Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20979119 Details

State:Maryland
Location:Anne Arundel
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the Judges of the General Court
Filing Date:1791-November-1
Ending Date:circa 1797-November

General Petition Information

Abstract:Anne Boston states that she is being held in slavery by John Francis Mercer "when she is entitled to Freedom being descended from a free yellow woman being one of the Portuguese." Boston asks that she be discharged from the service of Mercer.
Result:granted; appealed; affirmed
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:PARs #20979115, #20979116, #20979117, #20979118, #20979120, #20979121, #20979122, #20979123, #20981126, #20981402, #20981409, #20981410, #20981413, #20981416, #20981417, #20981418, #20981515, #20981516, #20981609, #20981615, #20981617, #20981714, #20982011; Court Record, 1791-1793; Deposition, Anne Brown, ca. 1793; Depositions, Anne Harwood and Elizabeth Rawlings, 20 July 1789; Depositions, Richard Watkins and Richard Richardson, 10 March 1790; Deposition, Plummer Jiams, 4 August 1790; Deposition, Mary Batson, 7 August 1790; Deposition, John Welch, 3 February 1791; Deposition, Robert John Smith, ca. 1791; Deposition, Ann Watkins, 4 June 1791; Deposition, John Tydings, 25 October 1791; Deposition, Thomas Gibbs, 3 November 1791; Deposition, Mary Cruchly, 4 November 1791; Deposition, Benjamin Carr, 16 October 1792; Deposition, Benjamin Atwell, 21 May 1792; Deposition, Alice Taylor, 23 June 1792; Deposition, Anne Brown, ca. 1792; Subscriber's Statement, 10 August 1747; Depositions, John Norris, 8 October 1792 and 13 October 1792; Depositions, Margaret Gassaway Watkins, Richard Hopkins, Dinah Watkins and Mary Farro, 21 May 1793; Deposition, Joseph Cowman, 25 May 1793; Court Record, 1794-1795; Order and Appeal, 13 October 1795
Pages of Related Documents:15

People Associated with Petition 20979119

Slaves:56
Free Persons of Color:9
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:27

Citation Information

Repository: Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland

  • Schweninger Collection
  • Document Number 18
  • Volume: 4239-2
  • Page: 19
  • Microfilm: M 11015

Processing Information

Record Created:3/15/2000
Record Final Edited:9/27/2001
Record Last Updated on:9/14/2006 6:35:00 PM