Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21381610 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Charleston
Location Type:District
Salutation:To The Honorable William James, Waddy Thompson, Henry William DeSaussure Theodore Gaillard, Thomas Waties, Judges of the Courts of Equity of the said State (JAMES, William Dobein)
Filing Date:1816-November-25

General Petition Information

Abstract:John S. Bennett petitions with his family to sell a house and lot that are currently held in trust for their benefit by his brother, Thomas Bennett. They represent that Thomas Bennett the Elder bequeathed said property, together with two slaves, to his son, Thomas Bennett, "for the support and benefit of my Son John S. Bennett and his wife jointly, during their lives." The petitioners purport that said house and lot have become "very unprofitable to your Orator and Oratrixes." They report that they have "frequently applied to the said Thomas Bennett, Trustee in the said will, to have the same sold and disposed of, and the proceeds thereof vested in the Stock of this State or that of the United States," but he "absolutely refuses to perform the said request ... unless by a decree of this Honorable Court." The petitioners therefore pray that "the said Thomas Bennett, by a Decree of this Honorable Court, may be compelled to sell and dispose of the said House and Lot, and to invest the proceeds thereof in the Stock of this State, or of the United States, for the benefit of your orator and oratrixes."
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# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 21381610

Slaves:2
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:1
Petitioners:4
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 1818--roll 3
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  • Microfilm: Order #136, Reel D1268

Processing Information

Record Created:3/18/1999
Record Final Edited:8/25/2002
Record Last Updated on:12/16/2005 1:31:00 PM