Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 20380051 Details

State:Delaware
Location:Kent
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas, for the County of Kent in the State of Delaware
Filing Date:circa 1800

General Petition Information

Abstract:Henny Warner, a woman of color, states that she and her children--Susanna, Sophia, Rachel, Samuel, Polly, Mariah, Goldsborough, Emaline--and her grandchildren--Sarah, Basil, Hariott, Emory, Jonathan, John--are unjustly held as slaves by William Moss, Hewitt Smith, James Britton, Frederic Armington and Elizabeth Moss, "of the State of Maryland." Apprehending that she and her kin are "entitled to their liberty by the Laws of the land," Warner asks that the defendants be summoned "to shew cause of any they have, why your Petitioner, her Children and grand-Children afsd. should not be declared free."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:2
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 20380051

People Associated with Petition 20380051

Slaves:15
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:5
Petitioners:15
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Delaware State Archives, Dover, Delaware

  • Records of the Court of Common Pleas
  • Page: 396-97
  • Microfilm: Reel 1

Processing Information

Record Created:6/19/1997
Record Final Edited:2/23/2000
Record Last Updated on:10/31/2005 10:21:00 AM