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Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas 1799/06/15












1799 (Jun. 15)

Maes, Pedro J(osep)h

Dispensation asked by Pedro Jose Maes in order to marry Maria Connan.


Maes, P(edro) J(osep)h
Natchitoches, Louisiana

to Bishop (Luis Penalver y Cardenas
New Orleans, Louisiana)

Mais, a native of St. Amand in French Flanders married at Natkitoches, Mariana Dartigo, a native of Bayonne, who died in February 1797 leaving a son aged 11 and two daughters 8 and 6. since M(ari)a Connan, wife of Juan Bautista Dartigo, deceased, was godmother of his daughter, Agatha, Maes asks for a dispensation in order to marry her. He supposes that the fact that Maria had been married to Dartigo, Mais' first wife's brother , will not be an impediment. Maria's only son is dead. His pastor, Father Pedro Pavie, is his best witness.

L.S. (Spanish)

1799 Jun. 14

Penalver y Cardenas, Luis, Bishop of
(New Orleans), Louisiana

The case is to be heard and Pavie is to testify. Father Isidro Quintero acts as notary.

A.D.S. (Spanish)

1799 Feb. 1

(Quintero, Father Isidro)
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Maes appeared and swore (to information given above in his letter). He is 41.

A.D.S. (Spanish)

1799 Feb. 14

Quintero, Father Isidro
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Pavie appeared and swore (to the same information as had already been given). Maria Connan's husband, Dartigau, died a year ago in Valenzuela. Maes handles Artigau's interests. Pavie and the bishop signs.

A.D.S. (Spanish)

1799 Jun. 15

Penalver y Cardenas, Luis, Bishop of
New Orleans, Louisiana

Penalver grants the dispensation under conditions of confession and alms-giving, upon fulfillment of which a letter is to be sent to the pastor of Nakitoches that he may marry them.

D.S. (Spanish)

V-2-f L.S., A.D.S., D.S. (Spanish) 9pp. 4to.

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