Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11681406 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Nansemond
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable the Speaker and Members of the Legislature of Virginia
Filing Date:1814-October-20

General Petition Information

Abstract:Freed by the will of his late owner, John Fowler, four-year-old Willis seeks to remain in the state protected by his "friends." In his will, not only did Fowler free Willis, his mother Bett, and his two siblings, but he also bequeathed to them his plantation and some money. However Bett and two of her children died before the provisions of the will could be executed. Willis is now an orphan.
Result:rejected in committee; amended in House
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Copy of the Last Will and Testament of John Fowles, 6 December 1813; O. Flynn to M. Jones, 7 October 1814
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 11681406

Slaves:3
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:11/1/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/19/2009 3:17:00 PM