Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11681419 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:The Honourable the Speaker of the House of delegates of Virginia
Filing Date:1814-October-12
Ending Date:1814-October-12

General Petition Information

Abstract:On 3 December 1812, Ellen Shields married Robert Dunlap, turning over to her husband two slaves--Milley and Hudson--and other property. It was not long before she was forced to leave, discovering that her husband was "criminally unlawfully and carnally Intamate with and [did] keep her the Said Negroe Milley" from the first day of their marriage. She seeks a divorce.
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Affidavit, James and Thomas Shields, 1 October 1814; Affidavit, Rachel and Peggy Shields, 1 October 1814; Affidavit, Samuel Torbet, 4 October 1814
Pages of Related Documents:6

People Associated with Petition 11681419

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:6/12/1996
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/23/2009 10:56:00 AM