Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21381010 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Charleston
Location Type:District
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judges of the Court of Equity of the State of South Carolina (, )
Filing Date:1810-January-26
Ending Date:1810-January-26

General Petition Information

Abstract:John Miles Jr. asks for an injunction to prevent Mary Brawley from selling slaves that he claims belong to his wife, Susan Allison Brawley Miles. He contends that his wife inherited four slaves from her grandmother, Margaret Allison, and received by deed from her father, Thomas Brawley, an unspecified number. Mary Brawley, Thomas's widow and Margaret's daughter, qualified as executrix of Brawley's estate and took possession of the slaves "to the manifest Injury of your Orator." Mary Brawley returned "a part of them" as her late husband's estate and intends to sell them. Miles asks the court to issue an injunction to prevent Brawley from selling any of the slaves and to order that she return the slaves to him. He explains that Brawley had real estate "fully sufficient to pay his debts," and argues that, if the slaves are sold and the plantation retained, "it will be unproductive property."
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:Order, 26 January 1810
Pages of Related Documents:1

People Associated with Petition 21381010

Slaves:8
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:1
Other People:2

Citation Information

Repository: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina

  • Records of the Equity Court, Bills
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  • Document Number 1810--roll 104
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  • Microfilm: Order #97, Reel D1268

Processing Information

Record Created:2/12/1999
Record Final Edited:9/13/2002
Record Last Updated on:11/18/2005 12:26:00 PM