Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20882943 Details

Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To John Dutton parish Judge in and for the parish of Iberville (DUTTON, John)
Filing Date:1829-December-23
Ending Date:1829-December-29

General Petition Information

Abstract:Rosalie Belly, a free woman of color, presents to the court that she is the widow of the late Antoine Dubuclet, to whom she was "lawfully married" and by whom she had eleven children, several of whom are still minors. She further presents that her husband's estate is substantial, consisting of some community property and some property owned individually by her or her husband. Rosalie Belly Dubuclet, desirous of preserving the rights of her children as well as her own, asks to be confirmed as tutor of her underage children. She also suggests that an "under tutor" be appointed for her minor children under the age of puberty and that the minor children above the age of puberty be allowed to choose their own "curator." She also asks for an "inventory and appraisement" of the community property and the property of her late husband. Although a related petition indicates that Antoine Dubuclet may have been a man of mixed race, he and his children have been identified as "black" in this petition, because no specific information is provided regarding their color. A related petition reveals that Antoine Dubuclet was a "mulatto."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:PAR #20880801 in the Dubuclet Series; Orders, 29 December 1829; Appraiser's Inventory Report, Iberville Parish, 29-30 December 1829; Land Appraisement Report, St. Martin Parish, 16 January 1830, filed 23 January 1830; Extract from Property Sale Proceedings [Some text in French], 3 May 1819
Pages of Related Documents:11

People Associated with Petition 20882943

Free Persons of Color:16
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Iberville Parish Courthouse, Plaquemine, Louisiana

  • Records of the Probate Court, Successions
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Processing Information

Record Created:12/3/1996
Record Final Edited:5/20/2003
Record Last Updated on:5/10/2006 12:31:00 PM