Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20883919 Details

State:Louisiana
Location:Iberville
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable the Honorable the Judge of Probates in and for the Parish of Iberville State of Louisiana (, )
Filing Date:1839-July-30
Ending Date:1840-May-8

General Petition Information

Abstract:Sophie Polard [Pollard], a free woman of color, presents to the court that Eugénie Decuir, widow of Louis Polard and a free woman of color, recently "departed this life" and her estate is now "open under the jurisdiction" of the present court. Sophie Polard claims that the late Eugénie Decuir Polard left a last will and testament, in which she believes she has been "instituted a legatee." Sophie claims that the said will is "contained in a sealed packet" in the possession of a family friend named Pierre Durand and she is desirous to have it "opened, proven and ordered for execution." Sophie Polard therefore asks the court to order Pierre Durand to deliver the will to the court for this purpose.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:PAR #20882713 in the Pollard Series; PARs #20885230, #20885231, #20885232, #20885449; Order, 30 July 1839; Record of Last Will and Testament Opening and Reading [Some Text in French], 3 August 1839; Orders, 3 August 1839; Process Verbal, 3 August 1839; Petition, Pierre Durand, 3 August 1839; Order, 3 August 1839; Order, 14 August 1839; Supplemental Petition, Pierre Durand, 16 August 1839; Order, 16 August 1839; Minutes of Inventory Proceedings, 22 August 1839, certified 28 August 1839; Petition, Antoine Polard, 3 September 1839; Order, 23 September 1839; Record of Family Meeting Proceedings, 23 September 1839, certified 24 September 1839; Orders, 3 October 1839; Petition, Antoine Polard and Antoine Dubuclet, 3 October 1839; Affidavit, ca. 3 October 1839; Supplemental Petition, Pierre Durand, 3 October 1839; Order, 3 October 1839; Petition, Antoine Dubuclet, 1 December 1839; Order, 30 December 1839; Estate Sale Advertisement [Text in English and French], 2 January 1840; Minutes of Estate Sale Proceedings, 5-6 February 1840; Supplemental Petition, Antoine Polard and Sophie Polard, 8 May 1840; Affidavit, 8 May 1840; Settlement of Partition, Succession of Widow Louis Polard, 8 May 1840; Order, 8 May 1840; Promissory Note, Claire Polard Dubuclet and Sophie Polard, 8 May 1840
Pages of Related Documents:59

People Associated with Petition 20883919

Slaves:51
Free Persons of Color:21
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Iberville Parish Courthouse, Plaquemine, Louisiana

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Processing Information

Record Created:12/3/1996
Record Final Edited:9/2/2003
Record Last Updated on:6/14/2006 2:00:00 PM