1796 Jan. 25 |
Documents concerning the petition of Carlos Brand for a
dispensation from the diriment impediment in the fourth degree,
equal, of consanguinity with Rosalia Landry.
1796 Jan. ?
to Bishop Penalver y Cardenas
1. Carlos Brand from New Orleans and a neighbor of Iberville
notifies the Bishop that he desires to marry Rosalia Landry from
the parish of Iberville, but that he cannot do so because of the
diriment impediment that exists between them. He asks, moreover,
the Bishop to order that information be accepted about the
2. Carlos Brand set them forth as follows:
a) That Carlos Brand is the legitimate son of Joseph Brand and
Maria Josepha Landry.
b) That Rosalia Landry is the legitimate daughter of Pablo
Landry and Brigida Baben.
c) That Maria Joseph Landry, Carlos' mother, is the legitimate
daughter of Juan Landry and Ana Baben.
d) That Pablo Landry, father of his intended wife, is the
legitimate son of Alexandro Landry and Mariana Aniche.
e) That Juan Landry, Carlos' maternal grand-father, is the
legitimate son of Abraham Landry and Maria Traham.
f) That Alexandro Landry, paternal grand-father of his
intended wife, is the legitimate son of German Landry and
g) That Abraham and German Landry, great-grandfathers of
Carlos and Rosalia, are the legitimate sons of Santiago Landry
and Margarita Leblanc, from which results the impediment of
consanguinity in the fourth degree, equal.
h) That the majority of the inhabitants of Iberville are
Acadians and therefore relatives so that it is very difficult
to marry strangers. That his intended wife is poor so that if
their marriage does not take place, she would be exposed to
3. That since these facts are considered sufficient, Carlos Brand
begs the Bishop to grant them this dispensation and that the Pastor
of Iberville may marry them in the usual form.
This is signed by Charles Brand.
--To this is added a decree by the Bishop ordering that the
information presented by the party be received and that the
witnesses should appear and the results brought in.
This is signed by the Bishop.
--To this is added a note by Rivas certifying that the above decree
was issued and signed by the Bishop on Jan. 22, 1796.
--To this is added another note by Rivas certifying that, on the
same day, he notified Carlos Brand of the above decree.
1796 Jan. 22
Rivas, Dr. Joseph Maria de, secretary
1. That Carlos Brand appeared before him, and, under oath,
answered the questions asked as follows:
2. a) That his name is Carlos Brand from New Orleans.
b) That he is the legitimate son of Joseph Brand and Maria
c) That he is twenty-seven years old, unmarried and engaged
only to Rosalia Landry from Iberville.
d) That he knows of no other impediment.
3. That all he said is the truth.
The document is signed and notarized by Rivas.
--Immediately Francisco Ebert, a witness presented by Carlos Brand,
appeared before Rivas and gave sworn testimony to the points set
forth by Carlos Brand in his petition to the Bishop. He swore also
that he is 58 years old and could not sign. The document is
notarized by Rivas.
--Immediately appeared Pablo Ebert, another witness presented by
Carlos Brand, from whom Rivas received sworn testimony to the truth
of the same points witnessed by Francisco ebert. He swore also
that he is 39 years old and could not sign. The document is
notarized by Rivas.
1796 Jan. 25
Penalver y Cardenas, Luis Bishop
The Bishop decrees:
1. That having examined the documents concerning Carlos Brand's
petition for a dispensation to marry Rosalia Landry, 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 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
fifteen days after a general confession, they must confess again,
which they have to repeat after fifteen days. They have to pray
every night, during this space of time, the rosary of the Most Holy
4. Finally, that information be sent to the Pastor of St. Gabriel
of Iberville to marry them in the usual form.
This is signed by the Bishop of Louisiana and witnessed by Rivas.
--To this is added a note by Rivas certifying that on the same day,
he notified Carlos Brand of the above decree. Another note is
added by Rivas certifying that information was sent to the Pastor
IV-5-f D.S. 10pp. 1,16to., 9,4to. (Spanish)