Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20680307 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Clarke
Location Type:County
Salutation:To their Honors the Justices of the Inferior Court of said County
Filing Date:circa 1803
Ending Date:1805-January

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1796, Jane Hunter was the owner of six Negroes valued at $4,000. Hunter claims that she "casually lost" the slaves, and the latter ended up in the possession of Jane Bunton. Jane Bunton has since married Robert Fullwood and the slaves are still in the couple's possession. Hunter alleges that the defendants knew that the slaves were her property, but "converted the said negros" to their "proper use & advantage." Hunter estimates that she has sustained $6,000 in damages. She sues for this amount.
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Summons, Robert and Jane Fullwood, 27 December 1803; Sheriff's Return, 30 December 1803; Answer, Robert and Jane Fullwood, January 1804; Continuance, June 1804; Jury Verdict, January 1805; Court Ruling, ca. 1805
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20680307

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

Citation Information

Repository: Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Records of the Inferior Court, Writs 1801-1809
  • Box: 18/97
  • Page: 167-169

Processing Information

Record Created:1/19/1996
Record Final Edited:3/24/2000
Record Last Updated on:1/10/2006 9:48:00 AM