- Name from his son Joseph’s marriage record. The name also appears as “Gamart,” occasionally with two m’s.
He was married outside of Amiens. David Quénéhervé notes that “Le choix de cette paroisse s'explique peut-être par la signature “Gamard” des autres actes. Un membre de la famille était peut-être curé de Saint-Aubin Montenoy”; “The choice of this parish may be explained by the signature “Gamard” on other acts. A family member may have been parish priest of Saint-Aubin-Montenoy.” The priest’s name is Nicholas Gamard.
The records for Saint-Aubin-Montenoy are confused between two files, both designated 5MI_D845. The first one covers 1603-1770 (339 frames). The second covers 1634-1746 (304 frames).
His signature first appears in 1692 in the second set of records (frame 127/304), and continues through frame 147/304. It’s not clear what year this continues through—perhaps 1699 or so.
His signature also appears in in the first set of records for just the year 1695, between frames 76 and 80/339 (after this, the records in this set skip to 1745). This may be a copy of the other: the marriage of Charlotte Gamard and Antoine Gosset also appears here on frame 77/339, but without the signatures in the other set.
The name Boiaval appears in this parish a few times during these years. For example, in the second set of records:
—Nicholas, “tailleur,” is married to Jeanne Bonbled [?] on frame 132/304, and have a child on frame 135/304, and another (Adrianne) on 143/304.
—Adrien Boiaval is married to Adrienne Loutrage on frame 136/304; they are from “cette paroissee,” from this parish. They have a child on 140/304, and another on 144/304.
—Adrien son of Claude Boiaval is baptised on 144/304.
The coincidence in names is remarkable between the two families; they must have been close before this marriage. [2, 3]