Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20882913 Details

Location:St. Landry
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judge of the 5th District court western circuit division of the state of the state of Louisiana sitting in and for the parish of Saint Landry (, )
Filing Date:1829-May-18
Ending Date:1829-June-6

General Petition Information

Abstract:Jean Baptiste Guillory, a free man of color, seeks a divorce from his wife, Marguerite Carabaillo, a free woman of color. Guillory asserts that, though he has always been "a good and affectionate husband," Marguerite "has been guilty of repeated acts of adultery with different persons and particularly with a coloured & married man named George Simien." Jean Baptiste claims that Marguerite abandoned him and their five children about six months ago and has continued to commit adultery since then. Guillory prays for a divorce from Marguerite "& that he & she may be placed in the same situation as tho' no marriage had ever been contracted between them." In addition, he prays for custody of the children as his wife "has proven herself unworthy of Keeping & raising them."
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:PAR #20882702 in the Guillory Series; PARs #20882126, #20884214, #20884314; Deposition, Charles Joseph Courtois, 1 June 1829; Deposition, José Marie Cortines, 1 June 1829; Judgment, 6 June 1829
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 20882913

Free Persons of Color:8
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: St. Landry Parish Courthouse, Opelousas, Louisiana

  • Records of the Fifth Judicial District Court
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Processing Information

Record Created:9/10/1996
Record Final Edited:9/1/2003
Record Last Updated on:4/10/2006 12:56:00 PM