Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20184708 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable James B. Clark Chancelor of the Middle Chancery Division of the state of Alabama (CLARK, James B.)
Filing Date:1847-December-7
Ending Date:1852-February-24

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1844, Randal Duckworth created a trust estate of slaves for his daughter Delphia Butler of Lowndes County, Mississippi, for her use and benefit during her lifetime, and he stipulated that at her death the slaves should go to her daughter, Jeffilony H. Butler. Jeremiah Duckworth was appointed trustee. The slaves included Henry, about fifty-five, Nelly, fifty, Elizabeth, twenty-six, Wilks, twenty-two, and Tom, ten. The slaves were immediately placed and have remained in the possession of Delphia who lives in Mississippi with her husband, James Butler. Jeremiah Duckworth now asks to be relieved of his duties as trustee. He explains that it "would be inequitable an unjust for him to be compelled to continue [to] act as trustee" when he lives in a different state and does not have "control or management of said Property."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Deed of Gift, Randal Duckworth to Jeremiah Duckworth, 2 November 1844; Affidavit, Randal Duckworth, 4 November 1844; Report of Master, 16 February 1852; Decree, 24 February 1852
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 20184708

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: Dallas County Courthouse Annex, Selma, Alabama

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Chancery Records 1851, Vol. H
  • Page: 788-92

Processing Information

Record Created:11/9/1995
Record Final Edited:12/2/1999
Record Last Updated on:5/3/2007 3:12:00 PM