Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20881507 Details

State:Louisiana
Location:Natchitoches
Location Type:Parish
Salutation:To the Honorable Josiah S. Johnston Judge of the sixth Judicial District of the state of Louisiana parish of Natchitoches (JOHNSTON, Josiah Stoddard)
Filing Date:1815-July-20
Ending Date:circa 1815-November

General Petition Information

Abstract:Marie Marguiritte Bastien Prudhom Case petitions to recover six slaves and receive compensation for their illegal detention by Marie Isador Pelagie Davion. Marie Marguiritte Case previously instituted a suit against her husband, David Case, in which she received a judgment for separation of property. Two female slaves named Lycad and Bridget, whom Marie Marguiritte had brought as dowry to her marriage to David Case, were recognized as her separate property. Now, Lycad and her five children "have come to the hands and possession of Marie Isador Pelage Davion," who refuses to return them. Marie Marguiritte Case prays that Davion, a widow, be ordered to return the six slaves and pay $4,000 in damages plus costs of the suit.
Result:denied
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:PARs #20881510, #20882215; Answer, Marie Isador Pelage Davion, 20 November 1815; Judgment, November 1815
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 20881507

Slaves:7
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Natchitoches Parish Courthouse, Natchitoches, Louisiana

  • Records of the District Court
  • Record Group:
  • Document Number 404
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  • Folder: Packet 4
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Processing Information

Record Created:9/1/1996
Record Final Edited:6/8/2003
Record Last Updated on:11/2/2005 3:00:00 PM