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

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Record #9 from Abstracts of Petitions to Southern County Courts, 1775-1867

Part of Series B
Microfilm Reel in Collection Series 2
Microfilm Frame on Reel 935
Accession Number (identifies petition on microfilm) 20981009
County Somerset
State Maryland
Year Legislative Petition Filed 1810
Abstract of Petition The petitioners want the last will and testament of Alexander Stewart proved and recorded in court. Possessing a copy of the will, they want John Stewart, the administrator of Stewart's estate, and the other heirs to the estate to ascertain whether or not the will in their possession is Stewarts true last will. If it is, then Samuel an dJane Holbrook and Matilda Hyland want the property left to them and the eighty-five slaves once held by Alexander Stewart want their freedom, as provided in the will. The inventory of Stewart's estate includes a detailed listing of the slaves in his estate, along with their ages and assessed values.

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