Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21384709 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judges of the Court of Chancery (, )
Filing Date:1847-January-21

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Berkley Grimball and Eliza Berkely Wilkins, executors of the estate of the late Eliza Flinn, "are desirous of having the said Estate divided, so that they may hold their shares in Severalty." The petitioners avow that "your Petitioners mother Mrs. Eliza Flinn by her last will and testament devised to your Petitioners the residue of her Estate." They report that "the residue of the Testatrix estate consists of a Plantation called Pinebury," which contains 134 acres of rice land, another 500-acre tract of land, and eighty slaves. The petitioners pray that they be granted "a writ of partition to divide the said Plantation and Negroes among them in moieties."
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:List of Slaves Belonging to the Estate of Mrs. Eliza Flinn, ca. 1847
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 21384709

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Equity Court, Petitions
  • Record Group:
  • Document Number 1847--27
  • Box:
  • Folder:
  • Book:
  • Volume:
  • Page:
  • Microfilm:

Processing Information

Record Created:4/9/1998
Record Final Edited:7/18/2004
Record Last Updated on:11/12/2006 7:13:00 AM