Race and Slavery Petitions Project

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PAR Number 20380201

State: Delaware Year: 1802
Location: Kent Location Type: County

Abstract: Judy, a woman of color, represents that James Clayton holds and detains her as a slave. Apprehending that "she is entitled to her freedom by the laws of this State," Judy asks that Clayton be summoned "to answer unto the complaint of your petitioner."

PAR Number 20380202

State: Delaware Year: 1802
Location: Kent Location Type: County

Abstract: Fearing that he is about to be "Sold and transported to Georgia or some of the Southern States," John Sutton, a man of color, states that he is unjustly held as a slave by Joseph Fortad, "his pretended master." The petitioner prays that Fortad be summoned "to shew cause (if any he has) why your petitioner should not be discharged" from his service.

PAR Number 20380301

State: Delaware Year: 1803
Location: Kent Location Type: County

Abstract: Beck, a woman of color, states that Edward Holliday unjustly holds and detains her as a slave. Apprehending "that she is entitled to her freedom," Beck asks the court to summon Holliday "to answer the complaint of your petitioner."

PAR Number 20380302

State: Delaware Year: 1803
Location: Kent Location Type: County

Abstract: Charles Browning, a man of color, states that he "is unjustly held and Detained as a slave" by Nathaniel Glenn of Maryland and Ebenezer Turner of Delaware. Apprehending that "he is Justly entitled to his freedom," Browning asks that the defendants be summoned "to shew cause why they hold your Petitioner as a Slave."

PAR Number 20380304

State: Delaware Year: 1803
Location: Kent Location Type: County

Abstract: David, a man of color, states that Nathan Baynard of Queen Anne's County, Maryland, claims him as a slave. Apprehending that he is "Clearly entitled to his freedom," David asks that Baynard be summoned "to show Cause if any he has, why your Petitioner should not be declared a free man."

PAR Number 20380305

State: Delaware Year: 1803
Location: Kent Location Type: County

Abstract: Petitioning by her mother Margaret Gibbs, Charlotte Gibbs, a woman of color, states that John Graham illegally holds her as a slave. Apprehending that "she is entitled to her freedom by the Laws of this State," Charlotte asks the court to summon Graham "to answer the complaint of your Petitioner."

PAR Number 20380306

State: Delaware Year: 1803
Location: Kent Location Type: County

Abstract: Petitioning by his mother Margaret Gibbs, Jacob Gibbs, a man of color, states that John Graham illegally holds him as a slave. Apprehending that "he is entitled to his freedom by the Laws of this State," Jacob asks the court to summon Graham "to answer the complaint of your Petitioner."

PAR Number 20380307

State: Delaware Year: 1803
Location: Kent Location Type: County

Abstract: Petitioning by his mother Margaret Gibbs, Jonathan Gibbs, a man of color, states that John Graham illegally holds him as a slave. Apprehending that "he is entitled to his freedom by the Laws of this State," Jonathan asks the court to summon Graham "to answer the complaint of your Petitioner."

PAR Number 20380308

State: Delaware Year: 1803
Location: Kent Location Type: County

Abstract: Margaret Gibbs, a woman of color, states that John Graham illegally holds her as a slave. Apprehending that "She is entitled to her freedom by the Laws of this State," Gibbs asks the court to summon Graham "to answer the Complaint of your Petitioner."

PAR Number 20380309

State: Delaware Year: 1803
Location: Kent Location Type: County

Abstract: Petitioning by her mother Margaret Gibbs, Phillipa Gibbs, a woman of color, states that John Graham illegally holds her as a slave. Apprehending that "She is entitled to her freedom by the Laws of this State," Phillipa asks the court to summon Graham "to answer the complaint of your Petitioner."

PAR Number 20380310

State: Delaware Year: 1803
Location: Kent Location Type: County

Abstract: Petitioning by his mother Rachel, Benjamin Sewel, a person of color, states that Elijah Eliason holds him as a slave. Apprehending that "he is entitled to his freedom by the Laws of this State," Benjamin asks the court to summon Eliason "to answer the Complaint of your Petitioner."

PAR Number 20380311

State: Delaware Year: 1803
Location: Kent Location Type: County

Abstract: Petitioning by her mother Rachel, Betsey Sewel, a person of color, states that Elijah Eliason holds her as a slave. Apprehending that "She is entitled to her freedom by the Laws of this State," Betsey asks the court to summon Eliason "to answer the Complaint of your Petitioner."

PAR Number 20380312

State: Delaware Year: 1803
Location: Kent Location Type: County

Abstract: Petitioning by his mother Rachel, John Sewel, a person of color, states that Elijah Eliason holds him as a slave. Apprehending that "he is entitled to his freedom by the Laws of this State," John asks the court to summon Eliason "to answer the Complaint of your Petitioner."

PAR Number 20380313

State: Delaware Year: 1803
Location: Kent Location Type: County

Abstract: Petitioning by her mother Rachel, Mazer Sewel, a person of color, states that Elijah Eliason holds her as a slave. Apprehending that "She is entitled to her freedom by the Laws of this State," Mazer asks the court to summon Eliason "to answer the Complaint of your Petitioner."

PAR Number 20380314

State: Delaware Year: 1803
Location: Kent Location Type: County

Abstract: Rachel Sewel, a woman of color, states that Elijah Eliason illegally holds her as a slave. Apprehending that "She is entitled to her freedom by the Laws of this State," Sewel asks the court to summon Eliason "to answer the complaint of your Petitioner."

PAR Number 20380315

State: Delaware Year: 1803
Location: Kent Location Type: County

Abstract: Margaret, a woman of color, states that Ebenezer Turner holds her as a slave. Apprehending that "she is entitled to her freedom by the Laws of this State," Margaret asks that Turner be summoned "to answer the complaint of your petitioner."

PAR Number 20380316

State: Delaware Year: 1803
Location: Kent Location Type: County

Abstract: Petitioning by her mother Rachel, Nancy Sewel, a person of color, states that Elijah Eliason holds her as a slave. Apprehending that "she is entitled to her freedom by the Laws of this State," Nancy asks the court to summon Eliason "to answer the Complaint of your Petitioner."

PAR Number 20380317

State: Delaware Year: 1803
Location: Kent Location Type: County

Abstract: Samuel Ogg, a man of color, states that John Forbis holds him as a slave. Apprehending that "he is entitled to his freedom by the Laws of this State," Ogg asks the court to summon Forbis "to answer the complaint of your petitioner."

PAR Number 20380318

State: Delaware Year: 1803
Location: Kent Location Type: County

Abstract: Petitioning by her mother Rose, Rachel, a woman of color, states that Jonathan Wallace and John Williams hold and detain her as a slave. Apprehending that "she is intitled to her freedom by the Laws of this State," Rachel asks that the defendants be summoned "to answer the complaint of your petitioner."

PAR Number 20380319

State: Delaware Year: 1803
Location: Kent Location Type: County

Abstract: Rose, a woman of color, states that Jonathan Wallace and John Williams hold and detain her as a slave. Apprehending that "she is intitled to her freedom by the Laws of this State," Rose asks that the defendants be summoned "to answer the complaint of your petitioner."

PAR Number 20380320

State: Delaware Year: 1803
Location: Kent Location Type: County

Abstract: Samuel Smith, a man of color, states that Constantine Jacobs and Jesse Cannon hold and detain him as a slave. Apprehending "that he is entitled to his freedom by the Laws of this State," Smith asks the court to summon the defendants "to answer the Complaint of your petitioner."

PAR Number 20380321

State: Delaware Year: 1803
Location: Kent Location Type: County

Abstract: Petitioning by her mother Nancy Durham, Phobe Steward, a mulatto, states that Richard Harrington holds and detains her as servant. Apprehending "that she is entitled to her freedom," Steward asks the court to summon Harrington "to answer the complaint of your petitioner."

PAR Number 20380402

State: Delaware Year: 1804
Location: Kent Location Type: County

Abstract: Abraham, a man of color, states that Edward Burrows, his pretended master, detains him as a slave. Apprehending that "he is entitled to his freedom," Abraham asks that Burrows be summoned "to answer the complaint of your petitioner."

PAR Number 20380403

State: Delaware Year: 1804
Location: Kent Location Type: County

Abstract: Henny, a woman of color, states that Eli Covington, "her pretended master," detains her as a slave. Apprehending that "she is entitled to her freedom," Henny asks that Covington be summoned "to answer the complaint of your petitioner."

PAR Number 20380404

State: Delaware Year: 1804
Location: Kent Location Type: County

Abstract: Jin, a woman of color, states that "a certain [Mr.] Carter" holds and detains her "as a servant or slave." Apprehending that "she is entitled to her freedom," Jin asks the court to summon Carter "to answer the complaint of your petitioner."

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