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The Darensbourg Records are the earliest original acts of St. Charles Parish date from 1734, only three years after Louisiana became a crown colony. These historic documents are housed in the St. Charles Parish Courthouse. These first documents were recorded by Karl Fredrick Darensbourg, first commandant of the German Coast, and have been abstracted by Elizabeth Becker Gianelloni and published as Volume Three of the Calendar of Louisiana Colonial Documents, Part One, The Darensbourg Records, 1734–1769.
This text is © copyright material by Marilyn Richoux, Joan Becnel and Suzanne Friloux, from St. Charles Parish, Louisiana: A Pictorial History, 2010.