Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21381301 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District
Salutation:To the honorable William James Waddy Thompson Henry W. Desassure Theodore Galliard & Thomas Waties Esquires Judges of the Court of Equity of the said State (JAMES, William Dobein)
Filing Date:1813-May-22
Ending Date:1814-June-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:William and Bright Williamson seek a division of property. The petitioners attest that they and the defendants possess a tract of land as "tenants in common" and "in like manner are possessed" of one slave, Ben. Of the belief that it is "very disadvantageous to your Orators to continue the enjoyment thereof in that manner," the Williamsons asked the defendants to divide the property and to give them the one-third share to which they are entitled. The defendants refused, so the Williamsons ask the court to order a partition of the land and slave, allotting them their one-third share to hold "in severalty."
Result:granted pro confesso
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:Order, 13 June 1814
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 21381301

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Equity Court, Bills
  • Record Group:
  • Document Number 1813--194
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  • Page: frames 192--194
  • Microfilm: Reel DA31

Processing Information

Record Created:1/21/1998
Record Final Edited:5/28/2003
Record Last Updated on:12/1/2005 5:39:00 PM