Translating Marriage Record from French

+1 vote

I'm doing a little sourcing and I came across this (couldn't find it at FamilySearch, sorry.)

I can make out the names of the bride and groom and their parents - but what other useful information is there? Please let me know if you can.

Record at Ancestry:

Edited to add: 

Please see comment below for better link. 

Please see my answer below for a follow up question.

WikiTree profile: Eleanora Meldrum
asked in Genealogy Help by Thomas Fuller G2G6 Mach 2 (22.7k points)
edited by Thomas Fuller

Hi, Thomas,

I can't really help with the translation, but I can give you a link to the image that anyone can view without being a paid member of Ancestry.

The image is best viewed on a PC.

Thanks Deb, I am not familiar with how to get those links.

When you are viewing the image on Ancestry, click the tools icon on the right side. Then click share. You'll be presented with several options for sharing, I use Facebook. When the Facebook share window opens I close it and there is a box with a link left to copy and paste. I copy the link and then remove the end of the link. See the bolded part below.

James MELDRUM, fils majeur de défunt Georges MELDRUM et de défunte Angélique CHAPOTTON, natif de cette paroisse et y résident.

Eleonore BOYER, fille majeure de Nicolas BOYER et de Julie TREMBLé, native de cette paroisse et y résidente.

4 Answers

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My French is not that good, but it starts with "In the year of our Lord, 1821 on the 20th day of February after the publication of three bans of marriage" followed by some statement about no opposition or illegitamacy.
answered by Bob Hanrahan G2G4 (4.3k points)
Thanks Bob.
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Banns were published three times.

James's parents are both dead.

Both are natives of the parish.

Then it ends with the names of the witnesses.

I see nothing more of great interest--it is just a normal statement of the facts.
answered by Kathy Rabenstein G2G6 Mach 2 (21.2k points)
Thanks Kathy!
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I have since found two birth records that appears to be for her. They do look different, but I think they're documenting the same thing. On both, the parent names look right. The link page from when I "shared" it (Thansk Deb) says 1780 - which is much earlier than the unsourced birthdate from the creator of the profile. Is the year mentioned? I don't see digits. Anything else helpful.
answered by Thomas Fuller G2G6 Mach 2 (22.7k points)
edited by Thomas Fuller
The top one says she was born yesterday baptized on the 15th of January, 1801 (mil huit cent un). Daughter of Antoine Boyer and Julie Tremblé.

The second is just a nicer copy of the first.
Thanks Kyla!
+1 vote

In the year of our Lord 1821 on the 20th day of February after the publication of three bans of marriage on three consecutive Sundays between James Meldrum, adult son of deceased George Meldrum and deceased Angélique Chapotton, native and resident of this parish, and Eleonore Boyer, adult daughter of Nicolas Boyer and Julie Tremblé, native and resident of this parish with no opposition, legitimate or canonical empediment, we, the undersigned officiating priest de Sainte-Anne du Detroit, received their mutual consent to this marriage and gave them the nuptial blessing according to the Roman Catholic rites; were present François Rivard, Jean B. Beaubien, Jean B. Cauchois, Ignace Moras & other parents and friends who have signed this requisite or have declared they could not.

(Have signed) Jean Baptiste Cochois, James Meldrum, Eleonore Boyer  + (her mark), Jean Baptiste Beaubien, François Rivard, Ignace Moras, Gabriel Richard, officiating priest of Sainte Anne

answered ago by Michèle Calonnec G2G6 (6.9k points)
Thanks so much!

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