This photocopy is from the microfilm of the parish registers from Saints Anges de Lachine. It was written over three hundred years ago in the wording and letters of that time.
You'll notice that most s's, look more like a printed f or a written capital L. It is hard to tell the r's from the t's and some of the t's look more like b's. Some e's look like written 4's.
Another custom which is very frustrating for anyone attempting to decipher these registers was the practice of beginning a word on one line and ending it on the next. In addition, some of the writing on the right side of the page was blacked out. The ragged appearance on the right side is from Bob's attempt to electronically erase the black toner marks.
Pictured at right is a statue to honor Father Remy, the first pastor of Sts. Anges de Lachine. Below is the exact text of the document:
"Ce Jourdhuy 30me Julliet 1686 a este fait et solennise
le mariage de hubert Ranger dit la violette soldat de la com
pagne de Mr de Lorrimier, fils de pierre Ranger vivant roul
lier en la ville de la Rochelle, et de Jeanne Boutinne sa
femme demeurant a la Rochelle d'une part et d'Anne girardy
fille de Leonard girardy laboureur et de charlotte Jolivet sa
femme, ce marriage a este fait en vertu de la permission de
Monsieur le Marquys de Denonville gouverneur de ce patri
accordéé au dit Ranger, et de la dispance des trois bans
obtenuèè par les parties de Monsieur le grand vicaire
du Montréal et en la presence des Srs René cullierier
Jean baptiste portier, guilaume DeNoyon et de
Joubert ont les dits Srs cullierier et Poitier signe et les
parties parent et les deux autres temoins ont declaré
ne scavoires escrire ny signer de ce
(signed) Remy cure
The following is the translation from the French:
Today, 30th July 1686, has been made and solemnized the marriage of Hubert Ranger dit La Violette, soldier of the company of Mr. de Lorrimier, son of Pierre Ranger, living carter, in the city of La Rochelle, and of Jeanne Boutinne, his wife, living in La Rochelle, of one part, and of Anne Girardy, daughter of Leonard Girardy, ploughman, and of Charlotte Jolivet, his wife. This marriage was made in accordance with the permission of Mister le Marquis de Denonville, governor of this country, granted to said Ranger, and the dispensation of the three banns having been obtained by the parties from Mister the Grand Vicar of Montréal and in the presence of Srs René Cuillerier, Jean Baptiste Pothier, Guilaume DeNoyon and Joubert. The said Srs Cuillerier and Pothier have signed and the parties, parents and the two other witnesses have declared that they do not know how to write their signature here on this register. (blotted signatures? possibly Jn baptiste and René) (signed) Remy parish priest
Many thanks to Ranger family historian Larry Coderre for his supplying this document, and for information and insight regarding Hubert Ranger and Anne Girardy, his wife.
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