Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280809 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable The General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
Filing Date:1808-November-24

General Petition Information

Abstract:Lucy Crockett charges that her husband William abandoned her shortly after their marriage and that "she was possessed of several valuable slaves and other property" that the said William "in a few months squandered and sold." Lucy further reveals that she was pregnant and poor when William left her "to wander about." Noting that her husband has been jailed "for the passing of Counterfeit Bank Notes," the petitioner prays that a law be passed to secure to her "all property which she may hereafter acquire free from the controul of said William Crockett" and that William "not be allowed to disturb or molest her property hereafter acquired, nor have any more controul over her or her property than if they had never been married."
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:List of Subscribers, 18 November 1808
Pages of Related Documents:2

People Associated with Petition 11280809

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Petitions for Divorce, Name Change, etc., November--December 1808
  • Box: 3

Processing Information

Record Created:8/22/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:4/29/2008 7:28:00 AM