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Subject: Re: [Q-R] Translation please
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 19:50:04 EDT
In a message dated 09/19/2002 6:30:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< I usually don't have too much trouble with Jette but I can't fathom this
MERCIER, Louis n 4 jours b. 1661 .......
Did it take him four days to be born (!) ... was he born four days before he
was baptised in 1661 ??? (The PRDH just shows that he was born in 1661 but
there isn't any document for his birth or baptism.)
Any clues as to when he was born? No big deal but ... a perplexing question
of semantics. >>
Louis Mercier (son of Julien Mercier and Marie Poulin) was born four days
before his baptism, some time in 1661. Jetté does not give a specific date,
and it seems that PRDH could not find an original document, which is why it
indicates merely the year of birth.