Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21382416 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Fairfield
Location Type:District
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judges of the Court of Equity of said State (, )
Filing Date:1824-June-25
Ending Date:circa 1827-June

General Petition Information

Abstract:Sarah Milling, guardian of her two "infant children," asks that her purchase of certain slaves "for the benefit of her said children" be confirmed by the court. She represents that said minors "were entitled to considerable ready money" and that she conceived "it would be most for the interest of her said children, to vest the same in negroe slaves." Noting that she "actually made such investment for their benefit," the petitioner prays that "the title of said negroe slaves ... may by an order of this Honorable Court be invested in her said children" and that she, "as guardian of said children be allowed the sums respectively given for said negroe slaves." The commissioner's report notes that Milling purchased Pheby, "a breeding wench," and her three children for $800 in 1821 and purchased Jane, "a breeding wench," and her two children for $695 in 1823.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Order, ca. 25 June 1824; Commissioner's Report, 10 June 1826
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 21382416

Slaves:7
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:4

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Equity Court, Petitions, Kershaw County
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  • Document Number 1824--13
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Processing Information

Record Created:1/28/1998
Record Final Edited:10/30/2002
Record Last Updated on:4/3/2006 3:39:00 PM