Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

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Record #56 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series B
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 12
Microfilm Frame on Reel 784
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 20380401
County Sussex
State Delaware
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1804
Abstract of Petition In 1796, Jemima Ingram, who owned a "very considerable estate," published her will, bequeathing to her daughter, Peggy Ingram, some furniture, curtains, a large chest, 10 pounds "lawful money" and "one Negro Girl - named Ginna." Following Jemima's death in 1799, john Ingram, executor of the estate, took possession of the property and refused to honor Peggy's legacy. "John Ingram and his confederates, do now absolutely refuse to deliver and pay the legacies,: Peggy Ingram Carey and her husband, Cornelius Carey write; consequently, although they had wished to avoid litigation, they have no choice but to sue the executor.

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