Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21285023 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Craven
Location Type:County
Salutation:To His Honour the Judge of the Superior Court of Law for the County of Craven
Filing Date:circa 1850

General Petition Information

Abstract:Slaveholder Harriet Foy asks for a divorce because of her husband's adultery "with various and sundry women." He has been guilty, she explains, "of living in general, habitual and indiscriminate adulterous intercourse with slaves and other abandoned women," particularly a slave woman named Hannah owned by a woman in Jones County.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:Subpoena, 3 October 1850; Answer, Thomas D. Foy, 3 April 1851; Indenture, Thomas Foy to Harriet and Elizabeth Smith, 6 January 1844
Pages of Related Documents:10

People Associated with Petition 21285023

Slaves:11
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:3

Citation Information

Repository: North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina

  • County Court Divorce Records

Processing Information

Record Created:10/28/1997
Record Final Edited:8/17/2000
Record Last Updated on:12/18/2006 4:48:00 PM