Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20977902 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:1784-May

General Petition Information

Abstract:Frank, George and Isaac state that they are entitled to their freedom, but James Hopewell holds them in bondage. The petitioners pray for relief.
Result:denied; appealed; reversed; appealed; affirmed
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:PARs #20977901, #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 Beal, Joseph Bennett, 2 October 1780; Appeal Bond, James Hopewell and Uriah Forrest, 17 May 1781; Certification of Copy, 2 May 1782
Pages of Related Documents:7

People Associated with Petition 20977902

Slaves:10
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:3
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland

  • Schweninger Collection
  • Document Number 8
  • Volume: 4239-2
  • Page: 11
  • Microfilm: M 11015

Processing Information

Record Created:3/9/2000
Record Final Edited:9/18/2001
Record Last Updated on:9/8/2006 11:53:00 AM