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

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Record #64 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series B
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 13
Microfilm Frame on Reel 182
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 20381604
County Sussex
State Delaware
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1816
Abstract of Petition In 1784, Wilson Rider of Somerset County, Maryland, published his will, bequesthing to his wife, Charity, "all his Negroes during her life and at her decease to go to his children and grandchildren" with the exception of Jacob. In 1785, following Wilson's death, Charles Rider, his son, became the executor of his estate; and after the son's death in 1801, Woolsey Waples, Charles's half-brother (they both had the same mother) became the executor of his estate. Waples later charges Joseph Aydelott and his wife, Mary (the remarried widow of Charles Rider, of Milford, Kent County, Delaware, and Sarah Moor and her two children, Wilson and Charity's daughter and grandchildren, with cheating him out of his inheritance. The defendants, he charges, failed to give him his fair share of the slaves.

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