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Jean Pierre Auguste Barcant

Jean Pierre Auguste Barcant

Male 1801 - 1876  (73 years)

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  • Name Jean Pierre Auguste Barcant 
    Born 18 Jun 1801  Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between Sep 1874 and Sep 1876  Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 4 siblings 
    Person ID I7266  Simon and Related Families | Barcant Family Descendants
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2021 

    Father Jean Barcant,   b. 10 Jan 1745, Lenoncourt, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1808, Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Marie Anne Masson,   b. 18 Jun 1776, Vic-sur-Seille, Moselle, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 29 Jun 1800  Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents
    Barcant, Jean (1764-1808) | Masson, Anne - Marriage - Part 1 of 3 (page 36 recto)
    Barcant, Jean (1764-1808) | Masson, Anne - Marriage - Part 1 of 3 (page 36 recto)
    Beginning of the text of the French civil Registration marriage record for Jean Barcant and Anne Masson. This section gives the date of the marriage, 10 Messidor Year 8, which equates to 29 June 1800. Record from the Departmental Archives of Meurthe-et-Moselle (Arch. dép. de Meurthe-et-moselle, Registres paroissiaux et d'état civil, Nancy (état civil) 1799-1801, 5 Mi 394/R 164).
    Barcant, Jean (1764-1808) | Masson, Anne - Marriage - Part 2 of 3 (page 36 verso)
    Barcant, Jean (1764-1808) | Masson, Anne - Marriage - Part 2 of 3 (page 36 verso)
    Middle part of the text of the French civil Registration marriage record for Jean Barcant and Anne Masson. This section gives a variety of information on both spouses, including the fact of the death of Jean's second wife, and the parents of both spouses. Record from the Departmental Archives of Meurthe-et-Moselle (Arch. dép. de Meurthe-et-moselle, Registres paroissiaux et d'état civil, Nancy (état civil) 1799-1801, 5 Mi 394/R 164).
    Barcant, Jean (1764-1808) | Masson, Anne - Marriage - Part 3 of 3 (page 37 recto)
    Barcant, Jean (1764-1808) | Masson, Anne - Marriage - Part 3 of 3 (page 37 recto)
    Final part of the text of the French civil Registration marriage record for Jean Barcant and Anne Masson. This section contains the signatures of the spouses, witnesses, and civil official. Record from the Departmental Archives of Meurthe-et-Moselle (Arch. dép. de Meurthe-et-moselle, Registres paroissiaux et d'état civil, Nancy (état civil) 1799-1801, 5 Mi 394/R 164).
    Family ID F2335  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Mathalony,   b. Abt 1807, Trinidad and Tobago Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1896, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Married Abt 1828  Trinidad and Tobago Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Charles Auguste (aka St. Rose Charles) Barcant,   b. 19 Sep 1832, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1897, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. Victoire Stephanie "Fannie" Barcant,   d. 26 Jul 1892, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. John Alexander Barcant,   b. Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1906, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F2334  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Jun 1801 - Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Between Sep 1874 and Sep 1876 - Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Barcant, Jean Pierre (1801-) | Barcant, Antoine (1801-) - Births
    Barcant, Jean Pierre (1801-) | Barcant, Antoine (1801-) - Births
    1801 French civil birth record of the twins, Jean Pierre Barcant and Antoine Barcant. The date given as the 29 Prairial Year IX, which equates to 18 June 1801. From the civil records of Nancy, France, online in the Departmental Archives of Meurthe-et-Moselle (Arch. dép. de Meurthe-et-moselle, Registres paroissiaux et d'état civil, Nancy (état civil) 1800-1801, 5 Mi 394/R 117).
    Barcant, Jean Pierre Auguste (1801-) - Passenger List - 1825
    Barcant, Jean Pierre Auguste (1801-) - Passenger List - 1825
    Item from the Trinidad Gazette, 23 February 1825, listing the arrival of J.P. Barcant from Martinique on board the French sloop St. Charles on 23 February 1825.
    Barcant, Jean Pierre Auguste (1801-) - Passenger List - 1826
    Barcant, Jean Pierre Auguste (1801-) - Passenger List - 1826
    Item from the Port of Spain Gazette, 4 March 1826, page 2, listing the arrival of Pierre Barcant from Martinique on board the sloop Sophie on 2 March 1826.
    Barcant, Jean Pierre Auguste (1801-) - Advertisement for Books
    Barcant, Jean Pierre Auguste (1801-) - Advertisement for Books
    Advertisement in French by Auguste Barcant for the sale of books in French and English, from the Port of Spain Gazette, 26 August 1829, page 4.
    Triennial Personal Slaves Register for the Mathalony Minors - 1834
    Triennial Personal Slaves Register for the Mathalony Minors - 1834
    Triennial Personal Slaves Register return for 1834 for Celine, Saint-Rose, Ferdinand, Charles, and Mathilde Mathalony, filed on their behalf by Auguste Barcant of Port of Spain. Only two enslaved personal servants remain. This document is at TNA, T 71/518, folio 3248, "Minors Celine St. Rose Ferdinand Charles and Matilde Mathalony--The Triennial Return of August Barcant of the Town of the Town [sic] of Port of Spain of personal Slaves being the property of the Minors Celine St. Rose Ferdinand Charles & Matilde Mathalony & in the possession of the sd. Auguste Barcant as Agent," image available in "Former British Colonial Dependencies, Slave Registers, 1813-1834," Trinidad, "1834, Personal Slaves," image 382, on Ancestry at https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/1129/images/CSUK1812_133758-00381.
    Barcant, Jean Pierre Auguste (1801-) - Advertisement - 1866
    Barcant, Jean Pierre Auguste (1801-) - Advertisement - 1866
    Advertisement in French for eyeglasses sold by A. Barcant, almost certainly Jean Pierre Auguste Barcant, in the Port of Spain Gazette, 3 January 1866, page 2. The identical advertisement ran in most of the issues of the Port of Spain Gazette through 3 February 1866.

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH:
      - Identified as son of Jean Barcant and Anne Masson in Barcant family history compiled by Geoffrey Barcant, Port of Spain, Trinidad. He would have been born in Nancy, France.
      - Full date given as 29 Prairial Year 9 (which equates to 18 June 1801) in his birth record in the civil records of Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France, Naissances, An IX, volume 3, page 23 recto. Was the older of two twins, being born at 3:00 a.m. Parents named as Jean Barcant and Marie Anne Masson. Witnesses were Pierre Fradin (age 50), Antoine Masson (age 52), Catherine Masson (28 years), and Elisabeth Bartin (age 53 years). Record available online in the Departmental Archives of Meurthe-et-Moselle (Arch. dép. de Meurthe-et-moselle, Registres paroissiaux et d'état civil, Nancy (état civil) 1800-1801, 5 Mi 394/R 117), image 357 of 459, right-hand page, first full entry, viewable at this link.

      IMMIGRATION:
      - Arrived in Trinidad around 1823, according to Barcant family history compiled by Geoffrey Barcant, Port of Spain, Trinidad.
      - Passenger arrival record on 23 February 1825 printed in the Trinidad Gazette, dated the same day, available in the National Archives of Trinidad & Tobago. Arrived from Martinique in the French sloop St. Charles. Not known if this was his first arrival in Trinidad or not.

      MARRIAGE:
      - Wife identified as Elizabeth Mathalony in Barcant family history compiled by Geoffrey Barcant, Port of Spain, Trinidad. Marriage took place about 1828, according to his research.

      OCCUPATION:
      Jeweler [Fr.: Bijoutier], 1829 advertisement in the Port of Spain Gazette.

      ADDRESSES:
      - St. Ann's Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad (August 1829 advertisement in the Port of Spain Gazette)
      - 5 Nelson Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (Research of Geoffrey Barcant).
      - 5A Nelson Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (entry for M. Barquand [sic] in the list of Burgesses of Port of Spain published in the Port of Spain Gazette, Friday, 10 October 1843, page 2). The name appears to be a typo.
      - 2A Nelson Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (entry for A Barcant in the list of Burgesses of Port of Spain published in the Port of Spain Gazette, Friday, 16 October 1849, page 3). The address is probably a typo and "5A" was meant.
      - 5A Nelson Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (entry for Auguste Barcaut [sic] in the list of Burgesses of Port of Spain published in the Port of Spain Gazette, Friday, 18 October 1850, page 1).
      - This address is listed under his son, Alexander Barcant, in the Trinidad Yearbook for 1886, with no mention of Jean Pierre Augustin Barcant.
      - The property at 5 Nelson Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad, was divided between Charles and Alexander Barcant in the will of their mother, Elizabeth (née Mathalony) Barcant, in the Register General's Office as Will No. 170 of 1897.
      - Commercial address of 29B Frederick Street, Port of Spain, in 3 January 1866 advertisement in the Port of Spain Gazette, page 2.

      LAND AND SLAVE HOLDINGS:
      - His widow owned a large lot with two houses at 5 Nelson Street, Port of Spain in the 1880s, so he likely acquired this lot during the course of his life.
      - No record that he ever owned enslaved individuals in Trinidad, despite the fact that it would have been commonplace to have enslaved personal servants in Port of Spain in the 1820s and early 1830s.
      - Acted as the agent to register the two enslaved personal servants left to his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law in the 1834 Personal Slaves Register (see Folio 3248, "Minors Celine St. Rose Ferdinand Charles and Matilde Mathalony--The Triennial Return of August Barcant of the Town of the Town [sic] of Port of Spain of personal Slaves being the property of the Minors Celine St. Rose Ferdinand Charles & Matilde Mathalony & in the possession of the sd. Auguste Barcant as Agent." No compensation payment associated with this ownership is recorded in 1836, so the enslaved servants were probably sold or manumitted after 1834.

      OTHER RECORDS:
      - Listed (as August Barcant) as selling books in French and English in an advertisement in the Port of Spain Gazette, 26 August 1829, page 4.
      - Listed (as Mr. Barcan and Mr. Barcans) as having unclaimed letters at the Post Office in the Port of Spain Gazette, 23 December 1829, page 2.
      - Listed (as Auguste Barcan) as a contributor to a fund for relief of the victims of the Lesser Antilles Earthquake of 8 February 1843, in the Port of Spain Gazette, 10 March 1843, page 2.

      DEATH:
      - Likely died in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
      - Listed as "A. Barcant" in an advertisement on 3 January 1866 and in most succeeding issues of the Port of Spain Gazette through 3 February 1866, so was alive at this time.
      - He is listed (as "Jean Pierre Barcant"), along with his wife, as a baptismal sponsor of his first grandson on 29 September 1874, so was still alive at this time.
      - Does not appear in a list of Burgesses for the Borough of Port of Spain for 1876-1877 (published on 21 September 1876), yet both sons appear on the list. Given that he was listed as a Burgess in a similar list in 1850, this is a good indication that he had died by this time.
      - The jewelry business is called "C. Barcant & Co." and is located at 14 Frederick Street in an advertisement dated 16 December 1880 in the Trinidad Palladium, printed in issues in late 1880 and early 1881, consistent with a death before this time.
      - He is not listed in the Trinidad Yearbook for 1886, but his sons are (including one at his home address at 5 Nelson Street), consistent with a death before this time.

      HISTORICAL SKETCH: In a letter of 14 February 1992 to Halcyon (née Barcant) Sellier, Geoffrey Barcant provided the following information:
      "In 1822 Anne Masson/Barcant, widow of Jean our ancestor, applied legally for Vincent's estate [i.e., the estate of Charles Vincent Barcant] on behalf of her son Jean Pierre Auguste Barcant. He came to Trinidad around 1823 with his sister Coralie Adelaide Barcant, obtained probate, and carried on the jewelry business. About 1828 he married Elizabeth Mathalony and had three children - Charles, Alexander and Victoria Stephanie."

      RESEARCH DIRECTIONS:
      His death does not seem to be noted in the Port of Spain Gazette, and a search of civil death records for 1874-1876 should be undertaken.


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