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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1854 F029
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
1854
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Duncan, Nelly
Locher, Henry C.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1854 F029
Case Number
841.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
Archives
Container
005
Box Number
005
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
Convicted of disturbing the peace.
Petitioner: Duncan, Nelly.
Filed against: Locher, Henry C. Occupation: prisonkeeper.
Petition, includes copy of warrant of commitment.
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
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Object ID
CommOrder 1824 #446
Description Level
Item
Collection
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Description
This record group contains canceled orders that were issued by the county commissioners for payment to be made by the county treasurer. The orders show date, order number, amount, name of payee, purpose, and signatures of the county commissioners. In the case of "poor children," teachers were reimbursed by the county for tuition and/or the supplies purchased for students whose parents were unable to pay. Orders include: Poor Children, Almshouse, Bridges, Coroners' Inquests, Prisons, Roads, Court House, and Tax Exonerations.
System of Arrangement
The record group is organized chronologically, then arranged by order number within each year.
Date of Accumulation
1810-1901
Creator
County Commissioners
People
Adam, Frederick
Adams, James
Adams, [Thomas] T.G.
Albright, Henry
Amstead, Barbara
Anderson, Allen
Atkinson, Robert
Baker, Maryan
Barr, Joseph
Beitz, Jacob
Bennet, Abraham
Black, James
Bortle, Martin
Bowen, Samuel
Bowman, Benjamin
Boyd, James
Boyd, Samuel
Boyle, George
Briceland, James
Briceland, Mary
Brown, Ann
Brown, Benjamin
Brown, Benjamin Jr.
Brown, David
Brown, John
Brown, Mary Ann
Brown, William
Brown, [Elizabeth]
Carman, Hannah
Carman, Henry
Carrol, Jane
Chambers, Betsey
Chambers, Jane
Chambers, Joseph
Charles, Jacob
Conn, Henry
Conrod, John
Copeland, David
Corman, Henry
Dale, Samuel
Davis, Henry
Deffenderfer, George
Dick, Margret
Dolot, Mary
Downey, James
Duncan, Melvy
Duncan, Nelly
Eager, Thomas
Ebeman, Mathias
Eberman, Mathias
Eshelman, Christian
Faust, Michael
Faust, Polly
Findlay, Sarah
Findly, Sarah
Fink, Philip
Forney, Kitty
Forney, Peter
Forney, Robert
Fox, Fanny
Fryberger, Jacob
Furniss, Gardner
Gray, Peggy
Green, Charles
Gump, Barbara
Guthrie, William
Guy, John
Hains, Daniel
Hains, Jeremiah B.
Harner, Moses
Haughey, D
Haughey, Dominick
Heckrote, Henry
Heckrotte, Henry
Heinzelman, John J.
Heister, William
Henselman, John J.
Herbert, Peter
Herr, John
Hilsher, Jacob
Hoffer, Joseph
Holl, Daniel
Holl, Peter
Hopkins, Juliana
Hutton, Isaac
Hutton, William
Jeffries, Joseph
Johnson, Robert
Johnston, Robert
Jones, Betty
Kauffman, John
Kelly, Edward
Kirk, Daniel
Kirk, WIlliam
Kuntz, Elizabeth
Kuntz, Michael
Lachem, Nathaniel
Lechler, WiIlliam
Lee, George
Leek, Margaret
Leek, Margret
Lemon, Alexander
Lemon, Christian
Leonard, Henry M.
Lewis, John
Lick, Margaret
Lightner, Nathaniel
Linn, William
Lloyd, Thomas
Luther, John Dr.
Macks, Nicholas
Marke, N.
Markly, John
Martin, Peter
Mathiot, Joseph J.
McBryal, John
McBryal, Susan
McCall, George
McCall, Sophia
McCally, George
McClune, George
McClure, Barbara
McDonald, Ann
McDonough, Peter
McGlachlen, Bernard
McGlachlin, Bernard
McGuiness, Juliana
McKellegan, John
McKinney, Eave
McKittrick, John
Mendenhall, James
Miller, Benjamin
Minnick, John
Newcomer, Mary
O Donald, Dominick
O Donald, Roger
ODonnald, Dominick
ODonnald, Roger
Peters, Abraham
Pile, John
Platt, James
Pleston, Stephen
Poke, Robert
Price, John
Puhly, Charles
Pyle, John
Queen, Patrick
Reese, William
Reily, Lydia
Reitzel, John
Ringwalt, Isaac
Robertson, Job
Rohrer, Abraham
Russel, Elijah
Russel, William
Ruth, Abraham
Ruth, Fanny
Schminky, John
Shafer, Martin
Shaum, Philip
Sheaffer, Daniel
Shirk, Jacob
Shorter, Robert
Smeltz, Catherine
Smith, Louis
Snodgrass, William
Snyder, John
Spear, Robert
Steele, William
Stewart, Christopher
Stoner, Sarah
Sweeney, James
Sweeny, James
Swords, Nancy
Thompson, John
Trout, David
Trout, Isaac
Vanhorn, Robert
Wade, Joseph
Wan, Daniel
Weaver, Henry
Weldie, Christian
Wengert, Jacob
Whebster, Joseph
White, Kitty
White, WIlliam
Wilhelm, Kitty
Wilson, John
Wimble, Joseph
Wise, Catherine
Wisten, Barbara
Wither, Isaac
Withers, George
Witmer, Christian
Witmer, Henry
Witmer, John
Wood, Higham
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Lancaster
Courthouses
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Place
Lancaster
Extent
70 boxes (35 cubic ft.)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Condition Date
2008-03-25
Object ID
CommOrder 1824 #446
Classification
RG 08-01 0510
Location
Archives
Container
005
Box Number
005
Notes
Never entered into Q & A.
Additional Notes
Courthouse.
Payment to witnesses, justices and court clerks.
Bowman, Benjamin Esq. Justice. Comm. v. Shirk, Jacob; fornication and bastardy. Herbet, Peter; assault & battery with intent to kill.
Commonwealth v. McGuiness, Juliana. Alias Hopkins, Juliana; larceny. Witnesses: Heckrote, Henry. Kauffman, John. Carrol, Jane.
Reitzel, John Esq. Justice. Commonwealth v. Reily Lydia;
larceny. Commonwealth v. Corman, Henry; surety of the peace; complaint of McDonald, Ann. Commonwealth v. Corman, Henry; surety of the peace; complaint of Amstead, Barbara. Commonwealth v. Adams, [Thomas] T.G.; forgery. Commonwealth v. Robertson, Job; assault and battery. Comm. v. Macks, Nicholas; assault and battery. Comm. v. Marke, N. ; surety of the peace. Lemon, Alexander; larceny. Vanhorn, Robert; fornication and bastardy.
Commonwealth v. McCally, George; larceny. Witnesses: Jeffries, Joseph. Anderson, Allen. Lee, George. Bennet, Abraham. Queen, Patrick. Jones, Betty. Shorter, Robert. Sweeny, James.
Leonard, Henry M.
Brown, David Esq. payment to Lloyd, Thomas, clerk. Comm. v. Findlay, Sarah. Comm. v. Thompson, John; larceny on complaint of Hoffer, Joseph. Comm. v. Thompson, John; larceny on complaint of Guy, John. Comm. v. Johnston, Robert; assault and battery on complaint of Haughey, D. Comm. v.ODonnald, Roger and ODonnald, Dominick; house of ill fame on complaint of Haughey, D. Comm. v. Haughey, Dominick; assault and battery. Comm. v. Leek, Margaret, Johnson, Robert; keeping a disorderly house. Comm. v. Davis, Henry. Comm. v. Johnson, Robert, African Amerrican; assault and battery.
Comm. v. Johnson, Robert; assault and battery on complaint of Haughey, Dominick. Witnesses: Haughey, Dominick. Dolot, Mary. Linn, William. Sweeney, James. McGlachlin, Bernard. Pleston, Stephen.
Comm. v. Wimble, Joseph; larceny. Witnesse: Heckrotte, Henry. Wade, Joseph.
Comm. v. Pyle, John; assault and battery. Witnesses: Brown, Benjamin. Brown, [Elizabeth]. Brown, Benjamin Jr. Snodgrass, William. Brown, Ann. Furniss, Gardner. Whebster, Joseph. Hutton, Isaac. Hutton, William. Hains, Jeremiah B.
Comm. v. McBryal, Susan; larceny. Witnesses: Gump, Barbara. Kuntz, Elizabeth. Kuntz, Michael. Forney, Kitty. Forney, Peter. Wisten, Barbara. Carman, Hannah. Carman, Henry. Hilsher, Jacob. Wood, Higham. McDonough, Peter. Lemon, Christian. Faust, Michael. Faust, Polly. Chambers, Jane. Gray, Peggy. Chambers, Betsey. Wilhelm, Kitty. Chambers, Joseph. Smeltz, Catherine. Atkinson, Robert. Forney, Robert, coachmaker.
Comm. v. Wan, Daniel; assault and battery. Witnesses: Withers, George. Reese, William. Steele, William. McClune, George. Russel, William.
Comm. v. Pile, John; assault and battery. Boyd, Samuel Esq. Justice.
Comm. v. Kirk, WIlliam; counterfeiting. Martin, Peter; Witness.
Comm. v. McClure, Barbara; malicious mischief. Heinzelman, John J. [also spelled Henselman].
Spear, Robert, Justice in the following cases: Comm. v. McCall, George; fornication and lewdness. Comm. v. McCall, George; assault and battery. omm. v. McCall, George; larceny. Comm. v. Baker, Maryan; fornication and lewdness.
Comm. v. McKittrick, John; fornication. Witness: Wengert, Jacob. Signed over to Mathiot, Joseph J.
Comm. v. Brown, John; larceny. Witnesses: Trout, David. Trout, Isaac. Copeland, David. Guthrie, William. Steele, William. Ringwalt, Isaac.
Comm. v. Green, Charles; McCall, Shopia; larceny. Rohrer, Abraham. Witness.
Comm. v. Wise, Catherine; arson. Shaum, Philip. Witness.
Comm. v. Brown, John; larceny. Eberman, Mathias. Witness.
Comm. v. Sheaffer, Daniel. Conn, Henry. Constable.
Lightner, Nathaniel. Comm. v. Brown, William; larceny. Comm. v. Boyle, George; assault and battery. McBryal, John; larceny. McCall, Goerge; surety of the peace. Wise, Catherine; arson.
Comm. v. Beitz, Jacob; assault and battery. Minnick, John. Witness.
Comm. v. Duncan, Nelly. African American. Payment to four unnamed witnesses.
Comm. v. Herbert, Peter; assault and battery wit intent to murder. Fink, Philip signed document.
Comm. v. Harner, Moses. Witnesses: Holl, Daniel. Eager, Thomas. Holl, Peter.
Comm. v. Poke, Robert; assault and battery. Witnesses: Dick, Margret. McKinney, Eave. Fox, Fanny.
Comm. v. Brown, John. Lechler, WiIlliam. Deputy sheriff.
Comm. v. Davis, Henry; manslaughter. Albright, Henry served subpeona.
Boyd, James; Constable. Comm. v. Davis, Henry; manslaughter. Comm. v. Thompson, John; larceny. Comm. v. Thompson, John; larceny. O Donald, Roger, O Donald, Dominick; nuisance and disorderly house.
Wimble, Joseph; larceny. Witnesses: Russel, Elijah. Brown, Mary Ann.
Comm. v. Johnson, Robert. Lick, Margaret; disorderly house. Witnesses: Haughey, Dominick. McGlachlen, Bernard.
Comm. v. Wise, Catherine; arson. Witness: Weaver, Henry.
Comm. v. Downey, James; larceny. Black, James; Justice.
Comm. v. Wise, Catherine; arson. Witness: Bortle, Martin.
Payment to Dale, Samuel, Alderman, wor work on the following cases:
Comm. v. Conrod, John. Assault and battery.
Comm. v. Weldie, Christian. Manslaughter.
Comm. v. Charles, Jacob. Manslaughter.
Comm. v. Hains, Daniel. Assault and battery.
Comm. v. Stewart, Christopher. Assault and battery.
Comm. v. Bowen, Samuel. Larceny
Comm. v. Wilson, John. Murder.
Comm. v. Price, John et al. Larceny.
Comm. v. Kelly, Edward. Assault and battery. Swords, Nancy. Witness.
Comm. v. Johnson, Robert. Assault and battery. Witnesses: Witmer, Christian. Kirk, Daniel. Witmer, Henry. Witmer, John.
Comm. v. McCally, George. Larceny. Spear, Robert. Justice.
Comm. v. McKittrick, John. Fornication. Witnesses: Eshelman, Christian. White, WIlliam. White, Kitty. Stoner, Sarah. Lachem, Nathaniel. Mendenhall, James.
Comm. v. Adams, James. Assault and battery. Witnesses: Schminky, John. Briceland, James. Briceland, Mary. Newcomer, Mary. Peters, Abraham.
Comm. v. Wise, Catherine. Arson. Witness: Ebeman, Mathias.
Comm. v. Duncan, Melvy. Assault and battery with intent to kill. Witnesses: Ruth, Abraham. Ruth, Fanny. Adam, Frederick. Fryberger, Jacob.
Comm. v. Smith, Louis. Assault and battery. Witnesses: Barr, Joseph. Markly, John Esq. Reese, William. Withers, George.
Comm. v. Smith, Louis. Surety of the peace. Withers, George.
Comm. v. Lewis, John. Charge brought by Wither, Isaac. Witness: Platt, James. Comm. v. Lewis, John. Charge brought by Puhly, Charles. Witness: Platt, James.
Boyd, James. Constable in the following cases: Comm. v. Findly, Sarah. Keeping a disorderly house. Comm. v. Johnston, Robert. African American. Assault and battery. Comm. v. Johnston, Robert and Leek, Margret. Keeping a disorderly house. Comm. v. Johnston, Robert, assault and battery.
Comm. v. McKellegan, John. Manslaughter. Witnesses: Shafer, Martin. Miller, Benjamin. Deffenderfer, George. Snyder, John. Luther, John Dr. Heister, William Esq.
Comm. v. Brown, John. Larceny. Witness: Herr, John.
1 item. 49 pieces.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at research desk. Photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Object ID
CommOrder 1824 #449
Description Level
Item
Collection
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Description
This record group contains canceled orders that were issued by the county commissioners for payment to be made by the county treasurer. The orders show date, order number, amount, name of payee, purpose, and signatures of the county commissioners. In the case of "poor children," teachers were reimbursed by the county for tuition and/or the supplies purchased for students whose parents were unable to pay. Orders include: Poor Children, Almshouse, Bridges, Coroners' Inquests, Prisons, Roads, Court House, and Tax Exonerations.
System of Arrangement
The record group is organized chronologically, then arranged by order number within each year.
Date of Accumulation
1810-1901
Creator
County Commissioners
People
Addams, James
Baker, Mary Ann
Boyle, George
Brenneman, Henry
Brown, John
Carter, Thomas
Davis, Henry
Douglass, Joseph
Downey, Joseph
Doyle, Patrick
Duncan, Nelly
Findlay, Sarah
Haughey, Dominick
Hayes, A. L.
Hemor, Moses
Herbst, Peter
Hoffman, Frederick
Hoke, Robert
Johnson, Margaret
Johnson, R
Johnson, Robert
Johnson, Thomas
Kelly, Edward
Kline, Henry
Latchen, I.
Lewis, John
Luft, John
Lynch, WIlliam
Marshall, WIlliam
McBrine, John
McCall, George
McClure, Barbara
McGinnis, Jul___
McGinnis, Prudence
McKellegan, John
McKittrick, John
Meixwell, John
Miller, Isaac
O'Donnell, Dominick
O'Donnell, George
Patterson, George
Pyle, John
Shirk, Willliam
Singer, John
Smith, Gabriel
Smith, Lewis
Stoner, D.
Stoner, David
Thompson, John
Vanhorn, Robert
Wann, Daniel
Wanner, M. Jr.
Welsh, Robert
Whimble, Joseph
Wise, Catherine
Worthington, Theodore
Zingler, Peter
Zittle, Daniel
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Lancaster
Courthouses
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Place
Lancaster
Extent
70 boxes (35 cubic ft.)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Condition Date
2008-03-25
Object ID
CommOrder 1824 #449
Classification
RG 08-01 0510
Location
Archives
Container
005
Box Number
005
Notes
Never entered into Q & A.
Additional Notes
Courthouse.
Payment to prosecuting attorney, A.L. Hayes, for work on the following cases (all are Commonwealth v.)
Herbst, Peter.
Kelly, Edward.
Hoke, Robert.
Smith, Lewis.
McCall, George.
Doyle, Patrick.
Baker, Mary Ann.
Lewis, John.
McKittrick, John.
Singer, John.
Carter, Thomas.
Boyle, George.
Davis, Henry.
Thompson, John.
Lynch, WIlliam.
McClure, Barbara. [or McClunn?}
Patterson, George.
O'Donnell, George.
O'Donnell, Dominick.
Haughey, Dominick.
Wanner, M. Jr.
Hemor, Moses.
Douglass, Joseph.
Stoner, David.
Marshall, WIlliam.
Stoner, D.
Kline, Henry.
Shirk, Willliam.
Miller, Isaac.
Maixwell, John.
Hoffman, Frederick.
Marshall, William.
Brenneman, Henry.
Luft, John.
Findlay, Sarah.
Johnson, Thomas.
Wann, Daniel.
Whimble, Joseph.
McBrine, John.
Vanhorn, Robert.
Latchen, I.
Johnson, R.
Johnson, Margaret.
Welsh, Robert.
Johnson, Robert.
Zingler, Peter.
Smith, Gabriel.
Worthington, Theodore.
Pyle, John.
Downey, Joseph.
Addams, James.
McGinnis, Jul___.
McGinnis, Prudence.
Brown, John.
Duncan, Nelly.
McCally, George.
Wise, Catherine.
McKellegan, John.
Zittle, Daniel.
Marshall, WIlliam.
1 item. 1 piece.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at research desk. Photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
NOV 1824 F001 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
1824
People
Johnson, Thomas
Johnston, Thomas
Smith, Lewis
Johnson, Robert
Johnston, Robert
Brown, John
Karigen, John
Carrigan, John
Adams, James
McGinnis, Julian
McGinnis, Prudence
Downey, James
Pyle, John
McCalley, George
McCall, George
Duncan, Nelly
Weiss, Catharine
Jackson, Richard
Carter, Thomas
Dellinger, Joseph
Thompson, John
McKitrick, John
Williams, Jeremiah
McClain, Mariann
Sensenig, Jesse
Herr, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Jails
Prisoners
Prisons
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
NOV 1824 F001 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Jail calendar.
3 items, 3 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
Less detail
Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
NOV 1824 F012 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
1824
People
Duncan, Nelly
Rutt, Abraham
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
African-American
Charge: assault and threatening a person
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
NOV 1824 F012 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
African-American.
Assault and threatening Abraham Rutt.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
JAN 1825 F002 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
1825
People
Stout, Lot
Boyer, Samuel
Whipper, John
Ream, William
Herr, John
Lemon, Samuel
Yager, William
Jackson, Richard
Williams, Jeremiah
Dellinger, Joseph
Carter, Thomas
Thompson, John
Downey, James
Duncan, Nelly
Lemon, Alexander
Steward, Samuel
Sample, Peter
[Cam], William
Hickender, Sarah
Camel, Alexander
Dehammer, John
Johnson, William
Cassel, Henry
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Jails
Prisoners
Prisons
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
JAN 1825 F002 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Jail calendar.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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