Ursule

REOPENING MAY 30, 2020

Oak Alley Plantation Historic Grounds and Gardens will reopen its doors to the public beginning Saturday, May 30, 2020.  The grounds and exhibits will open at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with the first visit of the "Big House" exhibit beginning at 9:30m and the last visit at 5pm.

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Ursule

Date of birth: 
1847* (estimated)
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
Unknown
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (Creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female (Mulatto)
Skills or Duties: 
Relationships: 
Mother: Frosine; Sibling: Bazile, Paul, Marie Louise, and Honorine
Notes: 
Age 13 (R5.239); 15 months (R8.198); Age 13 (R5.073); Age 13 (R5.074); Age 13 (R8.097);
References: 

Primary documentation:

  • R8.198
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession, St. James Clerk of Court, Probate 0683
    • Value: $1,000 (Includes mother and two siblings)
    • Gives Frosine as Ursule's mother; 
    • Gives Bazile and Paul as Ursule's siblings
  • R5.239
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archive, Felix Grima, v 46 act 173
  • R5.073
    • Transfer of Rights, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 107
  • R5. 074
    • Transfer of Rights, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 108
  • R8.097
    • Sale, St. James Clerk of Court, Conveyance record, volume 36 act 1

Support documentation:

  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. Michel Catholic Church, Convent, Louisiana 
    • Item no. 9; Page no. 39; Entry no. 22; PDF pg. 93
    • Gives Euphrosine as Marie Louise's (bn. 1838) mother; Estimated that Ursule and Marie Louise are siblings
  • R5.073
    • Transfer of Rights, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 107
    • Gives Honorine as the child of Frosine; Estimated that Ursule and Honorine are siblings
  • R5. 074
    • Transfer of Rights, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 108
    • Gives Honorine as the child of Frosine; Estimated that Ursule and Honorine are siblings