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Territory of Orleans. City Court (New Orleans)

Inventory of criminal cases tried by Orleans County Court (1805-1807) and City Court (1807-1812)

Digital images are available online as part of the Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Collection at the LOUISiana Digital Library. The original documents are closed to researchers.


The fields of the records are organized in the following way:

-- Case number
-- Year in which the bill of information or indictment was filed
-- Name of the defendant
-- Charge brought against the defendant
-- Notes 
A listing of the contents of five folders of miscellaneous documents follows the inventory of numbered case records

Case Number Year of bill of information
or indictment
Defendent Charge Notes
2
1805
Chandler, David
assault and battery

3
1805
William, Edward, a free mulatto
larceny
ruled a true bill
4
1805
Plochet
assault and battery
ruled a true bill
5
1805
Alion, Petro
larceny

6
1805
Sweeney, John
assault and battery
ruled a true bill
7
1805
Fasand, Charles
assault and battery
ruled a true bill
8
1805
Negress Sarah, the slave of Mrs. Watts
larceny

9
1805
Negress Sophia, a slave
larceny

10
1805
Wilson, Samuel
assault and battery

11
1805
Wilson, Samuel
assault and battery

12 1805
Johnston, John
larceny
ruled a true bill
13
1805
Baptiste, John
larceny
ruled a true bill
14
1805
Proffit, James
assault and battery
ruled a true bill
15
1805
Magruder, Nathaniel Jones
assault and battery
ruled a true bill
16
1805
Mulatto Simon
larceny
ruled a true bill; confessed
17
1805
Pranpain
assault and battery

18
1805
Langlois, Agiligue
assault and battery

19
1805
Miller, Robert
assault and battery

20
1805
Bure, Clement
assault and battery
ruled a true bill
21
1805
Robin, alias Robinson
larceny

22
1805
Williams, Peter
larceny
confesses
23
1805
Villa Mille
assault and battery

24
1805
Vilo Franko, Francisko
larceny

25
1805
Reques Garcia, Ignacio
assault and battery

26
1807
Castillani, Jose
assault and battery
includes a peace justice's document: mentions def. in OCC#85
27
1805
Reques Garcia, Ignacio
larceny

29
1805
Altamira, John Baptiste
larceny

30
1805
Frias, Francis
assault and battery

31
1805
Juarte, Augustine
larceny
includes prison order
32
1805
Johnson, Robert
assault and battery
includes prison records
33
1805
Roina, Jose Antonio
larceny
includes a list of items
34
1805
Peres, Antonio
larceny
includes prison order
35
1805
Miragh, Martin
larceny

36
1805
Gin, William
larceny

37
1806
Moore, Samuel
larceny

38
1806
Richardson, William
larceny

39
1806
Dwelling, William
larceny

40
1806
Lamb, Thomas
larceny

41
1806
Gustail, Benjamin
assault and battery

42
1806
Doyle, Thomas
assault and battery

43
1806
Caffrae, Frederick
assault and battery

44
1805
Winn, Ham
assault and battery

45
1805
Maldonado, Jose
larceny

46
1805
Lopez, Guada
larceny

47
1805
Gonsales, Mariano
assault and battery

48
1805
Harrantin, Francis
larceny

49
1805
Marice, Joseph
assault and battery

50
1805
Forrester, Robert
assault and battery
discharged, additional documentation (bond papers)
51
1806
Pierre
larceny
ruled a true bill; discharged
52
1806
Menninger, Etienne
assault and battery
discharged
53
1806
Brown, Michel
larceny

54
1806
Dolores, Jose
assault and battery upon a slave

55
1806
Negroe Joe
larceny

56
1806
Macarty, Eugene
assault and battery
not guilty
57
1806
Dauteriu, L.
assault and battery

58
1806
Duncan, Adam
assault and battery

59
1806
Kane, Joseph
assault and battery

60
1806
Marcilo, Joseph
assault and battery

61
1806
Jugard, Louis
assault and battery

62
1806
Stanich, Phillip
assault and battery, assault

63
1806
Leary, Champ
assault and battery

64
1806
Jones, William & Madame Jones
assault and battery

65
1806
Hilando, John
larceny

66
1806
Slater, William
assault and battery
plead not guilty
67
1806
Henrick, Lawrence
larceny
"confess guilty"
68
1806
Jenny (FWC)
fraud

70
1806
Piper, Robert (alias Robert Allan)
swindling

71
1806
Slave Louis, slave to Jaime Jourdan
larceny

72
1806
Scribbs, B.
assault and battery
includes bond paper
73
1806
Chenaugh, Jean-Louis, a free negro
larceny
includes additional information
74
1806
Hogan, Daniel
larceny
"forfeited"
75
1806
Jourdan, Pierre (Peter)
larceny
"tried"
77
1806
Johnston, Robert
larceny
includes justice of the peace's record
78
1806
Cox, William
larceny

79
1806
Heredin, John (Juan)
assault and battery
includes justice of the peace's record
80
1806
Montreuil, Fanchouette
assault and battery

81
1806
Lambert, Harry
assault and battery

82
1806
Hare, Joseph, Daniel Reed, and William Briddle
larceny
includes justice of the peace's record
83
1806
Hare, Joseph, Daniel Reed, and William Briddle
larceny

84
1806
Comminze, George, alias Cummins
assault and battery

85
1806
Mulatto Thomas
larceny

86
1806
Lardella, Joseph
assault and battery

87
1806
Chandler, David
assault and battery

88
1806
Nocha, Mariano
larceny

89
1806
Knowle, Lurken
larceny

90
1806
Gordon, Martin
assault and battery

91
1806
Dargy, Bishouis; Antoine Jean-Louis Caizberger; J.L. Caisburger
assault and battery

92
1806
Joseph y Lopez
assault and battery

93
1806
Butler, Edmund
assault and battery
failed to appear in court after released on recognizance
94
1806
Morales, Antoine
larceny
includes a paper attesting that he was born free in Haiti
95
1806
Dwine, John
assault and battery

96
1806
Forester, Christopher
larceny
includes justice of the peace’s record
97
1806
Andrews, John
receipt of stolen goods
includes arrest warrant, summons, and other material
98
1806
Duffel, Betsey
assault and battery

99
1806
Mitchell, Peggy
assault and battery

100
1806
Atterhoof, Daniel
assault and battery

101
1806
Armitage, James
assault and battery

102
1806
de la Reyes, Pedro
larceny

104
1807
Marseffe, Louis
larceny
not tried
105
1807
Dwire, John
assault and battery

106
1807
Day, Samuel
larceny
not tried
107
1807
Cullanan, John
assault and battery

108
1807
Wilson, Peter
assault
plead not guilty; discharged
109
1807
Belleany
assault and battery

110
1807
Wadd, George and John Johnson
larceny

111
1807
Day, John
stealing
plead not guilty, discharged
112
1807
Eastin, Ransom
assault and battery
fined $100, fine remitted by order of Gov. Claiborne (included)
113
1807
Alexis, Louis
riotously entering a house
found guilty and pardoned
114
1807
Allen, Robert
swindling
includes recognizance papers; plead not guilty
115
1807
Armstrong, John and William Crummond
larceny

116
1807
Cunningham, John
stealing
case was tried by a jury
117
1807
Lee, Basil
assault and battery

118
1807
Lutz, Thomas
assault
found not guilty
119
1807
Hancock, Richard
assault and battery

120
1807
Harde, Baptiste
assault and battery

123
1807
Poitas, Juan
swindling
includes an unusually detailed description of the charge
124
1807
Jean P. Tomatis
swindling
plead not guilty; found guilty
125
1807
Joseph Provaux
assault and battery
includes recognizance papers; found guilty
126
1807
Robertson, Richard
larceny

127
1807
Rodrigo, Francisco
larceny
plead not guilty
132
1808
Duvillier, Louis
assault and battery

133
1807
Lana, Felix
larceny
plead not guilty
134
1808
Bailey. Thomas
maiming his slave
includes statements, bond papers, and an arest warrant
135
1808
Marks, Samuel
larceny

136
1808
Van Dieren, John
larceny
includes additional documentation
137
1808
Quintano, Ignau
larceny

138
1808
Johnston, James
larceny
includes request by Johnston's lawyer for a writ of habeus corpus
139
1808
Marks, Samuel
larceny

140
1808
Marks, Samuel
fraud
plead guilty
142
1808
Pastoris, Juan
robbery
no bill of information; instead arrest is ordered by mayor
143
1808
Reyes, Martinez, Gomez, Sanchez, and Madrid
larceny
found guilty; includes docket extract
145
1808
Degantin Bellechasse, Joseph D.
assault
includes statement (French), victim was def. CC# 146
146
1808
Thierry, J.B.S.
assault
includes statement (French), victim was def. CC# 145
147
1808
Chopin the Elder
assault and battery
includes bond papers and arrest warrant
148
1807
Perdomo, Raphael
abusing a justice of the peace in public
includes warrant, bond papers, and statements (French)
167
1810
Azi, complaint against the negro
assault and battery against his master with shedding of blood
includes extensive documentation in French
168
1809
Perez, Ronas, alias Joseph Alvarez
fraud
defendant found guilty; includes extensive documentation (French)
170
1810
King, Francis
escaping from prison, larceny
ruled a true bill, plead not guilty, to be tried by a jury
171
1810
Frost, Benjamin, alias Benjamin Frost MacIntyre
fraud

172
1810
Francoise, Bazile, alias Bazile Dade
escape from parish jail

173
1810
Hacket, Thomas
larceny

174
1810
Beacham, Euphemia
larceny

175
1810
Hill and Anderson
slander
includes statements
176
1810
de Salles, Charles
assault and battery; death of a slave boy
defendant plead not guilty; includes statement (French)
177
1810
Madrid, Juan, alias Carthagina
larceny
found not guilty
178
1810
O'Brian, William
assault and battery

179 1810
Valinsula, Joseph
larceny
found guilty
181
1810
Hanford, Israel
assault and battery

182
1810
Marie Rose, a slave
attempting to poison her master and children
includes extensive documentation in French
183
1811
Nagel, Christopher
assault and battery

184
1811
Negro John, property of Israel I. Trask
insurrection
includes arrest warrant, which names other defendants
185
1811
Negro Jerry, slave of James Fortier
insurrection
includes arrest warrant, which names other defendants
186
1811
Negro Etienne (Neptune), slave of James Fortier
insurrection
found guilty, hung, and exposed
187
1811
Negro Jean, the slave of Madame Christiene
insurrection
found guilty; not hung because he was 14 years old
188
1811
Garret, Daniel, the slave of Mr. Butler and Mr.McCutcheon
insurrection
includes arrest warrant; found guilty and hung
189
1811
Hector, the slave of Israel E. Trask
insurrection
information is in French; found guilty, hung, and exposed
190
1811
Louis, the slave of Israel E. Trask
insurrection
found guilty, hung, and exposed
191
1811
Jessamin, the slave of Noel Destrehan
insurrection
found guilty, hung, and exposed
192
1811
Theodore, the slave of Judge Trouard
insurrection
includes information in French; found guilty, but recommend mercy
193
1811
Gilbert, the slave of Mr. Andry
insurrection
includes summons; guilty, but shot, not hung and exposed
194
1811
Caesar, the slave of Israel E. Trask
insurrection
includes summons; found guilty, hung, and exposed
195
1811
Jaco (Jacob), the slave of the late Mr. Mueillon
insurrection
includes information in French; found not guilty
197
1811
Robert, Jacques, a free man of color
assault and battery
verdict was ignoramus
198
1811
Wilson, Robert, Vincent Jackson, and James Watson
breaking and entering, assault and battery, and larceny
defendants plead not guilty, found not guilty
199
1811
Quill, John and George Gray
larceny
defendants found not guilty
200
1811
Hoyle, Charles
check fraud
defendant plead not guilty
201
1811
Summus, John
swindling
verdict was ignoramus
202
1811
Atys, the negro slave of A. Harang
insurrection
found guilty, hung, and exposed; defendant is assessed by jury
204
1811
Chambert, John
battery

205
1811
Bolero, Jose, a free negro
larceny
defendant plead not guilty, found not guilty
206
1811
Cesar, the slave of Girod
attacking a white man

207
1811
Negro slave Andre
revolting against an overseer
includes some documentation in French
208
1811
Olivares, Jose
larceny
plead not guilty, found guilty
209
1811
Olivares, Jose
swindling
defendant plead not guilty, found guilty
210
1811
Drago, Stephen
larceny
verdict was ignoramus
211
1811
Bill, the slave of Madame Forage
assault and battery, murder
defendant found guilty and sentenced to be hung
212
1811
Jack, a free negro
larceny
defendant plead not guilty, found not guilty
213
1812
Negro Henry, a slave of Laymese and Grounx
assault and battery, murder
includes related papers in French; defendant found guilty
214
1811
Ambrose, the slave of Benjamin Farrar
arson
found not guilty
215
1812
Simon and Juliette, the slaves of M. Drausin and Lucien Labrache
poisoning
found not guilty
217
1812
Willimore, Nicholas
battery
defendant plead not guilty, found not guilty
218
1812
Doriac
assault, "laid hold" of a woman
ruled a true bill, but found not guilty
219
1812
Therrier, Lalander, and Claude Coulon
assault and battery, resisting a search warrant (for 2 slaves)
includes bond papers, warrants, and documentation in French
220
1812
Harris, Nathan, a free man of color
larceny
found not guilty
221
1811
Negro slave Andre (other slaves also named)
mutiny, menacing an overseer
arrest warrant only
222
1812
Jackson, Diana, a free woman of color
assault and battery
includes bond papers, arrest warrant; found guilty
223
1812
Quintena, Ignacio
escape from parish prison
includes arrest warrant; found guilty, but jury recommends mercy
224
1812
Quintena, Ignacio
escape from parish prison where imprisoned for larceny
includes documents in French; ruled no bill
225
1812
Deracourt, Francois and Jean-Baptiste Dufossat
assault and battery
ruled no bill
226
1812
Hosen, Daniel and Johana Dadia
assault and battery
includes additional documentation; ruled no bill
227
1812
Orphee (slave of P. Thomas)
insurrection
found guilty, death sentence commuted due to special circumstances

228
1812
Isaac or Jacques, a slave of Domingue Fletas
insurrection
found guilty, hung, and exposed
229
1812
Honore, a slave of Mr. Lemege
insurrection
found guilty, hung, and exposed
231
1812
Joseph, a slave of Mr. Bellechasse
insurrection
found guilty, hung, and exposed
232
1812
Charles, a slave of Mr. Bienvenu
insurrection
hung, but buried (not exposed) because of brother-in-law's acts
233
1812
Lindor, a slave of A. Bienvenu
insurrection
found guilty, hung, and exposed
235
1812
Raimond, a slave of A. Bienvenu
insurrection
found not guilty
240
1812
Colin, a slave of Mr. Villamil
insurrection
found not guilty
241
1812
Antoine, a slave of Mr. Boniquet
insurrection
found not guilty
242
1812
Charles, a slave of Mr. Marigny
insurrection
found not guilty


Misc. Documents 1 - page from the docket of a Justice of the Peace, 1806; mentions Territory of Orleans vs. William James (assault and battery)

Misc. Documents 2 - request for writ of habeus corpus from Thomas Cunningham (March 1808); granted by L. Moreau Lislet, City Court Judge

Misc. Documents 3 - an abstract of the Mayor's docket, cases from September 1806 to March 1807; defendants: James Wilmouth, Christopher Forester (a soldier in the army – OCC#96), Bartoleme Burgo, and John Cullanan (OCC#107)

Misc. Documents 4 - three pages of records of Missonnet, Justice of the Peace, May 1808 (in French)

Misc. Documents 5 - page from the records of Benedict F. Van Pradelles, Justice of the Peace, describing an assault and battery charge against Isaac W. Robertson (1808)


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