Monday, May 09, 2016

Charlotte Beaurosier’s 1835 Burial Record

One hundred and eighty-one years ago today, 9 May 1835, my maternal 5x great-grandmother, Charlotte Nunegand dite Beaurosier, died.

Charlotte Beaurosier 1835 burial record
Charlotte Beaurosier burial record (FamilySearch)

Born in July 1754, Charlotte was one of six children of François Lunegent (aka Lunegant, Nunegand) dit Beaurosier and his wife Marie Louise Ouimet. In February 1772, Charlotte married Joseph Prosper Desgroseilliers, by whom she had thirteen children, including younger son François (born in 1783), my ancestor.

Joseph Prosper died at an unknown location and unknown date between 1795 and 1800. Charlotte, who survived him, died on 9 May 1835. [1] Their eldest son Ambroise (1774-1860) was present at her burial the next day in the cemetery of St-Joachim parish in Châteauguay, Quebec.

The burial record (above) reads in French:

Le dix mai mil huit cent trente-cinq / par nous Pretre soussigné a été inhumée dans le cime- / tière Charlotte Beaurosier veuve de Joseph Desgros- / eillers de cette paroisse, décédé la veille, agée d’environ / quatre-vingt-deux ans. Présents Ambroise Desgroseil- / lers, Louis Giroux, Augustin Plante et plusieurs / autres qui n’ont su signer.[signed JB Labelle Ptre]

My English translation:

The ten May one thousand thirty five / by us undersigned Priest was interred in the ceme- / tery Charlotte Beaurosier widow of Joseph Desgros- / eillers of this parish, died the previous [day], aged about / eighty-two years. Present Ambroise Desgroseil- / lers, Louis Giroux, Augustin Plante and several / others who knew not how to sign [their names].[signed JB Labelle Prst]


1. St-Joachim (Châteauguay, Quebec), parish register, p. 13 recto, entry no. S. 29, Charlotte Beaurosier burial, 10 May 1835; St-Joachim parish; digital images, "Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979", FamilySearch ( : accessed 3 May 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] > Châteauguay > Saint-Joachim-de-Châteauguay > Baptêmes, mariages, sépultures 1829-1839 > image 342 of 535.

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