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

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Record #80 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series C
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 1
Microfilm Frame on Reel 47
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 21678201
County Accomack
State Virginia
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1782
Abstract of Petition John and Sarah Stott seek their share of the ten slaves that belong to the estate of their great grandmother, Rose Roberts. The complainants "are advised that the said ten slaves out now to be equally divided into three equal Shares between the said Roberts James, and the Complaintants, but the same is evaded and postpon'd from time to time by the said Roberts and James under pretence that no partition can be binding which can be made with your Orators on account of the Infancy which they are advised is true." The Stott siblings pray that the slaves and their increase be divided into three equal parts and that they "may be put into possession of one of them."

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