Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 10382307 Details

Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and House of Delegates of the State of Delaware now setting
Filing Date:1823-January-8

General Petition Information

Abstract:Ann Rothwell of New Castle County, Delaware, "did by her last Will and testament leave her Black people to be free the males when they arrived to the age of thirty years and the females when they should arrive to the age of twenty eight years." She bequeathed to her granddaughters one slave each: nine-year-old Rachel to Martha Eliza Pennington and five-year-old Susan to Phebe H. Pennington. Hyland Pennington of Maryland, father of Martha and Susan, purchased twenty-five-year-old Jeremiah, who was also part of the estate of Ann Rothwell. Being desirous to transport said slaves, the petitioner "prays your Honorable body to pass a Law authorising him to bring into the State of Maryland the aforesaid negroes for the use of his said daughters and himself."
Result:House: read, referred
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 10382307

People Associated with Petition 10382307

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:3

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • General Assembly, Legislative Papers
  • Record Group: 1111
  • Page: 671-673
  • Microfilm: 671-673

Processing Information

Record Created:4/23/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/19/2007 8:14:00 PM