Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20983726 Details

Location:Anne Arundel
Location Type:County
Salutation:To The Hon"ble the Judges of the Orphans Court of Anne Arundel County
Filing Date:1837-October-6
Ending Date:1837-October-10

General Petition Information

Abstract:Minor James Madkeff asks the court to order a sale of his slave Bill. Madkeff explains that Bill, who had been hired out to James Mill by his guardian, Richard J. Jones, ran away while in Mills's possession. Bill ran to the "Potomac fishery" where he received his wages and then "gambled & frolicked the whole of the proceeds of the fishing season away." Madkeff alleges that Bill was accused of theft before running away and that he was imprisoned after a second attempt at absconding, this time while on Jones's sloop, the Sea Gull. Jones has set up a conditional sale of Bill for six hundred dollars, and Madkeff would like the court to approve the sale. Madkeff complains that Bill is costing him twenty-five cents per day while he is confined in jail.
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:PAR #20983325; Order, 10 October 1837
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20983726

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland

  • Register of Wills, 1820-1851 (Petitions and Orders)
  • Page: 553
  • Microfilm: CR 63,127

Processing Information

Record Created:1/24/2001
Record Final Edited:3/11/2002
Record Last Updated on:1/22/2007 12:26:00 PM