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Author
Gibbs-Smith, Charles Harvard,
Date of Publication
1948.
Call Number
629.13322 G444
Author
Gibbs-Smith, Charles Harvard,
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Penguin Books,
Date of Publication
1948.
Physical Description
39, [1] p. illus. (part col.) 19 cm.
Series
The King penguin books, K 36
Notes
Bibliography: p. [40]
Subjects
Balloon ascensions.
Aeronautics
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
629.13322 G444
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Collection
Constables' and Detectives' Bonds
Object ID
Constable F031 I010
Description Level
Item
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. 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.
Date of Accumulation
1809-1927, inc.
Year
1894
Creator
Clerk of Courts of Lancaster County
People
Marrow, George B.
Smith, Charles H.
Search Terms
Constables' Bonds
Detectives' Bonds
Bonds
Lancaster
Place
Lancaster
Extent
4 boxes, 2 cu. ft.
Object Name
Bond, Legal
Language
English
Condition
Good
Object ID
Constable F031 I010
Classification
RG 02-00 0558
Location
LancasterHistory.org
Room
Archives West 1
Box Number
001
Additional Notes
Additional name: George B. Marrow.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
AUG 1856 F046 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
1856
People
Smith, Charles W.
Staley, Harriot
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Charge: bastardy
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AUG 1856 F046 QS
Case Number
44.000
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Bastardy with Harriot Staley.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
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Collection
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Object ID
CommOrder 1830 #464
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
Year
1830
Creator
County Commissioners
People
Allen, James
Alt, Joseph
Bill, Joseph
Blair, Thomas
Boyer, John
Brown, Jacob S.
Buchanan, William
Bush, Elizabeth
Butler, William
Carson, John
Chase, Lewis
Clark, A. W.
Conner, Samuel
Cornelius, John
Coshey, James
Coyle, James
Dean, James M.
Delica, Godfried
Furguson, John
Gallecher, Hugh
Garven, Nancy
Gibson, Thomas
Graves, Rachel
Green, Thomas
Gumpf, Henry
Haines, James
Hannah, John
Henry, James
Henry, Rachel
Hill, Howard
Hoffman, David
Hook, Baltus
Hubbard, A. N. B.
Johnson, Elizabeth
Johnson, Henry
Johnson, Sarah
Johnson, Simon
Jones, Jacob
Jordan, T. R.
Kling, Jacob H.
Lee, Catharine
Manning, Isaac
March, George
McCallan, James
McCoy, James
McGuigan, Francis
McName, John
Miller, Andrew
Miller, Elliot
Morgan, Isaac
Nagle, John
Page, John
Peerman, Samuel
Peterson, Allen S.
Pile, Henry
Plitt, Conrad
Poolman, David
Porter, Hugh
Price, John
Proctor, Henry
Ray, Isaac
Root, Henry
Ross, Thomas
Ruth, Bernard
Sharp, Samuel
Shindle, John
Singer, John
Skelly, Gustavees
Smith, Charles
Souder, Rudolph
Stains, Jacob B.
Stewart, Samuel
Swaime, James
Thomas , Jacob
Troyer, John
Upperman, John
Waddle, John
Washington, Mary
Watson, Morris
Whimper, Sarah
Will, Sarah
Wise, Jacob
Wright, A. W.
Zelbert, George
Search Terms
Lancaster
Prisons
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 1830 #464
Classification
RG 08-01 0510
Location
Archives
Container
011
Box Number
011
Notes
Never entered into Q&A.
Additional Notes
Prison.
Payment for the maintenance and fees of prisoners 1 August through 13 October 1830.
Diller, Adam. Sheriff.
Prisoners:
Brown, Jacob S. Forgery.
Ruth, Bernard. Murder.
Hook, Baltus. Larceny.
Jones, Jacob. Larceny.
Singer, John. Assault & battery.
Zelbert, George. Gambling.
Stains, Jacob B. Larceny.
Hoffman, David. Horse stealing.
Graves, Rachel. Larceny.
Conner, Samuel. Disorderly.
Stewart, Samuel. Disorderly.
Washington, Mary. Vagrant.
Henry, Rachel. Vagrant.
Porter, Hugh. Horse stealing.
Watson, Morris. Horse stealing.
McCoy, James. Runaway.
Price, John. Vagrant.
Allen, James. Robbery.
Peerman, Samuel. Larceny.
Smith, Charles. Vagrant.
Skelly, Gustavees. Horse stealing.
Lee, Catharine. Larceny.
Poolman, David. Debt.
Hannah, John. Vagrant.
Morgan, Isaac. Assault & battery.
Souder, Rudolph. For Costs.
Furguson, John. Debt.
McGuigan, Francis. Vagrant.
Troyer, John. Surety of peace.
Boyer, John. Vagrant.
Carson, John. Debt.
Alt, Joseph. Horse stealing.
Hill, Howard. Vagrant.
Pile, Henry. Disorderly.
Green, Thomas. Assault & battery.
March, George. Surety of peace.
Plitt, Conrad. Vagrant.
Waddle, John. Larceny.
Butler, William. Debt.
Nagle, John. Bail Piece.
Miller, Elliot. Fornication.
Buchanan, William. Riot.
Jordan, T. R. Costs of Court.
Shindle, John. Debt.
Dean, James M. Runaway.
"Crazy Dutchman." Disorderly.
Bush, Elizabeth. Disorderly.
Wise, Jacob. Disorderly.
Coshey, James. Disorderly.
Gallecher, Hugh. Vagrant.
Chase, Lewis. Vagrant.
Upperman, John. Surety of peace.
_____, Jane. Vagrant.
Henry, James. Larceny.
Johnson, Simon. Vagrant.
Ray, Isaac. Assault.
Root, Henry. Debt.
Gumpf, Henry. Vagrant.
Proctor, Henry. Runaway.
Sharp, Samuel. Surety of peace.
Whimper, Sarah. Vagrant.
Garven, Nancy. Vagrant.
Ross, Thomas. Vagrant.
Thomas Blair vagrant.
Godfried Delica vagrant.
Elizabeth Johnson disorderly.
Thomas Gibson vagrant.
Jacob H. Kling vagrant.
John Page vagrant.
James Coyle vagrant.
James Haines Riot.
Andrew Miller vagrant.
James McCallan Assault & battery.
James Swaime vagrant.
John McName Debt.
Henry Johnson Disorderly house.
Sarah Johnson Disorderly house.
Isaac Manning Larceny.
Will, Sarah. Vagrant.
Thomas , Jacob. Vagrant.
Bill, Joseph. Riot.
Peterson, Allen S. Arson.
Clark, A. W. Vagrant.
Wright, A. W. Debt.
Hubbard, A.N. B. Debt.
Cornelius, John. Larceny.
1 item. 1 piece.
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Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Object ID
CommOrder 1830 #525
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
Year
1830
Creator
County Commissioners
People
Bales, Jonathan
Bales, Rebecca
Bicker, Levi
Brewer, Joseph
Brown, H.
Brown, Jacob
Brown, Thomas
Cirtman, John
Cole, Christian
Collins, John
Cornelius, John
Coshey, James
Coyle, James
Dennis, John
Dill, Joseph
Diller, George
Greives, Rachel
Grimes, Peter
Hartfield, August
Hoffman, David
Johnson, Charlotte
Johnson, Ellen
Johnston, James
Johnston, Sarah
Jones, Jacob
Jones, Samuel
Kauffman, Isaac
Kling, Jacob H.
Kutz, John
Lowry, Michael
Maning, Isaac
McGragen, Samuel
McManlson, Patrick
Procher, Henry
Rabb, Christian
Ray, Isaac
Reynolds, John
Rice, Lemon
Ruth, Bernard
Smith, Charles
Smith, Mary
Stewart, Ann
Stewart, Sarah
Swarm, James
Thomas, Jacob
Tolbert, George
Tripple, Catherine
Upperman, John
Van Dyke, Mary
Wagner, David
Watson, Oliver
Williams, WIlliam
Wise, Jacob
Search Terms
Lancaster
Prisons
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 1830 #525
Classification
RG 08-01 0510
Location
Archives
Container
011
Box Number
011
Notes
Never entered into Q&A.
Additional Notes
Prison.
Payment for the maintenance of prisoners.
Diller, George. Jailor.
Prisoners 14 October 1830 through 20 November 1830.
Brown, Jacob.
Ruth, Bernard.
Jones, Jacob.
Hoffman, David.
Greives, Rachel.
Coshey, James.
Upperman, John.
Ray, Isaac.
Johnston, Sarah.
Maning, Isaac.
Thomas, Jacob.
Dill, Joseph.
Cornelius, John.
Brown, H.
Smith, Charles.
Jones, Samuel.
Kutz, John.
Johnson, Ellen.
Brewer, Joseph.
Coyle, James.
Lowry, Michael.
Hartfield, August.
Collins, John.
Van Dyke, Mary.
Bales, Jonathan.
Bales, Rebecca.
Kling, Jacob H.
Rabb. Christian.
Dennis, John.
Jones, Samuel
McGragen, Samuel.
Brown, Thomas.
Rice, Lemon.
Swarm, James.
Tripple, Catherine.
Wise, Jacob.
Johnson, Charlotte.
Cirtman, John.
Kauffman, Isaac.
Reynolds, John.
Cole, Christian.
Johnston, James.
Procher, Henry.
Smith, Mary.
Stewart, Ann.
Stewart, Sarah.
Grimes, Peter.
Bicker, Levi.
Tolbert, George.
Wagner, David.
McManlson, Patrick.
Watson, Oliver.
Williams, WIlliam.
1 item. 1 piece.
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Collection
Indictments
Object ID
NOV 1896 F113
Description Level
Item
Collection
Indictments
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1896
People
Smith, Charles
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
NOV 1896 F113
Parent Object ID
INDICTMENTS
Case Number
109.000
Classification
RG 02-00 0933
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Larceny
Receiving stolen goods
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
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Collection
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Object ID
CommOrder 1826 #501
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
Aaron, Elizabeth
Aaron, Joseph
Acks, John
Allen, Margaret
Anderson, Jesse
Anderson, John
Anderson, Nancy
Anderson, Pomfrey
Barter, George
Bartle, Elizabeth
Bartle, John
Basley, William
Beamist, Richard
Biddle, Benjamin
Black, Ephraim
Blackburn, John
Bosly, William
Bower, Philip
Bradley, Bridget
Bradley, Dennis
Branam, Thomas
Brown, James
Brown, Thomas
Bruigle, Elizabeth
Buck, Reed
Buckley, William
Buckram, James
Buckram, WIlliam
Buth, Matty
Calhoun, Jane
Calhoun, William
Caron, Peter
Christy, Sally
Clare, Richard
Clark, Thomas
Collins, Andrew
Collins, Mary Jane
Collins, William
Coyle, Peggy
Crazy Nancy
Crow, Carroll
Crowls, Chester
Cunningham, Michael J.
Dark, Darby
Davis, Aaron
Davis, Alexander
Deitz, George
Denlinger, Joseph
Devenport, Charles
Dillon, George S.
Steele, Aaron
Duncan, Melry
Dunlap, John
Eggington, Catharine
Eggington, Daniel
Elvis, Hannah
Elvis, Samuel
Fenstermacher, Philip
Flanegan, John
Foltz, Peter
Forbes, Juliana
Forrester, Archibald
Fowler, Peter
Fryburg, Clifford
Fultz, Eve
Gardner, George W.
Getz, David
Gibson, Thomas A.
Glascow, Christiana
Groff, Arthur
Guestford, Eliza
Hambright, William
Hare, John
Harkins, Ellen
Harkins, Nelly
Harris, Eliza Ann
Hart, James
Hawkins, Nelly
Hayes, Stacy B.
Hickman, Sally
Hilsher, Eliza
Irwin, Henry
Jackson, John
Jeffries, Mary
Johnson, Bernard
Johnson, Ellen
Kane, Bernard
Kaufman, Andrew
Kermes, Robert
King, Conrad
King, John
King, Peter
Lawler, John
Lee, Benedict
Leman, Jacob
Lewis, Caleb
Lick, Susan
Lightner, Nathaniel
Lock, Susan
Lonque, Philip
Lorentz, Mary
Ludwick, Adam
Lynch, Biddy
Lynch, Elenor
Malson, Biddy
Malson, Ephraim
Marshall, John
Martin, Maria
Mathews, Samuel
McCabe, Pat
McElean, Biddy
McGirt, John
McKittrick, Nancy
McLane, Benjamin
McLane, Mary Ann
McLear, Patrick
Merkle, Jacob
Merkle, Jane
Milford, John
Miller, James
Moren, David
Morgan, Thomas
Morrison, Michael
Moyer, Jacob
Moyer, Peggy
Murter, Mary
Myer, Frederick
Myers, Henry
Nasson, Michael
Neff, _____
Nixdorf, Henry
Nixon, George
Norton,Thomas
Orbison, Alexander
Ortz, Catharine
Parker, Joseph
Pile, Henry
Prise, John
Prise, Nancy
Raltuff, Lidia
Roberts, Richard
Robinson, Mary
Selbert, George
Sewling, Martha
Shaeffer, Daniel
Shaeffer, Jacob
Shoolenberg, Henry A.
Sidney, Moses
Smith, Anna
Smith, Arnold
Smith, Charles
Smith, George
Smith, Nancy
Smith, Sophia
Stamp, James
Steward, John
Stoner, John
Telgenson, Henry
Tully, James
Tully, Margaret
Turner, Joseph
Vandergroft, John
Watts, Jane
White, Hobert
Wiess, Jacob
Williams, John
Williamson, Hugh
Wise, Catharine
Yerlets, Peter
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 1826 #501
Classification
RG 08-01 0510
Location
Archives
Container
007
Box Number
007
Notes
Never entered into Q & A.
Additional Notes
Courthouse.
Mayor's Court.
Payment for fees to the mayor and constables in arresting and desposing of vagrants and idle and disorderly persons.
Lightner, Nathaniel. Mayor.
Selbert, George.
Flanegan, John.
Brown, Thomas.
King, Peter.
Shoolenberg, Henry A.
Lock, Susan.
Bradley, Bridget.
Williamson, Hugh.
Elvis, Samuel.
Elvis, Hannah.
Lynch, Elenor.
Malson, Ephraim.
Malson, Biddy.
Biddle, Benjamin.
Nixdorf, Henry.
Anderson, Jesse.
Crowls, Chester.
Prise, John.
Prise, Nancy.
Milford, John.
Bartle, Elizabeth.
Clark, Thomas.
Bartle, John.
Guestford, Eliza.
Lawler, John.
Smith, Arnold.
Fultz, Eve.
Denlinger, Joseph.
Watts, Jane.
Collins, William.
Fryburg, Clifford.
Hart, James.
Harris, Eliza Ann.
Raltuff, Lidia.
Clare, Richard.
Kermes, Robert.
Hilsher, Eliza.
Jeffries, Mary.
Duncan, Melry.
Hare, John.
Lewis, Caleb.
Hambright, William.
Foltz, Peter.
Hayes, Stacy B.
Bruigle, Elizabeth.
DSteele, Aaron.
Acks, John.
Smith, Sophia.
Caron, Peter.
Jackson, John.
Johnson, Ellen.
Orbison, Alexander.
Collins, Mary Jane.
Anderson, Pomfry.
Dark, Darby.
Glascow, Christiana.
Black, Ephraim.
Davis, Alexander.
Aaron, Joseph.
McKittrick, Nancy.
McCleery, Biddy.
King, John.
Cunningham, Michael J.
Brown, James.
Telgenson, Henry.
Lonque, Philip.
King, Conrad.
McGirt, John.
Miller, James.
McLear, Patrick.
Dunlap, John.
Johnson, Bernard.
Getz, David.
Crow, Carroll.
Fowler, Peter.
Lorentz, Mary.
Anderson, Pomfrey; Anderson, Nancy; Anderson, John and three children brought as vagrants on complaints of neighbors--examined and ordered to the Poor House.
Robinson, Mary.
Smith, George.
Moren, David.
Blackburn, John.
McLane, Benjamin.
McLane, Mary Ann.
Mathews, Samuel.
Martin, Maria.
Collins, Andrew.
Merkle, Jacob.
Norton,Thomas.
Buck, Reed.
Deitz, George.
Christy, Sally.
Buth, Matty.
Kane, Bernard.
Barter, George.
Calhoun, Jane.
Calhoun, William.
Turner, Joseph.
Stoner, John.
Leman, Jacob.
Harkins, Ellen.
Bradley, Dennis.
Kaufman, Andrew.
Merkle, Jane.
Wise, Catharine.
Aaron, Elizabeth.
Gardner, George W.
Sidney, Moses.
Ludwick, Adam.
Marshall, John.
Roberts, Richard.
Bosly, William.
Steward, John.
Irwin, Henry.
Moyer, Jacob.
Moyer, Peggy.
Sewling, Martha.
Beamist, Richard.
Williams, John.
Davis, Aaron.
Myer, Frederick.
Nasson, Michael.
Ortz, Catharine.
Neff, _____.
Vandergroft, John.
Pile, Henry.
Smith, Nancy.
Lynch, Biddy.
Tully, Margaret.
Wiess, Jacob.
Tully, James.
Buckram, James.
Fenstermacher, Philip.
An unnamed man. "Deaf and dumb."
Lick, Susan.
Eggington, Daniel.
Eggington, Catharine.
Smith, Anna.
Groff, Arthur.
Crazy Nancy. Ordered to Poor House.
Smith, Charles.
Stamp, James.
Forbes, Juliana.
Allen, Margaret.
Devenport, Charles.
Hawkins, Nelly.
Coyle, Peggy.
McElean, Biddy.
Hawkins, Nelly (the younger).
Stamp, James.
Morgan, Thomas.
McCabe, Pat.
Bower, Philip.
Branam, Thomas.
White, Hobert.
Parker, Joseph.
Lee, Benedict.
Buckley, William.
Murter, MAry.
Gibson, Thomas A.
Harkins, Nelly.
Harkins, Nelly Jr.
Branum, Thomas.
Forrester, Archibald.
Yerlets, Peter.
Shaeffer, Daniel.
Buckram, WIlliam.
Hickman, Sally.
Nixon, George.
Dillon, George S.
Myers, Henry.
Shaeffer, Jacob.
Morrison, Michael.
Basly, William.
1 item. 1 piece.
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Quarter Sessions
Object ID
MAY 1792 F003 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
1792
People
Wallace, William
Bowie, Ralph
Smith, Charles
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Recommendations
Attorneys
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
MAY 1792 F003 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Recommendation to become an attorney.
Additional names: Ralph Bowie, Charles Smith.
1 item, 1 piece
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Renunciations
Object ID
Ren 1902 F105
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Renunciations
Description
Renunciations are papers filed in the Orphans' Court by executors of an estate who do not wish to administer that estate. They show the name of the decedent, the decedent's place of residence, the name of the person renouncing administration, the name of the replacement administrator to be appointed, and date. The relationship between the decedent, the executor, and the administrator is usually shown. Arranged chronologically and then alphabetically within each year.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically and then alphabetically within each year.
Date of Accumulation
1762-1820, 1821-1842, 1880-1906
Year
1902
Creator
Register of Wills
People
Smith, Edward N.
Smith, Mary Z.
Smith, Dallas Z.
Smith, Charles A.
Smith, Mary M.
Stoner, Clarence D.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Renunciation
Place
none
Extent
12 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Ren 1902 F105
Classification
RG 03-00 0115
Location
Archives
Container
020
Box Number
020
Associated Material
Administrators Accounts
Miscellaneous Orphans' Court Papers
Additional Notes
Renouncers: Smith, Mary Z.; Smith, Dallas Z.; Smith, Charles A.; Smith, Mary M.
Administrator: Stoner, Clarence D.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
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Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1817 F008
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
1817
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Spencer, Jeremiah
Smith, Charles
Spencer, Samuel
Spencer, Hager
Hambright, William
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
African-American
Charge: suspicion of being a runaway
Runaways
Jailor
Commitment papers
Affidavits
Habeas corpus
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1817 F008
Case Number
140.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
Archives
Container
002
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
Alias: Smith, Charles.
African-American.
Suspicion of being a runaway.
Petitioners: Spencer, Samuel; Spencer, Hager.
Filed against: Hambright, William. His occupation: jailor.
Commitment paper.
Affidavit.
Habeas corpus, includes answer and decision.
3 items, 2 pieces
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Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
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