Petition #11684814


Lucy W. Norman seeks a divorce from her husband, James B. Norman. Lucy Norman informs the court that she and James Norman were married in 1844, by which marriage James became the "undisputed owner of a large estate of lands and negroes." After a year of reasonable marital harmony, Lucy explains, her husband became prodigal, dissipated in his habits, and violent. He exhibited indifference toward her, she further adds, and brought a female servant to sleep in the conjugal bedroom, finally abandoning his wife entirely to live with "said woman of color."

Result: Referred to committee for courts of justice.

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Repository: Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia