4088. Jean Baptiste Thomas BORDELON was likely born about 1670. It is now known that he signed (what is believed to be) a marriage contract on 13 October 1690 with Madeleine Richouf de Champgautiers. Reference to this contract is based on a small excerpt in the records of the Archives départementales of Charente-Inférieure which appear to be part of the couple's separation/divorce judgement. The excerpt states that "Madelaine de Richou, wife of Jean-Baptiste de Bordelou, condemned to pay to the plaintiff 30,000 livres that she has conferred in dowry, April 1717 with interest (contract 13 October 1690)". 2714 (Richouf-Bordelon Civil Judgement Excerpt) Madeleine RICHOUF DE CHAMPGAUTIERS and Jean Baptiste Thomas BORDELON were likely married about 13 October 1690 but their marriage record has not been found. According to "Some Early Families of Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana...Volume I", (Page 17), letters of the Court in Rochefort in 1711-1712 show that JBT Bordelon had left his wife in Le Havre. Dame Richouf "successfully sued her husband for separation of the assets of their community" in 1719. The April 1717 civil judgement mentioned earlier in this paragraph which refers to the couple's (likely) marriage contract, appears to be related to the separation/divorce of the couple and would indicate that the couple was likely in the process of dissolving their marriage by April 1717 although this date might be closer to the 1711-1712 date if those documents become available for examination.
(This 1717 civil judgement also proves my previous theory that Magdeleine de Brachon and Madeleine Richouf were one-in-the-same person which was determined from examination of the name of the mother of each of the 7 children of Jean Baptiste Thomas on the children's respective baptismal records - in particular the baptismal register record of the couple's first child - Marthe Madeleine. Gremillion's "Some Early Families of Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana ... Volume I" erroneously made the assumption that JBT Bordelon had been married to de Branchon and, secondly, to Richouf because it appears that they did not find the reference to Marthe-Madeleine's baptism in the records of LeHavre. The mother's name on this first record easily compares to the mother's name of the other children EXCEPT Gabriel. Gabriel's baptismal record identified his mother as de Branchon and the Gremillion's reached the logical conclusion that his was born of a different mother since they were unaware of the existence of his older sister. It appears, however, that the mother's name on Gabriel's baptismal record was simply misspelled.)(See bottom of page regarding my original theory.)
In 1696 he was a "Controlleur de vivres de la marine" in Le Havre (Seine-Maritime) (Normandie Region), France (Controller of food supplies for the Navy). In 1711 Jean was a "Directeur des vivres de la marine" in Rochefort (Charente-Maritime), France (Director of food supplies for the Navy). On 21 June 1715, a treaty was ratified (signed on 14 April 1714) between the Intendant of Rochefort and Bordelon (director of naval supplies) for the supply of 340 'quintals bacon saled without food nor head' intended for the "new establishment that the king makes with ...royal island".1899 On 22 June 1715, a treaty was ratified (signed 26 April 1713) between the Intendant of Rochefort and Bordelon (director of naval supplies) establishing that Bordelon would supply goods intended for someone by the name of Plaisance at "royal island".1900 He died after 26 November 1729 at the age of 59.
[Note: According to the 1730 marriage record of Gabriel Laurens(t) Bordelon to Anne Françoise Roland, Gabriel's mother was Henriette Rochechouart. Although this has been proven to not be true, it is possible that Henriette was Jean Baptiste Thomas' 2nd wife and was, therefore, Gabriel's step-mother.]
4089. Madeleine RICHOUF DE CHAMPGAUTIERS was likely born about 1675. She was deceased before 25 June 1726 - the date of her daughter's marriage (Jeane Margueritte to Samuel Modey). However, it does appear that she was alive as late as 1719 based on the separation/divorce documents mentioned in Gremillion's "Some Early Families of Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana... Volume I". Unfortunately, I have been unable to find a burial record for her at either church in Le Havre.2711Children were: