1796 Feb. 16 |
Documents concerning the petition of Edwardo Godain for a
dispensation from the diriment impediment of consanguinity in the
third degree, equal, with Magdalena Landry.
1796 Feb. (?)
to Bishop Penalver y Cardenas
1. Edwardo Godain of the parish of La Fourche notifies the Bishop
that he desires to marry Magdalena Landry of the same parish, but
that he cannot do so because of the diriment impediment that exists
between them. He asks, accordingly, the Bishop to order that
information be accepted about the following points.
2. Edwardo Godain set forth these points as follows:
a) That he is the legitimate son of Jose Goden and Genoveva
Landry; that Genoveva Landry, Edwardo's mother, is the legitimate
daughter of Alexandro Landry and Margarita Blancar; that Alexandro
Landry is the legitimate son of German Landry and Margarita
b) That Magdalena Landry, his intended wife, is the
legitimate daughter of Simon Landry and Margarita Baden; that Simon
Landry is the legitimate son of German Baben and Margarita Landry;
that Margarita Landry is the legitimate daughter of German Landry
and Margarita Melanzon, from which results the impediment of
consanguinity in the third degree, equal.
c) That his intended wife lost her father, and her mother is
very poor so that if their marriage does not take place, she would
be exposed to other ends.
3. That since these facts are considered sufficient, Edwardo
Godain begs the Bishop to grant them this dispensation and that the
Pastor of La Fourche may marry them in the usual form.
--To this is added a decree by the Bishop ordering that the
information be received, the witnesses 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 the Bishop on Feb. 12, 1796.
--To this another note is added by Rivas certifying that on the
same day he notified Eduardo Godain of the above decree.
1796 Feb. 12
Rivas, Dr. Joseph Maria de
1. That Eduardo Godain appeared before him, and, under oath,
answered the questions asked as follows:
2. a) That his name is Eduardo Godain from the parish of La
b) That he is the legitimate son of Jose Goden and Genoveva
c. That he is 26 years old, unmarried and engaged only to
Magdalena Landry from the same parish.
d. That he knows of no other impediment.
3. That all he said is the truth.
Signed by Edouard(?) Godain and notarized by Rivas.
--Immediately appeared Simon Leblanc, a witness presented by
Eduardo Godain, who, under oath, witnessed to the truth of the
points set forth by the latter in his petition to the Bishop. He
swore also that he is 25 years old.
Signed by Simon Leblanc and notarized by Rivas.
--Immediately appeared Luis Moller, another witness presented by
Eduardo Godain from whom Rivas received sworn testimony to the
truth of the same points witnessed by Simon Leblanc. He swore also
that he is 26 years old.
Signed by Luis Moller and notarized by Rivas.
1796 Feb. 16
Penalver y Cardenas, Luis Bishop
The Bishop decrees:
1. That having examined the documents concerning Eduardo Godain
petition for a dispensation to marry Magdalena 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
Eduardo Godain should bring to the Bishop's secretaryship 25 bulls
"de Vivos"; that, during two months before the marriage, they must
be present in the church on every holyday, praying during the High
Mass the rosary of the Most Holy Mary; that, during the same space
of time, they must daily pray the same rosary in particular.
4. Finally, that information be sent to the Pastor of LaFourche
to marry them in the usual form.
uisiana and witnessed by Rivas.
--To this is added a note by Rivas certifying that, on the same
(1day, he notified Eduardo Godain of the above decree.
--To this is added another note by Rivas certifying that
information was sent to the Pastor of La Fourche. (The name is
spelled Goden by all except Godain himself).
IV-4-f D.S. 9pp. 4to. (Spanish)