Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20978201 Details

Location:Anne Arundel
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the General Court for the Western Shore of Maryland now in Court sitting
Filing Date:1782-October-8
Ending Date:1783-May-6

General Petition Information

Abstract:Eleanor Toogood states that she "is unjustly and illegally deprived of her Liberty and detained in Slavery by Doctor Upton Scott" as she is descended from "a Free white woman and well entitled to her freedom." Toogood requests that Scott be made to answer this petition.
Result:granted; appealed; affirmed
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:PAR #20978202; Court Records, 6 May 1783, 8 October 1782, August Term 1782; Copy of Petition, Ann Fisher, August 1782; Appeal Bond, Upton Scott and Henry Ridgely, 29 October 1782; Deposition, John Thackrell, 9 October 1782; Deposition, Eleanor Hall, 24 October 1782; Deposition, Ann Beall, 19 October 1782; Depositions, Francis Rawlings and William Goldsmith, 20 October 1782; Extracts from Last Will and Testament, Thomas Beale, 25 May 1713; Extract from Estate Inventory, John Beale, 30 August 1734; Bond, Richard Goldsmith, ca. January 1781; Court of Appeals Record, 6 May 1783
Pages of Related Documents:11

People Associated with Petition 20978201

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:5

Citation Information

Repository: Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland

  • Schweninger Collection
  • Document Number 15
  • Volume: 4239-2
  • Page: 29
  • Microfilm: M 11015

Processing Information

Record Created:3/17/2000
Record Final Edited:9/19/2001
Record Last Updated on:9/11/2006 1:45:00 PM