This document is in private (and very capable) hands in
Florida. The holder's husband is a descendant of Jacques Fonteyn,
son of Charles, through the Vantine line in Westmoreland County,
The reverse of the document is unreadable although it is evidently
an address. How interesting that information might have been. I
have tried to provide the best possible image for you to download
if you wish. The original photocopy is about 5.25 inches high by
6.25 inches wide. I don't know if that is the size of the original.
This image file was enlarged to 8.5 x 11 and then reduced to fit
a browser width. (At least that was the intention. Let me know if
it isn't working.)
|Translation provided by a Family
History Library International Desk Librarian and my son, James Yocom.
I would certainly love to hear from anyone who can provide a better
or more complete translation.
Monsr Delafontaine sept retire [vers moy]
suivant quil me lafe.t entendre afin d'avoir
une attestaon de [son?] mariage [----]. Jay
fest recherche dans le registre du feu Sr. Cure
Msr. [-----] le Monn[----]. Les mariages qui y sont
escri...tz 'ne pasent point l'annee 1645. C'est
pourquoi quil ma dit quil fut marie en
1647 et ca a 'ete vous meme quil l'avez
marie in les [------------] St. Catherine, vous
pouvez sans defit(tue) donner attestation
en qualite de vic(caire) en cette ?comme
vous avez celebre son mariage avec Catherine
Bally en ladite eglise en l'annee 1647. Je suit
[.....] j'ay toujours este votre tres humble serviteur.
[signed by an attorney]
le 25 Mars 1658
Mr. Delafontaine retired about seven years ago which is why I, who
follow him answer, am given to understand that you want a proof
of marriage. I have researched in the register of the late parish
priest Mr. Le. Monn---- The marriages of which are not written past
the point of year 1645. This is why [??] marriage in 1647. ----marriage
in this -----[St.?] Catharine -----able----to give an attestation
of -----this----you celebrated in marriage with Catherine Bally
in the aforementioned church in the year 1647. ---I have always
been ----- I am your very humble servant......
25 March 1658