Documents and papers belonging to the Alibert family of Conques-sur-Orbiel (Aude), France

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises wills, marriage contracts, details of lawsuits and mortgages, plans for improvements to the Mill of the Tournal, doctors' prescriptions, and miscellaneous other personal papers belonging to the Alibert family of Conques-sur-Orbiel during the period 1655 to 1915.

Administrative / Biographical History

Successive members of the Alibert family lived in Conques-sur-Orbeil, a small town 8 kilometres north of Carcassone, Aude, south-west France, for several centuries between the 1680s and 1915. Michel Alibert, son of Olivier Alibert, was born in 1667 in Villepinte, but was living in Conques by the 1680s. He married his second cousin, Marie Laurens, in 1692, and, after her death, Marie Estaville in 1714. He made his will in 1724. He was guardian to a certain Etienne Alibert. Michel Alibert's son by his first marriage, Olivier, became a merchant in Carcassonne. In the middle of the nineteenth century another member of the family, Jean-Antoine Marie Olivier Alibert, was a prominent local businessman and public figure. For many years the family owned a mill in Conques called the Mill of the Tournal.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Donated via Mr Russell Mortimer, 2003.

Note

In French.

Additional Information

A letter from a member of the French Department, Leeds University, giving further information about the documents, is kept with the archive.

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