Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11681602 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Hon'ble the Speaker of the Senate and house of Delegates
Filing Date:1816-November-16
Ending Date:1816-November-23

General Petition Information

Abstract:Five months after her marriage to Abraham Newton, Nancy Gray gave birth to a mulatto child. She admitted that the baby was conceived by a black man in the neighborhood. Nancy has left her husband, and she, her mother, and the baby have left for Ohio. Abraham Newton, the husband, sues for divorce.
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Certificate, Jean Smith, et al., 20 October 1816; Affidavit, Jane Smith, Molly Ford, Margaret Newton, 23 October 1816; Certificate, Abraham and Nancy Newton, 3 April 1816; Oath, John W. Smith and James Payne, 16 September 1816
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 11681602

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

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:3/16/2009 9:29:00 AM