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Lopinot family papers

Identifier: SC49

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of original documents relative to the history of the family of Charles Joseph, Compte de Lopinot. This collection is accompanied by a brief account of the Lopinot family by Jerome F. Lopinot.


  • Creation: 1900

Conditions Governing Use

Please contact the holders of the original documents for photocopies.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Joseph Lopinot, sugar and cocoa planter, was born in 1738 and arrived in Trinidad in 1800 from St. Domingue. He was appointed Brigadier-General in the Trinidad Militia and in 1813 was also appointed to the Council of Advice. He later settled in one of the valleys of the Northern Range where, today, the village bears his name. He died in 1819.


0.25 Linear Feet

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Professor K.O. Laurence, Chairman of the Archeological Committee of the Department of History, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine in 2003. Professor Laurence had received the documents from Dr. Neal H. Lopinot, descendant of Charles Joseph, Compte de Lopinot.

Existence and Location of Originals

Most of the original documents are held at the Provincial Archives of Quebec.

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Repository Details

Part of the The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies Repository

St. Augustine
Trinidad and Tobago
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