Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21380709 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District
Salutation:To the Honorable Hugh Rutledge, William James and Waddy Thompson Judges of the Court of Equity (RUTLEDGE, Hugh)
Filing Date:1807-April-15

General Petition Information

Abstract:Three representatives of the vestry of the Episcopal Church of the Parish of Saint James Santee ask the court to order the executors of the last will and testament of Jonannes Casper Hendrick Schneyder [Snyder] to pay the church a bequest of one thousand dollars. Schneyder's will directed that the money be used "for the best of the said Parish." Frederick Rutledge, acting on behalf of the estate, has refused to give the money to the church without the sanction of the court. Schneyder's will also made provisions for a "Mulatto Boy named Bill," who Schneyder wanted both freed "and protect[ed] ... in his freedom." Bill received a similar bequest of one thousand dollars, which Schneyder asked be "put out at Interest, and the Interest Money be given" to Bill. Schneyder also bequeathed money to Frederick Rutledge Jr. "to buy young Breeding wenches."
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:PARs #21380707, #21381612; Correspondence, Frederick Rutledge to Colonel Warren [Incomplete], 28 July 1806
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 21380709

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Equity Court, Bills
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  • Document Number 1807--64
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  • Microfilm: Order #83, Reel D1268

Processing Information

Record Created:2/9/1999
Record Final Edited:9/9/2002
Record Last Updated on:11/14/2005 12:42:00 PM