Petition #11684005


Mary W. Lawson seeks a divorce from her husband Fabius Lawson because, she argues, he married her for her property. At the time of her 1837 marriage to Fabius Lawson, Mary owned 10 slaves, who by a prenuptial agreement were placed in a life estate for her benefit and separate from her husband's liabilities.

Result: Referred to committee for courts of justice.

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Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia