Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21380105 Details

State:South Carolina
Location Type:District
Salutation:To the honorable Hugh Rutledge Aednus Burke and William Marshall Esquires Judges of the Court of Equity in the State of South Carolina (RUTLEDGE, Hugh)
Filing Date:1801-January-21

General Petition Information

Abstract:The heirs at law of the late John Marple ask that the executors of the late Thomas Marple "set forth a particular Schedule of all the negroes, Cattle, horses, stock, household furniture and other personal Estate of the said John Marple deceased which was in the hands and possession of the said Thomas Marple at the time of his death and which came into their hands and possession ... since the death of the said Thomas." The petitioners report that said John died in 1776, leaving his brothers and nieces as his sole heirs. They further reveal that said Thomas "possessed himself" of all his brother's real and personal estates and kept the same for twelve years "without any manner of lawfull authority." The heirs assert that, upon Thomas's death, his executors took possession of his said estate as well as "all and singular the goods and chattels rights and credits of John Marple deceased which were unadministered by Thomas Marples also deceased" and that they have refused "to come to any account with your Orators and Oratrixes or to deliver to your orator Northup Marple the negroes and other personal Estate of John Marples deceased remaining in their hands or to pay or dispose of the monies due to your Orators and Oratrixes." They therefore pray that the defendants be summoned to answer their charges and that they "may be compelled to come to a fair account and honest settlement with your Orators and Oratrixes."
# of Petition Pages:15
Related Documents:Copy of Petition, 21 January 1801; Certification of Copy, 29 January 1801; Brief of Answer, James and Robert Rabb, ca. January 1801; Advertisement of Resale of Marple's Slave, ca. 1801
Pages of Related Documents:26

People Associated with Petition 21380105

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:5

Citation Information

Repository: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina

  • Records of the Equity Court, Bills
  • Record Group:
  • Document Number roll 2
  • Box: 1
  • Folder: 2; 5
  • Book:
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  • Microfilm: Orders #679 and #680, Reel D1273

Processing Information

Record Created:6/13/2002
Record Final Edited:3/1/2003
Record Last Updated on:10/25/2005 1:54:00 PM