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Collection
Renunciations
Title
Renunciations
Object ID
Ren 1842 F003
Date Range
1842
  1 document  
Collection
Renunciations
Title
Renunciations
Description
Renunciations are papers filed in the Orphans' Court by executors of an estate who do not wish to administer that estate. They show the name of the decedent, the decedent's place of residence, the name of the person renouncing administration, the name of the replacement administrator to be appointed, and date. The relationship between the decedent, the executor, and the administrator is usually shown. Arranged chronologically and then alphabetically within each year.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically and then alphabetically within each year.
Date Range
1842
Date of Accumulation
1762-1820, 1821-1842, 1880-1906
Year
1842
Creator
Register of Wills
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0004
People
Bretz, Anna Maria
Kinsy, Catharine
Bretz, William
Strickler, Barbara
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Renunciation
Warwick Twp.
Place
Warwick Twp.
Extent
12 cubic feet
Object Name
Probate
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Ren 1842 F003
Box Number
004
Associated Material
Administrators Accounts
Miscellaneous Orphans' Court Papers
Additional Notes
Renouncers: Kinsy, Catharine; Bretz, William; Strickler, Barbara.
Administrator: None.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
Classification
RG 03-00 0115
Description Level
Item
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Title
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
AUG 1844 F052 QS
Date Range
1844/08
  1 document  
Collection
Quarter Sessions
Title
Quarter Sessions
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Date Range
1844/08
Year
1844
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
People
Buch, Elias
Hornberger, Mary
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Charge: fornication and bastardy
Object Name
Record, Judicial
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AUG 1844 F052 QS
Additional Notes
Fornication and bastardy with Mary Hornberger.
3 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Description Level
Item
Documents

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Collection
Renunciations
Title
Renunciations
Object ID
Ren 1902 F049
Date Range
1902
  1 document  
Collection
Renunciations
Title
Renunciations
Description
Renunciations are papers filed in the Orphans' Court by executors of an estate who do not wish to administer that estate. They show the name of the decedent, the decedent's place of residence, the name of the person renouncing administration, the name of the replacement administrator to be appointed, and date. The relationship between the decedent, the executor, and the administrator is usually shown. Arranged chronologically and then alphabetically within each year.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically and then alphabetically within each year.
Date Range
1902
Date of Accumulation
1762-1820, 1821-1842, 1880-1906
Year
1902
Creator
Register of Wills
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Container
Box 0020
People
Harmon, George W.
Harman, George
Harmon, LIzzie
Harman, George W. Jr.
Harman, David H.
Harman, Frederick
Harman, Annie
Ruch, William
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Renunciation
Columbia
Place
Columbia
Extent
12 cubic feet
Object Name
Probate
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Ren 1902 F049
Box Number
020
Associated Material
Administrators Accounts
Miscellaneous Orphans' Court Papers
Additional Notes
Second decedent: Harmon, Lizzie.
Renouncers: Harman, George W. Jr.; Harman, David H.; Harman, Frederick; Harman, Annie.
Administrator: Ruch, William.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
Classification
RG 03-00 0115
Description Level
Item
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Estate Inventories
Object ID
Inv 1848 F006 H
  1 document  
Collection
Estate Inventories
Year
1848
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Container
Box 0054
People
Harman, Esther
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Place
Lancaster
Object Name
Estate Inventory
Object ID
Inv 1848 F006 H
Box Number
054
Additional Notes
1 item, 1 piece
Classification
RG-03-00-0133
Description Level
Item
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Collection
Edward Hand Reunion and Genealogy Collection
Title
Edward Hand Reunion and Genealogy Collection
Object ID
MG0116
Date Range
1805-1984
  1 document  
Collection
Edward Hand Reunion and Genealogy Collection
Title
Edward Hand Reunion and Genealogy Collection
Description
Collection consists largely of information on the descendants of Edward Hand and on the Hand Family Reunion. Contains correspondence, genealogical materials, family charts, photographs, and commemorative booklet 1912, on Lancaster County in the Revolutionary War. Also, three documents concerning the settling of the Hand estate.
Date Range
1805-1984
Year Range From
1805
Year Range To
1984
Date of Accumulation
1805-1984
Creator
Hand family
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 03
People
Hand, Edward
Lear, Robert H.
Brien, Edward
Brien, Dorothy Hand
Hand, Jasper
Subjects
Genealogy
Family records
Letters
Search Terms
Genealogy
Family records
Family reunions
Rock Ford
Correspondence
Letters
Manuscript groups
Finding aids
Extent
1 box, 27 folders, .5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0116
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Edward Hand Reunion and Genealogy Collection (MG-116), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pa.
Other Numbers
MG-116
Classification
MG0116
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Added to database 1 May 2019.
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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of David Goff
Object ID
Habeas 1841 F014
Date Range
1841
  1 document  
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of David Goff
Admin/Biographical History
A writ of habeas corpus is a procedure for obtaining a judicial determination of the legality of an individual's custody. This collection includes petitions for writs of habeas corpus and the writs themselves, showing the names of petitioners, persons to be brought to court, nature of dispute or alleged crime, dates of writs and accompanying documents, names of judges, and names of persons that the writs are filed against. Petitioners include indentured servants, Freedom Seekers, free persons of color, convicted prisoners, those awaiting trial, relatives of prisoners, parties in child custody disputes, and relatives of army recruits and draftees.
Date Range
1841
Year
1841
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0003
People
Champneys, Benjamin
Ford, George
Groff, David
Kidd, John
Mahan, James
Richardson, John
Roberts, A. E.
Roberts, T. L.
Van Camp, J. C.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
African Americans--History
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Charge: stabbing
Commitment papers
Habeas corpus
Persons of color
Petitions
Sheriffs
Warrants
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1841 F014
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
003
Associated Material
Lancaster County Archives has Habeas Corpus dockets:
1799-1978, ten volumes, record of writs of Habeas Corpus written.
1895-1983, 43 boxes, original petitions.
Notes
LancasterHistory is committed to preserving and providing access to materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage. As a historical resource, this document reflects the racial prejudices and actions of the era. In order to maintain the historical integrity and context of collection items, LancasterHistory does not censor historical documents or edit language, titles, or organization names when transcribing original content.
Additional Notes
Charged with stabbing John Richardson, a person of color.
Petitioner: Groff, David.
Filed against: Roberts, A. E. Occupation: sheriff.
Petition: includes copy of warrant of commitment.
Habeas corpus, includes answer and decision.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original docuemtns may be used by appointment - contact research@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes. Pleae contact research@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish. There is no publication fee.
Credit
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Case Number
352.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
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Collection
Lancaster County Almshouse and Hospital Collection
Title
Lancaster County Almshouse and Hospital Collection
Object ID
MG0277
Date Range
1798-1993
  1 document  
Collection
Lancaster County Almshouse and Hospital Collection
Title
Lancaster County Almshouse and Hospital Collection
Description
The Lancaster County Almshouse and Hospital Collection is comprised of accounts, registers, minutes, and other records kept by this county department. There are birth and death records, lists of inmates, supply and payroll books, and auditors' reports, and a scrapbook of Conestoga View.
Date Range
1798-1993
Year Range From
1798
Year Range To
1993
Date of Accumulation
1798-1993
Creator
Lancaster County (Pa.). Board of County Commissioners
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 08
People
Ash, Phineas
Bachman, J. M.
Bachman, John
Bair, Ivan
Baney, William
Bard, R. W.
Bare, Adam
Bausman, John
Bubach, Gerhart
Carpenter, Sam
Centini, Jane E.
Clark, Thomas
Coleman, Thomas
Colwell, James
Dale, Samuel
Dorwart, Jonas
Dunlap, Stephan
Eaby, George W.
Esler, P. O.
Gibbons, William
Good, William
Graybill, N. W.
Graybill, H.
Gryder, Christian
Haines, Timothy
Halbach, W. A.
Harnish, Jacob
Harnish, Samuel
Heck, Lewis
Herr, Christian
Hershey, W. E. H.
Hildebrant, W.
Hollinger, George
Humes, Samuel
Jackson, James J.
Kean, Thomas M.
Kready, David C.
Lane, P. C.
Lenegan, Archibald M.
Light, John
Livingston, J. B.
Long, Jacob
Metzger, John W.
Meyers, Samuel M.
Murray, William
Musser, George
Nauman, J. W.
Nicholson, John
Overholzer, H. D.
Patterson, D. W.
Reed, John K.
Schwartz, Conrad
Slaymaker, Henry
Snyder, Simon
Stone, Abraham
Strine, Jacob S.
Summy, A.
Sweigart, E.
Weaver, B. F.
Webb, Will
Wein, John
Wentz, Thomas
Witmer, Abraham
Witters, Jacob W.
Young, Mathias
Zantzinger, Paul
Other Creators
LancasterHistory (Organization)
Subjects
Almshouses
Almshouses--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County--History
Auditors' reports
Conestoga View (Lancaster, Pa.)
Poor--Services for--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County--History
Scrapbooks
Search Terms
Almshouses
Auditors' reports
Conestoga View
Finding aids
Manuscript groups
Scrapbooks
Extent
3 boxes, 33 books and folders, 3.5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0277
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Lancaster County Almshouse and Hospital Collection (MG0277), Folder or Book #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restrictions are noted at the item level.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org. Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Classification
MG0277
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Most of the items in this collection are part of the Lancaster County Government Records, RG 08-12. They were transferred into MG-277 in 1999 during the planning of the Almshouse and Hospital exhibition. Other items are on loan from the Edward Hand Medical Heritage Foundation or were collected by LancasterHistory.
Added to database 21 July 2017.
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Collection
Yeates, Lancaster County Historical Society Collection
Title
Yeates, Lancaster County Historical Society Collection
Object ID
MG0205
Date Range
1699-1934
  1 document  
Collection
Yeates, Lancaster County Historical Society Collection
Title
Yeates, Lancaster County Historical Society Collection
Description
Yeates, Lancaster County Historical Society Collection provides insight into the Yeates family, local social history, and details of legal business from 1743-1870. These documents have been collected by the Lancaster County Historical Society over many years. Collection includes letters, receipts, articles, eviction notice, advertisement, estate inventories, wills, deeds, treaty, court transcript, drawings, photographs, copy of house plan, post road distances, daybook, letter book, catalog of books in Jasper Yeates' library, and an alphabetical catalog of law books.
Date Range
1699-1934
Year Range From
1699
Year Range To
1934
Date of Accumulation
1699-1934
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 05
People
Atkinson, Matthew
Bausman, William
Bond, Phineas
Bowman, Valentine
Bradford, W.
Brien, Edward
Burd, Edward
Carson, John
Coates, Samuel
Conyngham, David
Conyngham, Elizabeth Yeates
Conyngham, Redmond
Dallas, George M.
Davis, Jonathan
Davison, Benjamin
Dickey, Robert
Duncannon, Thomas
Edward, Thomas
Erter, Henry
Ewing, John
Ferguson, John
Fohren, Michael
Gibson, John
Gillchrist, John
Godcharles, Frederic A.
Graff, Conrad
Gregg, Andrew
Grubb, Peter
Hamilton, Charles
Hamilton, James
Hamilton, John
Hamilton, William
Hand, Edward
Hand, Jasper
Hayes, A. L.
Henry, John
Hess, David
Jago, John
Javin, William
Keeportz, Daniel
Kittera, William
Kremer, Philip
Krug, Jacob
Kurtz, William
Lindsay, William
Loudersmith, Wendel
Lyon, Joseph Barnet
Magaw, David
Marshall, J.
McClellan, John
McKean, Thomas
Millar, John
Miller, Michael
Minich, Henry
Muhlenberg, William Augustus
Nesbitt, John
Nissley, Martin
Ord, John
Philips, David
Postlethwaite, John
Poultney, Thomas
Price, Eli K.
Probst, John
Ramsey, Robert
Rawle, William
Riegart, Adam
Rine, Widow
Ross, George
Ross, J.
Scott, James
Sergeant, Thomas
Shippen, Edward
Shippen, Evans Wallis
Shippen, Robert
Simpson, John
Smith, Charles
Smith, Mary Yeates
Stein, Charles
Steinman, Fredrick
Stevenson, Henry
Stewart, Charles
Sturmii, Johannis Christophorus
Thomas, John
Tilghman, Benjamin C.
Tilghman, E.
Tilghman, Edward
Tilghman, William
Tilghman, William B.
Towson, William
Underwood, John
Wallace, George
Wallace, William
Waln, Nicholas
Warden, J.
White, William
Wickersham, Elijah
Willson, Samuel
Yeates, Catharine
Yeates, Jasper
Yeates, Jasper, Jr.
Yeates, John, Jr.
Yeates, John, Sr.
Yeates, Margaret
Yeates, Sarah Burd "Sally"
Zantzinger, Paul
Subjects
Business records
Deeds
Family records
Law libraries
Letters
Library catalogs
Wills
Search Terms
Business records
Correspondence
Deeds
Family records
Finding aids
Letters
Manuscript groups
Wills
Extent
6 boxes, 49 folders, 13 books, 6 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0205
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Copies
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Yeates, Aungst Collection (MG0206)
Yeates, Carson Collection (MG0207)
George M. Steinman Collection (MG0184)
Jasper Yeates Colonial Law Library
Objects in the Curatorial Collection
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Yeates, Lancaster County Historical Society Collection (MG0205), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restrictions noted at the item level. The letter copybooks in Folders 31 and 36 are restricted--please use the transcriptions available in the library.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org. Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-205
Classification
MG0205
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Folders 1-34 and Books 1-2 were processed and finding aid prepared prior to 1997. Added to PP on 26 March 2022.
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Administrators Accounts
Title
Administrators Accounts
Object ID
AdAcct 1846 F012 M
Date Range
1846
  1 document  
Collection
Administrators Accounts
Title
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Date Range
1846
Year
1846
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0255
People
Meister, Henry
Shober, George B.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Manheim Twp.
Object Name
Statement, Financial
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1846 F012 M
Box Number
255
Additional Notes
Shober, George B. Administrator.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
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Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Description Level
Item
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Collection
Mechanics' Liens
Title
Mechanics' lien filed by Righter & Sutton
Object ID
JUL 1849 F056 ML
Date Range
1849/07
  1 document  
Collection
Mechanics' Liens
Title
Mechanics' lien filed by Righter & Sutton
Date Range
1849/07
Creation Date
July 1849
Year
1849
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0004
People
Baker, William
Pleasants, Philip
Righter, Washington
Sutton, Nelson
Wesley, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Mechanics' liens
Search Terms
Columbia
Contractors
Dwellings
Houses
Mechanics' liens
Persons of color
Place
Columbia
Object Name
Claim
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
JUL 1849 F056 ML
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
004
Notes
LancasterHistory is committed to preserving and providing access to materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage. As a historical resource, this document reflects the racial prejudices and actions of the era. In order to maintain the historical integrity and context of collection items, LancasterHistory does not censor historical documents or edit language, titles, or organization names when transcribing original content.
Additional Notes
Dwelling.
Righter & Sutton. Contractor.
Owner is a person of color.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment - contact research@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes only. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org for a high resolution image and permission to publish. There is no publication fee.
Credit
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Classification
RG 01-00 0202
JUL 1849 F056 ML
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
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