Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21277501 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Justices of the Peace constituting the Inferior Court of Craven County aforesaid (, )
Filing Date:1775-December

General Petition Information

Abstract:In 1769, on a voyage from Cuba to Jamaica, free black sailor Antonio Muray loaned a fellow sailor, John Taylor, a pistol. Arriving in Jamaica, Muray demanded its return but Taylor refused. The two men fought and Muray, "being a Black man was taken up at the Instance or Complaint of the Said John Taylor" and jailed. Antonio was then sold as an indentured servant to one Timothy Clear who paid his jail fees. Antonio charges that Clear gave him "unmerciful whipings frequently for six years." Finally, Clear sold Antonio's time of indenture to one Thomas Parson. Parsons still holds him in bondage and also treats him cruelly. Muray petitions for his freedom.
# of Petition Pages:2
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Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 21277501

Free Persons of Color:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the County Court, Civil Actions Concerning Slaves and Free Persons of Color 1788-1860
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Processing Information

Record Created:8/21/1997
Record Final Edited:6/1/2000
Record Last Updated on:10/26/2006 4:04:00 PM