Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20380055 Details

State:Delaware
Location:Kent
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the respectable the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas & general Sessions of the peace, in and for the County and State afsd
Filing Date:circa 1800

General Petition Information

Abstract:Sylvia, a woman of color, states that William Wilson of Maryland claims her as a slave. Apprehending "herself entitled to her freedom, by Importation into this State contrary to Law," Sylvia asks that Wilson be summoned "to answer the complaint of your Petitioner."
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Order, 29 December 1800
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 20380055

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

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • Records of the Court of Common Pleas
  • Page: 404-05
  • Microfilm: Reel 1

Processing Information

Record Created:6/19/1997
Record Final Edited:1/19/2000
Record Last Updated on:10/31/2005 11:01:00 AM