|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Title:||George Craghead writ|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
George Craghead was a British loyalist before the American Revolution. Acting as a special agent for Britain, he kept records of money owed to the crown by colonists.
This collection consists of an 1815 writ filed with the Wilkes County, Georgia Superior Court by George Craghead. The writ orders Elisha Moore to return her dower slaves to Robert Bentley (Lunenburg County, Virginia), citing that, according to Virginia law, dower slaves cannot be taken out of Virginia; if they are removed, the slaves become forfeit.
[item identification], George Craghead writ, MS 1186, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Collection is open for research.
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|1||Writ to Elisha Moore by George Craighead. Ordering the return of dower slaves to Robert Bentley. Wilkes County, Georgia, 1815 November 28 ( 1.0 p. )|