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Collection
Renunciations
Title
Renunciations
Object ID
Ren 1894 F005
Date Range
1894
  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
1894
Date of Accumulation
1762-1820, 1821-1842, 1880-1906
Year
1894
Creator
Register of Wills
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Container
Box 0016
People
Bair, William
Bair, John
Brown, David
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Renunciation
Drumore Twp.
Place
Drumore Twp.
Extent
12 cubic feet
Object Name
Probate
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Ren 1894 F005
Box Number
016
Associated Material
Administrators Accounts
Miscellaneous Orphans' Court Papers
Additional Notes
Renouncer: Bair, John.
Administrator: Brown, David.
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
DEC 1800 F006 QS
Date Range
1800/12
  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
1800/12
Year
1800
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
People
Booth, John Jr.
Musgetnus, Elizabeth
Booth, John Sr.
Bose, Henry
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Recognizance
Charge: fornication and bastardy
Object Name
Record, Judicial
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
DEC 1800 F006 QS
Additional Notes
Recognizance, charged with fornication and bastardy against Elizabeth Musgetnus.
Additional names: John Booth Sr., Henry Bose.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Description Level
Item
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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
Documents
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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of David
Object ID
Habeas 1800 F002
Date Range
1800
  1 document  
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of David
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
1800
Year
1800
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0001
People
David
Smoker, Christian
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
African Americans--History
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Enslaved persons
Farmers
Habeas corpus
Persons of color
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1800 F002
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
001
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
Person of color.
Enslaved person.
Filed against: Smoker, Christian. His occupation: farmer.
Habeas corpus, includes answer.
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. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish. There is no fee for publication.
Credit
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Case Number
3.000
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
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus paper of Peter Oliver
Object ID
Habeas 1800 F004
Date Range
1800
  1 document  
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus paper of Peter Oliver
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
1800
Year
1800
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0001
People
Lehnert, Peter
Oliver, Peter
Stots, Samuel
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
African Americans--History
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Affidavits
Bills of sale
Discharge papers
Enslaved persons
Habeas corpus
Persons of color
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1800 F004
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
001
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
Person of color.
Enslaved person.
Filed against: Lehnert, Peter.
Bill of sale.
Affidavit.
Habeas corpus, includes answer and decision.
Discharge paper.
4 items, 4 pieces
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. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish. There is no fee for publication.
Credit
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Case Number
5.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus paper of Mary Rollins
Object ID
Habeas 1801 F003
Date Range
1801
  1 document  
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus paper of Mary Rollins
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
1801
Creation Date
1801
Year
1801
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0001
People
Hawthorn, Samuel
Kerr, John
Rollins, Molly
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Habeas corpus
African Americans--History
Search Terms
Commitment papers
Habeas corpus
Jailors
Persons of color
Runaway servants
Servants
Extent
1 item
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1801 F003
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
001
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
Person of color.
Runaway servant.
Filed against: Kerr, John. His occupation: jailor.
Commitment paper
Habeas corpus, includes answer.
2 items, 2 pieces
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. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish. There is no fee for publication.
Credit
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Case Number
9.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Habeas 1801 F003
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
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus paper of Henrietta
Object ID
Habeas 1805 F001
Date Range
1805
  1 document  
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus paper of Henrietta
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
1805
Year
1805
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0001
People
Henrietta
Peggy
Sewell, Clement
Wright, Harry
Wright, Henry
Wright, Samuel
Wright, William
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
African Americans--History
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Affidavits
Enslaved persons
Habeas corpus
Persons of color
Queen Anne County, Maryland
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1805 F001
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
001
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
Also: Peggy.
Persons of color.
Enslaved persons.
Petitioner: Wright, William.
Filed against: Wright, Harry. Or Wright, Henry.
Affidavit.
Document from Queen Anne County, Maryland.
Habeas corpus, includes answer.
3 items, 3 pieces
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. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish. There is no fee for publication.
Credit
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Case Number
13.000
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
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of Susanna
Object ID
Habeas 1809 F002
Date Range
1809
  1 document  
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of Susanna
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
1809
Year
1809
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0001
People
Boyd, Andrew
Boyd, Jane
Lucky, John
Susan
Susanna
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
African Americans--History
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Court orders
Habeas corpus
Persons of color
Writs
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1809 F002
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
001
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
Or Susan.
Person of color.
Filed against: Boyd, Jane; Lucky, John.
Order to issue habeas corpus.
Order to issue a subpoena.
2 items, 2 pieces
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. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish. There is no fee for publication.
Credit
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Case Number
18.000
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
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus paper of Hutton
Object ID
Habeas 1809 F003
Date Range
1809
  1 document  
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus paper of Hutton
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
1809
Year
1809
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0001
People
Hutton
McCrackin, James
Thomas, Philip
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
African Americans--History
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Affidavits
Enslaved persons
Freedom seekers
Habeas corpus
Persons of color
Testimonies
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1809 F003
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
001
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
Person of color.
Runaway enslaved person.
Filed against: the estate of Thomas, Philip.
Testimony of McCrackin, James.
Affidavit.
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. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish. There is no fee for publication.
Credit
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Case Number
19.000
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
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of Lewis Day
Object ID
Habeas 1809 F005
Date Range
1809
  1 document  
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of Lewis Day
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
1809
Year
1809
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0001
People
Day, Lewis
Eberman, Philip
Lewis, William
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
African Americans--History
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Affidavits
Commitment papers
Enslaved persons
Habeas corpus
Jailors
Persons of color
Runaway enslaved persons
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1809 F005
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
001
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
Person of color.
Runaway enslaved person.
Petitioner: Lewis, William.
Filed against: Eberman, Philip. His occupation: jailor.
Commitment paper.
Affidavit.
Habeas corpus, includes answer and decision.
3 items, 2 pieces
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. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish. There is no fee for publication.
Credit
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Case Number
21.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
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