Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20783910 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honourable the Judge of the Fayette Circuit Court in chancery (, )
Filing Date:1839-April-27
Ending Date:1839-April-27

General Petition Information

Abstract:The petitioners, Horace, Mary, and John Fletcher, state that they were infants when their father Thomas Fletcher died, leaving them three slaves. There were judgments against Fletcher's estate, and a certain Milly Scott purchased the slaves. When Milly died, the slaves passed into the possession of the defendants, the children of said Milly and the uncles of the petitioners. Asserting that the Scotts have had the slaves for several years, the petitioners ask the uncles "to account for the hire of said slaves, and the surrender of the slaves to your orators and payment of any ballance that may be due them after paying the purchase money and interest out of the hire."
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Amended Bill, 8 October 1839; Bill of Sale, G. Caldwell to Milly Scott, 19 June 1830; Decree, ca. 1839
Pages of Related Documents:6

People Associated with Petition 20783910

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:4

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Case Files
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  • Box: 108
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Processing Information

Record Created:7/2/1996
Record Final Edited:10/16/2000
Record Last Updated on:5/25/2006 11:57:00 AM