Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20977904 Details

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

General Petition Information

Abstract:Nan, Jane, Caleb, Frank, Abram, Peter and Job are "held in Slavery by a certain Elizabeth Hopewell" even though "they are entitled by the Laws of the Land to be Free." They ask for relief from slavery.
Result:denied; appealed; reversed; appealed; affirmed
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:PARs #20977901, #20977902, #20977903; 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, 7 May 1781; Court Record, 7 May 1781; Copy of Last Will and Testament, William Cole; Copy of Deed of Gift, William Cole to Elizabeth Cole; Statement, John Thomas, 17 May 1781; Copy of Appeal Bond, James Hopewell and Uriah Forrest; Copy of Depositions, James Chizum, Martha Chizum, John Beal and Joseph Bennett; Certification of Copy, 2 May 1780
Pages of Related Documents:20

People Associated with Petition 20977904

Slaves:14
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:7
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland

  • Schweninger Collection
  • Document Number 11
  • Volume: 4239-2
  • Page: 13
  • Microfilm: M 11015

Processing Information

Record Created:3/10/2000
Record Final Edited:9/18/2001
Record Last Updated on:9/8/2006 12:10:00 PM