Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21381302 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District
Salutation:To the Honourable W. D. James, Waddy Thompson, Theodore Gaillard and Henry W. Dessaussure Judges of the Court of Equity (JAMES, William Dobein)
Filing Date:1813-February-17

General Petition Information

Abstract:Massy Paine, executrix of the estate of her late aunt, Dinah Johnston, a free woman of color, seeks permission to sell land in the estate. Johnston's will directed that her estate, which contained a plantation and two slaves, be equally divided between the petitioner and Johnston's nephew, Peter Paul Goings. Paine explains that Goings, "a Seaman," has been "absent from the City of Charleston for more than four years last past." The plantation has fallen into disrepair, with the buildings "decaying for want of repairs and some one to take care thereof." The slaves are "old and infirm and produce no benefit to your Oratrix as Executrix." She asks the court to make an order for sale and offers her bond with security that she will pay to Goings "the Moiety of the proceeds ... which may be Decreed to belong to the said Peter Paul Goings, or his Representatives." She also asks for a subpoena for Goings or for newspaper announcements telling Goings "and all concerned" with the estate to appear before the court.
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:Copy of Last Will and Testament, Dinah Johnston, 28 June 1811; Ordinary's Certification, 7 February 1812; Deposition, Foster Burnet, 23 February 1813
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 21381302

Free Persons of Color:3
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 1813--64
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  • Microfilm: Reel CH185

Processing Information

Record Created:3/9/1999
Record Final Edited:1/21/2003
Record Last Updated on:12/1/2005 5:53:00 PM