Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20783616 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable Judge of the Barren Circuit Court in Chancery sitting
Filing Date:1836-July-12

General Petition Information

Abstract:Catherine Bishop states that she married Lourey Bishop and "fondly hoped to spend her life in as much happiness as falls to the lots of poor frail human nature." She claims that he has treated her cruelly and committed "acts of adultery with every prostitute he could find." He finally drove her and their three small wards from their house; although she brought considerable property to their marriage, he has made no provisions for her subsistence. Catherine fears Lourey is going sell his property and leave the country. She therefore asks that he be compelled to account for his estate, including cash and debts owed him, and that he be prevented from selling or removing any of it. After a hearing, she asks the court to decree her as much of the personal property, slaves, and land as is equitable and to grant her a divorce.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:Order, 12 July 1836; Answer, Lowry Bishop, 17 October 1836; Amended Bill, ca. 1836; Notice of Bond Posted, Lowry Bishop, 18 July 1836; Depositions, Granville Hall and Edmund Duff, 16 May 1837
Pages of Related Documents:47

People Associated with Petition 20783616

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Equity Judgments
  • Document Number 849
  • Microfilm: Reel #209811

Processing Information

Record Created:6/17/1996
Record Final Edited:9/7/2000
Record Last Updated on:5/12/2006 4:01:00 PM