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Collection
Constables' and Detectives' Bonds
Object ID
Constable F001 I005
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
1809
Creator
Clerk of Courts of Lancaster County
People
Scott, Francis
Sproat, John
Search Terms
Constables' Bonds
Detectives' Bonds
Bonds
Little Britain Twp.
Place
Little Britain Twp.
Extent
4 boxes, 2 cu. ft.
Object Name
Bond, Legal
Language
English
Condition
Good
Object ID
Constable F001 I005
Classification
RG 02-00 0558
Location
LancasterHistory.org
Room
Archives West 1
Box Number
001
Additional Notes
Additional name: Francis A. Scott.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy or PDF made by staff member.
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Collection
Indictments
Object ID
NOV 1819 F009
Description Level
Item
Collection
Indictments
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1819
People
Sproat, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
NOV 1819 F009
Parent Object ID
INDICTMENTS
Case Number
8.000
Classification
RG 02-00 0933
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Assault and battery.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1813 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
1813
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Neal, Elizabeth
Sproat, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
African-American
Charge: suspicion of being a runaway
Runaways
Habeas corpus
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1813 F003
Case Number
47.000
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
African-American.
Suspicion of being a runaway.
Filed against: Sproat, John.
Habeas corpus, includes answer and decision.
Affirmation of habeas corpus.
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 1821 #225
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
1821
Creator
County Commissioners
People
Ankrim, Samuel
Arnold, William
Ballance, John
Boyd, Nicholas
Brabson, Jesse
Brown, Azariah
Brown, Jeremiah
Brown, Slator
Burk, Thomas
Clendenin, Samuel
Fulton, Hugh
Haines, Timothy
Hawkins, Isaac
Hawkins, Nathaniel
Hutton, Reuben
Jamison, John
Jones, John
Kirk, John
Miller, Isreal
Minney, Michael
Patterson, James
Pennell, Robert
Reynolds, Job
Reynolds, Morris
Reynolds, Reuben
Richardson, Isaac
Sproat, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Lancaster
Courthouses
Witnesses
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Extent
70 boxes (35 cubic ft.)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Condition Date
2008-03-25
Object ID
CommOrder 1821 #225
Classification
RG 08-01 0510
Location
Archives
Container
001
Box Number
001
Notes
Never entered into Q&A.
Additional Notes
Witnesses.
Brown, Jeremiah.
Brown, Slator.
Haines, Timothy.
Hawkins, Nathaniel.
Ankrim, Samuel.
Reynolds, Job.
Ballance, John.
Reynolds, Morris.
Clendenin, Samuel.
Patterson, James.
Arnold, William.
Brown, Azariah.
Burk, Thomas.
Hutton, Reuben.
Minney, Michael.
Fulton, Hugh.
Brabson, Jesse.
Jones, John.
Boyd, Nicholas.
Reynolds, Reuben.
Kirk, John.
Pennell, Robert.
Sproat, John.
Jamison, John.
Miller, Isreal.
Hawkins, Isaac.
Richardson, Isaac.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at research desk. Photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Renunciations
Object ID
Ren 1845 F034
Description Level
Item
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
1845
Creator
Register of Wills
People
Sproat, John
Sproat, Sarah
Hays, William
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Renunciation
Little Britain Twp.
Place
Little Britain Twp.
Extent
12 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Ren 1845 F034
Classification
RG 03-00 0115
Location
Archives
Container
004
Box Number
004
Associated Material
Administrators Accounts
Miscellaneous Orphans' Court Papers
Additional Notes
Renouncer: Sproat, Sarah.
Administrator: Hays, William.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
AUG 1809 F043 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
1809
People
Sproat, John
Penny, William
Wentz, Thomas
Wentz, Joseph
Seitz, George
Rippy, Hugh
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Recognizance
Charge: forcible entry and detainer
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AUG 1809 F043 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Recognizance, charged with forcible entry and detainer of William Penny.
Additional names: Thomas Wentz, Joseph Wentz, George Seitz, Hugh Rippy.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
AUG 1809 F058 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
1809
People
Walton, Isaac
Caldwell, John
Sproat, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Recognizance
Charge: surety of the peace
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AUG 1809 F058 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Recognizance, surety of the peace towards John Caldwell.
Additional name: John Sproat.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
NOV 1819 F031 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
1819
People
Sproat, John
Pearson, Francis
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Recognizance
Charge: assault and battery
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
NOV 1819 F031 QS
Case Number
8.000
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Recognizance, assault and battery on Francis Pearson.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Administrators Accounts
Object ID
AdAcct 1846 F017 S
Description Level
Item
Collection
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1846
People
Sproat, John
Hays, William
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Little Britain Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1846 F017 S
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Location
Archives
Container
356
Box Number
356
Additional Notes
Hays, William. Administrator.
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Object ID
CommOrder 1828 #244
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
Brown, David
Cavender, John
Flint, Eliza
Johnston, Samuel S.
Lockard, John
Miller, Michael
Moody, Samuel
Mullen, Richard
Richards, William
Shoff, Henry
Sproat, John
Sutz, Jacob
Thornton, William
Trump, John
Weidler, David
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Lancaster
Courthouses
Commissioners' Orders for Payment
Place
Lancaster
Extent
70 boxes (35 cubic tabard.)
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Condition Date
2008-03-25
Object ID
CommOrder 1828 #244
Classification
RG 08-01 0510
Location
Archives
Container
008
Box Number
008
Notes
Entered into Q & A Jun 28, 2001.
Additional Notes
Courthouse.
Payment for services a clerk of sessions.
Brown, David.
Other names in document:
Cavender, John.
Flint, Eliza.
Johnston, Samuel S.
Lockard, John.
Miller, Michael.
Moody, Samuel.
Mullen, Richard.
Richards, William.
Shoff, Henry.
Sproat, John.
Sutz, Jacob.
Thornton, William.
Trump, John.
Weidler, David.
1 item. 1 piece.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at research desk. Photocopy made by staff member.
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