Robert Thomas v. Henry Pile. Deposition of Sarah Boarman


Robert Thomas
Henry Pile

Petition for freedom in the General Court

The deposition of Mrs. Sarah Boarman of Charles county aged forty or thereabouts, deposeth & sayeth that she knows the parties in the above suit. That she knew Betty commonly called Betty Mingo that she has heard her say her Mother was a White Woman & a Welch Woman. This deponant says she knows Judy the mother & Sophia the Grand Mother of the petitioner & that she has known them for thirty years. This deponant further sayeth that she lived with Mrs Elizabeth Pile the mother of the defendant about fifteen years & that she asked her if Betty Mingo's Mother was a white woman & that she answered the family of the Mingos says so. This deponant further saith that the Petitioner & his descendants has always been reputed slaves & held as such

Sarah Boarman


Charles County Sct: August 16th 1793. Then the within Deposition was taken & sworn to before the Subscriber one of the Justices of the peace for the County aforesaid within presence of the Petitioner & Defendant

Wm. D. Briscoe

Sarah Boarman

2 sd



filed 31. Octo 1794