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Collection
Constables' and Detectives' Bonds
Object ID
CONSTABLES' AND DETECTIVE
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Constables' and Detectives' Bonds
Description
Bonds posted by constables, showing names of constable and surety; date and amount of bond; conditions of obligation; signatures of constable, surety, and witnesses; and date filed. 1809-1924. Arr. chron. by date filed. No index. Hdw. and typed on ptd. fm.
Admin/Biographical History
The County of Lancaster has given LancasterHistory.org custodial responsibility of this collection.
System of Arrangement
Arranged by year; alphabetical by surname with in year.
Constables' Bonds: 1809, 1811, 1825, 1826, 1829, 1830-1849, 1875, 1888, 1893-1924.
Detectives' Bonds: 1890-1896, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1906, 1927
Includes: Remonstrations, affirmations, petitions, bonds, receipts, notices.
Creation Date
1809-1927, inc.
Year Range From
1809
Year Range To
1927
Date of Accumulation
1809-1927, inc.
Creator
Clerk of Courts of Lancaster County
Search Terms
Constables' Bonds
Detectives' Bonds
Bonds
Extent
4 boxes, 2 cu. ft.
Object Name
Bond, Legal
Language
English
Condition
Good
Object ID
CONSTABLES' AND DETECTIVE
Classification
RG 02-00 0558
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives West 1
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy or PDF made by staff member.
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Collection
Bridge Records
Object ID
BRIDGE RECORDS
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Bridge Records
System of Arrangement
Records are arranged by township, then chronologically within each township.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Object ID
BRIDGE RECORDS
Classification
RG 02-00 0324
Location
Archives
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Mayor's Court
Object ID
MAYORS COURT
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Mayor's Court
Admin/Biographical History
The Mayor's Court was established at the incorporation of the City of Lancaster in 1818, and was composed of the mayor, recorder, and aldermen with powers and jurisdiction analogous to the Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Jail Delivery. It was abolished on 6 February 1849.
System of Arrangement
Organized by court term.
Arranged with general materials first, then constables reports, tavern licenses, un-numbered cases, and numbered cases.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
MAYORS COURT
Classification
RG 99-00 [0101]
Location
Archives
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
QUARTER SESSIONS
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Quarter Sessions
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
QUARTER SESSIONS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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