Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11678302 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honble the Speaker & Gentlemen of Assembly
Filing Date:1783-June

General Petition Information

Abstract:The "Vestry & Churchwardens of the Lower Parish of Nansemond County" represent that the late Richard Bennett bequeathed "Certain Lands, Negroes, &C in Trust ... for the purpose of raising the sum of Thirty pounds Virginia Money Annually for Ever, and paying the same into the Hands of the Vestry of the said Parish, for the express purpose of Cloathing such & so many poor people men & Women as the Vestry & Churchwardens of the said parish should Judge to be most needy of necessitous." They further report that the trustee, George Parker, sold said property for six hundred pounds but the conversion to paper currency reduced said sum to half of its value "to the manifest injury of the poor of the Parish." They therefore "in behalf of the said poor, do most graciously implore the Interposition of your Honble House."
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Copy of Last Will and Testament of Richard Bennet, n.d.
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11678302

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Document Number #55

Processing Information

Record Created:3/31/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/23/2008 2:34:00 PM