Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20784507 Details

Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Chancellor of the Louisville Chy Court
Filing Date:1845-September-19
Ending Date:circa 1845-September

General Petition Information

Abstract:Charlotte, a woman of color, states that she was freed by the last will and testament of her former owner, James Robeson. William Trigg, owner of her husband, "induced" her and her children to move to Kentucky with him, "under his pledge solemnly made that he would protect them in all their rights as free people." Trigg has acted "in bad faith," and she and her children are now threatened with being sold back into slavery as Trigg "has already brought a negro buyer to inspect her for purchase." Charlotte asks for an injunction against Trigg to prevent him from selling her and that she and her nine minor-aged children be declared free.
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:Order, ca. September 1845; Summons, William Trigg, Hannah, George, Nelson and Cressa, 19 September 1845; Order, ca. September 1845; Sheriff's Return, 20 September 1845
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20784507

Free Persons of Color:15
Other People:1

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Circuit Court, Case Files
  • Document Number 4842
  • Box: 2-84

Processing Information

Record Created:7/12/1996
Record Final Edited:10/6/2000
Record Last Updated on:5/30/2008 7:07:00 PM