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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1829 F001
Date Range
1829
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
1829
Date of Accumulation
1800-1894, 1896, 1897
Year
1829
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Cross, Fanny
Howard, Jacob
Whitehill, John M.
Franklin, Walter
Vance, Joseph
Howard, Elizabeth
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Habeas corpus
Persons of color
Search Terms
Servants
Persons of color
Farmers
Affidavits
Habeas corpus
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Habeas Corpus Paper
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1829 F001
Case Number
247.000
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
Servant.
[Person of color].
Petitioner: Howard, Jacob.
Filed against: Whitehill, John M. His occupation: farmer.
Affidavit.
Habeas corpus, includes answer and decision.
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.
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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1800 F002
Date Range
1800
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
1800
Date of Accumulation
1800-1894, 1896, 1897
Year
1800
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
David
Smoker, Christian
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Persons of color
Enslaved persons
Farmers
Habeas corpus
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Habeas Corpus Paper
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1800 F002
Case Number
3.000
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.
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.
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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1800 F001
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
1800
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Porter, Thomas
Sweigart, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Indentured apprentices
Apprentices
Farmers
Habeas corpus
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1800 F001
Case Number
2.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
Archives
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
Indentured apprenticeship.
Filed against: Sweigart, John. His occupation: farmer.
Habeas corpus, includes answer and decision.
1 item, 1 piece
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 1804 F002
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
1804
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
King, Nancy
McGlaughlin, George
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Indentured servants
Servants
Farmers
Habeas corpus
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1804 F002
Case Number
12.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
Archives
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
Indentured servant.
Filed against: McGlaughlin, George. His occupation: farmer.
Habeas corpus, includes answer and decision.
1 item, 1 piece
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 1816 F002
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
1816
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Dunn, Samuel
Dunn, Eleanor
Boyd, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Indentured apprentices
Apprentices
Farmers
Affidavits
Habeas corpus
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1816 F002
Case Number
123.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
Archives
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
Indentured apprenticeship.
Petitioner: Dunn, Eleanor.
Filed against: Boyd, John. His occupation: farmer.
Affidavit.
Habeas corpus, includes answer and decision.
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 1843 F022
Date Range
1843
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
1843
Date of Accumulation
1800-1894, 1896, 1897
Year
1843
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Thompson, John
Ehler, John
Aaron, Elizabeth
Aaron, Joseph
Schaeffer, Emanuel
Dorwart, Samuel
Musser, George
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Habeas corpus
Persons of color
Search Terms
Persons of color
Sheriffs
Jailor
Petition
Warrants
Commitment papers
Habeas corpus
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Habeas Corpus Paper
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1843 F022
Case Number
397.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives West
Container
003
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.
Additional Notes
Person of color.
Petitioner: Thompson, John.
Filed against: Ehler, John. Occupation: sheriff and jailor.
Petition, includes warrant of commitment.
Commitment paper.
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 - please 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 publication fee.
Credit
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1864 F029
Date Range
1864
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
1864
Date of Accumulation
1800-1894, 1896, 1897
Year
1864
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Barber, Henry
Shirk, William S.
Smith, Amanda
Long, H. G.
Slaymaker, William M.
Martin, C. M.
Shubert, Henry
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Habeas corpus
Persons of color
Search Terms
Habeas corpus
Persons of color
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Habeas Corpus Paper
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1864 F029
Case Number
1270.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives West
Container
008
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
008
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 with fornication and bastardy.
Person of color.
Petitioner: Barber, Henry.
Filed against: Shirk, William S. Occupation: prisonkeeper.
Petition.
Warrant of commitment.
Habeas corpus, with a piece missing.
Return, includes copy of warrant of commitment, with a piece missing.
4 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 an dpermission to publish. There is no publication fee.
Credit
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1860 F009
Date Range
1860
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
1860
Date of Accumulation
1800-1894, 1896, 1897
Year
1860
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Hull, Gilmor
Long, Henry G.
Caldwell, Jay
Weigand, Edwin
Slokum, Samuel
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Habeas corpus
Persons of color
Search Terms
Persons of color
Habeas corpus
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Habeas Corpus Paper
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1860 F009
Case Number
1045.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives West
Container
007
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
007
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 with kipnapping a free man of color.
Petitioner: Hull, Gilmor.
Petition, includes copy of warrant of commitment.
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 publication fee.
Credit
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1860 F011
Date Range
1860
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
1860
Date of Accumulation
1800-1894, 1896, 1897
Year
1860
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Hull, Gilmor
Cadwell, Jay
Slokum, Samuel
Long, Henry G.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Habeas corpus
African Americans--History
Search Terms
Persons of color
Habeas corpus
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Habeas Corpus Paper
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1860 F011
Case Number
1047.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives West
Container
007
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
007
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 with kidnapping a free man of color.
Petitioner: Hull, Gilmor.
Filed against: Cadwell, Jay. Occupation: prisonkeeper.
Petition, includes copy of warrant of commitment.
Habeas corpus, includes decision.
Return, includes copy of warrant of commitment.
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 publication fee.
Credit
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1860 F014
Date Range
1860
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
1860
Date of Accumulation
1800-1894, 1896, 1897
Year
1860
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Lindsey, James H.
Slokom, S.
Cadwell, Jay
Weigand, Edwin
Anderson, Abram
Updebarn, Thomas
Hayes, A. L.
Long, H. G.
Brinton, Ferree
Clarkson, G.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Habeas corpus
Persons of color
Search Terms
Habeas corpus
Persons of color
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Habeas Corpus Paper
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1860 F014
Case Number
1050.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives West
Container
007
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Box Number
007
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 with kidnapping.
Person of color.
Petitioner: Lindsey, James H.
Filed against: Cadwell, Jay. Occupation: prisonkeeper.
Petition.
Copy of warrant of commitment.
Habeas corpus.
Return, includes copy of warrant of commitment and decision.
Note from S. Slokom.
5 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment - contact research@lancasterhsitory.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 publication fee.
Credit
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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