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Title: One word in a French baptism
Post by: goldie61 on Thursday 11 November 21 23:18 GMT (UK)
This is  the baptism of Claude Barthelemy Berthole in 1686.

Le 14 Nover 1686 a ete baptise Claude Barthelemy Berthole fils
'Barthelemy  ? et de Magdeleine Duvivier
"
Can anybody make out the missing word please.

Thank you
Title: Re: One word in a French baptism
Post by: goldie61 on Friday 12 November 21 09:14 GMT (UK)
Going through the same film to see if I could spot any names, this entry appeared again just three pages later than the first one.
 Same date, same names. (I've given up trying to understand these registers!)
But same word I can't make out after Barthelemy on the second line.
Is it any clearer?
Title: Re: One word in a French baptism
Post by: GR2 on Friday 12 November 21 09:59 GMT (UK)
Appears to be hostelain. An old word for a keeper of an inn or 'hotel' in one of its various meanings. No doubt someone more expert will come along to confirm or shoot down this suggestion.
Title: Re: One word in a French baptism
Post by: Zefiro on Friday 12 November 21 20:07 GMT (UK)
Appears to be hostelain. An old word for a keeper of an inn or 'hotel' in one of its various meanings. No doubt someone more expert will come along to confirm or shoot down this suggestion.
The missing word is indeed hostelain, meaning innkeeper. So you are 100% spot on.
Title: Re: One word in a French baptism
Post by: goldie61 on Friday 12 November 21 20:13 GMT (UK)
Thanks very much Gr2 and Zefiro.
That'a a new occupation for this family!  ;)