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LeMelle -- Marie Jeanne LeMelle

Jacques ("Santiago") LeMelle

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He wills to Agata and Maria Juana, called Tonton and Adelaida, children of
Jacqueline, a free mulattress, a house on Royal Street, adjoined on one side
by Mr. Dupre's property and on the other by Pedro Aragon's. The testator
wills a negress, named Francisca, aged 35, to Jacqueline, and bequeaths to
Agata, Maria Juana and Adelaida, a negress, named Eulalia. He further wills
to Jacquelina, Agata, Maria Juana and Adelaida, 200 hard pesos, together
with the other one-half of his tablecloths and napkins, the kitchen furniture, bed
linen, bed, sofa, small household effects and his handkerchiefs. He gives
and bequeaths his clothes to his brother, Francisco Lemelle. To his nephew,
Santiago Braud (Breaud), he wills 200 pesos, besides all of his nautical
instruments. He gives to his grand-nephews, sons of the said Santiago
Breaud, who live in France and whose names he does not know, 300 pesos.
He leaves to the Charity Hospital of this city, for the poor, 30 pesos.

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Document Date: 11/10/1772
Notary: Almonaster y Roxas
Document Number: 271
Location: Orleans (including Chapitoulas).
Master: Santiago Lemelle
Master's Gender: 2
Name: Tonton
Name Type: African
Gender: female
Race: quadroon, quarteron
Age: 3
Birthplace: Louisiana Creole
Freed: by living master
Relationship of freer to the freed: father
The manumission did not involve cash payment.
Slave was freed.
This slave's white father was certainly involved in the manumission process.
no prices at all
Family: Jacqueline-mom, Agata, Adelaida & Tonton-d's
This slave's family relationships were indicated.

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LeMelle -- Marie Jeanne LeMelle
Jeanne Tonton Lemelle
Re: Jeanne Tonton Lemelle

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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