Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20486004 Details

State:District of Columbia
Location:Washington
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia
Filing Date:1860-February-21
Ending Date:1860-February-25

General Petition Information

Abstract:The orphans of John and Virginia Randolph, deceased, state that in the last will and testament of Gabriella Brockenbrough, of Virginia, the testatrix bequeathed $8000 for the joint benefit of the petitioners in addition to two male slaves for the benefit of the petitioner, John. She named George Chapman and Lewis Harvie, both of Virginia, trustees for the petitioners. Chapman died before accepting the trust. The petitioners state that Harvie has now refused to execute the trust. They believe that since Harvie was never appointed by a court as trustee, they will have to "prosecute a long and tedious chancery suit in the state of Virginia." They seek a removal or transfer of the "trust effects" and the appointment of a new trustee.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Last Will and Testament, Gabriella Brockenbrough, 29 July 1852; Answer, Lewis E. Harvie, 21 February 1860; Decree, 25 February 1860
Pages of Related Documents:5

People Associated with Petition 20486004

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

Citation Information

Repository: National Archives, Washington, D. C.

  • Records of the United States Circuit Court, Chancery Dockets and Rule Case Files
  • Record Group: 21
  • Document Number 1592
  • Box: 102
  • Folder: 20
  • Book: Rules #6

Processing Information

Record Created:7/11/1996
Record Final Edited:12/8/1999
Record Last Updated on:1/8/2006 10:02:00 AM