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Subject: [CHAUVIN] Chauvin Marrige Contracts of French Colonial Louisiana1720-1739
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 19:48:40 -0400
This is taken from a list of all contracts. This is first part. If it
is of use I will do the later years time available.
Marrige Contracts of French Colonial Louisiana
January 29, 1725
PIERRE DARGARAY, aged twenty-seven years, an employee of the Concession
of Mr Kolly at the Chapitoulas, a native of the town of Rennes in
Brittany with GILLETTE GAUTIER, also of Rennes, widow of the deceased
Sieur FELOT, who, when living, was also an employee of the named
Provisions made for the children of the widow FELOT, being JOSEPH and
The future bride and groom have promised this marriage will be
solemnized in the Holy Mother Church
Done in the presence of Sieur de CHAUVIN de la FRENIERE, CHAUVIN de
BEAULIEU, de KERNION and DUPLESSIS
Signing - DARGARAY, LAFRENIER, GAUTIER, Fr RAPHAEL, Capuchin priest,
Vicar General, LESUEUR LAFRENIER, ANDIER
April 28, 1734
Sieur PHLIPE CHAUVIN son of JULES CHAUVIN and of ANGELIQUE DEROUNAY
native of the City of Montreal in Canada, Bishopric of Quebec with
Demoiselle MARIANNE DANIS daughter of CHARLES DANIS and of DOROTHEE
MECHIPERS, native of Kaskaskia- (baptized October 4, 1718), Parish of
Notre Dame, Province of Louisiana, Bishopric of Quebec
Signing for Sieur CHAUVIN - Sieur LOUIS CHAUVIN his brother, ANTOINE
ROLLAND and his father
Ant for the Demoiselle DANIS - Sieur BAILLIARGON, JACQUE DESIQUIETTE,
The above contract included in a Succession filet June 10, 1747 for
MARIE ANNE DANIS, widow of PHILIPPE CHAUVIN JOYEUSE.
Also included is a copy of a baptismal certificate issued November 3,
1741 at Illinois reading "In this year of 1718 and the 4th of October,
was baptized MARIE ANNE daughter of CHARLES DANIS and of DOROTHEE
MECHEPERS. Godfather being ADRIEN ROBILLARD and godmother FRANCOISE
LLABRIZE /s/ P F WATRIN "
The Succession of MARIE ANNE DANIS widow of PHILIPPE CHAUVIN JOYEUSE
filed June 10, 1747
June 26, 1734
LOUIS RENE FRANCOIS de MANE, Ecuyer, son of RENE de MANE, Ecuyer and of
Dame THERESE CHARLOTTE de BLANCHY, native of St. Bouchard in Touraine
parish of St John with Dame FRANCOISE LAURENCE LE BLANC widow of the
deceased Sieur JOSEPH deLERY CHAUVIN de LERY
This marriage to be solemnized in the Holy Roman Apostolic Mother
Church, with the required publications
Consenting for the named de MANE, CLAUDE DELERY, FAZENDE, HUGUALT,
JOSEPH AUBERT, surgeon
And for the lady named, BRUSLE, LAFRENIERE, her brother-in-law, Sieur
ALEXANDRE LALOIRE, clerk, FAZENDE, FLEURIAU, also CESARE, brother and
cousin of Sieur DELERY, also BOISCLAIR, DELERY, children of DELERY,
MONY, Mr and Madame PETIT de LEVILLIERS and Sieur and Dame de MOUY
Signing DeMANE, JEAN CHAREAU, FRANCOISE LORANCE LEBLANC, BRUSLE, JOSEPH
AUBERT, LAFRENIERE, ALEXANDRE LALOIR, DE LERY BOISCLAIR, HENRY,
CESEUEUR LAFRENIERE, DUVAL DEMOUY, PETIT De LIVILLIERS, MALBEC de
LIVILLIERS, FLEURIAU, FAZENDE, DELERY, ROSSARD, Notary
Note This marriage was annulled August 20, 1737
February 9, 1736
Sieur JEAN BAPTISTE BOUCHE de MONBRUN, Ecuyer,~~ Sieur of St. Laurent,
son of Sieur JEAN BAPTISTE BOUCHER deMONTBRUN, Seigneur of Boucherville
and of Dame FRANCOISE CHARRET his father ant mother, a native of Pointe
Levis of Quebec in Canada with Demoiselle FRANCOISE RIVARD, minor
daughter of the deceased ANTOINE RIVARD a residant of Bayou St- John
and of the deceased MARIE BRIARD her father and mother, a native of
Dauphin Isle, and stipulating for the minor Dame ANTOINETTE FOURNIER,
Stipulating for the named de MONBRUN, Mr. de Bienville, Chevalier of
the Royal and Military Order of St. Louis, Governor of this Province of
Louisiana, Mr. de SALMON, CO mmissioner and first Judge of the Superior
Council of this Province, Dame LOUISE MALBEC wife of Mr. PETIT de
LEVILLIER, Commandant at Natchez, de la . . . . . wife of ROSSARD,
the Council, the Chevalier de NOYAN, Major of New Orleans.
Ant for the Demoiselle RIVARD, Sieur RIVARD ant her grandmother, Sieur
FRANCOIS RIVARD her brother, Mr. NICOLAS CHAUVIN de la FRENIERE,
Procurator General, Sieur JAQUE HUBERT de BELAIR and Sieur JOSEPH
CHAUVIN DELERY, her friends and relatives.
A promise this marriage to be solemnized according to the rites of the
Holy Roman Catholic Church.
Signed at New Orleans on the fourth of August of seventeen hundred ant
thirty-six. /s/ FLEURIAU.
Signing - JEAN BAPTISTE BOUCHE MONBRUN, FRANCOISE RIVARD, The Widow
RIVARD, MALBEC de LIVILLIERS, Sr. RIVARD, deVILEMONT widow RIVARD,
FRANCOISE de VILLEMONT, ROSSARD, LAFRENIERE, FLEURIAU, BELLAIR, DELERY,
DUVAL DEMOUY, BIENVILLE, SALMON, NOYAN, RAGUET, HUGAULT, ROSSARD,
BALCOUR, RAGUET, de LAVALTBEC, HENRY, Clerk.
Annulment of Marriage
August 20, 1737
RENE FRANCOIS de MANNE and LAURENCE LE BLANC
On this 20th day of August of 1737, Dame LAURENCE Le BLANC, widow of
the deceased Sieur JOSEPH De LERY, in the absence of a Notary, gave the
following information to the Reverend Father PHILIPPE, a Capuchin
Priest, to be relayed to the Most Illustrious Monsignor, the Bishop of
Quebec, that a marriage which took place at New Orleans on June 26,
1734 with Sieur de MANNE of the Troops, known to the public in France
under the name of FLEURY. be annulled.
It is known the named de MANNE called FLEURY was married in France and
the wife was still living last year (1736), and that he has two
children at Belle Isle en Mer in Brittany, this information certified
by ....LA FRANCE, widow RICORDEAU who was Director of tobacco, Sieur
BACHEOT, surgeon Major at Natchez.
In consequence, Dame LAURENCE Le BLANC, widow of Sieur JOSEPH CHAUVIN
de LERY, presented on the 27th of January, 1738, a request demanding a
deposition from these persons for the Counsellors, ant on the 29th of
January, 1738, Sieur MAHEU de LARMAISON, pay commissioner for the Navy
of the Le Rodot, ordered Sieur PEIGUET, Captain of Le Comte Maurepas of
LaRochelle, to locate the wife and two children of FLEURY at Belle Isle
in Brittany, and if found to send an answer to Louisiana by said
December 28, 1737
Sieur JOSEPH CHAUVIN De LERY, Reform officer of the Troops detached to
the Marines, son of the deceased JOSEPH DELERY and of Dame HYPOLITE
MERCIER his father and mother, a native of Mobile, Province of
Louisiana with Demoiselle MARIE FAUCON DUMANOIR daughter of Sieur JEAN
BAPTISTE FAUCON DUMANOIR and of the deceased Date CHARLOTTE LEJALOUX, a
native of St. Malo.
Signing for Sieur DELERY - Mr. NICOLAS CHAUVIN DELAFRENIERE, Counsellor
of the Superior Council of Louisiana, his uncle, Mr. de BIENVILLE,
Chevalier of the Royal and Military Order of St. Louis, Governor of
this Province, Mr. de SALMON, also a Counsellor and Madame his wife,
Mr. de LEUBOY, NICOLAS CHAUVIN, ANTOINE CHAUVIN ....his brother, Mr.
HUBER BELAIR, his cousin and Mr. and Madame DuMOUY his friends.
And for the Demoiselle FAUCON DUMANOIR, Sieur her father, CHARLOTTE
MARIE her sister, Sieur GILES AUGUSTIN PAYEN Chevalier of the Royal and
Military Order of St. Louis, her brother-in-law and Dame JEANNE FAUCON
DUMANOIR her sister, Mr. SIMAR de BELLILE and Dame MARGUERITE
ESNOUL his wife, Mr. AR DUMANOIR, Sieur JACQUES ESNOUL de LIVAU-
DAIS, Sieur MARIN DUPUY (balance not legible).
Both parties agree and promise this marriage to be solemnized in the
Holy Roman Apostolic Catholic Church.
Signing - DELERY, FAUCON DUMANOIR, MANON FAUCON DUMANOIR, DUMANOIR,
BELLAIR, ESNOUL, LOIGY, ESNOUL, BOISCLAIRE, FAUCON DENOYAN, HUBER
December 28, 1737
Sieur JOSEPH DELERY Reform Lieutenant detached to the Marines, son of
the deceased JOSEPH DELERY and of HYPOLITE MERCIER, his father and
mother, a native of Mobile of the Province of Louisiana with D
emoiselle MARIE FAUCON DUMANOIR daughter of Sieur JEAN BAPTISTE FALCON
DUMANOIR,,agent of the Company of the Indies and of the deceased Dame
CHARLOTTE LA JALOUX, a native of St. Malo, with authorization given by
the Sieur DUMANOIR her father, stipulating for her.
Both parties agree e and premise this marriage to be solemnized by the
Holy Roman Catholic Church, done in the presence of relatives and
They promise that all properties, gains brought into this marriage and
accumulated during this marriage to donate to each other, should there
be no children born of this marriage.
Acting for the future groom in lieu of his deceased father, being Sieur
NICOLAS CHAUVIN DELAFRENIERE, of the Superior Council of Louisiana, his
uncle, Mr. de BIENVILLE, Chevalier of the Royal and Military Order of
St. Louis and governor of this Province, Mr. de SALMON Cc Commissioner
and First Judge of the Council and Madame his wife , Mr. de LEUBOY
Chevalier of the Royal and Military order of St. Louis, Mr. de BELAIR
his cousin, Sieur NICOLAS CHAUVIN d BOISBLANC, .....CHAUVIN DESISLET
brother of Madame HUBER BELAIR, Mr. and Madame deMOUY, his relatives
And for the Demoiselle FAUCON DUMANOIR, Sieur her father,
Demoiselle..... DUMANOIR her sister, Mr. AUGUSTIN PAYEN, Chevalier
NOYAN of the Royal
and Military Order of St. Louis and Major of this place at New Orleans,
her brother-in-l w, D me JEANNE FAUCON DUMANOIR, DENOYAN, sister of Mr.
SIMAR de BELLILLE and Dame ESNOUL his wife and cousin of Demoiselle
DUMANOIR, Sieur JACQUE de ESNOUL d LIVAUDAIS, Captain of the Port and
Madame e his wife and Sieur MARET, Dame MARIE LOIZET his wife, her
relatives and friends.
Signing - DELERY, J. B. FAUCON DUMANOIR, MANON FAUCON DUMANOIR, NOYAN,
LAFRENIER, DUMANOIR, BELLAIRE, LIVAUDAIS, SIMARS de BELLILE, MARET,
ESNOULDE BELILE, LOIGGET MARET, BOISCLA1RE, J. FAUCON DENOYAN, HUBER
BELLAIR, CHAUVIN DESILEST, Widow LEFEVBRE, HENRY, Notary.
Notation in margin: This contract of marriage according to custom,
executed at New Orleans February 1, 1838. /s/ Fleuriau
February 11, 1738
FRANCOIS CEZAIRE LE BRETTON, son of the deceased Mr. FRANCOIS LE
BRETTON and of Dame MARIE SALMON, his father and mother, a native of
Montreau, Bishopric of Sens with MARGUERITE CHAUVIN de la FRENIERE,
minor daughter of NICOLAS CHAUVIN de la FRENIERE, Counsellor to the
Superior Council of Louisiana, and of the deceased Dame MARGUERITE
LASEUR, her father and mother, a native of the Chapitoulas, Parish of
New Orleans, Bishopric of Quebec.
Acting for Sieur LE BRETTON - de SALMON, Counsellor of the Superior
Council of this Province of Louisiana, his uncle, and Madame de SALMON.
And for Mademoiselle CHAUVIN de la FRENIERE - de la FRENIERE, her
father Mr. de BIENVILLE, Governor of this Province of Louisiana, de
NOYAN, Major of the Troops at New Orleans and Chevalier de NOYAN, Major
of the Troops at Mobile.
A promise that this marriage will be solemnized according to the rites
of the Holy Roman Apostolic Catholic Church.
Signing - LE BRETTON, MARGUERITTE CHAUVIN LA FRENIERE, MERGERY SALMON,
la FRENIERE, SALMON, HUBERT BELAIR, BIENVILLE, NOYAN, COUTURIER,
BELAIR, VOLANT, de NOYAN, FAUCON DUMANOIR, DU BREUIL, Mr. DELERY,
CHARLEVILLE, BELLEREY, Widow LEFEBVRE, d'HAUTRIVE, DEMORIER, D...(?),
DEMOUEY, LEVASSEUR, CHAUVIN .
Done at New Orleans March 1, 1738 /s/ FLEURIAU
May 3, 1738
Messire GUILLAUME de CLOCHES, Chevalier de ST. AGNET, son of the
deceased Messire PIERRE de CLOCHE, Seigneur Baron de ST. AGNET, and of
Dame ANNE DeCap PLANNE, a native of St. Agnet, Archbishopric of Turier
in Berne with Dame FRANCOISE LAURENCE LE BLANC, widow of JOSEPH CHAUVIN
DELERY, a resident of the Chapitoulas.
Signing as witness for Sieur ST. AGNET, at this act - Monsieur de
BIENVILLE, Chevalier of the Military Order of St. Louis, Governeur of
this Province, Chevalier de LEOBOY, SALMON, Judge of the Superior
Council of this Province, de NOYAN, BENAC, MEMBREDE, Captain of the
And for the Demoiselle LE BLANC Widow DELERY - Mr. NICOLAS CHAUVIN de
la FRENIERE, Counsellor Judge of this Province, her brother-in-law, Mr.
FLEURIAU. ....of the Ring, her cousin, EDME de la (FRENIERE) her
brother-in-law and Mademoiselle DENOYAN.
A promise this marriage to be solemnized in the Holy Roman Apostolic
Signing - The Chevalier DE ST. AIGNET, LORANCE LEBLANC, BIENVILLE,
LEUBOY, DENOYAN SALMON, LE BLANC de la LOIRE, FAUCON DUMANOIR, HELEN
FASENDE, LAFRENIERE, Widow LEFEBVRE, FAZENDE, The Chevalier D'ORGON,
DELERY, FLEURIAU, JOUSSET LA LOIRE, SALMON, MEMBREDE, DE BENAC, MALBEC
de LIVILLIERS, BRANTIN, ROUMIER, SIMARS de BELLILE, Aid to the Major,
CHALLINETTE DUMANOIR, COUSTILHAS, NOYAN, FAUCON Widow DELERY, HENRY
March 14, 1739
Monsieur PIERRE BENOIT PAYEN, Esquire, Chevalier de CHAVOY DENOYAN Aide
to the Major at the Post of Mobile, son of the deceased Messire PIERRE
JAQUE PAYEN, Sieur de NOYAN, Lord de CHAVOY, former Lieutenant of the
King's vessel, and of the deceased Dame JEANNE CATHERINE LEMOYNE, his
wife, the father and mother, a native of Fauville (?) Archdiocese of
Paris, Parish (blank) with Dame MA U E FAUCON DUMANOIR widow of the
deceased Sieur JOSEPH CHAUVIN DELERY, when living was a Lieutenant of
the Troops detached to the Marines of the Colony of Louisiana.
In lieu of parents the parties have given their consent in the presence
of friends, and signing for Sieur the Chevalier CHAVOY DENOYAN being
Monsieur de BIENVILLE, Chevalier of the Royal and Military Order of St.
Louis, Governeur of this Province, his uncle, Messire GILE AUGUSTIN
PAYEN, Chevalier de NOYAN, Chevalier of the Royal and Military Order of
St. Louis Major at New Orleans, his brother and Madame his wife,
sister-in-law of the named Chevalier de CHAVOY, Monsieur SALMON
Commissioner and Director, Judge of the Superior Council of this
Province, Dame MERGERY de SALMON his wife, NICOLAS CHAUVIN de la
FRENIERE of the Superior Council of this Province, Monsieur SIMAR de
BELLILLE, Aide to the Major at New Orleans, his friend.
And for Dame Widow DELERY, JEAN BAPTISTE FAUCON DUMANOIR, Agent of the
Company of the Indies her father, Monsieur Sieur de la FRENIERE uncle
of the named lady, Sieur JAQUE HUBERE BELAIR her cousin, Sieur JOSEPH
CHAUVIN DELERY, Sieur NICOLAS CHAUVN de BOISELIER brother of the
deceased and brother-inlaw of the lady, Sieur JAQUE LIVAUDAIS, Captain
of the Port cousin of the named lady and his wife, and her friends
LOUIS LE BRETTON, Demoiselle CBA W IN de la FRENIERE.
A promise that the son of the future bride JEAN BAPTISTE JOSEPH DE LERY
shall be raised in the Catholic religion provided for.
Signing - Ch. de CHAVOY, BIENVILLE, SALMON, MA U E FAUCON Widow DELERY,
J. B. FAUCON DUMANOIR, LAFRENIERE, NOYAN, MERGERY SALMON, FAUCON de
NOYAN, SIMARS de BELLILE, witness, CHATINETTE DUMANOIR, BELLAIR,
DEMOUY, ENOUL de BELLILE, BABIN LIVAUDAIS, LEBLANC de STAIGNET,
ROUMIER, HOUBER, HENRY, Notary.
Notation that the marriage was recorded in the Register on the 4th day
of April of 1739. Signed Henry, Notary.
April 1, 1739
Sieur MATHURIN CENDRET, Chief surgeon of the Marines at Rochefort, now
residing in this Colony, Province of Louisiana, son of the deceased
Sieur HENRY CEDRET, a merchant, and of Dame ANNE MACON, his father and
mother, a native of Rochefort, Parish of St. Louis Bishopric of La
Rochelle with Demoiselle MARIE JOSEPHE CARRIERE, minor daughter of the
deceased Sieur FRANCOIS CARRIERE and of Dame FRANCOISE JALLOT her
father and mother, a native of Mobile Bishopric of Quebec.
Stipulating for the minor being her mother Dame JALLOT who with Sieur
JOSEPH CARRIERE her uncle and her tutor.
Signing for Sieur CENDRET - Monsieur de BIENVILLE, Chevalier of the
Royal and Military Order of St. Louis, Governeur of this Province,
Monsieur de SALMON paymaster and Judge of this Province, Madame de
SALMON his wife, Monsieur LOUIS PRAT, physician, and botanist at the
hospital of the King in this Province, Sieur PHILIPE LEFEVRE, Chief
surgeon of the Troops of the Regiment of Karrer of this Colony, his
friends and friends of his deceased parents.
And for the lady Demoiselle CARRIERE, minor daughter of Dame FRANCOISE
ALLOT her mother, Sieur JOSEPH CARRIERE her uncle, Madame MARGUERITE
TREPAGNIER of Sieur CARRIERE the aunt, Sieur JOSEPH CARRIERE MALOZE
also her uncle, Sieur JACQUE'S de LIVAUDAIS and Madame his wife
step-sister of the future spouse, Sieur TIXERAN and Madame his wife,
previously the widow of Sieur ANDRE CARRIERE uncle of the Demoiselle, 1
de LIVAUDAIS stepsister, Dame de BELLILLE and Demoiselle CARRIERE her
Also signing for the future groom - Sieur BROUTIN Engineer of the King
and Dame LEMAIRE his wife, Monsieur d la FRENIERE, Raguet of the
Superior Council of this Province, friends of his and of his parents.
Succssion was opened on the deceased Sieur FRANCOIS CARRIERE, father of
the future bride, September 8, 1738, and provisions made for her.
The parties consent to this marriage and promise it will be solemnized
in the Holy Roman Apostolic Church.
Signing - FRANCOIS ROUMIER, witness, CENDRET, JOSEPH CARRIERE,
CARRIERE, BIENVILLE, SALMON, SALMON, LIVAUDAIS, CARRIERE, TIXERRANT, de
LIVAUDAIS, MARIE TIXERRANT, P. LEFEBVRE, ENOUL de BELLILE, SIMARD de
BELLILE, BROUTIN, PRAT, LAFRENIERE, MARIE ANNE LE MARIE BROUTIN, MARIE
CARRIERE, RAGUET, CORBIN RAGUET, MARIANNE CARRIERE, FRANCOISE de
VILLEMONT, ROUMIER, CHAUVIN LAFRENIERE, LAFRENIERE, (illegible
signature) and HENRY, Notary.
Notation - Entered in the Superior Council Register, Folio 42, April 4,
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