Baptism of  

Claire Ettienne Eugenie de Sassenay

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On the tenth day of November 1799, we, the Vice-Prefect Apostolic, Superior General of the missions in the north of the island St. Domingue, refugee to the United States of America, placed in charge of the displacees of the Catholic Church of Wilmington (state of Delaware) by my Lord John Carroll, Bishop of Baltimore, have baptized Claire Ettienne Eugenie, born on the tenth day of August, legitimate daughter of Monsieur Claude Henry Etienne Bernard Du Sassenay of Dijon and of Demoiselle Fortunée Prudence Julienne Claudine Bretton Deschapelles, his wife.

She had for godfather Gaspard Etienne Bernard de Sassenay, her uncle represented by Monsieur Etienne Darnaud and for godmother Louise Jacqueline Claudine Bretton Deschapelles¹, wife of Monsieur DuSaqui Son Conte, represented by Victoire Mathurine Agathe D’arnaud, wife of Alexandre Bauduy. The four representatives have signed with us as well as the father and mother.

Darnaud             E. Darnaud                             B. Deschapelles Sassenay

L. Bauduy           B. Deschapelles Bauduy         Bernard Sassenay

Duranton           Esteve

Brossay             Hamon De Vaujoyeux²

Cibot, Vice Prefet and curé

Provenchere         Ferdinand Bauduy

P. Bauduy

¹ Louise Jaqueline Claudine Bretton Deschapelles is listed as Louise Jaquy Claudine Bretton Deschapelles, godmother, on the baptismal record for Hypolete Louis Guillaume Keating. (See this register page 8).

²  Some published works consistently render the name as Vanjoueux, but unless the letters "u" and "n" appear differentiated as written, we have rendered it Vaujoyeux.

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