Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20382306 Details

State:Delaware
Location:Kent
Location Type:County
Salutation:[To] the Judges of the Court of Quarter Sessions now Siting at Dover in and for Kent County and State of Delaware
Filing Date:1823-May-24
Ending Date:1823-May-27

General Petition Information

Abstract:Residents of Kent County ask that James Whitaker Sr. be permitted to sell his slave Luke, an outrageous fellow who has "run his said Master to more than one hundred Dollars Cost and is stealing and trading away his said Masters Property."
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Depositions, James Whitaker Jr., James Grewell, William Needles, John Killen, Thomas Moore, Henry Curtis, Robert Solloway, Catharine Mariah Whitacre and Martha Whitacre [Whitaker], 27 May 1823; Decree, 27 May 1823
Pages of Related Documents:14

People Associated with Petition 20382306

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:35
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • Court Papers c. 1776-1867
  • Record Group: 2805
  • Microfilm: Reel 7

Processing Information

Record Created:2/10/2000
Record Final Edited:2/10/2000
Record Last Updated on:11/23/2005 1:44:00 PM