Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 21381616 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Washington
Location Type:District
Salutation:To the Honorable the Judges of the Court of Equity of the said state (, )
Filing Date:1816-January-5
Ending Date:1816-January-5

General Petition Information

Abstract:Rosannah Moore seeks a separation from James Moore, her husband of twenty-two years. Rosannah asserts that James has become "much addicted to the habits of intoxication," which leaves him "wholly unfit for the proper government and management of a family." He has also become violent towards her, causing her to take herself and the couple's minor children to the home of her brother, John McClelland, who acts as her next friend in this suit. She requests "some fixed and settled sum per annum in proportion to the value of his estate." She also seeks custody of their minor children and an order preventing James from selling the estate or leaving the jurisdiction of the court until the matter has been resolved. The petitioner notes that said estate includes a slave named Jack, who is "so old that he is worth not more than Twenty dollars."
Result:partially granted
# of Petition Pages:6
Related Documents:Order, 5 January 1816
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 21381616

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

Citation Information

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

  • Records of the Equity Court, Bills
  • Record Group:
  • Document Number 1816--1
  • Box: 2
  • Folder:
  • Book:
  • Volume:
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  • Microfilm: Order #890, Reel D1278

Processing Information

Record Created:9/15/2000
Record Final Edited:9/19/2002
Record Last Updated on:12/20/2005 4:26:00 PM