Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20881302 Details

Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Honble. J. Lewis District Judge in & for the first District of the State of Louisiana (LEWIS, Joshua)
Filing Date:1813-March-8
Ending Date:1813-October-16

General Petition Information

Abstract:Gertrude Reine Trepagnier seeks a separation of property from her husband. Gertrude represents that she intermarried with Laurent Trepagnier in 1803, bringing a dowry of two slaves, Françoise and her daughter, Manon, and $3,000 in cash. Since their marriage, Laurent has been "Growing poor & Contracting debts Either through misconduct or Bad management." Gertrude believes that her dowry property is now under threat from her husband's creditors. Therefore, she prays for a separation of property and asks that her husband be condemned to restore all of her dotal property to her.
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Judgment, 16 October 1813
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20881302

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: New Orleans Public Library, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Records of the First Judicial District Court, Case Records
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  • Document Number 2
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  • Microfilm: Reel #1, Louisiana Collection

Processing Information

Record Created:8/6/1996
Record Final Edited:6/3/2003
Record Last Updated on:10/24/2005 12:48:00 PM