Robert Thomas v. Henry Pile. Deposition of Sarah Doyne


Charles County to Wit

The deposition of Sarah Doyne aged fifty Eight years of there abouts taken in consequence of the annex'd Letter of Notice and being sworn upon the Holy Evangels of Almighty God deposeth and saith. "That she knew Betty Mingo upwards of Forty years ago. That she was a yellow woman and a supposed slave to Mrs Pile That she was a cook for the aforesaid Mrs Pile, That she had a Daughter called Peg who lived with John Sample in Port Tobacco, That Peg was black. That she knew Peg when she lived with David Stone and that she was called his slave. She never understood that Betty Mingo came from a white Woman nor did she ever understand that Betty or her daughter Peg or any of their family claim'd their freedom til since they petitioned That she lived near Mrs Piles for several years with Mrs Parnham sister to Mrs Pile and was intimate with her and frequently at her House she never heard any her say that Betty came from white parents. Taken the 15th day of October 1792 before the subscriber one of the Justices of the Peace for the County aforesaid.

James Freeman

Admitted to be said in Evidence
G. Duvall for Petr.


Sarah Doyne



filed 31. Oct. 1794