Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20685203 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable Ebenezer Starnes Judge of the Superior Court for the Middle District of said State holding Jurisdiction in Equity (STARNES, Ebenezer)
Filing Date:circa 1852
Ending Date:circa 1852

General Petition Information

Abstract:William Averet and his wife, Elizabeth, wished to sell their slave, Stephen, because "said Boy Stephen was not of as much value or service to them as a negro woman would be as they were not able to control and manage him." George Schley agreed to trade his slave, Rose, and her child, Margaret, for Stephen and $150. After the exchange, Schley discovered that the slave, Stephen, was conveyed to Averet in trust for his wife for her sole use and benefit. The deed of gift rendered the sale null and void. Schley asks that an exchange may be made whereby he is issued a perfect title to Stephen.
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:Receipt, Nelson Trowbridge, 29 October 1852; Deed of Gift, David Tinley to Elizabeth Averet, 29 July 1840; Acknowledgment, ca. 1852; Answer, William Averet and Elizabeth Averet, 5 February 1853; Jury Verdict, ca. 1853; Decree, ca. 1853
Pages of Related Documents:3

People Associated with Petition 20685203

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:4

Citation Information

Repository: Richmond County Records Retention Center, Augusta, Georgia

  • Records of the Superior Court, Records of Writs 1853-1855

Processing Information

Record Created:8/14/1996
Record Final Edited:6/6/2000
Record Last Updated on:6/27/2007 8:51:00 AM