Tangled Root: Louise Gareman’s Burial

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I am not sure what this says in English, French, or Latin (though I a pretty sure it is French.) If you are good at deciphering handwriting, or translating New France vital records, I could use some help. Anything that I don’t know or I am not sure of I have enclosed in brackets [].

The side notation is Burial Louise Gareman.

The text is:

The [___] of the month of September of the year 1683 Louise, daughter of Charles Garland and of Marie Gonnentenre…

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age of about six years and dead at the [Urusuline Pensioners Home] of this village [___] the body [___] was buried the [seventeenth of the previous month] in the cemetery of this parish [___] [at this burial] Alexandre Doucet and Jean Francois Buisson [who sign below].

One other question — why is that name in the upper corner. It is uncommon to have a name floating in the top corner of a page. It says [___] [Lotbiniere].

This burial seems pretty straight forward — the most interesting bit to me is that Louise Gareman is given the curtesy of a side notation, which was rarely afforded natives, but they must consider her French because of her father. I am not clear if this record indicates that Louise lived at the convent or elsewhere. And I am not sure why there were people listed as in attendance at her burial.

If you have any ideas, I would love to hear them.

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7 thoughts on “Tangled Root: Louise Gareman’s Burial

  1. Shamwest says:

    I believe the name in the left column is a correction. Here is a link from the Nosorigines website for the couple. Louise is down the bottom under bachelors and spinsters. There are no known parents for Marie another indication of a “country marriage”. https://tinyurl.com/yaj2x286. Let me know if the llink works. Yolanda Presant

    • Thanks for chiming in, Yolanda. Louise’s baptismal record says Marie was Oneida (savage living at the Oneida village.) Charles was captured and raised by the Oneida in 1653. This record isn’t very clear about all that! I am thinking that, like you suggest below, they left Louise at the Ursuline school.

  2. Shamwest says:

    It looks like she died at while boarding at the Ursuline school.

  3. Boisvert Michel says:

    hope it helps

    michel boisvert

    ________________________________

  4. Maureen Lafrance says:

    Hope this helps.

    Maureen Lafrance

    On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 12:15 PM, climbing greenwood wrote:

    > climbing greenwood posted: ” I am not sure what this says in English, > French, or Latin (though I a pretty sure it is French.) If you are good at > deciphering handwriting, or translating New France vital records, I could > use some help. Anything that I don’t know or I am not sure of I” >

  5. It’s not a name that’s floating in the top hand corner of the page. It appears to be some kind of numbering system. It reads “seizieme” which means sixteenth. If you page through the other records you’ll see what I mean. Can’t figure out what Lotbiniere is though.
    A great source for learning how to decipher these records can be found at http://maplestarsandstripes.com/shownotes/mss-027-dissecting-a-french-canadian-burial-record/

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