Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20980813 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To The Honble William Kilty Chancellor of Maryland (KILTY, William)
Filing Date:1808-April-8
Ending Date:1808-April-8

General Petition Information

Abstract:Elizabeth Courtney complains that James Bryden and Violet Bhenn plan to move Polly, a slave sold by Courtney's husband as a term slave to Joseph Carr, who in turn sold her to the defendants. Courtney acknowledges the court's injunction ordering Bryden and Bhenn to appear in court, but complains that "the said James Bryden has disclosed it to be his intention to take the said woman and her three children out of the State into the State of New York ... In two or three days." Courtney asks for a writ of ne exeat to forbid Bryden to leave the state until "he shall have given security, not to take the said slave belonging to Your Petr out of it."
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:PARs #20980719, #20980814; Writ of Habeas Corpus, 4 April 1808; Writ of Ne Exeat, 8 April 1808; Answer, James Bryden and Violet Bhenn, 9 April 1808; Writ of Habeas Corpus, 8 July 1808; Correspondence concerning court costs, 24 July 1808
Pages of Related Documents:15

People Associated with Petition 20980813

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:3

Citation Information

Repository: Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland

  • Schweninger Collection
  • Document Number 1223
  • Volume: 4239-5
  • Page: 20
  • Microfilm: M 11016

Processing Information

Record Created:1/19/2001
Record Final Edited:11/5/2001
Record Last Updated on:10/12/2006 4:33:00 PM