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Miscellaneous Notes In The Mackinac Registers

In the original Mackinac Register these are scattered through the register, in the neighborhood of entries on other subjects. They are here brought together under one head. July 22, 1787,1 after invoking the enlightenment of the Holy Ghost, we, the undersigned, elected by a majority of votes, as church wardens of the church of Ste. Anne de Michilimakina, messieurs Ch. Chaboillé2 and Daniel Bourassa, who formally promised and undertook to care for the interests of the Said Church as their own and on their soul and conscience. In testimony whereof they have signed with us. Payet, missionary priest. Chles Chaboillez; Dl. Bourassa; Bte. Guillory;3 Marchenau; J. B. Barth; L. Carignan; Pr. Grignon; Etne Campion; Jean Beeves; G. Cotte;4 Laurent Ducharme; P. Thierry; Al Laframboise; Bte. Tabeau; P. Tabeaux.+ Note—In the Notarial Register of Monsieur Adhemar, page 164, 13th August 1788, is an Acknowledgment by Charley Chaboiller, residing at fort St Joseph, or the new fort, for the sum of sixty livres belonging to the church of Ste Anne de Mikili Makina. Gabriel Richard, missionary priest. 1813, 4 February.5 This day, the 5th of the month of August 1821, the Inhabitants of the Parish of Ste Anne du Michilimakinac, assembled in the usuel manner, appointed as Church-wardens of this Parish, to remain in office until a new nomination: Mr. William McGulpine, Mr Eloy Bourassa6 and Mr Joseph Rollet. They were specially instructed to take care of the movable property of the Parish consisting chiefly of Church linen, vestments, &c &c. and to take an inventory of the same. In testimony whereof we have signed Gabriel Richard, parish priest of Ste...

Mackinac Baptism Records 1810-1821

No baptisms are entered in the register between 1804 and 1821, possibly because no priest visited the island in that long interval; although the entry in Wisconsin Historical Collections, xviii, p. 512, would indicate the presence of a priest at Mackinac in 1818. When the British retired from Mackinac in 1815, after the conclusion of the Treaty of Ghent, their commandant was ordered to establish a post as near Mackinac as possible, in order to keep control of the Indian trade. Accordingly the post was built on Drummond Island, opposite the strait of Detour, now a part of the state of Michigan, and then supposed to be within British territory. There, until 1828, a considerable establishment was maintained, consisting of a garrison, barracks, officers’ quarters, and many traders’ houses.1 The boundary survey, in which Drummond Island was conveyed to the United States, was not concluded until 1822. The arrangement for transferring the post were dilatory, so that not until 1828 did the garrison remove to Penetanguishene, on Matchedash Bay, having for thirteen years maintained a British post on American territory, and subsidized the Indians that resorted thither. Many of the former inhabitants of Mackinac, preferring British to American affiliation, went with the garrison to Drummond Island, and there maintained a considerable connection and traffic with their former friends and neighbors at Mackinac. Marie McCulpin, born November 2, 1819, of Guillaume Mc Gulpin and of Madelene Bourassa, married by the justice of the peace,2 was Baptized conditionally by us the undersigned, parish priest of Ste Anne du Detroit, on August 4, 1821. The father and mother were present. The godfather...

Mackinac Baptism Records 1800-1809

January 19, 1800, by us the Undersigned, one of the justices of the peace of the United States, was privately baptized Marie Louise of the Saulteux nation.((Married the same day to Louis Hamelin; Wisconsin Historical Collections, xviii, p. 503.)) The godfather was Sieur Fr Catin; and the godmother Genevieve Plessey, wife of Mr. Bourdon. The godmother signed with us in the presence of the undersigned witnesses. Adehemar St Martin J. P. J. Giasson, witness; genevieve plaissee; Alexis Laframboise, witness. March 21, 1800, by me the Under signed, was privately baptized Marie, born yesterday evening of the lawful Marriage of Sieur Alexis Laframboise and of Dame Joseph Adhemar, In the presence of Adhemar St Martin and of the said Sieur Laframboise, who signed with me. *** Adhemar St Martin. Alexis Laframboise; J. Giasson. April 20, 1800, I, the undersigned, one of the justices of the Peace of the United States privately baptized angelique, an adult woman of the Sauteux nation.1 The Godfather was MR. Jacques Giasson; and the godmother W^^’ Mitchell, who signed with us. *** Adhemar St Martin J. P. J. Giasson; Mad””® Mitchell her mark +, October 21, 1800, I the Undersigned, one of the justices of the Peace, privately baptized Charles, son of Charles Maillet, issue of his lawful Marriage with Elizabeth McDonald,2 born this day about one o’clock in the afternoon. *** Adhemar St Martin J. P. October 21, 1800, I the undersigned, one of the Justices of the Peace of the United States, privately baptized a natural daughter born of Mr. Wheley and of Genevieve McDonald. *** Adhemar St Martin, J. P, October 11, 1801,...

Mackinac Baptism Records 1790-1799

September 29, 1792, was born and privately baptized by me, the undersigned, on the Thirtieth, Michel, son of Mr. Daniel Bourassa and of Dame Marguerite Bertrand his father and mother, born in lawful marriage. *** C. Gauthier. October 21, 1792, by me the undersigned, was privately baptized Therese Victoire, born this day, of the lawful Marriage of Mr. Jean Baptiste Barthe and of Dame Genevieve Beaubien. *** Adhemar St Martin. February 7, 1793, I, the Undersigned, privately baptized Etienne, son of a woman savage called Veronique, belonging td Mde. J. Bte. Barthe. The said child was born this day. *** Adhemar St Martin J. P. August 12, 1793, by Mr. Etienne Campion, was privatcdy baptized Alexis, born this day, at half-past one o’clock in the morning, of the lawful Marriage of Sieur Alexis Laframboise and of Dame Josette Adhemar, his wife.1 In the presence of the said Sieur Laframboise and of Dame Adhémar St Martin, who have signed. Alexis Laframboise; Blondeau Adhémar. February 6, 1794, I, the Undersigned, privately baptized Marguerite, about twenty years old, belonging to Monsieur Alexis Laframboise, In the presence of the witnesses who have signed. *** Adhemar St Martin J. P. G. Young; Alexis Laframboise; T. Pothier; Angelique Adhemar; Adhemar Laframboise. April 7, 1794, I, the undersigned, privately baptized Alexandre, born March 19, last, of the lawful marriage of Sieur Daniel Bourassa and of Madame Marguerite Bertrand, his wife; In the presence of the witnesses who have signed with us. *** Adhemar St Martin J. P. Dl. Bourassa; Alexis Laframboise. April 7, 1794, I, the Undersigned, privately baptized Regis, born on the [blank in MS]...

Mackinac Baptism Records 1780-1789

August 13, 1781, was privately baptized Domitille, legitimate daughter of Sieur Charles Gautier and Madelaine Pascal, his lawful Wife, born the same Day at Noon. John Coates, Notary Public.1 I certify you that, according to the due and prescribed order of the Church, at noon on this day and at the above place, before divers Witnesses, I baptized this Child Charlotte Claves. Patt. Sinclair, Lt. Governor, & Justice of the Peace.2 Witnesses signed: William Grant; John L Macnamaa; Geo. Mc Beath; D. Mc Crae; George Meldrum. John Coates, Notary Public.3 July 15, 1786, I, the undersigned Priest, supplied the ceremonies of Baptism to Magdelaine, aged seven years less about two months, daughter of Sieur Charles Gauthier and of Magdelaine Paschal Chevalier, his wife.4 The Godfather was Sieur Joseph Hains; and the godmother Genevieve Beaubien Cuillerie, Dame Barthe, who signed with us, as did also the father. Payet, Miss. Priest.5 Ainse; C. Gautier. July 15, 1786, I, the undersigned Priest, supplied the ceremonies of Baptism to Domitille,6 five years old, daughter of Sieur Charles Gauthier and of Magdelaine Paschal Chevalier, his wife. The Godfather was Sieur Etienne Campion; and the godmother Demoiselle Felicité Carignan, who signed with us as did also the father. Payet, Missn. priest. Felicité Carignant; Etne. Campion; C Gauthier. July 6, 1786, I, the undersigned priest, supplied the ceremonies of baptism to Pierre, about two months old, son of a Negress belonging to Monsieur Carignan, Notary public. The Godfather was Sieur Etienne Campion; and the Godmother Susanne Hirbou, widow Pelleiter, who declared that she could not sign her name. Payet, Missn. priest. Etne. Campion. July 16, 1786,...

Mackinac Baptism Records 1770-1779

I, the Undersigned Royal Notary, the Justice of the peace at Michilimakina, Certify that, in the absence Of the Missionary of the said post, the daughter of Charles Sanguinet and of Veronique Cardin, Born on the twenty-seventh of September of this year, was privately Baptized by Sieur Pierre Chaboille. In testimony whereof we have signed these presents on the day and in the year aforesaid at michilimakina September 27, 1770. Cabdin.1 Chle. Sanguined. June 27, 1775, by us, missionary Priest, the Ceremonies Of holy Baptism were supplied to Laurent,2 born June 8, 1771, Of the Lawful marriage of Joseph Laurent Bertrand And Of Marie Therese Du Lignon, his Wife. The Godfather was Sr Joseph Perinault, merchant; And the Godmother Dme Archange Barthe who signed with us, as did also the Father who was present. P. Gibault, missionary Priest. Perinault; Archange Barthe Askin;3 Laurent Bertrand. June 27, 1775, by us, priest and missionary, the Ceremonies of Holy Baptism were supplied to Jean Baptiste,4 born on June 24, 1774, of the lawful marriage of Joseph Laurent Bertrand and of Marie Therese Dulignon, his Wife. The godfather was Sieur Pierre Foretier, merchant; and The godmother Dame Marianne Cardin, Who signed with us as did also the father, who was present. P. Gibault, Miss. Priest. Marianne Cardin; Pre Foretier; Laurent Bertrand. July 9, 1775, by us, priest and missionary, the ceremonies of holy Baptism were supplied to Bernard, born March 22, 1770, of the lawful marriage of Louis Demouchelle and of Françoise, a savage, his wife. The godfather was Sieur François La Fontaine; and the godmother Dme Marianne Cardin, who signed with us....

Mackinac Baptism Records 1760-1769

March 2 [1760], I privately baptized a young girl Savage called Kioueiatchiouenoukoue, to whom I gave the name of Charlotte. She is about 14 or 15 years old. Since she has been with Antoine la Fortune she has always been very assiduous at catechism. She seems to be in danger of death from an abscess in the side. May 22, I supplied the ceremonies of baptism to and baptized conditionally Charlotte, born at Sault Ste. Marie at the beginning of last October, legitimate daughter of Jean Baptists Cadot and of Athanasi, her father and mother. The godfather was Mr. Janise; and the godmother Mde. de Langlade. *** M. L. Lefranc, Miss. of the society of Jesus. Bourassa Langlade; At Janise. May 25, 1760, I solemnly administered holy Baptism to Alexandre Louis, a panis, about 14 years old, of Mr. de Beaujeu; and to Genevieve, 9 or 10 years old, a panis of Mr. Janis; the two adults being sufficiently instructed and asking for baptism. Monsieur de Beaujeu was godfather and Mde. Blondeau godmother of the first; Bartholomée Janis was godfather, and Mlle. Blondeau godmother of the second. *** M. L. Lefranc, Miss. of the society of Jesus. Beaujeu; Barthelemi Janise; Marguerite Blondeau. May 26, I supplied the ceremonies of Baptism to Josette, a slave of Mde. Bourassa, the elder, about 13 or 14 years old, whom I had privately baptized two years ago when in danger of death. The godfather was Mr. Janis, trader; and the godmother Mde. de Langlade. M. L. Lefranc, Miss. of the society of Jesus. Marie Angelique Metivier; At. Janise. June 8, 1760, I administered...

Mackinac Baptism Records 1755-1759

January 18, 1755, I, the undersigned, solemnly baptized Charle Louis Bourassa, legitimate son of René Bourassa and of Anne Charlotte Veronique Chevalier, his father and mother. The godfather was Mr. The Chevalier de Repentigni, the Officer Commanding for the King at the Sault; and the godmother Mde de L’anglade. *** M. L. Lefranc, Miss. of the society of Jesus. Louis Le Gardeur, Chevalier Repentigny; Bourassa D’anglade March 30, 1755, I, the undersigned priest, missionary of the society of Jesus, solemnly administered holy Baptism to two adults: one about twelve or thirteen years old, called Piere François, a panis [slave] belonging to the Mr. Parent; whose godfather was Pierre Monbron; and whose godmother was Marianne Chaboiller Parent; the other Marie Charlotte, a panis belonging to Mr. Monbron, about fourteen or fifteen years old. The godfather was Louis Gervais; and the godmother Ciele Cousin et Monbron. Both were sufficiently instructed and well disposed. *** M. L. Lefranc, miss. of the society of Jesus. Marianne Chaboillez Parant; Pierre Monbron. May 17, 1755, I, the undersigned missionary of the society of Jesus, solemnly administered holy Baptism to Joseph, legitimate son of Pierre Ketchinape and of Angelique Nekikkoue, his father and mother. The godfather was Monsieur Joseph Amable Hubert, merchant; and the godmother Charlotte Bourassa de L’anglade. *** This child was born on the 29th December last. M. L. Lefranc, of the society of Jesus. J. A. M. Huber; Charlotte Bourassa Langlade. May 27, 1755, I, the undersigned priest, missionary of the society of Jesus, solemnly administered holy Baptism to Ambroise, whom Nicolas Amiot acknowledged to be his son, and of Oukimakoue, a woman...

Mackinac Baptism Records 1750-1754

March 17, 1750, I administered holy baptism to Basile, born this month, son of Marianne, a slave of Sieur Bourassa, voyageur, whom she declared to belong to Sieur Jasmin, also a voyageur. The godfather was the said Sieur Bourassa; and the godmother Mde Langlade. *** P. du Jaunay, miss. of the society of Jesus. Bourassa. March 24, 1750, I administered holy baptism to Ignace François Xavier, son of Agathe Villeneuve Amiot, daughter of Sieur Amiot, born this day, whom she declared to belong to Sieur Ignace Bourassa dit la Ronde, son of Sieur René Bourassa now wintering at la Grande Rivière. The godfather was Mr du Plessis Faber, Captain, Knight of St Louis, first Captain and Commanding his majesty’s infantry in Canada, Commandant of this post;1 and the godmother Mlle Bourassa. *** P. du Jaunay, miss. of the society of Jesus. Marie Caterinne la Plante Bourassa; Duplessis Faber; Amiot. Died on the l7th of July following. March 28, 1750, I solemnly baptized in the church of this mission Charles, a young man about eighteen years old, a slave of Sieur René Bourassa, sufficiently instructed and desiring holy baptism. The godfather was Sieur Charles Langlade, a Cadet in the troops; and the godmother Mlle Bourassa. *** P. du Jaunay, miss. of the society of Jesus. April 6, 1750, I solemnly baptized in the church of this mission, Jean François Regis, a young slave about seven years old, given to this mission last year out of gratitude by Mr. the Chevalier de la Verendreye on his return from the extreme West2 – the said child being well instructed and demanding holy...
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