Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20583904 Details

State:Florida
Location:Leon
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Thomas Randall Judge of the Superior Court for the Middle District of Florida sitting as a Court of Equity (RANDALL, Thomas)
Filing Date:1839-November-11
Ending Date:1844-May-4

General Petition Information

Abstract:Belinda, a woman of color, asks the court to require the executors of the late Daniel Gantt, her former owner, to give an account of his estate and provide funds for her emancipation as stipulated in his will. She states that, after Gantt sold her, he arranged that at his death his executors would use funds from his estate to purchase her and her children and set them free. Gantt has died, and Belinda notes that her current owner, Robert H. Berry, is agreeable to such a sale. Nonetheless, the executors of the Gantt estate refuse to negotiate the purchase, citing litigation involving Belinda as security for Berry's unsettled debts.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:PARs #20583701, #20584001; Replication, Belinda and Charlotte, 1844; Decree, 4 May 1844; Oath, Thomas Haynes, 10 March 1842
Pages of Related Documents:8

People Associated with Petition 20583904

Slaves:3
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:2
Petitioners:3
Other People:3

Citation Information

Repository: Florida State Archives, Tallahassee, Florida

  • Chancery Case Files
  • Record Group: Series L60
  • Document Number
  • Box: Carton 9
  • Folder: 603
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Processing Information

Record Created:7/17/1996
Record Final Edited:1/13/2000
Record Last Updated on:11/6/2007 4:06:00 PM