Kea


On 29 June 1856, Jean Kia, son of Sandwich Islander Kea and a Kwantlen woman, was baptized at Fort Langley by one Father Lootens. Jean's godfather was a man identified only as "Lawrence".

It should be noted that in the original handwritten French:

  • Kea is recorded as "Kia (Wahi)"
  • Jean's mom is listed as "d'une femme Quyslen"

And on that same day Jean's sister Rosalie was baptized.  Rosalie's godfather was Basil Brosseau dit Lafleur.

It should be noted that in the original handwritten French:

  • the names Basile and Rosalie are superimposed upon each other; Rosalie is written in the margin, but the words "fils" - meaning boy - is used in stead of "filles" meaning girl.
  • Rosalie's mom is recorded as "d'une femme Quyslen"
  • Basil is recorded simply as Basil Lafleur

source: parish records at St Andrew's Cathedral, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.


Back to our Home Page Guestbook temporarily unavailable

Table of Contents

Or click the Back button on your browser to go back to the previous page.

moved 28 July 2002
updated 21 July 2013