Victorine

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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Victorine

Date of birth: 
11/1845
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
April 4, 1847; Sponsors: Joseph (slave) and no godmother
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (Creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female (negro)
Skills or Duties: 
Relationships: 
Mother: Mathilde; Siblings: Adam, Thomassin, and Hélène
Notes: 
Age 12 (R5.075); Age 12 (R5.240); Age 12 (R5.100); 19 months (R8.198); Age 12 (R5.073); Age 12 (R5.074); Age 12 (R5.100);
References: 

Primary documentation: 

  • R8.198
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession, St. James Clerk of Court, Probate 0683
    • Value: $700 (includes her mother)
    • Gives Mathilde as Victorine's mother
  • R5.075
    • Inventory of Jacques Telesphore Roman's New Orleans home (owned by Henri Roman and Marie Octavie Roman Buchanan), New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v46 act 132
    • Value: $900
  • R5.240
    • Settlement and Partition of Oak Alley Plantation, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46 act 174
    • Purchase price: $1,040
    • Vendee: Wonderlin Doll; Vendor: Estate of Jacques Telesphore Roman
  • R5.100
    • Bill of Sale, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v46 act 169
    • Purchase price: $1,040
    • Vendee: Wonderlin Doll; Vendor: Henri Jacques Roman and Marie Octavie Roman Buchanan
    • Gives Victorine as being a domestic
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item no. 6; Page no. 60; Entry no. 10; PDF pg. 18
    • Gives Mathilde as Victorine's mother
  • R5.073
    • Transfer of Records, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 107
    • Listed as being located at the Roman's home in New Orleans
  • R5.074
    • Transfer of Records, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 108
    • Listed as being located at the Roman's home in New Orleans

Support documentation: 

  • R5.239
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46 act 173
    • Gives Adam (bn. 1856) and Thomassin as the children of Mathilde; Estimated that Victorine, Adam, and Thomassin are siblings
  • R8.079
    • Release for Sale, St. James Clerk of Court, Conveyance record, v 18 act 350
    • Gives Hélène as the child of Mathilde; Estimated that Victorine and Hélène are siblings