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Marie Felicité de St. Maxent

Female 1755 - 1800  (44 years)


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  • Name Marie Felicité de St. Maxent 
    Born 27 Dec 1755  New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 11 Jan 1756  St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 1800  Madrid, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1189  Stewart
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2008 

    Father Gilbert Antoine de St. Maxent,   b. 1724, Longwy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1794, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth de La Roche,   b. 1734, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1809, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Documents
    The Family Gilbert Antoine de Saint Maxent and Elizabeth LaRoche (PDF file)
    The Family Gilbert Antoine de Saint Maxent and Elizabeth LaRoche (PDF file)
    Family of Gilbert Antoine de St. Maxent (pdf file)
    Family ID F651  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jean Baptiste Honoré Destrehan de Beaupre,   b. 09 Oct 1749,   d. 05 Jun 1775  (Age 25 years) 
    Married Abt 1772  St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • 1 issue, Adelaide

    Married:
    • Document #1741 in box 5: Jean Baptiste Honore Destrehan called de Beaupre
      Died June 5, 1775, at St. Louis Parochial and after his death there was no inventory of his property, left sole heirs his daughter, who was not even baptized as proposed name Marie Elizabeth Faustina Adelaid Destrehan, daughter of this union with Marie Felicite de St. Maxent.
      Deceased Husband of Marie Felicite de St. Maxent.
    Children 
    +1. Marie Elizabeth Faustina Adelaide Destrehan,   b. 6 Sep 1774, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1802, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 9 Jun 2007 
    Family ID F374  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Bernard Vincent de Galvez,   b. 23 Jul 1746, Macharaviaya, Málaga, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1786, Mexico City, Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 02 Nov 1777  St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Maria Matilde de Galvez,   b. 9 Jan 1777, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1786  (Age 9 years)  [Birth]
     2. Miguel de Galvez,   b. 1782, Cap-Haitien, Hispaniola Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. circa 1850, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [Birth]
     3. Guadalupe de Galvez,   b. Aft 1782, Mexico City, Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Spain Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2008 
    Family ID F628  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Dec 1755 - New Orleans, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 11 Jan 1756 - St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1772 - St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 02 Nov 1777 - St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1800 - Madrid, Spain Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    French Ancestors of Felicite de St. Maxent (1 of 4)
    French Ancestors of Felicite de St. Maxent (1 of 4)
    Article published about the family of Felicite de St. Maxent, reprinted in the New Orleans Genesis, September 1968, Volume 15, Number 68
    Originally printed in the Revue de Louisiana in the Summer of 1977, by Eric Beerman
    French Ancestors of Felicite de St. Maxent (2 of 4)
    French Ancestors of Felicite de St. Maxent (2 of 4)
    Article published about the family of Felicite de St. Maxent, reprinted in the New Orleans Genesis, September 1968, Volume 15, Number 68
    Originally printed in the Revue de Louisiana in the Summer of 1977, by Eric Beerman
    French Ancestors of Felicite de St. Maxent (3 of 4)
    French Ancestors of Felicite de St. Maxent (3 of 4)
    Article published about the family of Felicite de St. Maxent, reprinted in the New Orleans Genesis, September 1968, Volume 15, Number 68
    Originally printed in the Revue de Louisiana in the Summer of 1977, by Eric Beerman
    French Ancestors of Felicite de St. Maxent (4 of 4)
    French Ancestors of Felicite de St. Maxent (4 of 4)
    Article published about the family of Felicite de St. Maxent, reprinted in the New Orleans Genesis, September 1968, Volume 15, Number 68
    Originally printed in the Revue de Louisiana in the Summer of 1977, by Eric Beerman

  • Notes 
    • Marie Felicite relocated to Madrid, Spain after Don Bernardo's death in 1786. Her titles included
      Viscountess of Galvez-town, Countess of Glavez, former 'Virreina' of New Spain and 'Gobernora' of
      Louisiana. She was expelled from Spain from 1790 to 1792 for what was considered subversive activity -
      not nice words about the queen. Marie Felicite was the godmother of Bernard Phillipe de Marigny de
      Mandeville, a renowned colorful playboy of New Orleans. [5]
    • ST. MAXENT, Marie Félicité (Felicítas), viscountess of Gálvez-Town, countess of Gálvez. Born, New Orleans, December 27, 1755; daughter of Gilbert Antoine de St. Maxent (q.v.), prominent New Orleans merchant, and Elizabeth La Roche. Member of one of Louisiana's most illustrious families. Three of her sisters gained prominence through marriage. Her eldest sister, Marie Elizabeth (Isabel) married Luis de Unzaga (q.v.), governor of Louisiana and captain-general of Cuba. Younger sisters Victoire (Victoria) married Juan Antonio de Riaño (q.v.), intendant of Guananjuato, and Antoinette Marie (María Ana) married Manuel de Flon (q.v.), condé de La Cadena, intendant of Puebla. Félicité was first married to Jean-Baptiste Honoré Destréhan, son of the former French treasurer in the colony. Their only child, Adélaïde, married Benito Pardo de Figeroa, who later served as the Spanish minister in St. Petersburg in 1812. Following Destréhan's death, and that of his father, she became an extremely wealthy widow. On November 2, 1777, she married Bernardo de Gálvez (q.v.), newly appointed governor of Louisiana. Three children: Matilda (b. 1778 in New Orleans); Miguel (b. 1782 in Haiti); and Guadalupe (b. 1786 in Mexico City). She followed her husband first to Cuba and later on to Mexico City in 1785, when he became viceroy of New Spain. She became a condesa when Gálvez was raised to the peerage on March 28, 1783. Contemporary Mexican sources describe her as beautiful, cultured, and charming. Following the death of her husband on November 30, 1786, she moved to Madrid and was joined there by her mother, and her widowed sister Isabel. At one of the many tertulias she gave in Madrid certain uncomplimentary things were said about the queen which may have contributed to Félicité's exile from Madrid between 1790 and 1793. Died in Madrid, ca. 1800. B.C. Sources: Eric Beerman, "The French Ancestors of Félicité de St. Maxent," Revue de Louisiane/Louisiana Review, VI (1977); María del Carmen Galbis Diez, "Bernardo de Gálvez," in Virreyes de Nueva España (1968); John Walton Caughey, Bernardo de Gálvez in Louisiana, 1776-1783 (1934); James J. Coleman, Jr., Gilbert Antoine de St. Maxent (1968).

      Source: http://lahistory.org/site36.php
    • East Feliciana and West Feliciana Parishes are named after her.

    Born:

  • Sources 
    1. [S55] Family St. Maxent-LaRoche, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_Antoine_de_St._Maxent, 3.

    2. [S3] Archdiocese of N.O. Sacr. Rec. v02 (1751-1771), Earl C. Woods, (New Orleans, La. : Archdiocese of New Orleans, 1987), F379 .N553 W66 1987 REF V.2., 201 (Reliability: 3).
      Marie Felicite (Antoine Gilbert, merchant, and Marie Elizabeth LAROCHE),
      Baptized: Jan. 11, 1756
      Born: Dec. 27, 1755
      Sponsors: Jacque CHENIER, merchant, and Marie COLLON [@COLON]
      (SLC, B3, 51)

    3. [S5] Archdiocese of N.O. Sacr. Rec. v04 (1784-1790), Earl C. Woods, (New Orleans, La. : Archdiocese of New Orleans, 1987), F379 .N553 W66 1987 REF V.4., 96 (Reliability: 3).
      Juan Bautista Honorato (Pompe and Cathalina DESTREHAN), native of this city,
      married Maria Felicite [omitted], Jun. 7, 1789,
      witnesses: Antonio XIMENEZ, Vincente LLORCA, CALANDRO
      (SLC, M3, 7)

    4. [S4] Archdiocese of N.O. Sacr. Rec. v03 (1772-1783), Earl C. Woods, (New Orleans, La. : Archdiocese of New Orleans, 1987), F379 .N553 W66 1987 REF V.3., 206 (Reliability: 3).
      Feliciana (Antonio Gilberto, militia commandant of Louisiana, and Elisabet LA ROCHE), widow of Juan Bautista Honorato DETHREAN,
      married Bernardo DE GALVEZ
      Nov. 2, 1777
      (SLC, M4, 15)

    5. [S55] Family St. Maxent-LaRoche, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_Antoine_de_St._Maxent, 4.


  

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