Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11681517 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Accomack
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the General Assembly of Virginia
Filing Date:1815-December-14

General Petition Information

Abstract:Ladock, Peter, Jack, Rachel, Agness, along with Letty, Leah and Sabra, the children of said Agness, represent that they "were born Slaves in the County of Accomack and were the property of their late mistress Margaret Ker Robins who by her last will and Testament manumitted them at the end of the year 1815." They state that they "have been informed that by the Laws of this Commonwealth they cannot remain in the County of Accomack (among their relations & connections) and enjoy the blessings of freedom which their benevolent mistress bequeathed to them, without this honourable Assembly will pass a Law in their favour permitting them to remain." They therefore "pray that their case may be taken into consideration and that a law may pass granting their prayer."
Result:laid on the table
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Copy of Last Will and Testament of Margaret K. Robins, August 1815; List of Subscribers, ca. 1815
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 11681517

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:8
Defendants:0
Petitioners:8
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:11/4/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:2/1/2009 7:02:00 PM