Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21380701 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judges of the Court of Equity (, )
Filing Date:1807-November-6

General Petition Information

Abstract:Mary Bellinger, executrix of Edmond Bellinger, "who was Executor of Benj Webb," asks the court for "an Enquiry into the grounds" of a decree ordering her to account for the hire of slaves in Webb's estate "from the year 1782, inclusive." In an earlier suit, Webb's heirs charged her husband with "gross negligence" in his management of the estate. She explains that her husband's records have "Suffered the effects of a Calamitous war" and that she, being "unfit for business," is unable to produce a "rigorous account" of Webb's estate. She disputes allegations that the estate suffered a "deficiency" in crops during her husband's management and offers an account that proves her claim with "mathematical certainty." The court's original decree required her to compensate the estate "at the rate of £10 pr. Working hand per Annum, taking the Working hands at 60."
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:Statements of Account, Estate of Benjamin Webb, 1770-1795
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 21380701

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina

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Processing Information

Record Created:1/14/1998
Record Final Edited:9/7/2002
Record Last Updated on:11/13/2005 1:08:00 PM