Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20381810 Details

State:Delaware
Location:Sussex
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of the State of Delaware, now sitting at George Town in and for Sussex County (, )
Filing Date:1818-November-17

General Petition Information

Abstract:Hannah West and her minor daughter Sarah claim that they are being illegally held as slaves by James Jones and Job Ingram, "their pretended masters." Apprehending that "they respectively are entitled to their freedom," they pray the defendants be summoned "to answer the said complaint."
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Commission, Jehu Stockley, James Anderson, and Watson Pepper, 25 October 1821; Depositions, Jehu West, Levin M. Coston, Philip Marvel, James P. W. Kollock, Robert Barr, Josiah Marvel, John Kollock,Thomas Scott, William B. Spicer, 9 November 1821
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20381810

Slaves:2
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:2
Petitioners:2
Other People:4

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

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  • Microfilm: Reel R79.2 or R79.3

Processing Information

Record Created:1/31/2000
Record Final Edited:2/23/2000
Record Last Updated on:11/14/2005 5:06:00 PM