Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20680504 Details

State:Georgia
Location:Clarke
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honorable the Inferior Court for the county of Clark
Filing Date:circa 1805
Ending Date:1807-June-22

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Johnson owned an adult female slave named Winney, valued at $500, whom he casually lost. Winney later came into the possession of William Legget. Johnson alleges that Legget knew that the slave belonged to him. However, he "converted and disposed of the Said Negro to his own use." Johnson sues for $1,000 in damages.
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Summons, William Leggett [Legget], 24 December 1805; Sheriff's Return, 2 January 1806; Answer, William Leggett, January Term 1806; Court Record, June Term 1806; Jury Verdict, June 1807; Court Ruling, 22 June 1807; Receipt, John Smith, ca. 1807
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20680504

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

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Inferior Court, Writs 1803-1809
  • Box: 18/97
  • Page: 412-415

Processing Information

Record Created:1/19/1996
Record Final Edited:3/27/2000
Record Last Updated on:1/10/2006 4:15:00 PM