Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11682308 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Louisa
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Speaker & the members of the House of Delegates of Virginia
Filing Date:1823-December-3
Ending Date:1823-December-6

General Petition Information

Abstract:About 1811, Lewis Bourne married Doratha Woodall, who then enjoyed "a good and respectable character." After about five years of marriage, however, Doratha began to live in open adultery with a black man, the slave of a neighbor. She bore him two mulatto children, one of whom is still living and the unquestionable proof of her adultery. Doratha and her lover continue to live together. Lewis Bourne, her husband, claims that he has never treated his wife badly; indeed, he permitted her to live in a house on his land. He seeks a divorce.
Result:bill drawn
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11682308

People Associated with Petition 11682308

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

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

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Processing Information

Record Created:11/18/1994
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/29/2009 11:12:00 AM