The Family of
Charles Philibot III
(& Vrts Phlibot, Flibot, Fribot, Flibaut, Fribaut, etc)
Marie Anne Boulogne
of Kaskaskia, Illinois Post
& New Chartres, Illinois Post
& later New Orleans, La.
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Copyright October 18, 2000
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Charles Philibot (Flibot) III was born March 8, 1716 in Ile D'Orleans, Montmorency, Canada, son of Charles Philibot.Flibot II and wife Marie Charlotte Bissonett. (Charles Phlibot, son of Charles Phlibot & Charlotte Buissonnet, (Bissonett) Bapt. March 8, 1716, Ile De'Orleans, Montmorency, li, Quebec)
He married at Kaskaskia, Illinois Post on Feb. 8, 1747 to Marie Anne Boulogne, (marriage contract) who was born CA 1722 prob. at Kaskaskia, Illinois Post, daughter of Jacques Pierre Boulogne & wife Catherine Bechet/Becquet/Bouchet. Marie Ann was the widow of Jacques Michel Philippe, by whom she had two children, at Kaskaskia, Illinois Post, one being a dtr Agnes who married Joseph Hebert. After Marie Anne's death in 1773, Agnes Philippe Hebert sued her step-father, Charles Philibot for her part of her mother's estate. (See below)
Charles Philibot was a voyager (traveling merchant) by occupation. He was living near New Orleans, Louisiana in April 1773, as overseer of slaves on the plantation of Antoine Thomassin, and was still in the same area in Sept. 1775. Marie Anne Boulogne died about February, 1773 in the hospital @ New Orleans, La.( Court documents-below)
Their Children: PHILIBOT/FLIBOT
1. Alexis Born Jan. 28, 1748 New Chartres, Illinois post (Bapt. Jan. 31, 1748) Died Prior to 1773 (Court records)
2. Marie Therese Born & Bapt. Jan. 14, 1750 New Chartres,
Ill. Post Died in La___
(M) Ignace Andre Mailloux June 7, 1768 @ St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, La
3. Marguerite Born CA 1755 Louisiana (living near New Orleans,
(M) Juan Miguel Sibilar (Jean Michel Civilot) (she is 18 yrs old and his wife in 1773 (court papers)
4. Jeanne (Juana) Born Ca 1759 Louisiana- living near New Orleans, in Sept., 1775
5. Charles (Carlos) (IV) Born Ca 1762 Louisiana-living near New Orleans in Sept., 1775
Ref: Tanguay, 7 vols.
The Village of New Chartres, in Illinois, 1720-1765 Brown & Dean
Kaskaskia Under the French Regime, Belting
& Var. others
Children of Marie Anne Boulogne by first husband Jacques Michel Philippe
a. Agnes Michel Philippe Born Ca 1742 Died After
Sept.15, 1775 (living in Chartres, Ill. as of this date)
(M) Joseph Hebert, Cadet, Feb. 2, 1761 Chartes, Ill. Post, son of Capt. Ignace Hebert & wife Helaine Danys, of same place.
b. Philyppe Philippe Born Mar. 27, 1745 Bapt
Mar. 28th, Chartres, Ill (D77)
G/F: Mr. Buchet, Keeper of the King's storehouse in Illinois country
G/M Helaine Danis, w/o Mr. Ignace Hebert, Capt of Militia
Not mentioned in Mother's estate settlement 1773-1775 New Orleans, La
Kaskaskia , Illinois Post-Land Surveys
Survey No 343, Claim No. 1624
2 Arpents frontage, =146 Acres, No date (From Map of Kaskaskia plats)
Kaskaskia Under the French Regime (Belting) P104
Charles Philibot, voyageuer, son of Charles Philibot & Marie Charlotte Bissonnet. On Feb. 8, 1747 he made a marriage contract with Marie Anne Boulogne, widow of Jacques Philippe, and daughter of Pierre Boulogne, & Catherine Raget* (My Note Bouchet/Becquet*)
The Village of New Chartres, Ill (Brown & Dean)
Entries P-Records of the Chapel of the Visitation of Our Lady
Entries K-Land Records from Randolph Co, Ill Archives
Entries D-Records of the Church of St. Anne's, New Chartres, Ill)
D155-Dec 22, 1746-Bapt of slave of Philibot-G/M-Marie Anne Boulogne
D167- Jan 25, 1747-Bapt of slaves G/M Marie Anne Boulogne, Wid. of late Jacques Philyppe. G/F Charles Philibot
Entry # D184-In the year one thousand seven hundred forty-eight, the
thirty-first of January, I the undersigned J. Gagnon, priest baptized a child
born the twenty-eighth of the same month, of the lawful marriage of Charles
Flibot and of Marie Anne Boulogne, his father and mother. He was
given the name of Alexis. The godfather was Pierre de Choufour de Louvier,
residing at the Prairie du Rocher; the godmother was Madame Janne Boulogne,*
wife of Mr. Louvier, cadet in the troops. the godfather, the godmother and
the father have signed this entry with me.
*Aunt to child; sister to Marie Anne Boulogne
Entry # D225-In the year one thousand seven hundred fifty the fourteenth of January, I the undersigned J. Gagnon, missionary priest of the parish of St. Anne, baptized a child born the same day of the lawful marriage of Charles Flibot and of Marie Anne Boulogne, her father and mother. She was given the name of Marie Therese. The godfather was Mr. Andre Chevalle, Keeper of the King's Storehouse; the godmother was Marie Joseph Sorel, wife of Thomas de Jardin. The father and the godfather have signed with me. The godmother has declared she does not know how to sign, has made her ordinary mark which is a cross.
D167 Jan 25, 1747 Charles Philibot, godfather & Marie Ann Boulogne, God mother at Baptism of Negroes
D-182 Jan 23, 1748 Charles Philibot witness deed bet. Joaquim Garrard to Gillette Boulque, wid of Gregorie Kersereau
D185-Feb 3, 1748 Charles Phlibot wit marriage of Alexis Picard to Marie Francoise Riviere
D231-Jan 31, 1750 Baptism of child born to slave of Flibot
D234 Feb 7, 1750 Same slave child, belonging to Flibot, died & buried
D241 Feb 3, 1751 Charles Flibot Godfather to Charles Chemin, s/o Gil Chemin & Marie Quebedeaux
D259 Feb. 1, 1752 Charles Phlibot wit @ marriage of Louis Potier to Marie Kiersguraux, Dtr of Gregorie, above.
D265 Jan 15, 1753 Charle(s) Phlibot wit @ marriage of Antoine Rivier to Marie Barbe Eloy
K 200-(Deeds of Randolph Co, Ill Archives)-Dec 26, 1754 Charles Philibot witns deed of Alexis Picard,( husband of Elizabeth Roy, who is dtr. of Agnes Philippe, dec'd.)-sold to Mr. Henet dit Sans Chagrin
K237 Jan 20, 1758 -(Deed) Land of :Louise Trotier, wife of Francois Trotier, adj. Charles Philibot
K 151 Nov. 1, 1758 Charles Philibert wit deed of Antoine Chapsal
D 285 Jan 15, 1759-Phlibo wit marriage of Joseph Picard to Marie Josephe Dejardins
D290 July 19, 1759 Mr. Charles Phlibot wit Marr, of Celice Dean to Pail Larche
D341 -1759 Mrs. Philibot was G/M @ bapt of slaves
K 284 -8/30/1760 (deed) land of Philibert adjoins land being auctioned
K 288 Nov 17, 1760 (deed) land of Charles Philibert adjoins land of Francois Hennet dit Sans Chagrin
D368 Nov 21, 1760 Francoise, a negress of Mrs. Philibot was buried
D292 Feb. 2, 1761 Messr. Phlibot wit marr. of Mr. Paul LaBrosse to Mrs. Marie Grudet
D301 -Feb 2, 1761-In the year one thousand Seven Hundred and sixty-one, on the second of February, at the Mass of this Church of St. Anne, after having published there three banns of marriage, the first bann on the 18th of the month of January, the second bann on the twenty-fifth of the said month, and the last bann on the last of February, between Joseph Hebert, son of the late Mr. Joseph Hebert, Captain of the Militia, and of Mrs. Helene Dany, legitimate spouses, inhabitants of this parish, of the one part, and Miss Agnes Philippe, daughter of the late Jacques Philippe, and of Marie Anne Boulogne, presently wife of Mr. Phlibot, inhabitant of this parish, of the other part; and no impediment having been found, gave them the nuptial blessing with the ceremonies of our Mother Holy Church, in the presence of Messrs. Martigny, Carpentier, and Ignace Hebert, Auguste Hebert, for the bridegroom; on the side of the bride, Messrs. Philibot, Antoine De Clos, Francois Henet, la Brosse, Pierre Desmoulins, and other relatives and friends, who with the exception of Messrs. Carpentier, Philibot, Mr. Portneuf, Sans Chagrin, have declared they do not know how to sign, the other have signed with us on this document a reading having been made following the ordinance.
D312 Feb. 9, 1762 Charles Phlibot, inhabitant-one of witnesses to marriage of Alexis Marie to Renee Guillegeau
Charles Philibot moved his family to the area of New Orleans prior to 1768, as his daughter Marie Therese married Ignace Mailloux at the St. Louis Cathedral on June 7, 1768. His wife Marianne Boulogne, died in the hospital in New Orleans about February, 1773. Below is her succession records: (Refer to Boulogne page for the estate settlement Marie Anne Boulogne, wife of Charles Philibot, received from her mother, Catherine Bechet, in 1737, Chartres, Illinois)
(The reference to the name Bellegarde Bonhomme in the court papers is due from her mother's (Catherine Bouchet/Becquet) second marriage to Nicholas Buffreau de Bellegarde dit Bonhomme prior to June, 1725 in Chartres, Illinois, after the death of her first husband Jacques Pierre Boulogne, who is the father of Marie Anne Boulogne, wife to Charles Philibot-sgs)
The Louisiana Historical Qrtrly Vol 9, Jan-Oct, 1926 P 162-170
Spanish Judicial Records
Feb. 8, 1773-Carlos Philibot petitions to make inventory of the estate left by his wife, Anne Bonhomme. (should read Boulogne) #51 P 161 Court of Governor Unzaga Assessor, Cecilio Odoardo. Escribano, Andres Almonester
Petition represents that his wife has died leaving under his tutelage five children, two under age and three married. It becomes necessary to give each one his legitimate inheritance and to do so an inventory must be made by the relatives and friends and a sale made of the slaves. Unzaga denies this petition.
Charles Philibert then presents his marriage contract dated Fort Chartres, Illinois, Feb. 8, 1747, between himself, Charles Philibot, a traveling merchant of Illinois, living at Fort de Chartres, son of Charles Philibot and the deceased Marie Charlotte Buenonnes (sh read Bissonette) and Anne Marie Boulogne (written also Bonhomme), widow of the late Jacques Philipe, daughter of Pierre Boulogne & Catherine Raget.(sh read Bechet) He states his wife has died, leaving five children, four by her marriage to him, Viz: Theresa, age 22, married to Mr. Mayou; Margarita, age 18, married to Mr. Sibilor; Juana, age 14, Carlos, age 9. The other remaining child, called Ignes (Agnes), or Ines, married to Joseph Hebert, born of his wife's previous marriage to Jacques Miguel Philipe. In order to give to each heir of age his share of the estate, which consists in slaves, it becomes necessary to sell them in a manner which will not occasion two much expense, the proceeds to be deposited with him as legitimate tutor and curator of the minors, and a division made of what goes to the heirs of age, in accordance with his marriage contract which stipulates his wife's dowry, and his own capital at the time of his marriage.
A copy of this petition is ordered sent to his stepdaugher, Ignes. (sh read Agnes) As she is living in Illinois, Philibot asked that witnesses be called to verify the fact. Juan Carlos Vinne, Pedro De Verges and Pedro Clermont, all testify that she has been in Illinois for four months. Thereupon the Court appoints Leonardo Mazange, as her curator or defender who must first qualify, which he does, giving as surety Francisco Liotau, whom he also names his appraisor in the taking of the inventory. The Court appoints him and he qualifies. Carlos Philibot names Carlos Leveau as his appraisor, who is appointed and qualifies.
April 23, -They proceed to taking of the inventories in the presence of Cecilio Odorardo, assessor general, commissioned for this duty. Leonardo Mazange, attorney for the absent heirs, Francisco Broutin, attorney for Philibot, Carlos Laveau and Francisco Latiotau. Andres Almonester acting as escribano. The estate consisting of house furnishings, slaves, and papers; among the latter are many belonging to the Succession of the deceased, Santiago Philippe,(sh read Jacques Michel Philippe) containing his active and passive debts. The first item of this inventory by private written document by Mr. Gagnon, Priest, for 6 pesos for the rental of a pew in the Church for the years 1745, and 1746, dated Feb 11, 1746. This inventory of the Philipe Succession shows the liabilities to be greater than the assets. The inventory is approved by Unzaga, on Odoardo's advise, and all parties must abide by it. A copy of the records must be sent to the curator of the absent heir, to promote what may be suitable to his client's interest.
June 20,- Leonardo Mazange, defender for Ignes Philipe, wife of Joseph Hebert asks that Mrs. Philibot's property be sold at public auction to the highest bidder and the proceeds placed with the General Receiver until the suit is ended; the public calls for the sale to be made, and that Philibot be ordered to exhibit the parers enumerated in the inventory. Petition granted and the first public call for the sale is made.
June 23-Philibot says that he has several minor children in a beggarly condition whom he will not be able to feed if the little he has is sold. He asks that the estate be adjudicated to him at the price of it's valuation and that the present escribiano divide the property making it evident what should belong to each one. Mazange agrees to this arrangement provided Philibot gives adequate bond. It would seem that Philibot was unable to procure a bondsman because on July 27th he says he is a poor man entrusted with a large family and cannot find a bondsman. He has not dissipated the property, but on the contrary, has increased it; he offers his juratory security with the said property remaining mortgaged for the part which will belong to the heirs at the time of a division because if the estate were sold now the proceeds would not be sufficient to feed his children. He prays for adjudication under the said juratory security obligation, he himself to maintain the property until he surrenders it to those to whom it may belong.
August 8-Mazange makes no objections provided Philibot conforms to the obligation he has offered and prays that it be ordered verified as such, so that the escribanos del numerarios (clerks of the cabildo) will not draw up any written documents of alienation for this said property. Unzaga, Odoardo's advise, rules; that Carlos Philibot's petition against the sale of the property is out of order as the decree for this sale was made with his consent, at his instance, and in answer to his petition. Therefore, the Court orders that the cause for the sale of the property be made. The two attornies, Francisco Broutin, and Leonardo Mazange, to pay the costs one half each, for the articles introduced to forbid the sale.
The second and third calls are made August 9 and 19, and on the request of Philibot, the Court names August 29 as the day for the auction. Each item mentioned in the inventory is offered to the highest bidder in the presence of Cecilio Odoardo, the two attornies and Carlos Philibot. When the slaves were offered they were bid in as follows: Names and prices given ,,, These bids were accepted and the money paid over to Joseph Ducros, General Receiver; this money he holds at the disposition of the Court, Ducros' receipt is signed in the presence of Juan Suringue (Zeringue), Manuel Monteagudo, Fernando Rodriguez, Witnesses, and Joseph Ducros. Attested before Andres Almonester.
Sept 13 Dr. Santiago LeDuc presents his bill of 36 pesos for professional services and asks verification. Philibot acknowledges the debt. November 16th, Mazange asks that the plaintiff declare what property he has in Illinois. This he does to the effect that in IIlinois under his Administration there is a house with two arpents and a half of land. The half arpent is immediately beside the house and the other two arpents are farther away. There is also some livestock, cows, horses, he does not know exactly how many; a Negress whose name he has forgotten, and some scanty furnishings that appear in the inventory made at the time of his marriage and which were given to his stepdaughter, Ines, wife of Joseph Hebert.
Procuration. Dated August 30th, 1774 at the Post of St. Louis, before Pedro Pierna, Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, Province of Louisiana, there appeared Ignes Philipe,(sh read Agnes) of age, wife of Joseph Hebert, sole heir to her deceased father, (Jacques Philipe) and co-heir with her one- half sisters and brother to the estate left by her mother, Marianna Bellegarde (Bonhomme), (sh read Boulogne) wife of Carlos Philibot, who has died in New Orleans, who grants her Power of Attorney to Francisco Dursy (Durcy) to represent her interest in New Orleans. On January 17, 1775 and again on the 25th, Franciso Durcy, acting for Mrs. Hebert, asks to have the records of the case turned over to him. These are ordered delivered to him for two days.
January 26-Dr. LeDuc asks that the General Receiver Ducros, be ordered to pay his bills from the funds produced by the sale of the slaves belonging to Mrs. Philibot's Sucession, now in his possession. This is ordered sent to the interested parties. On the same day Ines Philipe through her agent, asks that her stepfather be ordered to exhibit the inventory made at her father's death and all other papers inventoried herein and that these papers be delivered to her to be used when convenient to her rights.
January 30th-Philibot presents these papers which consists of death certificates of slaves, signed by Father Dagobert, receipts, a letter from his stepdaughter dated St. Louis, May 10th, 1773, acknowledging the news of her mother's death, certified copy of the inventory and valuation made in Fort Chartres, Parish of St. Anne, on February 7, 1747, at the request of Marie Boulange, or Bellegarde called Bonhomme, widow of the late Jacques Philipe because of the community interest existing between them and her tutorship of her minor daughter, Agnes (Ines) Philipe. This inventory was made in the presence of Joseph Loiselle, under tutor. The collection of papers also contains notes, bills, letters, etc., and all such papers that are usually filed as vouchers in the settlement of the Succession when an account and sworn statement is rendered, as Philibot does in this case. He further states that Dr. LeDuc's bill is just and legitimate and asks that Ducros pay it from the funds in his possession belonging to the Bonhomme Succession. The Court orders this sent to the other interested parties.
Feb 4, 1775-Leonardo Mazange presents a certified copy of a notarial act for substitution of procuration by which Francisco Durcy appoints the former to act for him as Ines Philipe's agent in the suit she prosecutes against her stepfather for her share of her mother's estate. He says he offers no objection to paying Dr. Leduc's bill for treatment and medicines for her late mother and asks that Joseph Ducros be ordered to pay it.
Feb 8-Carlos Philibot states that his minor children have no one to defend their rights and asks that a curator ad litem be appointed for them within a short space of time with a warning that if this is not done one will be officially named for them. A curator is ordered appointed within one day. On March 6th Carlos & Juana Philibot in the form of a petition presented in the style used when petitioners cannot write asks to name as their curator ad litem their brother in law, Juan Miguel Civilot (Sibilof). The Court appoints him ordering him to qualify, which he does on the same day, giving as surety Fernando Rodriguez. On March 7th 1775, all legal requirements have been fulfilled, Unzaga signes the order of the curatorship confirming Juan Miguel Civilot in the office.
March 27-Miguel Civilot as curator and also as husband representing his wife, Marguerite Philibot, says he has received the records of the case and hereby approves and verifies all that has been done. He asks that his father in law be ordered to make a declaration in conformity to the decree regarding his property in Illinois. The Court orders Doctor LeDuc paid and the records of the case sent to Ines Philipe (her agent) within two days. Joseph Ducros pays Dr. LeDuc his bill, who receipts for the money in the presence of Fernando Rodriguez. Augustine Moreno, Bernardo Oson. Signed: LeDuc, attested before Andres Almonester.
April 1, 1775-Philibot, through his attorney Broutin, asks for a taxation of costs to be paid out of the funds in the hands of the General Receiver. Granted. Costs taxed April 4, as follows: those to be paid by Anna Bonhomme's Succession 1603 pesos, 1 Real. Those to be paid by Francisco Broutin and Leonardo Mazange. 15 pesos, 3 Reales.
June 20-Ines Philipe makes demand on the succession setting forth that from the 959 pesos resulting from the sale of her mother's property she be paid 3496 livres, 7 sols which are due her from the estate in this manner: 2557 livres the one half of her father's estate as per inventory, 300 livres from her mother's dowry according to her marriage contract, and 639 livres, 7 sols which is the one fourth part which should come to her from her mother's estate in the distribution she shares together with the other heirs.
This demand is answered by Carlos Philibot. He refutes her claim saying he owes her nothing, on the contrary, she ows him a negress and her children, if any. According to their marriage contract, his wife's dowry was 513 psos, 4 1/2 reales, and his was 324 pesos, 7 reales, all entered as comminity as the contract stipulates but he should not be held responsible for any amount because he did not receive the full amount stated in the inventory as he will make clear, Viz: Articles 1, 2, 6, 16, were left with Inez Philipe for her use; Nos. 3, 9. 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 27, and 28, have been used up; Nos. 17-26 inclusive were his wife's clothes and are worn out; No. 29 were the negroes, Baptiste & Maria, his wife, who are dead as is made evident by their death certificates; Nos 30, 31, 32 are in the hands of the English in what is now their territory, he was obligated to abandon his possessions there when the country passed from his "Most Christian Majesty" (King of France); No. 34, the cow he gave Ines Philipe at the time of her marriage, and she promised to give him credit for this in the accounts; Nos. 35, 36 & 38 have been consumed for maintenance of the children; No. 39 a debt due by Mr. Baby, who was killed in the year '48, at the German Coast by the Chactas and it is well known in the Colony that he was insolvent at the time of his death, and that he did not pay his debt. Furthermore, the estate owes the hospital for the poor 5 pesos, for his wife's coffin, and making her grave, 5 pesos, 7 reales, besides, for the rental of a house from Mrs. Renne, which his wife occupied during her illness. He also paid Mr. Pradel 20 pesos, a debt for his son-in-law, Mr. Mayou, as appears from Pradel's receipt. The negress in Illinois with his stepdaughter is a part of the succession, so he prays for a dispatch to be issued and sent to the Commander of that Post ordering her to be sold judicially for cash together with the other effects and the proceeds sent to the General Receiver so as to surrender to each heir the part which belongs to him. A copy of this petition is ordered sent to each of the interested parties.
July 15, 1775 Leonardo Mazange, acting for Ines Philipe answers objecting to the placing of 2567 livres, 16 sols, in the second community property because it belonged to his client after the death of her father, she should also be paid interest on this money because in the marriage contract her stepfather acknowledges to have received his amount. He should give her two cows, as her father and not Mr. Loiselle had given them to her and that they were left in her stepfather's charge, and further she should receive the offspring of these said two cows. Philibot's last petition is attacked point by point. She reiterates her demand for 2576 livres, 16 sols with five percent interest for fifteen years. This is ordered sent to the interested parties.
July 20- Philibot undertakes to refute his stepdaughter's claim, stating that it is evident that she has never read the marriage contract because it is stipulated therein that he never received the 513 pesos, 4 reales, (2567 livres, 16 sols). He certainly cannot owe interest on a sum he never received nor can he be held responsible for the death of slaves. Before he was put in charge of the tutorship of his stepdaughter her curator ought to have sold (havia de hacer vender: had to make sale) all the property left by the death of her father, so as to secure it for his minor, but in Illinois at this time the Post had no jurisdiction, nor law, order, nor formality. As to the two cows she claims, Mr. Loiselle or her father gave her, he knows nothing about the matter. He prays that her demands be excluded and that the Court will decree as he has previously prayed. (the request for the sale of the negress and other property belonging to his late wife in Illinois) This is ordered sent to the other interested parties.
July 27-the curator for the minors prays for a final judgment. On August 4, Unzaga, on Odoardo's advice, cites the parties for the definitive sentence, which is pronounced on August 16, as follows:
Considering the proceedings for the final settlement of the intestate succession of Anna Bonhomme; the inventory of her property which was verified at the instance of her widower, Calos Philibot; the auction sale of her effects with the consent of her heirs; the suit brought by Ines Philipe, for her share of her legitimate patrimony according to inventory filed on page 59. Whereas; the exposition made by Carlos Philibot must be considered as satisfactory as it has been made evident by inventory that at the time of his marriage his wife's first husband's estate was loaded with debts that he, Philibot, paid, as is proven by the receipts he has presented. His wife abandoned the most valuable of her property, Viz:
the plantation, house and slave without mortgage or lein, to her daughter by her first marriage. Therefore, his Lordship decrees that he should and does declare that Ines Philipe's claim must be denied. He orders the estate divided as property acquired during married life, the marriage contract to be disregarded altogether. As for the part of the property which was abandoned to the child by the first marriage, his Lordship can put no value on it, nor make the amount of it clear. Of what has been sold and adjudicated here, he divides as follows:
One half goes to the husband, the other one half to be divided between the five children, share and share alike. On account of the smallness of the estate, it is impossible for the minors to subsist on the revenue derived from it, therefore let the part which should come to them be handed over to the father for their support. In order that what he has provided may have effect, his Lordship named and did name in the capacity of Judicial Accountant (Contador Judicial) Don Andres Lopez Armesto, who must first accept and take oath. A taxation of costs must be made and that Armesto will verify the debts due the body of the estate. Thus, his Lordship provided with the advice of his Assessor General and thus he ordered and signed to which I, the escribano, attests. Signed: Luis Unzaga, y Amezaga, Dor Cecilio Odoardo; before Andres Almonester y Roxas, Notary Public.
August 26, 1775, Charles Philibot states that this cause is definitively sentenced and that the time for appealing has been passed; he therefore prays that the said sentence be held to be consented to and passed with the authority of a thing adjudged. This is ordered sent to the other interested parties. On August 31, Philibot sets forth that a copy of his previous petition was sent to Ines Philipe and though several days have gone by, she has not answered. He asks that she be declared in default and final judgment be given as he has prayed. Unzaga, on Orardo's advice, declares her in default and orders the final judgment passed, which is done on September 1, in this manner:
Whereas: Let the definitive sentence pronounced on August 16, be declared as consented to and passed in authority of a thing adjudged and in consequence thereof let it be guarded, complied with and executed according to its form and tenor. Assessor's fees, 10 reales. Signed: Unzaga, Odoardo.
Taxation of costs made by Andres Lopez Armesto, Tax Assessor, September 5, 1775, at 30 pesos, 5 1/2 reales, who also makes the partition of the estate which consists of the funds resulting from the sale of the slaves which were deposited with the General Receiver and from which certain debts must be paid. the result is as follows:
Total Capital 959 pesos
Deductions 227 pesos, 1 real
Liquid Assets 731 pesos 7 reals
One-half, or 365 pesos, 7 reals, 17 maravedi, is turned over to Mr. Philibot as his share. The other one-half is divided into five equal parts, each heir receiving 73 pesos, 1 real, 17 maravedi. Signed: Manuel Andres Lopez Armesto, Contador Judicial, September 6, 1775.
On September 15, Philibot, on the 13th, the Minors' Curator, and on the 18th, Ines Philipe, each in a separate petition, sets forth that the partition conforms to Law and Justice; they ask that all parties be ordered to abide by this division, and that it be approved by the Court. On September 19, Unzaga, on Odoardo's advice, rules:
With the consent of the parties, His Lordship approve and does approve of the accounting and partition made of Anna Bonhomme's estate and condemns and does condemn all parties to abide by this said partition. He orders a taxation made of the costs by the tax assessor already named, who must include in the form a fee of 44 reales for the drawing up of the accounts and division which tax His Lordship places for the writing of that instrument, with an added 10 reales assessor's fee for this ruling. Signed: Unzaga and Odoardo.
Manuel Andres Lopez Armesto taxes these last costs at 18 pesos, 7 reales. On September 20, Philibot signs a receipt for his share and also for the part which comes to his two minor children. This money was delivered to him by the General Receiver. On the same day, Miguel Civilot receipts for his wife's share. Evidently each heir in turn signs a formal receipt either in person or through an agent, but the record ends here with the last page missing.-L.L.P.
My Note-Receipt of Ignace Mailloux for his wife's part obviously missing-sgs
Charles Philibot was also a witness in a murder trial held in
New Orleans, in April, 1773. This was a criminal prosecution of a Negro
named Bombara for killing a Negro named Augustin, both slaves of Antonio
Charles Philibot was apparently living on the plantation, as overseer; he and his family lived in a small cabin not far from the Negroes' cabins.
This record is from The Spanish Judicial Records, published in
The Louisiana Historical Quarterly
July, 1939, Vol 22, No 3
The record opens with a process verbal reciting that Messrs. Duaney, Louis Blonier, George Heno, Carlos Philibot, Lejonchere Duanoy and Loppinot went to Antonio Thomassin's plantation about six leagues from the city, lower river, adjoined on the upper side by Mr. Meunier's place and below the Concession plantation, to examine into the death of a Negro by murder. They called Charles Philibot, a white laborer, and the other Negroes and viewed and examined the body. The dead negro was found about twenty five feet from the cabin which served as a lodging for the plantation hands.
They questioned Charles Philibot, the only white man on the place, at the time of the killing, if he knew anything about the affair. He answered that at about nine o'clock at night he heard a Negro scream "Oh, my, they have killed me", so he went to the assistance of the party in distress. He saw Augustine, the wounded man, reclining in Cola's arms; both men were slaves. Augustin was the slave-driver or slave overseer of the other slaves who labored on the plantation. By that time the other Negroes came running from as far as the banks of the river. He questioned them but because of the darkness he could not see them. Augustin answered intelligibly that it was Bombara who had stabbed him; and having tried to aid him, without success, he expired in Cola's arms while Philibot went to get a light at the cabin.
Statement of Charles Philibot, April 14, 1773::
Through interpreters he declares that on Easter Sunday at about eight o'clock at night he retired to his cabin to go to bed with one of his small children. His house was about three or four arpents from the Negroes' quarters. When he began to doze off, his little boy called saying
"Pa Pa they are screaming at the murderer!"
He got up immediately, took his gun, and went over to the cabins to ask what had been done there, when he heard a weak voice say: " Bombara has wounded me." The cabin was dark so he asked for a light. this was brought to him by a little Negro boy who set fire to a cane, by the light of which he saw the wounded man was Augustin. Bombara was not there. He questioned the two little Negro children if Bombara and Augustin were quarreling, and was told that they had over an axe, and that they grappled with each other. According to the children, Bombara was in bed when Augustin gave the first blow. As they fought, the former who was underneath stabbed the latter, who rolled over and began to scream: "Colas, On my! Oh My!" The witness went to his assistance and found his supported by Colas. He died immediately after his arrival. He went to call the neighbors, who did not arrive until the next day. This declaration is signed by: Doctor Odoardo, Charles Philibot, Jacinta Panis, and Joseph Ducros, before Andres Alomonester.
This is a very long case and ends with Bombara being hanged on Sept. 20, 1773, as punishment.