Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184304 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Mobile
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Anderson Crenshaw Chancellor of the Southern Chancery Division of the State of Alabama (CRENSHAW, Anderson)
Filing Date:1843-April-29

General Petition Information

Abstract:Mary Grissett, widow of William I. Grissett Sr., and six of her children seek to confirm the slave Spencer as part of her husband's estate. On 13 February 1840, three years prior to his death, William Grissett Sr. purchased twenty-six slaves from his son Benjamin for "valuable consideration." Shortly thereafter, Benjamin was sued for non payment of a promissory note and one of the slaves who had been sold to his father, a thirteen or fourteen-year-old boy named Spencer, was seized to satisfy the debt. The petitioners contend that "said slave Spencer is the true and bona fide property of said estate for whom full consideration was paid by said William," and they pray that the court will restrain "any further proceedings under and by virtue of said execution touching said slave Spencer."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:5
Related Documents:Affidavit, Edward C. Grissett, 26 April 1843; Injunction, 28 April 1843
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20184304

Slaves:1
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:2
Petitioners:7
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: University of South Alabama Archives, Mobile, Alabama

  • Records of the Chancery Court
  • Document Number 1027

Processing Information

Record Created:10/30/1995
Record Final Edited:11/30/1999
Record Last Updated on:4/3/2007 12:10:00 PM