Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20782203 Details

State:Kentucky
Location:Todd
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the honourable Judge of the Todd Circuit Court in Chancery
Filing Date:1822-March-21

General Petition Information

Abstract:Elizabeth Wright states that her husband of twenty-seven years, William, has treated her "cruelly, inhumanely, and barbarously." He chained her "with an Iron Chain as a fellon with one of his slaves for the greater part of a night." She fears for her life and can live with him no longer. She asks the court to issue an injunction preventing him from disposing of his property, which includes at least 420 acres and thirteen slaves. She also asks the court to grant her "the proper allowance & alimony out of the Estate of said defendant."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Amended Bill, 24 April 1822; Signed Statement, William Wright, 30 May 1822
Pages of Related Documents:4

People Associated with Petition 20782203

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

Citation Information

Repository: Kentucky Division of Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Equity Case Files
  • Box: 1

Processing Information

Record Created:11/1/1995
Record Final Edited:6/27/2000
Record Last Updated on:3/29/2006 12:36:00 PM