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Guide to records of the Court of Common Pleas, Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1681-1900 : records of the prothonotary, civil records of the sheriff, select civil records of the Circuit Court of Chester County, and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo4492
Author
Catanese, Lynn Ann,
Date of Publication
1987.
Call Number
974.813 C357
Responsibility
researched and compiled by Lynn Ann Catanese.
Author
Catanese, Lynn Ann,
Place of Publication
West Chester, Pa
Publisher
Chester County Historical Society,
Date of Publication
1987.
Physical Description
iv, 139 p., 1 leaf of plates : 1 facsim ; 28 cm.
Notes
Includes index.
Bibliography: p. 122-126.
Subjects
Pennsylvania. - Court of Common Pleas (Chester County) - Archives.
Court records - Pennsylvania - Chester County.
Chester County (Pa.) - Genealogy.
Additional Corporate Author
Chester County Historical Society (West Chester, Pa.)
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
974.813 C357
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Slaymaker papers 1752-1928

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo20706
Call Number
Drawer 1, sec. 1: #20-27
Notes
Reel 23: "1/2 through John R. [??????] letters"
Reel 24: "Part #2 of Reel #1"
Reel 26: "Slaymaker Papers "Society for Promotion of Industry & Prevention of Pauperism in Lancaster County"
Reel 27: "Splicing error at beginning. Should be at end. Ephrata Springs. S.C. Slaymaker Diaries 1831-1894. Honduras [????] Diary. Rebecca[?] Slaymaker. Normal School. House of Representatives 1856-1861"
"Originals on loan from Samuel R. Slaymaker, II"
Subjects
Railroads - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Wills - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Court records - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Family records.
Deeds - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Business records - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Letters
Lancaster County (Pa.) - Personal narratives - 1831-1894.
Diaries.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Microfilm
Call Number
Drawer 1, sec. 1: #20-27
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Minutes of circuit court

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo7373
Corporate Author
Pennsylvania. Court of Quarter Sessions (Lancaster County)
Call Number
RG 02-00 0103, Archives North
Corporate Author
Pennsylvania. Court of Quarter Sessions (Lancaster County)
Physical Description
3 v. 20-33 cm.
Notes
See Table of Contents for details.
Finding aid in the repository: Local government records.
Contents
v. 005. 1807 -- v. 010. 1808 -- v. 015. 1830-1834.
Summary
Three softcover volumes that contain the minutes of the Circuit Court. Includes trial lists and jury lists. Handwritten.
Rights
May not be photocopied.
Subjects
Court calendars - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Circuit courts - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Jury - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Additional Corporate Author
Lancaster County (Pa.) Court of Quarter Sessions.
Location
Lancaster History Archive - Government Record
Call Number
RG 02-00 0103, Archives North
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Corporate Author
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Call Number
RG 01-00 [0910], Archives North
Corporate Author
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Physical Description
3 v. 30-37 cm.
Notes
See Table of Contents for details.
Finding aid in the repository: Local government records.
Contents
v. 005. 1934-1937 -- v. 010. Jan.-June 1958 -- v. 015. June-Oct. 1958.
Summary
The three volumes consist of one portfolio and two three-ring binders. The portfolio contains motor violation court papers dating from 1934-1937, with the name of the offender, violation, arresting officer, date, court term, and judgment. These are roughly in chronological order. The binders contain summaries of motor violation cases from January-June 1958 and July-October 1958. These are typed on notebook paper listing the name of the violator, arresting officer, and fine or sentence. In alphabetical order by surname of violator.
Rights
May not be photocopied.
Subjects
Court records - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Judgments - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Automobile drivers' records - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Traffic violations - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Additional Corporate Author
Lancaster County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas.
Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County.
Location
Lancaster History Archive - Government Record
Call Number
RG 01-00 [0910], Archives North
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Lancaster County miscellaneous papers, 1724-1816

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo15187
Date of Publication
n.d.
Call Number
Drawer 1, Sec. 3: #245
Place of Publication
Philadelphia
Publisher
Historical Society of Pennsylvania ,
Date of Publication
n.d.
Physical Description
1 reel , 35 mm.
Notes
Shares reel with Lancaster county docket of cases, 1743-1749 and the Hamilton family letterbook, 1782-1790.
Labeled on box # 245 Part 1.
500 items.
Miscellaneous papers relating to local government and economic affairs of Lancaster County: letters, 1733-1740, of Samuel Blunston to the proprietors, deal with the disputes between the Maryland and Pennsylvania authorities, land transactions, Indians on the Susquehanna, politics, legal matters, etc; letters of Thomas Cookson, George Craig, William Parsons, Richard Peters, George Smith, and others, 1739-1764; material on Conrad Weiser, 1756; accounts of Indian massacres, 1755; petitions, court records, surveys, indentures, land warrants, tax returns; petitions and lists of names of tavern keepers, 1766, 1769; account of the plan of the town of York, 1749; list of books added to the Lancaster library, ca. 1770; list of subscribers for the relief of inhabitants of Boston, Mass., 1774; military accounts and muster rolls, 1776; wills, estate papers, broadsides, and other items.
Original manuscript in collection of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
For a photocopied index to this collection see LC 016 I38 Oversize.
Subjects
Cookson, Thomas, - 1709-1753. . . .
Craig, George.
Parsons, William, - 1701-1757.
Peters, Richard, - 1704-1776.
Smith, George.
Weiser, Conrad, 1696-1760.
Blunston, Samuel, 1689-1745.
Paxton Boys.
Cresap's War
Court records - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County - Indexes.
Taxation - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County - Lists.
Taverns (Inns) - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County
Bibliography
Indians of North America - Pennsylvania - Lancaster.
Susquehana Indians.
Lancaster County (Pa.) - Politics and government - 18th century.
Lancaster County (Pa.) - Genealogy.
Lancaster County (Pa.) - Boundaries.
Lancaster County (Pa.) - History - Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Lancaster County (Pa.) - Militia.
York (Pa.) - History.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Microfilm
Call Number
Drawer 1, Sec. 3: #245
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Civil case papers and divorce papers

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo13578
Corporate Author
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Call Number
RG 01-00 2308, Microfilm Room
  1 website  
Corporate Author
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Physical Description
1746 reels.
Arrangement of Material
Arranged chronologically by year, then by case number.
Summary
Papers filed with the Court of Common Pleas during all proceedings of a civil case. Civil cases are non-criminal cases usually involving property rights, such as divorce, but also include injury and worker's compensation cases. Records may include pleadings, depostitions, commissions and interrogatories, warrants of attorney in every action, notes of testimony, reports of auditors, assignees, court rulings. Photographs and other forms of evidence may appear with the records. Documents show names of parties, dates, case number, and nature of plea.
Rights
May not be photocopied.
Notes
Finding aid in the repository: Local government records, microfilm.
Online index at https://co.lancaster.pa.us/1140/Civil-Case-Index-Defendant-1874-1974.
Subjects
Court records - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Divorce - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Divorce suits - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Additional Corporate Author
Lancaster County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas
Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County
Location
Lancaster History Archive - Government Record
Call Number
RG 01-00 2308, Microfilm Room
Websites
Less detail
Corporate Author
Pennsylvania. Court of Quarter Sessions (Lancaster County)
Call Number
RG 02-00 [0146], Archives North
Corporate Author
Pennsylvania. Court of Quarter Sessions (Lancaster County)
Physical Description
2 v. 28-33 cm.
Notes
See Table of Contents for details.
Finding aid in the repository: Bound local government records.
Contents
v. 005. 1789-1834 -- v. 010. 1802, 1812, 1813.
Summary
One hardbound volume and one softbound volume that list court cases of the Circuit Court. Include names of defendant and plaintiff, presiding attorney, causes and judgments, and date and term of case. Entered chronologically by court term. Indexed at back of volume by surname of plaintiff. Handwritten.
Rights
May not be photocopied.
Subjects
Court calendars - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Circuit courts - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Additional Corporate Author
Lancaster County (Pa.) Court of Quarter Sessions.
Location
Lancaster History Archive - Government Record
Call Number
RG 02-00 [0146], Archives North
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The court records of Philadelphia, Bucks, and Berks counties in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

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Author
Salmon, Marylynn,
Call Number
905.748 HSP v. 107 (1983)
  1 website  
Responsibility
by Marylynn Salmon.
Author
Salmon, Marylynn,
Physical Description
p. 249 - 291.
Notes
In: Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, v. 107, 1983.
This record provides a link to this resource on the publisher's official online repository.
Subjects
Court records - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia County.
Court records - Pennsylvania - Bucks County.
Court records - Pennsylvania - Berks County.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Periodical Article
Call Number
905.748 HSP v. 107 (1983)
Websites
Less detail
Corporate Author
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Call Number
RG 01-00 [2248], Archives North
Corporate Author
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Physical Description
5 v. 32-34 cm.
Notes
See Table of Contents for details.
Finding aid in the repository: Bound local government records.
Contents
v. 005. Trial lists, 1837-1840 -- v. 010. Argument lists, 1836-1840 -- v. 015. Trial lists, 1846-1848 -- v. 020. Argument lists, 1846-1848 -- v. 025. Trial lists, 1848-1849.
Summary
There are three volumes of trial lists for the District Court, and two volumes of argument lists for the District Court. All list the names of the defendant and plaintiff, presiding attorney, court costs, and causes and judgments. Handwritten.
Rights
May not be photocopied.
Subjects
Court records - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Costs (Law) - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
District courts - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Judgments - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Additional Corporate Author
Lancaster County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas.
Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County.
Location
Lancaster History Archive - Government Record
Call Number
RG 01-00 [2248], Archives North
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Corporate Author
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Call Number
RG 01-00 2311, Archives West 1
Corporate Author
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Physical Description
8 drawers.
Contents
drawer 1. 1797-1799, 1820, 1821 -- drawer 2. 1822-1824 -- drawer 3. 1824-1827 -- drawer 4. 1827-1829 -- drawer 5. 1831-1832 -- drawer 6. 1833-1835 -- drawer 7. 1836-1839 -- drawer 8. 1840-1849.
Summary
Writs from appellate courts directing the Court of Common Pleas to send all documents relating to cases appealed to them. Show names of parties in the case, attorneys, and judges. The documents sent to and returned from the higher court are usually attached. These documents could include charges, depositions, and findings. May also include a list of exceptions from the higher court giving its reasons for overturning the lower court's decision. Arranged chronologically by court session, and therein by case number. Handwritten, and handwritten on printed forms.
Rights
May not be photocopied.
Notes
Finding aid in the repository: Local government records.
Subjects
Certiorari - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Court records - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Additional Corporate Author
Lancaster County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas.
Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County.
Location
Lancaster History Archive - Government Record
Call Number
RG 01-00 2311, Archives West 1
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