Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20977901 Details

State:Maryland
Location:St. Mary's
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Worshipful the Justices of saint Mary's County
Filing Date:1779-November-4
Ending Date:circa 1784-May

General Petition Information

Abstract:Jack states that "he is entitled by the Laws of the Land to be Free" but Hugh Hopewell holds him in slavery. Jack asks for relief.
Result:denied; appealed; reversed; appealed; affirmed
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:PARs #20977902, #20977903, #20977904; Court Records, 1 May 1780, 22 May 1780; Last Will and Testament, William Cole, 7 February 1732; Deed of Gift, William Cole to Elizabeth Cole, 2 November 1732; Depositions, James Chizum, Martha Chizum, John Beale [Beal], Joseph Bennett, 29 September 1780; Appeal Bond, James Hopewell and Uriah Forrest, 17 May 1781; Certification of Copy, 2 May 1782
Pages of Related Documents:9

People Associated with Petition 20977901

Slaves:9
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland

  • Schweninger Collection
  • Document Number 7
  • Volume: 4239-2
  • Page: 10
  • Microfilm: M 11015

Processing Information

Record Created:3/9/2000
Record Final Edited:9/17/2001
Record Last Updated on:9/8/2006 11:45:00 AM