Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21286102 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Edgecombe
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable the Judge in Equity for Edgecombe County
Filing Date:1861-June
Ending Date:1861-June

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1860, Henry S. Lloyd died, possessed of more than one hundred and forty slaves, bequeathing in his will all his Negroes on his "Roanoke plantation" in Martin County, and all of his slaves on his farms in Edgecombe County, whether inherited or purchased, to his aunt, Helen B. Slade, who lived in Martin County. The executors of the estate raise a number of questions about the will, especially concerning the ownership of some of the slaves. Should Granville, Betsy, Frances, and London, descendants of female slaves brought from Martin and born in Edgecombe County after their removal, they ask, pass on to the aunt? The executors "are unsure of the correct construction of the said will."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:9
Related Documents:North Carolina Reports, Cases in Equity Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of North Carolina, December 1860--June 1863, pp. 225-30
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 21286102

Slaves:64
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:5
Petitioners:2
Other People:3

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the North Carolina Supreme Court
  • Document Number 1802

Processing Information

Record Created:11/18/1997
Record Final Edited:10/17/2000
Record Last Updated on:2/8/2007 10:59:00 AM