Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Jean-Baptiste Desgroseilliers’ 1755 Burial Record

Today is the 261st anniversary of the death of my maternal ancestor Jean-Baptiste Desgroseilliers. He didn’t start out life with the surname Desgroseilliers, though. He was Jean-Baptiste Bouchard at his baptism in 1698. Later, he used Dorval and Desgroseliers [sic] as surnames.

I wrote about him earlier this year in Sibling Saturday: The Children of Jean-Baptiste Bouchard (1698-1755).

Jean-Baptiste died on 11 October 1755. [1].He was buried the next day in the seigneurie of Deschambault, west of present-day Quebec City. Deschambault's St. Joseph church, its cemetery and its presbytery (maison curialle), where the parish priest Menage recorded the details of the burial, are located on Cap Lauzon, a promontory overlooking the St. Lawrence River.

1755 burial record of Jean Baptiste Desgroseilliers
Jean Baptiste Desgroseliers burial record (FamilySearch.org)

The burial record above reads in French (original lineation indicated by / ):

[Sidebar] 
Enterrement / 
de Jean / 
baptiste / 
Desgroseliers

[Text] 
Le douzieme jour du mois d’octobre de l’année mil sept cent cinquante cinq dans /
le cimetière du cap lauzon paroisse de St Joseph seigneurie d’Eschambeau a été /
enterré Jean baptiste Desgroseliers âgé autour de cinquante ans mort du jour /
précedent après avoir recu tous ses sacrements. Et on assisté a son enterrement /
pierre Arcan et pierre grolo pris et appeller pour temoins lesquels ont declaré ne /
sçavoir écrire ni signer de ce enquis suivant l’ordonnance. lequel enterrement /
a été fais par nous prêtre soussigné curé de St. Joseph en foi de quoi nous avons /
signé dans nôtre maison curialle au cap Lauzon les jour et an que dessus

[signed] Menage ptre

My translation:

[Sidebar]
Burial /
of Jean /
baptiste /
Desgroseliers

[Text]
The twelfth day of the month of October of the year one thousand seven hundred and fifty five in / 
the cemetery of cap lauzon parish of St Joseph seigneurie of Eschambeau was /
buried Jean baptiste Desgroseliers aged about fifty years died of [the] day /
preceding after having received all his sacrements. And have assisted at his burial /
pierre Arcan and pierre grolo taken and called as witnesses who have declared not /
knowing [how to] write nor sign [their names] as inquired following the regulation. which interment /
was done by us undersigned [parish] priest of St. Joseph in witness we have /
signed in our parish home [presbytery] at cap Lauzon these day and year as above

[signed] Menage [priest]

Source:

1. St-Joseph (Deschambault, Quebec), parish register, 1705-1782, p. 56 verso, no entry no. (1755), Jean Baptiste Desgroseliers burial, 12 October 1755; St-Joseph parish; digital images, "Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979", FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ : accessed 8 October 2016). Note: To access this browsable-only image, follow this path from the FamilySearch homepage: Search > Records > Canada > Quebec, Catholic Parish Registers, 1621-1979 > [Browse] > Deschambault > Saint-Joseph-de-Deschambault > Baptêmes, mariages, sépultures 1705-1782 > image 238 of 392. 

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