Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11681416 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Amherst
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honble Speaker members of the General Assembly of Virginia
Filing Date:1814-October-13

General Petition Information

Abstract:Forty-seven-year-old free black John Charleston purchased himself a number of years ago for 110 pounds. He has now been able to also purchase his wife, Ursley, and two children, Asberry and Caroline. He asks for the freedom of Ursley and the children; he requests that they be permitted to remain in Virginia.
Result:bill drawn
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Certificate, Benjamin Brown, et al., ca. 1814
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 11681416

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

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

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Processing Information

Record Created:11/2/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/19/2009 4:46:00 PM