Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20978602 Details

State:Maryland
Location:Charles
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable John Rogers Esquire Chancellor of Maryland (ROGERS, John)
Filing Date:1786-December-23
Ending Date:circa 1792-June

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Wilkinson died in 1754, leaving a will that divided his estate among his wife, his four daughters and his son, William Mackall Wilkinson. Benjamin Mackall became William's appointed guardian in 1757 when the boy was six years old and served as trustee of his estate for fourteen years. At the end of the term, Mackall paid over to Wilkinson £209, an amount far less than what Wilkinson estimates his share of the estate to be. The petitioner requests a "particular account of the produce and profits" from his trust estate for the years it was controlled by Mackall as well as just compensation.
Result:granted; appealed; affirmed
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:Court Record, May 1787; Answer, Benjamin Mackall, 14 May 1787; Depositions, Joseph Sim and John Lynch, 1 August 1787; Deposition, John Ellis, ca. 1787; Depositions, James Johnson, Philip Cooksey, Michael Fancy, John Penie, Parker Bowen, John Leweillen, 19 April 1788; Interrogatories, ca. 1788; Deposition, John Penie, 1 May 1788; Deposition, Elizabeth Skinner, ca. 1788; Interrogatories, ca. 1789; Answer, William Mackall Wilkinson, 26 August 1789; Deposition, Philip Cooksey, 23 April 1789; Testimony, John Perrie, 3 November 1788; Deposition, Elizabeth Magruder, 16 May 1789; Account, William Wilkinson, 13 November 1788; Court Opinion, 5 April 1790; Decree, 28 May 1790; Appeal, Benjamin Mackall, 28 May 1790
Pages of Related Documents:29

People Associated with Petition 20978602

Slaves:8
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland

  • Schweninger Collection
  • Document Number 12
  • Volume: 4239-2
  • Page: 15
  • Microfilm: M 11015

Processing Information

Record Created:3/10/2000
Record Final Edited:9/20/2001
Record Last Updated on:9/11/2006 2:17:00 PM