Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11684005 Details

State:Virginia
Location:Richmond
Location Type:City
Salutation:House of Delegates of Virginia
Filing Date:1840-January-8

General Petition Information

Abstract:Mary W. Lawson seeks a divorce from her husband Fabius Lawson because, she argues, he married her for her property. At the time of her 1837 marriage to Fabius Lawson, Mary owned 10 slaves, who by a prenuptial agreement were placed in a life estate for her benefit and separate from her husband's liabilities.
Result:referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Statement of Mary W. Lawson, 23 February 1839; Copy of Indenture, Henrico County, Fabius Lawson, Fabius M. Lawson, John P. Burton, and Mary W. Lawson, 26 September 1837
Pages of Related Documents:8

People Associated with Petition 11684005

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

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:1/19/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/20/2009 2:37:00 PM