Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21381005 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District
Salutation:To the honble Hugh Rutledge, William James, Waddy Thompson, Theodore Gaillard and Henry William DeSaussure, Judges of the Court of Equity in said State (RUTLEDGE, Hugh)
Filing Date:1810-November-8

General Petition Information

Abstract:The children and heirs of John Blake ask the court to order their mother Margaret, administratrix of her late husband's estate, to sell real estate in order to discharge their father's debts. The petitioners report that "over and above the necessary attendants about the family, there are only forty Negroes." The debts amount to $50,000, the land is considerable, and the children think this approach would leave a "considerable Surplus" for their support and maintenance. Margaret refuses to comply "without the Sanction" of the court.
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PAR #21381605
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 21381005

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
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  • Document Number 1810--56
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  • Microfilm: Order #92, Reel D1268

Processing Information

Record Created:2/11/1999
Record Final Edited:9/13/2002
Record Last Updated on:11/17/2005 5:29:00 PM