Violet vs. Mark Howe (1766)
Violet provides proof of birth to free woman. No court records or files. Howe provides compensation. See notes and Lewis vs. Dodge (1769)
Related CasesLewis vs. Dodge (1769)
"Ned" Lewis, 16, mother was Violet of Violet vs Howe. Documentation submitted of her, her mother's and her grandmother's free status. SCJ judgment for Plaintiff.
NotesNo case appears on ECCP docket for July 1765. Documentation of her freedom collected but submitted in Lewis vs Dodge (1769). Violet received 20 shillings from Mark Howe in September 1765.
- Dated June 9, 1766. Unsigned request to Joseph Parker to attend court in Salem in July and bring evidence that she is a slave. From Howe family papers.
- Dated July 7, 1766, Rev. Lowell, father of Ned Lewis's attorney John Lowell, certifies that Violet was daughter of Cudjo and Lydia Dyer baptized August 27, 1735.
- Dated July 8, 1766. Certificate from Newbury Town Clerk that Violet was born of Cudjo, a servant, and Lydia, a free Negro.