple had 13 children, including my ancestor François.

Joseph Prosper died at an unknown date and location. However, the event occurred between 1 February 1795, when he was present at his daughter Léonor’s baptism, and 28 July 1800, when he was described as deceased at his son Ambroise’s marriage.

Source:

1. St-Joseph (Deschambault, Quebec), parish register, 1713-1791, p. 10 verso, no entry no. (1743), Joseph Prosper Dorval baptism, 19 May 1743; St-Joseph parish; digital images, “Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967”, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 17 May 2016).

Copyright © 2016, Yvonne Demoskoff.

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