Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20882028 Details

State:Louisiana
Location:West Baton Rouge
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the honorable the District Court for the Parish of West Baton Rouge in the fourth Judicial District of the State of Louisiana (, )
Filing Date:1820-November-16
Ending Date:1823-March-10

General Petition Information

Abstract:Alexis Trudeau petitions for a separation of bed and board from Julie LeBeau Trudeau, his wife of fourteen years. Trudeau cites repeated acts of adultery with "several persons" and other licentious behavior by his wife as the cause of his complaint. In addition to praying for separation of bed and board, Trudeau asks to be entrusted with the guardianship and care of his children. In her answer, Julie LeBeau Trudeau alleges that her husband's accusations are false and they are brought about for the purpose of depriving her of her dowry and "what is coming to her in the Community for one half of the aquests & gains."
Result:granted; motion for new trial; new trial granted; denied; appealed; affirmed
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:PARs #20882034, #20882114; Answer, Julie LeBeau, 5 December 1820; Testimonies, Pierre Therriot, et al. [Some text in French; incomplete], ca. 1821; Petition of Appeal, 24 January 1822; Order, 14 January 1822; List of Court Costs, ca. 1823; Supreme Court Judgment, 10 March 1823
Pages of Related Documents:16

People Associated with Petition 20882028

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

Citation Information

Repository: West Baton Rouge Parish Courthouse, Port Allen, Louisiana

  • Records of the Fourth Judicial District Court
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  • Document Number 91
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Processing Information

Record Created:2/5/1997
Record Final Edited:9/2/2003
Record Last Updated on:12/5/2005 3:23:00 PM