Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21384545 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Charleston
Location Type:District
Salutation:To the Honorable the Chancellors of the said State (, )
Filing Date:1845-June-21
Ending Date:1845-June-21

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Taylor and Winborn Lawton seek payment of debts owed them by William Washington. The petitioners inform the court that each of them has tried numerous times to collect money from Washington for "clothes and other necessaries for the comfort and support of his family and negroes" and groceries. Washington has used various strategies to avoid paying. Currently, he claims that the property he controls actually belongs to his wife's trust estate, established by her father and entrusted to her brother, James S. McPherson. The petitioners contend that Washington owns some of the property himself and that the trust estate is also liable, because he contracted the debts on behalf of his family and the land and slaves his wife inherited. Taylor and Lawton have learned that Washington is planning to leave the county, taking all the property with him. They ask the court to enjoin William Washington and James S. McPherson from disposing of any property, to forbid Washington to leave the jurisdiction, and to compel Washington or McPherson to pay the debts.
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:8
Related Documents:PARs #21383922, #21384637, #21384741; Order, 21 June 1845; Bill of Revivor and Supplement, 28 February 1848
Pages of Related Documents:7

People Associated with Petition 21384545

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:3
Petitioners:2
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 1848--41
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  • Microfilm: Order #312, Reel D1270

Processing Information

Record Created:6/4/1999
Record Final Edited:8/26/2004
Record Last Updated on:10/20/2006 9:05:00 AM