Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11680101 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Richmond
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.
Result:rejected
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Affidavit, Solomon Pasley Jr., 4 January 1801
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11680101

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
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