970. Charles Louis "Feulonis" ROBILLARD II - There was a 'Louis Robillard' (a Cordonnier) and his unnamed wife who were passengers on La Loire. The ship list was dated 11 August 1720. The ship arrived at Old Biloxi on 9 November. If this was, indeed, a reference to Charles Louis Robilllard, it appears that his wife died on the trip or soon after arrival.1 He died before 1762. Marie Magdeleine CORDIER and Charles Louis "Feulonis" ROBILLARD II1391 were married on 15 May 1721 in Biloxi (Harrison County), Mississippi, USA (Old Biloxi - present day Ocean Springs).2037 They appeared in the census in 1726 in Illinois, USA as well as the 1732 Census. It appears, however, that the family was in Illinois as early as February 1723. On 8 February of that year, a "Madeleine Cordier" was listed as the godmother of one of the Hennet/Enet children at Kaskaskia.2038 The family appears to have lived at Fort de Chartres and Cahokia for almost 25 years. The last appearance of Louis Robillard's name in the Kaskaskia Manuscripts was on 4 December 1748. However, since his daughter, Marie Josèphe, had married Louis Grémillion in Louisiana in 1747, it is possible that the family had moved to Louisiana prior to 1748. Perhaps Charles Louis Robillard was traveling back and forth between Louisiana and Illinois and this would account for his signature on a 1748 document in Illinois. It is known, however, that the family did purchase a house and lot from Charles Hervy at Fort de Chartres on 28 June 1745 so a move to Louisiana would have had to take place after that date.
971. Marie Magdeleine CORDIER was born about 1700 based on her age on the 1721 ship list of the 'La Baleine'. Marie Magdeleine Cordier was a "Baleine bride". Her name is listed on the ship list of 'La Baleine' as 'Marie Madeleine Cordier, age 21'. The ship had departed France on 12 June 1720 bound for Louisiana. The ship arrived off Ship Island (Biloxi) on 5 January 1721 and dropped anchor at Biloxi on 8 January 1721. The 'cargo' (!!) was given over to Governor Jean Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville in Biloxi for his 'disposal'. Many were given for marriage to residents of the colony and some to the sailors who transported them. Marie's name also appears on this list (also age 21): "Names of the girls from Maison de St. Louis of the Salpetriere, who have been remitted to the Sieurs De Lage and Betouzet, Constabulary Guards on 12 June 1720, to be conducted to Painbeuf where they are to embark for Louisiana" (F5b:54, Archives Nationales, Paris, France). Of course, the La Salpêtrière is the infamous prison in which one of our other ancestors, Anne Francoise Roland, was held for her 'debaucheries'. However, it appears that the Maison de St. Louis of the Salpêtrière was actually a home for orphans or illegitimate children. She died on 10 May 1779 at the age of 79 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA. She was buried on 11 May 1779 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.2039,2040
[Note: Marie Magdeleine's 2nd marriage was to Guillaume Lemoine dit Normand on 4 May 1762 at Pointe Coupée. The couple had signed a marriage contract there on 1 May 1762.]