1795 Sep. 30 |
Documents concerning the petition of Hipolito Landry for a
dispensation from the diriment impediment in the second degree,
equal, of consanguinity with Margarita Richard.
to Bishop Penalver y Cardenas
1) Hipolito Landry from the parish of Iberville in this Province,
notifies the Bishop that he desires to marry Margarita Richard from
the same parish, but that he could not do so because of the
diriment impediment of consanguinity that exists between them. He
asks the Bishop to order this information be accepted about the
2) Hipolito Landry set forth this relationship as follows: a)
First that Hipolito Landry is the legitimate son of Fermin Landry
and Divina Baben. b) That Margarita Richard, his intended wife, is
the legitimate daughter of Joseph Richard and Ana Landry. c) That
Fermin Landry, his father and Ana Landry, mother of his future
wife, are the legitimate children of Alexandro Landry and Ana Flau,
from which results the impediment of consanguinity in the second
degree, equal. d) That in the post of Iberville almost all the
families are Acadian and all relatives, so that it is difficult to
marry strangers. e) Landry specifies that his intended wife is
poor and an orphan and that if their marriage does not take place,
she would be exposed to other ends.
3) Since these facts are considered sufficient Hipolito Landry
begs the Bishop to grant them this dispensation and that the pastor
of the above mentioned parish, Father Buenaventure de Castro, may
marry them in the usual form.
Signed by Hipolito Landry.
--To this document is added the decree of the Bishop Penalver y
Cardenas ordering that the information presented by the party be
received and that the witnesses should appear and the results
Signed by the Bishop.
--To this is added a note by rivas certifying that the above decree
was issued and signed by Bishop Penalver on Sept. 30, 1795.
--Another note by Rivas certifying that on the same day he notified
Hipolito Landry of the above decree.
1795 Sep. 30
Rivas, Joseph Maria de, Secretary
1) That Hipolito Landry appeared before him and under oath,
answered the questions asked as follows:
2) a) That his name is Hipolito Landry from the parish of
Iberville; b) That he is the legitimate son of Fermin Landry and
Divina Baben; c) That he is 21 years old, unmarried and engaged
(despite his old love with a girl from LaFourche) only to Margarita
Richard from the same parish of Iberville. d) Moreover he assures
that he knows of no other impediment.
3) Finally, Hipolito Landry swears that all he said is the truth
and signed the document Hipolito Landry and notorized by Rivas.
--Immediately appeared Fernando Landry, a witness presented by
Hipolito Landry who, under oath testified as follows:
a) That he knows Hipolito Landry, legitimate son of Fermin Landry
and Divina Baben. b) That Margarita Richard from the parish of
Iberville is the legitimate daughter of Jose Richard and Ana
Landry. c) That Fermin Landry, father of Hipolito, and Ana Landry,
mother of Margarita, are the legitimate children of Alexandro
Landry and Ana Flau, from which results the diriment impediment of
consanguinity in the second degree, equal. d) That in the parish
of Iberville it is publicly known that most of the neighbours are
relatives. e) That is equally known that both of these petitioners
are orphaned of father and mother and that Margarita lives on the
charity of her relatives. f) Finally he swears to the truth of his
statements and that he is 19 years old.
Signed by Ferdinad Landry and notorized by Rivas.
--Immediately appeared Simon Brand, another witness presented by
Hipolito Landry from whom Rivas received sworn testimony to the
truth of the same points witnessed by Fernando Landry. He swore
also that he is 22 years old and signed the document.
Signed by Simon Brand and notorized by Rivas as secretary.
1795 Sep. 30
Penalver y Cardenas, Luis Bishop
The Bishop decrees:
1) That having examined these documents concerning Hipolito
Landry's petition for a dispensation to marry Margarita Richard he
dispenses them from the impediment of consanguinity and considers
as legitimate any children they may have.
2) Moreover, that the parties must cease living under the same
roof for one month, so that they may restore with their example all
they have destroyed by their scandal.
3) Moreover, in order to absolve them from their fault, that
during the publication of the banns they must daily pray on knees
that three parts of the rosary and contribute twenty "pesos" of
alms to their parish.
4) Furthermore, to this end, that a decree be sent to the pastor
Buenaventura de Castro of Iberville, so that he may dispense them
from the publication of the banns.
Signed by the Bishop and witnessed by Rivas.
--To this document is added a note by Rivas certifying that the
decree was sent to the Pastor of Iberville, Buenaventure de Castro.
IV-5-b D.S. 10pp. 4to. (Spanish)