Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20880801 Details

State:Louisiana
Location:Iberville
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Honble the Judge of the Parish of Iberville (, )
Filing Date:1808-February-16
Ending Date:circa 1808-February

General Petition Information

Abstract:Peter Belly presents to the court that, in 1804, he allowed Antoine de Buclois, also known as Debukeley or Dubuclet or Debucley, to become tenant of his plantation and to have possession of four of his slaves, James, Catherine, Emone, and Isabelle. He now wants de Buclois to leave the plantation and return the slaves. He claims that he has made frequent demands to that effect, but de Buclois has so far refused to comply. Belly therefore asks the court to direct de Buclois to deliver the plantation and the slaves to him and to pay the costs of suit [Related petitions indicate that Peter Belly and Antoine de Buclois, under the name Antoine Dubuclet, were free people of color].
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PARs in the Dubuclet Series [#20880801, #20882027, #20882410, #20882943, #20882944, #20883426, #20883430, #20883932, #20883933, #20884232, #20884233, #20884305, #20884738, #20884853, #20885230, #20885231, #20885232, #20885449]; PARs #20883003, #20885535; Order, ca. 16 February 1808; Sheriff's Return, 16 February 1808; Verdict [Text partially in French], ca. February 1808
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20880801

Slaves:4
Free Persons of Color:3
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Iberville Parish Courthouse, Plaquemine, Louisiana

  • Records of the Old Parish Court
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  • Document Number 70
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Processing Information

Record Created:7/23/1996
Record Final Edited:5/29/2003
Record Last Updated on:10/19/2005 3:00:00 PM