Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20881521 Details

Location:St. Landry
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judge of the 5th District Parish of St Landry (, )
Filing Date:1815-November-14
Ending Date:circa 1815-November-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:Mary Stutes L'Enclos seeks the seizure and sale of property sold by her husband, Antoine L'Enclos, to John Snoddy. Mary previously received a judgment of separation against her husband in which he was condemned to pay her $1,000, the amount of her dowry. When the judgment was executed, the sheriff returned "with an endorsement of 'no property found'" as her husband had sold "all his property" to John Snoddy. By law, L'Enclos's marriage contract allows her a mortgage on both the "land and a slave man" currently held by Madame Baptiste Niveau. L'Enclos prays for an order of seizure and sale against the land now held by John Snoddy in order to satisfy the original judgment.
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PAR #20881313; Order, 13 November 1815; Affidavit, Mary Stutes L'Enclos, 2 September 1815
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20881521

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: St. Landry Parish Courthouse, Opelousas, Louisiana

  • Records of the Fifth Judicial District Court
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  • Document Number 266
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Processing Information

Record Created:12/3/1996
Record Final Edited:6/9/2003
Record Last Updated on:11/3/2005 10:56:00 AM