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Collection
Lancaster County Historical Government Records
Title
Habeas Corpus Docket
Object ID
RG 01-00 2313-005
Date Range
1799-1895
Collection
Lancaster County Historical Government Records
Title
Habeas Corpus Docket
Description
Record of habeas corpus proceedings, showing dates of issue and return, names of defendant and custodian of prisoner, nature of writ, time and place of delivery, and disposition. Incomplete index in the back of the docket. Handwritten.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by date of issue.
Date Range
1799-1895
Creation Date
1799-1895
Year Range From
1799
Year Range To
1895
Creator
Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas, Office of the Prothonotary
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives North
Subjects
African Americans--History
Habeas corpus
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Search Terms
Dockets
Habeas corpus
Incarcerated persons
Persons of color
Petitions
Writs
Extent
1 volume
Object Name
Docket
Language
English
Object ID
RG 01-00 2313-005
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Habeas Corpus Papers
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Collection, Title and Object ID, Box #, Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please request at Reference Desk or Research@LancasterHistory.org.
Copyright
Copies of historic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania government records held by LancasterHistory may be published without special permission. There is no fee for publication. Proper credit lines are encouraged in the interest of good documentation.
Credit
Courtesy of Lancaster County Archives and LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Added to database 03 Feb 2024.
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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1820 F001
Date Range
1820
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Papers
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
1820
Year
1820
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0002
People
Graham, Thomas
Barber, Robert
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Charge: accessory to murder
Jailors
Affidavits
Habeas corpus
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1820 F001
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 with being an accessory to murder.
Petitioner: Graham, Thomas.
Filed against: Barber, Robert. His occupation: jailor.
Affidavit.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
Case Number
165.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Description Level
Item
Less detail
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1820 F002
Date Range
1820
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Papers
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
1820
Year
1820
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0002
People
Brown, William
Barber, Robert
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Jailors
Habeas corpus
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1820 F002
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
Filed against: Barber, Robert. His occupation: jailor.
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.
Case Number
166.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Description Level
Item
Less detail
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1820 F003
Date Range
1820
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Papers
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
1820
Year
1820
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0002
People
Leibley, Julianna
Leipler, Julianna
Leibley, Matthias
Barber, Robert
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Charge: threatening to take the life of her husband
Charge: robbery
Jailors
Petitions
Habeas corpus
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1820 F003
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 Leipler, Julianna.
Charged for threatening to take the life of her husband, Matthias Liebley, and for robbing him of $100.00.
Petitioner: Leibley, Julianna.
Filed against: Barber, Robert. His occupation: jailor.
Petition.
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.
Case Number
167.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Description Level
Item
Less detail
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of Abram Boston
Object ID
Habeas 1820 F004
Date Range
1820
  1 document  
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of Abram Boston
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
1820
Year
1820
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0002
People
Barber, Robert
Boston, Abraham
Boston, Abram
Buckly, Henry
Kenode, Jacob
Toogood, William
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
Habeas corpus
African Americans--History
Search Terms
Affidavits
Charge: suspicion of being a runaway enslaved person
Commitment papers
Enslaved persons
Habeas corpus
Jailors
Persons of color
Runaway enslaved persons
Runaways
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1820 F004
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.
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 Boston, Abraham.
Alias William Toogood.
Person of color.
Charged with suspicion of being a runaway enslaved person.
Petitioner: Boston, Abram.
Filed against: Barber, Robert. 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
169.000
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.
Documents

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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1820 F005
Date Range
1820
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Papers
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
1820
Year
1820
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0002
People
Lynch, Bernard
Barber, Robert
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Charge: taking the Lord's name in vain
Charge: cursing
Jailors
Executions
Habeas corpus
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1820 F005
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 with taking the name of God in vain and for curses.
Filed against: Barber, Robert. His occupation: jailor.
Execution.
Habeas corpus, includes answer and decision.
2 items, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
Case Number
170.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Description Level
Item
Less detail
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1820 F006
Date Range
1820
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Papers
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
1820
Year
1820
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0002
People
Brown, Catharine
Brown, William
Flood, Mary
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Affidavits
Habeas corpus
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1820 F006
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
Peitioner: Brown, William.
Filed against: Flood, Mary.
Affidavit.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
Case Number
171.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Description Level
Item
Less detail
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of Jacob Wise
Object ID
Habeas 1820 F007
Date Range
1820
  1 document  
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Paper of Jacob Wise
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
1820
Year
1820
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0002
People
Barber, Robert
Hall, Stephen
Thomas, Abner
William
Wise, Jacob
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Subjects
African Americans--History
Habeas corpus
Search Terms
Affidavits
Charge: suspicion of being a runaway
Commitment papers
Habeas corpus
Jailors
Persons of color
Runaways
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1820 F007
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.
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
Alias William.
Person of color.
Charged with suspicion of being a runaway.
Peitioner: Thomas, Abner.
Filed against: Barber, Robert. 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.
Case Number
172.000
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.
Documents

Habeas_1820_F007.pdf

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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1820 F008
Date Range
1820
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Papers
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
1820
Year
1820
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0002
People
Boulder, Nathan L.
Taylor, William
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Praecipes
Habeas corpus
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1820 F008
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
Defendant: Taylor, William.
Praecipe.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
Case Number
173.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Description Level
Item
Less detail
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1821 F001
Date Range
1821
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Title
Habeas Corpus Papers
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
1821
Year
1821
Creator
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Lancaster County)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
Storage Container
Box 0002
People
Kain, James
Barber, Robert
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Jailors
Habeas corpus
Notes
Bail
Object Name
Writ
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1821 F001
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
Filed against: Barber, Robert. His occupation: jailor.
Habeas corpus, includes answer and a note about bail money.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
Case Number
174.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Description Level
Item
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