Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20785338 Details

State:Kentucky
Location:Jefferson
Location Type:County
Filing Date:1853-January-14
Ending Date:1853-December-16

General Petition Information

Abstract:In her original bill, Elizabeth Wilhoyte, a slaveholder, did not ask the court for a divorce, because she hoped of reforming him. Now, she asks for a divorce. She laments that "since the institution of this suit deft has been constantly drunk, has spent his time by day in coffee Houses and drinking establishments and his nights at houses of Publick Prostitution and ill fame." She reveals that on one occasion "deft after spending the night with a Publick Prostitute at a notorious house on La Fayette street gave to his Paramour a counterfeit ten dollar bill as the wages of her Prostitution." In addition to the divorce, she asks for custody of the children.
Result:granted
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:PARs #20785231, #20785528; Court Record, ca. 1853
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 20785338

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, Case Files
  • Document Number 8627
  • Box: 2-131

Processing Information

Record Created:11/20/1995
Record Final Edited:10/19/2000
Record Last Updated on:7/13/2006 4:25:00 PM