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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1817 F008
Date Range
1817
Description Level
Item
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Description
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, runaway slaves, free African-Americans, convicted prisoners, those awaiting trial, relatives of prisoners, parties in child custody disputes, and relatives of army recruits and draftees. Arranged chronologically by date of filing. Handwritten, handwritten on printed forms, and a very few typewritten.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by date of filing.
Date Range
1817
Date of Accumulation
1800-1894, 1896, 1897
Year
1817
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Hambright, William
Smith, Charles
Spencer, Hager
Spencer, Jeremiah
Spencer, Samuel
Steel, William
Williamson, Emmor
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Affidavits
Charge: suspicion of being a runaway
Commitment papers
Habeas corpus
Jailor
Persons of color
Runaways
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1817 F008
Case Number
140.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives West
Container
002
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
002
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.
Additional Notes
Alias: Smith, Charles.
Person of color.
Suspicion of being a runaway.
Petitioners: Spencer, Samuel; Spencer, Hager.
Filed against: Hambright, William. 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.
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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1817 F009
Date Range
1817
Description Level
Item
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Description
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, runaway slaves, free African-Americans, convicted prisoners, those awaiting trial, relatives of prisoners, parties in child custody disputes, and relatives of army recruits and draftees. Arranged chronologically by date of filing. Handwritten, handwritten on printed forms, and a very few typewritten.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by date of filing.
Date Range
1817
Date of Accumulation
1800-1894, 1896, 1897
Year
1817
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Vonella, Cato
Spencer, Samuel
Hambright, William
Haines, Daniel
Yanger, William
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Charge: suspicion of being a runaway
Runaways
Jailor
Commitment papers
Affidavits
Habeas corpus
Persons of color
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1817 F009
Case Number
141.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives West
Container
002
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
002
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.
Additional Notes
Person of color.
Suspicion of being a runaway.
Petitioner: Spencer, Samuel.
Filed against: Hambright, William. His occupation: jailor. Haines, Daniel.
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.
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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1822 F010
Date Range
1822
Description Level
Item
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Description
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, runaway slaves, free African-Americans, convicted prisoners, those awaiting trial, relatives of prisoners, parties in child custody disputes, and relatives of army recruits and draftees. Arranged chronologically by date of filing. Handwritten, handwritten on printed forms, and a very few typewritten.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by date of filing.
Date Range
1822
Date of Accumulation
1800-1894, 1896, 1897
Year
1822
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Weading, Philip
Henry, William
Heinitsh, Augustus
Dale, Samuel
Henry, William M.
Boyd, Samuel
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Persons of color
Charge: runaway
Runaways
Jailor
Commitment papers
Affidavits
Habeas corpus
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1822 F010
Case Number
196.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives West
Container
002
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
002
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.
Additional Notes
Person of color.
Charged as a runaway.
Petitioner: Henry, William.
Filed against: Heinitsh, Augustus. His occupation: jailor.
Commitment paper.
Affidavit.
Habeas corpus, includes answer and decision.
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.
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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1811 F006
Date Range
1811
Description Level
Item
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Description
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, runaway slaves, free African-Americans, convicted prisoners, those awaiting trial, relatives of prisoners, parties in child custody disputes, and relatives of army recruits and draftees. Arranged chronologically by date of filing. Handwritten, handwritten on printed forms, and a very few typewritten.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by date of filing.
Date Range
1811
Date of Accumulation
1800-1894, 1896, 1897
Year
1811
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Venus
Hemor, Moses
Atlee, William P.
Murray, William
Carpenter, Martin
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Commitment papers
Jailor
Warrants
Petition
Affidavits
Habeas corpus
Persons of color
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1811 F006
Case Number
29.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives West
Container
001
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.
Additional Notes
Person of color.
Petitioner: Hemor, Moses.
Filed against: Atlee, William P. His occupation: jailor.
Warrant.
Petition and affidavit.
Habeas corpus, answer and decision.
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.
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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1813 F013
Description Level
Item
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Description
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, runaway slaves, free African-Americans, convicted prisoners, those awaiting trial, relatives of prisoners, parties in child custody disputes, and relatives of army recruits and draftees. Arranged chronologically by date of filing. Handwritten, handwritten on printed forms, and a very few typewritten.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by date of filing.
Date of Accumulation
1800-1894, 1896, 1897
Year
1813
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Fisher, Elizabeth
Atlee, William P.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Charge: death of infant
Jailor
Commitment papers
Affidavits
Habeas corpus
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1813 F013
Case Number
56.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
LancasterHistory
Container
001
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.
Additional Notes
Charged for death of infant.
Filed against: Atlee, William P. His occupation: jailor.
Commitment paper and affidavit.
Habeas corpus, includes answer.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1815 F004
Description Level
Item
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Description
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, runaway slaves, free African-Americans, convicted prisoners, those awaiting trial, relatives of prisoners, parties in child custody disputes, and relatives of army recruits and draftees. Arranged chronologically by date of filing. Handwritten, handwritten on printed forms, and a very few typewritten.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by date of filing.
Date of Accumulation
1800-1894, 1896, 1897
Year
1815
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Carr, John
Eberman, Philip
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Charge: suspicion of desertion
Jailor
Commitment papers
Affidavits
Habeas corpus
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1815 F004
Case Number
114.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
LancasterHistory
Container
001
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.
Additional Notes
Suspicion of desertion.
Petitioner: Carr, John.
Filed against: Eberman, Philip. His occupation: jailor.
Commitment paper.
Affidavit.
Habeas corpus, includes answer and decision.
3 items, 3 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1819 F005
Description Level
Item
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Description
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, runaway slaves, free African-Americans, convicted prisoners, those awaiting trial, relatives of prisoners, parties in child custody disputes, and relatives of army recruits and draftees. Arranged chronologically by date of filing. Handwritten, handwritten on printed forms, and a very few typewritten.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by date of filing.
Date of Accumulation
1800-1894, 1896, 1897
Year
1819
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Hill, Marian
Hill, Mary Ann
Barber, Robert
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Charge: suspicion of being a runaway servant
Runaways
Runaway servants
Servants
Jailor
Commitment papers
Affidavits
Habeas corpus
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1819 F005
Case Number
159.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
LancasterHistory
Container
002
Box Number
002
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.
Additional Notes
Or Hill, Mary Ann.
Suspicion of being a runaway servant.
Petitioner: Hill, Marian.
Filed against: Barber, Robert. His occupation: jailor.
Commitment paper.
Affidavit.
Habeas corpus, includes answer and decision.
3 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1818 F010
Description Level
Item
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Description
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, runaway slaves, free African-Americans, convicted prisoners, those awaiting trial, relatives of prisoners, parties in child custody disputes, and relatives of army recruits and draftees. Arranged chronologically by date of filing. Handwritten, handwritten on printed forms, and a very few typewritten.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by date of filing.
Date of Accumulation
1800-1894, 1896, 1897
Year
1818
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Eaton, John
Eaton, Jane
Hambright, William
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Charge: attempting to sell a man
Jailor
Commitment papers
Affidavits
Habeas corpus
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1818 F010
Case Number
152.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
LancasterHistory
Container
002
Box Number
002
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.
Additional Notes
Charged of attempting to sell a man.
Petitioner: Eaton, Jane.
Filed against: Hambright, William. His occupation: jailor.
Commitment paper.
Affidavit.
Habeas corpus, includes answer.
3 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
Less detail
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1813 F011
Date Range
1813
Description Level
Item
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Description
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, runaway slaves, free African-Americans, convicted prisoners, those awaiting trial, relatives of prisoners, parties in child custody disputes, and relatives of army recruits and draftees. Arranged chronologically by date of filing. Handwritten, handwritten on printed forms, and a very few typewritten.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by date of filing.
Date Range
1813
Date of Accumulation
1800-1894, 1896, 1897
Year
1813
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Gant, Thomas
Harry
Shippen, Henry
Atlee, William P.
Jay, Samuel
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Persons of color
Charge: suspicion of being a runaway enslaved person
Freedom seekers
Enslaved persons
Runaways
Jailors
Havre de Grace, Maryland
Commitment papers
Affidavits
Habeas corpus
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1813 F011
Case Number
54.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives West
Container
001
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.
Additional Notes
Alias: Harry.
African-American.
Suspicion of being a runaway slave.
Petitioner: Shippen, Henry.
Filed against: Atlee, William P. His occupation: jailor.
Letter from Samuel Jay of Havre de Grace, Maryland.
Commitment paper.
Affidavit.
Habeas corpus, includes answer and decision.
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.
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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1813 F023
Date Range
1813
Description Level
Item
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Description
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, runaway slaves, free African-Americans, convicted prisoners, those awaiting trial, relatives of prisoners, parties in child custody disputes, and relatives of army recruits and draftees. Arranged chronologically by date of filing. Handwritten, handwritten on printed forms, and a very few typewritten.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by date of filing.
Date Range
1813
Date of Accumulation
1800-1894, 1896, 1897
Year
1813
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
James, George
Burk, William
Shippen, Henry
Graeff, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Persons of color
Charge: suspicion of being a runaway
Runaways
Jailors
Commitment papers
Affidavits
Habeas corpus
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1813 F023
Case Number
66.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives West
Container
001
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.
Additional Notes
Person of color.
Also: Burk, William.
Suspicion of being a runaway.
Petitioner: Shippen, Henry.
Filed against: Graeff, John. 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.
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