George Craghead writ
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George Craghead writ

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Craghead, George.
Title: George Craghead writ
Dates: 1815
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1186

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Bentley, Robert H.
Craghead, George.
Moore, Elisha.
Slavery--Law and legislation.
Wilkes County (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], George Craghead writ, MS 1186, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1Writ to Elisha Moore by George Craighead. Ordering the return of dower slaves to Robert Bentley. Wilkes County, Georgia, 1815 November 28 ( 1.0 p. )