Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20981814 Details

State:Maryland
Location:Queen Anne's
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the judges of Queen anns County Court
Filing Date:1818-May-4
Ending Date:circa 1820-June

General Petition Information

Abstract:Alexander Walkup states that "he is descended lineally in the female line from a free woman and he is unjustly deprived of his freedom" by Edwin Pratt. He asks that process be issued against Pratt and he receive further "redress as to your Honours may seem right."
Result:partially granted; denied; appealed; reversed
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Transcript of Court Record, May 1818-- January 1819; Testimony, Mary Harrison, ca. May 1818; Interrogatory, Philip Feddeman, 9 October 1818; Interrogatory, Captain James R. Pratt, 31 October 1818; Will of Philip Feddeman, 5 January 1733; Inventory, Estate of Philip Feddeman, 10 July 1735; Inventory, Estate of Christopher Cross Routh [Ruth], 28 February 1776; Order, 13 January 1819; Opinion and Ruling, Court of Appeals, ca. June 1820
Pages of Related Documents:68

People Associated with Petition 20981814

Slaves:43
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:7

Citation Information

Repository: Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland

  • Schweninger Collection
  • Document Number 10
  • Volume: 4239-1
  • Page: 8
  • Microfilm: M 11014

Processing Information

Record Created:1/26/2000
Record Final Edited:12/11/2001
Record Last Updated on:10/26/2006 10:47:00 AM