Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11684301 Details

Location:King and Queen
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable Members of The Legislature of Virginia Assembled at the Capitol in Richmond
Filing Date:1843-February-8
Ending Date:1843-February-10

General Petition Information

Abstract:Edward S. Acree, the guardian of Pyke M., Enoch M., and Mary E. Clayton, minor children of Peter Clayton, who died about 1833, asks that the land or slaves the children inherited from their grandmother, Elizabeth Fox, be sold. The estate of Peter Clayton is insolvent and the only property owned by the children is what was left to them by their grandmother, which is "totally inadequate to their support." The petitioner states that the slaves in the estate consist of Caroline and her two children, who hired out in 1843 for "food and clothing only" and who in a few years will become "chargeable." The land consists of about fifty acres and can rent for only $18 a year. The Overseers of the Poor are unwilling to levy anything to support the children until after the property had been sold, the petitioner states.
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11684301

People Associated with Petition 11684301

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

  • Legislative Petitions

Processing Information

Record Created:1/24/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/27/2009 4:01:00 PM