Marriage Contract of Jean Favy and Catherine Lobeyrie

From Lauzanne Family Papers, February 9, 1599.

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Before a wedding would take place, the parents of the bride and groom would meet, often along with other family members, to discuss the dowry and other financial matters. They would then have a marriage contract like this one drawn up by a notary.

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A detail of the marriage contract.

[First five lines:] Au nom de Dieu, amen. Sçachent tous prezans et advenir que l’an mil cinq cens quatre vingtz | dix neuf et le neufviesme febvrier avant midy en la ville de Salgues, dioceze de Mende, maison de sire Guilhaume Lobeyrie, bourgoys de lad. ville, Hanry par la grace de Dieu roy de | France et de Navarre regnant, par devant moy notaire royal soubzsigné et tesmoings soubznommez, COMME à la louange de Dieu, delivrance de tous vices et pechés et augmentation | d’humain lignaige ayt esté parlé de traicter mariaige par parolles de futur, que s’acomplira si à Dieu plait en face de saincte mere Esglize apostolicque romayne, ENTRE maistre | Jehan Favy notaire royal de la ville de Salgues, dioceze de Mende, d’une part, et honneste filhe Catherine Lobeyrie […]

[First five lines:] In the name of God, amen. Let it be known to everyone, in the present and in the future, that in the year 1599 on February 9, before noon, in the town of Saugues, diocese of Mende, in the house of Guillaume Lobeyrie, living in this city, in the reign of Henry, by the grace of God King of France and of Navarre, before me, royal notary, who, along with the witnesses named below, signed below, for the praise of God, deliverance from vices and for the continuation of human lineage, has been discussed a marriage contract, that will take place, God willing for his saint catholic church, between Jean Favy, notary royal in Saugues, diocese of Mende, on one hand, and honest lady, Catherine Lobeyrie […]

Metadata Details
Item Type Manuscript
Title Marriage Contract of Jean Favy and Catherine Lobeyrie
Publication Title Lauzanne Family Papers
Short Title Marriage Contract, 1599
Publication Date February 9, 1599
Language French
Call Number VAULT Case MS 5027
Location Special Collections 4th floor