Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20882724 Details

State:Louisiana
Location:West Baton Rouge
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the District Judge sitting in and for the Parish of West Baton Rouge State of Louisiana (, )
Filing Date:1827-November-5
Ending Date:1828-May-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:Henriette Serret petitions for a separation of property from her second husband, Hypolite Hébert. Henriette informs the court that she brought considerable property, valued at over $1,200, into her 1822 marriage to Hypolite. Included in her possessions were ten slaves. Since her marriage, Henriette and her husband have sold some of her land and slaves. Another of her slaves, named Noël, has been seized in order to satisfy her husband's debts. Citing her husband's "embarrassed and endebted" state, Henriette declares that she is fearful "that her estate may not be sufficient to meet her rights and claims." She therefore asks the court for the authorization to sue for a separation of property from her husband and for the right to manage and administer her own property.
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:7
Related Documents:PAR #20882826; Defendant's Acknowledgment, ca. 5 November 1827; Order, 5 May 1828; Answer, Hypolite Hébert, 6 May 1828
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 20882724

Slaves:8
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Fourth Judicial District Court
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  • Document Number 298
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Processing Information

Record Created:9/10/1996
Record Final Edited:9/2/2003
Record Last Updated on:1/24/2006 5:51:00 PM