Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20882844 Details

Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Honble James Pitot, judge of the Court of Probates, in and for the City and Parish of Orleans (PITOT, James)
Filing Date:1828-May-19
Ending Date:circa 1829-May-18

General Petition Information

Abstract:Josephine Jardelas, a free woman of color and a minor "above the age of puberty," petitions with the assistance of Louis Seré, her "curator ad lites." She presents to the court that the administration of the late Joseph Jardelas's estate is planning to sell three slaves that belong to her. The three slaves are Elina, also known as Nina, and Elina's two children, four-year-old Maria and eighteen-month-old Charles. Josephine asks the court to order that the register of wills be "enjoined, restrained & prohibited from selling" the slaves and to cite the persons claiming title. She further asks to be recognized "as the sole and lawful mistress" of the three slaves and want them to be sequestered by the sheriff until the case has been decided. Related documents reveal that Josephine was the daughter of the late Joseph Jardelas and Carmelite Boisseau, a free woman of color, and that Joseph Jardelas had lived for many years with Carmelite in the house owned by Carmelite's mother, Manon Boisseau.
Result:granted; appealed; reversed
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Injunction, 19 May 1828; Answer, Antoine Abat, 6 June 1828; Testimony, Mr. Rufino et al. [Text in French and English], filed 18 February 1829; Commission of Witnesses, filed 19 February 1829; Deposition, Joseph Castillo et al., 7-12 June 1828; Judgment, 27 March 1829; Petition of Appeal, 31 March 1829; Order, 31 March 1831; Bond of Appeal, 3 April 1829, certified 13 April 1829; Supreme Court Judgment, ca. 18 May 1829
Pages of Related Documents:21

People Associated with Petition 20882844

Free Persons of Color:6
Other People:6

Citation Information

Repository: University of New Orleans

  • Supreme Court of Louisiana Collection
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  • Document Number 1758
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Processing Information

Record Created:10/29/1999
Record Final Edited:5/14/2003
Record Last Updated on:4/6/2006 12:35:00 PM