Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20977903 Details

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

General Petition Information

Abstract:The six petitioners, Minta, Roger, Juda, Astin, Grace and Jack, state that "though they are entitled, by the Laws of the Land to be free," Thomas Hopewell holds them in slavery. The petitioners ask for relief from bondage.
Result:denied; appealed; reversed; appealed; affirmed
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:PARs #20977901, #20977902, #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 and Joseph Bennett, ca. 1780; Appeal Bond, James Hopewell and Uriah Forrest, 17 May 1781; Certification of Copy, 2 May 1782; Appeal Bond, 17 May 1781; Court Record, ca. 17 May 1781
Pages of Related Documents:9

People Associated with Petition 20977903

Slaves:14
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:6
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland

  • Schweninger Collection
  • Document Number 10
  • Volume: 4239-2
  • Page: 12
  • Microfilm: M 11015

Processing Information

Record Created:3/9/2000
Record Final Edited:9/18/2001
Record Last Updated on:9/8/2006 12:00:00 PM