Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20183307 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Autauga
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable H.G. Perry Judge of the second Judicial circuit of the State of Alabama exercising chancery Jurisdiction (PERRY, H. G.)
Filing Date:1832-January-16
Ending Date:1836-July

General Petition Information

Abstract:In a previous petition, William Tylor asked the court for an injunction to prevent the county sheriff from delivering four slaves, currently in custody in the jail, to William Roy. Tylor had accused Roy of stealing the bill of sale showing Tylor's rightful ownership of the slaves, and when confronted, Roy attempted to remove the slaves from the county. Tylor now appears in court stating that the slaves were released to Roy by law of replevy before the injunction was issued. Tylor further states that "a part of the slaves aforementioned have been sold or disposed of to one John H. Thorington and part to one William Hadnot." Since Roy is still insolvent, Tylor still fears that the slaves "will be removed beyond the Jurisdiction of this court," and beyond the reach of the petitioner. Tylor therefore asks that the defendants be served with a summons requiring them to "answer all the matters & things in this Bill of Complaint," and to have an injunction issued to take possession of the slaves until a final decision is made.
Result:reversed; annulled; dismissed
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:PAR #20183104; Copies of Answer, John H. Thorington, ca. 1833; Court Proceedings and Decree of Dismissal, 28 May 1835; Writ of Error and Transcript of Record Proceedings, ca. 1835; Continuances, June Term 1835, June Term 1836; Supreme Court Decree of Reversal, Annulment, and Dismissal, July 1836
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 20183307

Slaves:4
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:3
Petitioners:1
Other People:1

Citation Information

Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama

  • Alabama Supreme Court Cases, Record Book
  • Document Number 1941
  • Volume: 46
  • Page: 2-7; 30-35

Processing Information

Record Created:8/27/1996
Record Final Edited:6/28/1999
Record Last Updated on:3/12/2007 10:11:00 AM