Derbes Family Tomb

St. Louis Cemetery #2

New Orleans, LA 

 

 

Thanks to cousins Yvette Rothaermel for obtaining the original documents and to Yvette Herrmann for transcribing them.

 

 

In the town of New Orleans in the State of Louisiana this seventh day of May 1874 before the hereafter mentioned and undersigned witnesses 

 

Appeared before the Court

 

Mr René Philippe Théard, living in this town

 

Who by the present documents sold, assigned and transferred from now on and forever

 

To Mrs Emérite Lasalle, widow of Joseph Derbès, also living in this town

 

A place for a private tomb, carrying Nr 8, situated in the cemetery of St Louis Nr 2, in the third row left, leaving the big one in the middle between Conti and Bienville streets and facing sunset.

 

Together the brick family vault at present built on the said place.

 

This sale is done for the amount of 300 piastres cash that the said Mrd Emérite Lasalle, widow of Joseph Derbès, has right now paid and counted before the hereafter mentioned and undersigned witnesses to said Mr René Philippe Théard who admits it and gives a good and due receipt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We attest putting said Mrs Emérite Lasalle, widow of Joseph Derbès, in full possession of the said tomb and place and in order to spare her any trouble in future the original receipt dated October 6 1847, carrying Nr 1057 from the Fabric of St Louis’s church from Mr xxxxxx by the secretary of said Fabric is joined for recourse.

 

Made between us the day, month and year like hereover before Mr Jules Norès and Benito Solache, competent witnesses who signed with the seller

 

                                                                   R.P. Théard

 

                                               

Witnesses J Norès

                                                                  

                                                                   B. Solache

Nr 1057

 

 

October 6th 1847

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To the Fabric of St Louis’s church in this town of New Orleans

 

 

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Place for a private tomb Nr 8 in cemetery Nr 2, 3rd row left leaving the big central row between Conti and Bienville streets and facing sunset

 

For the funeral of Mr Jean Laurelle

 

 

Price of said place                                                                     Fr 100

 

 

 

 

I, undersigned, Secretary of aforesaid Fabric, recognize having received from xxxxx the amount

 

P.A. Dupuis

Aboved mentioned

 

 

 

 

 

                                                          New Orleans, October 6th 1847

 

 

                                                For consistent excerpt to Register

                                                Delivered by duplicate this day of 1858

                                                                  

Signature

 

                                       Secretary pro tempi of parish of St Louis’s church

 

We undersigned declare by the present document sell, assign and transfer to Mr René Philippe Théard all our rights, interests and privileges to the brick tomb as well as the part of earth on which it is built like the said part of earth is described on the joined account. This transfer is done for the amount of 250 piastre cash that we admit having received from said Mr R.P. Théard to whom we establish good and due receipt.

 

                                                New Orleans, August 27th 1836

 

Pierre Garin

 

 

  Witness                                          

Ch. Morant                                       

 

 

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