Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20981714 Details

State:Maryland
Location:Anne Arundel
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the worshipful the Justices of the orphans court of Anne Arundel County
Filing Date:1817-June-26
Ending Date:1817-July-30

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Mercer, former guardian of Henry and Nicholas Darnall, free persons of color and minor heirs of slave owner Bennett [Bennitt] Darnall, wishes to settle his account with the new guardian Thomas Sellman. Rezin Estep received a judgment against Mercer for "a considerable deficiency in the estimated quantity" of tobacco he bought from Bennett Darnall's estate. Mercer seeks credit for $514.48, "the difference between the Sum with which he was charged and that which has been recovered & assigned to Thomas Sellman." He also wishes to pass a final account of the estate with the court.
Result:partially granted; appealed; granted
# of Petition Pages:1
Related Documents:PARs #20979115, #20979116, #20979117, #20979118, #20979119, #20979120, #20979121, #20979122, #20979123, #20981121, #20981126, #20981402, #20981407, #20981409, #20981410, #20981413, #20981416, #20981417, #20981418, #20981515, #20981516, #20981609, #20981615, #20981617, #20982011, #20982715, #20982716; Guardian John Mercer's Account with Henry and Nicholas Darnall, 16 March 1816; Court Record, June Term 1817; Register's Certification, 25 July 1817; Opinion and Decree, 30 July 1817; Order, 20 February 1819; Certification of Oath, 24 February 1819; Commissioners' Report, 25 February 1819; Inventory, 24 February 1819; Order, 27 February 1819; Receipt, Robert Welch of Ben, 24 February 1819
Pages of Related Documents:12

People Associated with Petition 20981714

Slaves:33
Free Persons of Color:2
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, Maryland

  • Register of Wills, 1809-1820 (Petitions and Orders)
  • Page: 415-419, 584-590, 593
  • Microfilm: CR 63,126

Processing Information

Record Created:2/14/2001
Record Final Edited:11/23/2001
Record Last Updated on:11/7/2006 8:40:00 AM