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Mackinac Baptism Records 1745-1749

Feb. 1, 1745, I baptized in the church of this mission Pierre Louis, legitimate son of Sieur Charles Chaboyer and of Marianne Chevalier, His wife, residing at this post – the said child having been born last night. The godfather was Louis Chevalier; and the godmother Charlotte Parent. *** P. du Jaunay, miss. of the society of Jesus. C. Chaboillez; Marianne Chaboillez Parent. April 30, 1745, I solemnly baptized in the church of this mission Thomas, legitimate son of Thomas Blondeau and of Demoiselle Marie Joseph de Celle, his lawful wife, residing at this post – the said child having been born last Sunday, the 25th of this month. The godfather was Mr de L’anglade; and the godmother Agathe Villeneuve, wife of Sieur Boisguilbert who signed here with me. *** P. du Jaunay, miss. of the society of Jesus. Agathe la Boiguilber; Thomas Blondeau. He died on the 9th of July following. May 16, 1745, I solemnly baptized (Conditionally, however, because he had been privately baptized the day he was born by a servant) Joseph, legitimate son of Gabriel Bolon and of Susanne Menard, his wife, now residing at this post – the said child having been born at Quiquanamaso, the wintering place,1 on the 20th of March last. The godfather was Sieur Joseph des Caris, voyageur; and the godmother Agathe Villeneuve, wife of Sieur Boisguilbert. *** P. du Jaunay, miss. of the society of Jesus. Joseph Decary; Agthe Laboiguilber; Gabriel Bollon. July 11 [1745], I solemnly baptized a young Sauteux Woman Savage, Sister of the late Marie Athanase, wife of Sieur Charles Hamellin, now residing at Sault Ste...

Mackinac Baptism Records 1742-1744

In the year one thousand seven Hundred and forty-one, on the twenty-fourth of October, I, the undersigned priest and missionary of the society of Jesus in the mission of St ignace at the post of Michilimakinak, did baptize Louis Joseph Chaboyer, one day old, son of Charles Chaboiller and of Marianne Chevailler, his Wife. The godfather was Joseph Ens, and the godmother Nannette Chevalier, both residing at the said post, who have signed with me. Jean Baptiste Lamorinie1 missionary of the Society of Jesus. Nanette Chevalier; Joseph Hains. May 12, 1742.2 *** two adults *** being slaves: one of Mr de Blainville, the officer commanding this post;3 the other of Sieur Hamelin, trader, residing at Sault Ste Marie. The former – whom Reverend father de la Morinie wished to hold over the baptismal font and who is about twelve years of age – took the name of Jean Baptiste François; the other, aged about fifteen years took the name of Joseph; his godfather was Charles Ange Colet; and his godmother Marianne Chevalier, wife of Sieur Chaboyer *** P. du Jaunay, miss. of the society of Jesus.4 Jean Baptiste Lamorinie, of the society of Jesus. M N Chevalier; Charles Collet. May 19, 1742 *** I Baptized conditionally5 Marie, legitimate daughter of Sieur Gautier, a soldier of the garrison of this post, and of Therese Villeneuve his wife, born at la Manistic on the 9th of this month while they were returning from winter quarters, and privately baptized on the same day because she was thought in danger of death. The godfather was Sieur Guyori, voyageur, residing at this post; and...

Register Of Marriages In The Parish Of Michilimackinac

The marriage records from the register at Michilimackinac are here provided as they were translated by Edward O. Brown back in 1889. The records of this register reflect the history of Michilimackinac as a trading post town. They show the transition from French to British to American control of the area, as well as the command of the government by the Catholic Church during the French reign, military during the British reign, which was eventually turned over to the civil authorities when the America took control. There are not a lot of marriage records here, and unfortunately, the very early ones are lost – of those copied over to the new register (1725-1741) much of the information was torn away from the manuscript by the time Edward Brown viewed it. There were 17 marriages recorded between the years of 1725-1741 of which only one can be identified by the marriage records left as having a White-Indian interaction. However, that is solely due to the non-inclusion of the wife’s name since the record was torn, rather then a fact of non relation. What the complete records tell us is that these frontier families interacted with and married Native American’s from the Sauteux, Nippising, Ottawa and other unnamed tribes. There are also a couple of instances where “slave” or “free black” married. In each case that this occurred, a slave married a slave, and a “free black” married another “free black.” In no instance that I see in review was it acknowledged that a black-white or indian-black relationship existed according to the church, military, or civil records. There are large gaps...

Mackinac Marriage Records 1821

August 11, 1821, William McGulpin, son of age of Patrick McGulpin, and Madeleine Bourassa, daughter of age of Daniel Bourassa and of Marguerite Bertrand, both residents of this parish, having shown us a certificate from a justice of the peace, Samuel Abbot,1 by which it appears that they contracted marriage on August 21, 1815, and asked us to validate their marriage before the church. Accordingly on the same day and in the year aforesaid, we received their mutual marriage consent and gave them the nuptial Benediction in accordance with the ceremonies of the Roman Church, in the presence of Eloy Bourassa, Alexandre Bourassa, J. B. Bourassa, and Mathew McGulpin, who signed with us. And the said parties acknowledged as their legitimate children: Marguerite, born July 27, 1816; Pelagic, born November 4, 1818; and Marie, born on April 1, 1821 (the two fonmer having been baptized by Monsieur Joseph Crevier, missionary priest, September 9, 1818). In testimony whereof, the following have signed: Gabriel Richard, parish priest of Ste Anne du Detroit. W. McGulpin; Alexandre Bourassa; Madme Bourassa, + her mark. August 3, 1821, John Dousman, son of age of John Dousman and of Catherine Bankman, a native of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania; and Rosalie La Borde,2 daughter of Gabriel La Borde and Marguerite Chevalier, a native of this parish, both residing therein; having shown us a certificate of Samuel Abbott, a justice of the peace, from which it appeared that they contracted marriage on March 15, 1808, and asked us to validate their marriage before the church. Accordingly on the same day and in the year aforesaid, we received their mutual...

Mackinac Marriage Records 1800-1804

January 19, 1800, I, the Undersigned one of the Justices of the Peace of the United States, received The mutual Marriage consent of Louis hamelin and of Marie Louise of the Sauteux nation. In the presence of the Undersigned witnesses, at McKinac on the day and in the year aforesaid. Adhemar St. Martin J. P. Alexis Laframbois; L Hamelin; Genevieve Plaiseé; J. Giasson. April 20, 1800, I, the undersigned, one of the justices of the peace of the United States, received The mutual Marriage consent of Jacques Chauvin and of Angelique of the Sauteux nation, In the presence of the Undersigned witnesses. The parties having declared that they could not sign their names, they made their usual mark. * * * Adhemar St Martin J. P. Jacques Chauvin, + his mark; Angelique, + her mark; Madm Mitchell, + her mark; D. Mitchell; J. Giasson; P. G. Cotté; Charles Maillet. July 28, 1800, in the afternoon, I, the Undersigned, one of the justices of the peace of the United States, received the Mutual Marriage Consent of André Sarrere de Lavictoire and of Ersule Mercier. * * * Adhemar St Martin J. P. André Sarrez; Ersule Mercier, + her mark; Benjamin Lyon; George Hengell, witness; Jac. Vasseur. December 30, 1800, in the afternoon, I, the undersigned, one of the justices of the Peace of the United States, received the mutual Marriage consent of Sieur Gautier Caron and of Louise Le Vasseur * * * Adhemar St Martin J. P. Charles Maillet; D. Mitchell; Joseph Laframboise; J. Glassson; P. Thierry; Joseph Vaillez. January 25, 1801, in the afternoon, I the Undersigned, one...

Mackinac Marriage Records 1790-1799

January 21, 1792, I, the undervsigned Justice of the Peace, received the mutual Marriage Consent of Jean Baptiste La Borde dit Sans regret, and of marguerite Machar Chevalier, In the presence of the undersigned witnesses * * * Adhemar St Martin J. P.1 Alexis Laframboise; J. B. Barthe; C. Gaultier; Joseph Laframboise; J. B. la Borde Di Sanregret; Ezechiel Solomon; John Kirby; Louis Chevalier, + His Mark; Madme Gaultier, + Her Mark. March 19, 1792, I the Undersigned, Commandant of this Post, received the Mutual Marriage Consent of Alexis Laframboise, Esquire, and of Josette Adhemar,2 in the presence of the Undersigned witnesses, in the House of Gabriel Cotté, Esquire, Michilimakinac, * * * Edw. Charleton3, Capt. 5th Reg. Comg. J. B. Barthe; Chles Chaboillez; C. Gaultier; Benjamin Roche4 , Lieut. 5th foot; J. Laframboise; R. Widenham; Charles Morison; W. Gleadowe, Ensign 5th foot5 ; Josette Adhemar; Alexis Laframboise; Adhemar St Martin. July 1, 1792, I, the undersigned, one of His Majesty’s justices of the peace, received the Mutual Marriage Consent of Sieur Charles Chandonnet and of Charlotte Marcot in the presence of the undersigned witnesses, in The house of Sieur Daniel Bourassa at Michilimakina * * * Adhemar St Martin J. P. Char. Chandonette; Dl. Bourassa; Chadonat; James King; Jean Baptiste la Borde; C. Langlade, fils6 ; Be Molaire, + his mark; M. Bisbois;7 C. Gaultiere; Jean Mopreesk. January 14, 1794, I the undersigned, one of His Majesty’s justices of the peace, received The mutual Marriage Consent of Paul Gina and of Marie Josephte, In the presence of the undersigned witnesses, in the House of Sieur Gabriel Cotté, Esquire,...

Mackinac Marriage Records 1780-1789

April 19, 1781, the Marriage Ceremony was solemnized between Thomas Stone and Margaret Paterson, daughter to Geo. Paterson, soldier in the 8th Regiment, by their mutual consent and before the undersigned witnesses. In testimony whereof the said Parties have also affixed their names – the Ceremony performed by Patrick Sinclair Esq., Governor of the Post.1 Tho Stone Witnesses: John Coates, Notary Public. July 20, 1786, I, the undersigned priest, having granted dispensation of bans between Sieur Charles Viarville dit Gauthier son of Sieur Claude Germain Viarville and of Therese Villeneuve, his father and mother, of this parish, of the one part; and Magdelaine Paschal Chevalier, daughter of Sieur Louis Paschal Chevalier and of the late Magdeleine Reaume, her father and mother, residing in the same place, of the other part – administered the sacrament of matrimony to the said consorts after receiving their mutual consent which they had already pledged before witnesses pending an opportunity of having their marriage confirmed and ratified by an approved priest and before several witnesses according to the usage and custom of and as prescribed by our mother the holy church and as testified below by the signatures of Messieurs Carignan, Notary public and honeill Trader, who have signed below with the interested parties. Payet, priest Missn. L. Carignan; Joseph Oneille; C. Gauthier. July 20, 1786, I, the undersigned Priest, having granted dispensation of bans between Daniel Bourassa, son of René Bourassa and madame Anne Chevalier, of this parish, of the one part; and Marguerite Bertrand, daughter of Laurent Bertrand and of the late Marie Therese Dulignon, her father and mother, of this parish,...

Mackinac Marriage Records 1770-1779

July 28, 1773, I, the undersigned Vicar-General of Illinois received the mutual marriage consent of Sieur Hyacinthe Amelin, trader; and of Marie Joseph Maingans, and gave them the nuptial Benediction according to the form prescribed by the Holy Roman Church and in the presence of Sieurs Louis Cardin and Charles Chaboiller, friends of the husband; and of Sieurs Charles Mudox and Amable Roy, and of Therese Campion wife of Sieur Du Bois, friends of the wife, who signed with us these presents duly read. Gibault. H[y]ast Hamelin; Charles Maddox; Cardin; Amable Roy ; Therese Campion Dubois; Chaboillez. June 23, 1775, I published one marriage ban and granted dispensation from the two others in favor of Francois Maurice de la Fantaisie, a native of the town of Montreal residing in this parish, son of Francois Maurice de la Fantaisie and of Magdeleine le Due, his father and mother, of the one Part; and in favor of Marie Anne Cardin, a native of the village, daughter of Louis Cardin formerly a Notary at this Post and of the late Constante Chevalier, her father and mother, of the other Part. No impediment to the marriage having been discovered, we, the undersigned missionary Priest and Vicar-General of Monseigneur the bishop of Quebec in these Countries, received their mutual marriage consent * * * and in the presence, on be half of the husband of Sieurs Pascal Pillet and Hypolitte Campeau, his friends; and on behalf of the wife, of Joseph Ainsse, her brother; Hypolitte Chaboiller, her Cousin German; Jean Baptiste Barthe, also her Cousin; of Sieurs Ignace Bourassa and Guillaume La Motte, her...

Mackinac Marriage Records 1760-1769

January 7, 1760, I, * * * received the mutual consent of and gave the nuptial benediction to Michel Boier and to Josette Margueritte de Lignon, after the publication of three bans – in the presence of the undersigned witnesses and of others in attendance. M. L. Lefranc, Miss, of the society of Jesus. Mi. Lamarque; Michelle Boyer; Jean Romain dit Sanscrainte; Sejourne; Bourassa; Farly; Langlade; La Faintessie; René Bourassa, fils; Bourassa Langlade; Amable Chaboillez; René Bourassa, petit-fils. In the presence of the undersigned witnesses, I received the mutual consent of Pierre Duprés and of Marie Joseph Carignan at Michilimakinak July 13, 1761. M. L. Lefranc, Miss, of the society of Jesus. Jac Farly; Jos. Bourice; Francois Carignant; Joseph Duchaux. August 16, 1762, I * * * received the mutual marriage consent of messire Constant Kerigoufili1 and of Angelique Metivier, and gave them the nuptial Benediction. * * * P. du Jaunay, miss, of the Society of Jesus. Deconstant Quierigoufili; Marie Angelli Metivier; Laurent Ducharme; Langlade; Margueritte Mettivier; Farly; Ducharme; Langlade, fils; Leonard [name inelligible]; Sejourne, witness; Bourassa Langlade; Marie Joseph du Mouchelle Farly; Angelique Cejournée. July 25, 1763, I, * * * received the mutual marriage consent of Michel Joseph Marchettau de Noyer, voyageur; and of Therese Parant. * * * P. du Jaunay, of the society of Jesus. Pierre Parant; Langlade; Amable Roy; Parant, fils; Langlade, fils; René Bourassa; Bourassa; L. Bertrand; Sejourne; Bourassa Langlade. May 4, 1764, I, * * * received the mutual marriage consent of Jean Baptiste Cauchois, voyageur, and of Angelique Sejourné, and gave them the nuptial benediction. * * * P. du...

Mackinac Marriage Records 1750-1759

February 1, 1750, I, the undersigned priest of the society of Jesus, performing the duties of parish priest, received the mutual marriage consent of Poncelet Batillo de Clermont, a soldier, son of the late Jean Batillo and of Marguerite Pierrot, of the parish of St Pierre de Mousar in Clarmontor, bishopric of Treves; and of Francois[e] Cardinal, widow of the late Pierre Hubert la Croix, of the parish of Lachine, and gave them the nuptial benediction * * * P. Du Jaunay, miss. of the society of Jesus. Poncelet Batillo et Clermont; Francois Cardinalle; Allexis Sejourne dit Sansragin [Sanschagrin]; Bourassa; Duplessyfaber1.   February 1, 1750, I, the undersigned priest of the society of Jesus, performing the duties of parish priest, received the mutual marriage consent of Jean Baptiste la Feriere dit Jasmin, widower of the late Catherine le Febvre of the parish of la Prairie de la Madelaine; and of Francoise Hubert la Croix, daughter of the late Pierre Hubert dit la Croix and of Francoise Cardinal, of the parish of La Chine * * * P. Du Jaunay, of the society of Jesus. Jean Baptiste Lafaitiere Jasmain; Faran la Croix; Poncelet Batillot; Francoise Cardinalle; Allixis Sejourné Dit Sanchagrin; Bourassa; [Name Illegible]. July 16, 1750, dear brother Nicolas Demers, born on the 12th of January, 1722 in the parish of St Nicolas, near Quebec, who had begun his novitiate at the Quebec college on the 14th of July 1748, made his profession of the three first vows in the Society of Jesus at Michilimakina in the year and on the day above written. P. Du Jaunay, of the society...
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