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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1800 F003
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
DeArmet, Michael
Kerr, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Warrants
Commitment papers
Charge: horse stealing
Jailor
Habeas corpus
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1800 F003
Case Number
4.000
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
Charged with horse stealing.
Filed against: Kerr, John. His occupation: jailor.
Commitment paper.
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
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
MAY 1800 F006 QS
Description Level
Item
Collection
Quarter Sessions
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1800
People
McDonnald, Pierce
Burr, Joseph
Wetze, Margaret
Young, Ann
Dearmet, Michael
Stuart, William G
Wainswright, James
Margaret, Frederick
Sweitzer, William
Moore, Abraham
Burke, James
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Return of criminals
Returns
Prisoners
Prisons
African-American
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
MAY 1800 F006 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Return of prisoners.
McDonnald, Pierce.
Burr, Joseph.
Wetze, Margaret.
Young, Ann.
Dearmet, Michael.
Stuart, William G.
Wainswright, James.
Margaret, Frederick.
Sweitzer, William.
Moore, Abraham. African-American.
Burke, James.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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