Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20185503 Details

State:Alabama
Location:Mobile
Location Type:County
Salutation:To O. S. Jewett Esq. Register and master in Chancery, for the Court of Chancery for the First District and Southern Division of Alabama (JEWELL, O. S.)
Filing Date:1855-January-10

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1844, Samuel Strudwick of Marengo County and Frederick P. Ravesies conveyed to John T. Lomax, in trust for the "sole and separate use" of Isabella Ravesies and her children three slaves: Jane, age sixteen, Cynthia, age thirty-five, and Paul. Isabella is Samuel Strudwick's daughter and Frederick P. Ravesies's wife. Lomax was given the power to "exchange said negroes or any of them for other property." In 1849, Strudwick conveyed in like manner "a negro woman named Winney" about thirty-eight years old. With Isabella's consent, Lomax exchanged Cynthia for the slave Leah and her child Harriet, and conducted other business as trustee. Now he has moved to Marengo County, and is unable to discharge his duties "without incurring such trouble, Expense and responsibility as he is unwilling to incur." He asks to be discharged from his duties.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:7
Related Documents:Deed, Samuel Strudwick and Frederick P. Ravesies to John T. Lomax, 16 January 1844; Affidavit, F. P. Ravesies, 19 January 1844
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 20185503

Slaves:6
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:2
Petitioners:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: University of South Alabama Archives, Mobile, Alabama

  • Records of the Chancery Court
  • Document Number 1916

Processing Information

Record Created:11/13/1995
Record Final Edited:8/16/1999
Record Last Updated on:6/11/2007 12:55:00 PM