Maximilien (Maxile) Bourg
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||Maximilien (Maxile) Bourg
||Maxie, Maxilo, Maximiliano, Maximilliano Joseph Maxile
||22 Feb 1778
||Crehen, St. Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, France
||23 Feb 1778
||Pleurtuit, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France
||3 Dec 1785
||New Orleans, Orleans, LA
||2 Aug 1803
||Plattenville, Assumption, LAto Caroline Sara Charlotte Rentrop
from Caroline Sara Charlotte Rentrop
||, Assumption, LA
||, Assumption, LA
||, Assumption, LA
!CHRISTENING-SPONSOR: Sponsored his brother Joseph's firstborn son in 1802, named Maximilliano Joseph BOURG.
!COURT: Kenneth B. Toups, ASSUMPTION PARISH LA ORIGINAL CAHIER RECORDS; 1786-1813; Thibodaux, LA, Audrey Westerman, 1991; p. 64; Salt Lake City Family History Library, US/CAN 976.343 R2t. [Apparently in 1807 and 1808 Maxille BOURG incurred a $1000.00 debt involved in rights to a ferry from the Lafourche Canal to the Attacapas, granted by the LA State Legislature.] Maxile BOURG mortgages to Henry RENTHROP, Jr. [his wife's brother], for $555.00, all of the following: negro wench named Victoire, about 30 years old; several pirogues and platform; all of his cattle branded M; 2 rifles; and all other furniture, fixtures, and movable property where he now lives. Mortgage to be paid in Mar 1810.
Mortgage was extended to Aug 1811 by Henry RENTHROP (signs RENTROP), father of above, as authorized by him. Full receipt and acquittance given on 25 Apr 1811 by Peter H. RENTHROP (signed Pitter H. RENTROP). (Recorded in Book 5, #5774, p. 189, dated 13 Oct 1809.)
On 10 Apr 1811, in #5839, p. 298 of Book 5: Maxille BOURG sells to Peter H. RENTHROP for $1150.00 all of his rights in the ferry, for $150 in cash, and cancellation of a $1000 debt he incurred [owed to RENTHROP?]
On 15 Apr 1811, in #5838, p. 295 of Book 5: Maxille BOURG of Assumption sells to Peter H. RENTHROP for $750.00 the following items: 2 platforms; 1 small boat; 4 pirogues; a frame complete for a new house; 400 fence rails; 20 stacks of timber; shingles; planks; 1 lot of carpenter's tools; 2 rifles and 1 gun; 8 bedding, furniture and bedsteads; kitchen furniture; 8 axes and 4 saws; 4 trunks with clothing; BOURG owes RENTHROP $25.00 a month for 2 1/2 years [a total of $750].
[Other records shows that Henry RENTROP, Sr. sold to Peter Henry RENTROP both his share of the ferry rights, and 2 arpents of land bounded above by Henry KNIGHT--presumably the ferry concession.]
On 10 Feb 1813 (Book 5, #5889, p.372) Peter Henry RENTROP sold to Maxille BOURQUE for $1150 cash, all rights to a ferry established on the Lafourche side of Lake Verret to the Attakapas. Said rights granted by the Legislature to Maxille BOURQUE, to have and hold same during the time granted by the legislature.
!COURT: Assumption Parish, LA, Courthouse, Napoleonville, LA; sent by Donna Booty in Jan 2000. Lawsuit No. 91, dated 19 Sep 1820 of Maxille BOURG vs. Joseph BOUDREAU, in which he petitioned the court to return to him "a sorrel mare with a white face" valued at $200., rendered to him in a court judgment dated 24 Jun 1820.
- ↑ Baptismal record, Microfilm Ec 228, Roll 23.
Translation: Maximilien BOURG, legitimate son of Francois Xavier and of Elisabeth LE BLANC, born yesterday evening the 22nd February 1778 at Crehen, was baptized the next day by me, the undersigned. Godfather Maximilien HENRY [who signed], godmother Anne DE FORAIT [who signed], in the presence of the said father, Michelle CESNÉ, and others. T. R. Coupard, Curate.
Record in Pleurtuit Church Register; located at Archives départementales d'Ille-et-Vilaine, 20 av Jules Ferry, 35000 Rennes, France; photocopy in possession of Karen Theriot Reader.
- ↑ Baptismal record, Microfilm 2254479.
"G[arçon] Maximilien Bourc fils legitime de <Francois> Xavier et de Elisabeth Le Blanc né d'hier au soir 22e fevrier 1778 a Crehen, a été baptiszé le lendemain par moy soussigné parain Maximilien Henry Maraine Anne Deforait presens le dit pere, Michelle Cesné et autres. Maximilien Henry Anne Deforait T: R: Coupard Curé"
Filmed at Rennes, France, Archives departementales d'Ille-et-Vilaine, by the Genealogical Society of Utah, from the Pleurtuit Collection communale. Copy in possession of Karen Theriot Reader.
- ↑ Donald J. Hébert. Acadian Families in Exile, 1785 & Exiled Acadians, an Index. (Rayne, LA: Hébert Publications, 1995), pp. 102-103.
Maximilien BOURG, age 6, son of Francois Xavier BOURG, father of the 52nd family (of 11 persons) aboard the ship "La Ville d'Archangel," embarked for Louisiana on 12 Aug 1785, debarked 3 Dec 1785. He was traveling with father, stepmother, 4 siblings, 2 half-siblings, and another couple.
- ↑ Milton P. & Norma Gaudet Rieder. Crew & Passenger Registration Lists of the Seven Acadian Expeditions of 1785, The. (Metairie, LA: Authors, 1965), p. 77.
Sailed on "La Ville D'Archangel," departed France 12 Aug 1785, arrived Louisiana 3 Dec 1785. Maximilien traveled with his father Francois Xavier BOURG, stepmother, and 6 siblings.
- ↑ U.S. federal census, Microfilm M252, Roll 10, p. 36 (24).
Line , Maxille BOURG:
Free White Males Free White Females Other Slaves
0-9 10-15 16-25 26-44 45+ 0-9 10-15 16-25 26-44 45+
0 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 1
[Maxille is around 32 years old, with wife 28, and two daughters under 10.
Who are the three other young men, could one be Caroline's unmarried brother Pierre Henri, age about 24? and is the older man over 45 his wife Caroline's father, Heinrich Gerhard RENTROP, now a widower around age 50? Who is the other young woman 16-25? There is also one slave.]
Also Ancestry.com, image 1/1 for Bayou Boeuf, same as image 11/11 for Assumption Parish.
- ↑ Robert Bruce L. Ardoin, comp. Louisiana Census Records, vol. III. (New Orleans: Polyanthos, 1977), p. 30.
1810 U.S. Census Assumption Parish, LA: Maxille BOURG, under heading "Canal leading to Attakapas," just before section for Bayou Boeuf. Ages of males in household are 1 age 45 and up [an elderly parent? Maximilien would have been age 32]. Also with 4 other males, 2 each aged 16-25, and 26-44 [one of these would be Maximilien]. There are also 4 females, two aged under 10, 1 between 16-25, 1 26/44 [Caroline would be 28]. There is also 1 slave.
- ↑ U.S. federal census, pp. 24-25.
Line : Maxil BOURG.
Free White Males Free White Females Agriculture Male Slaves Female Slaves
0-9 10-15 16-18 16-25 26-44 45+ 0-9 10-15 16-25 26-44 45+ 0-13..26-44 45+ /0-13 14-25 26-44
1 ? 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 10 2 2 2 / 2 0 2
There are four females. 10 people are engaged in Agriculture, and there are 6 male slaves (2 under 14), and 4 female slaves (2 under 14).
[Maximilien is age 42; who is the male age 16-25? He has a son Edmond, age 9. His wife Caroline is age 38, with daughters Marie Rosalie, age 16; Celeste Honorine, age 11; and a girl age 0-9.]
Ancestry.com, image 5/14.
- ↑ U.S. federal census (online).
Line : Maxile Bourque.
Only one male is listed in household, age 50 to 59 years [Maximilien would have been 52]. Just below in next household is [his son] Edmond BOURQUE, age 15-19 years [he would have been 19].
Ancestry.com, image 17/46.