Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11680101 Details

Location Type:City
Salutation:To the honorable the General Assembly of Virginia
Filing Date:1801-December-24
Ending Date:1802-January-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1801, Edmund Grady was prosecuted in the Richmond District Court and found guilty of stealing a slave in the possession of Paul Thilman, a deputy sheriff of Hanover county. He was fined fifty pounds plus court costs. In fact, Grady asserts, he owned the slave woman, having purchased her from one James Head Lynch; a purchase that could be verified by the bill of sale in his possession. The slave, whose name is revealed in a related affidavit as being Nelly, had been seized by Sheriff Thilman by virtue of an execution against Lynch's estate. Learning what had happened, Grady secured a warrant to search Thilman's house, from which he recovered Nelly. Although part of the petition is missing, it can be assumed that Grady is suing to have the fine remitted.
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Affidavit, Solomon Pasley Jr., 4 January 1801
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11680101

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

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Processing Information

Record Created:10/29/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/20/2009 2:37:00 PM