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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1817 F004
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
Steele, Thomas
Hambright, William
Hamilton, James
Burk, Hughes
Harvey, William
Underwood, James
Roberts, Jehu
Butcher, Solomon
Boyd, Nicholas
Steele, Elizabeth
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Charge: suspicion of murder
Jailor
Affidavits
African-American
Commitment papers
Habeas corpus
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1817 F004
Case Number
136.000
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
Suspicion of murder.
Filed against: Hambright, William. His occupation: jailor.
Affidavits of James Hamilton, Hughes Burk, William Harvey, James Underwood, Jehu Roberts, Solomon Butcher (African-American), Nicholas Boyd, and Elizabeth Steele.
Commitment paper.
Habeas corpus, includes answer and decision.
4 items, 3 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
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Collection
Administrators Accounts
Object ID
AdAcct 1838 F016 S
Description Level
Item
Collection
Administrators Accounts
System of Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by year.
Year
1838
People
Steele, Elizabeth
Bailey, Lydia R.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Drumore Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AdAcct 1838 F016 S
Classification
RG 04-00 0150
Location
Archives
Container
351
Box Number
351
Additional Notes
Bailey, Lydia R. Executor.
2 items, 3 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Renunciations
Object ID
Ren 1888 F072
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
1888
Creator
Register of Wills
People
Pownall, Martha
Pownall, Thomas H.
Pownall, George
Steele, Elizabeth B.
Pownall, Ellen
Pownall, John G.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Renunciation
Place
none
Extent
12 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Ren 1888 F072
Classification
RG 03-00 0115
Location
Archives
Container
014
Box Number
014
Associated Material
Administrators Accounts
Miscellaneous Orphans' Court Papers
Additional Notes
Renouncer: Pownall, Thomas H.; Pownall, George; Steele, Elizabeth B.; Pownall, Ellen.
Administrator: Pownall, John G.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
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Collection
Indictments
Object ID
APR 1817 F043
Description Level
Item
Collection
Indictments
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1817
People
Steele, Elizabeth
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Charge: tippling house
Little Britain Twp.
Indictments
Place
Little Britain Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
APR 1817 F043
Parent Object ID
INDICTMENTS
Case Number
42.000
Classification
RG 02-00 0933
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Tippling house
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Liquor License Papers
Object ID
Tav 1830 F14 I07
Description Level
Item
Collection
Liquor License Papers
System of Arrangement
Arranged by municipalities by year.
Year
1830
People
McCorkle, John
Steele, Elizabeth
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Peach Bottom, Little Britain Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Excellent
Object ID
Tav 1830 F14 I07
Classification
RG 02-00 0602
Location
Archives
Container
008
Box Number
008
Additional Notes
Known as White Hall.
Built by Elizabeth Steele and occupied by her until her death.
Petition granted.
April term.
Signers of Petition: Nicholas Boyd, John Webster, Samuel Hess, James Porter, Thomas Stubbs, Hugh McCullough, David Hess, Slater Brown, James Parker, Joseph Hamelton, John J. Sterrett, James McSparran, George Brown, Kirk Brown, John Oliver Boyd, John Kennedy, John N. Russel, Nicholas Boyd, Jeremiah Brown Jr.
1 Item, 1 Piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Liquor License Papers
Object ID
Tav 1827 F13 I02
Description Level
Item
Collection
Liquor License Papers
System of Arrangement
Arranged by municipalities by year.
Year
1827
People
McConkey, Jesse
Steele, Elizabeth
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Place
Peach Bottom, Little Britain Twp.
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Excellent
Object ID
Tav 1827 F13 I02
Classification
RG 02-00 0602
Location
Archives
Container
007
Box Number
007
Additional Notes
Formerly kept by Elizabeth Steele.
Petition granted.
April term.
Signers of Petition: David Brown, Hughes Burk, Joseph Price, Isaac Allen, Amos Ailes, David Brown Jr., Nathaniel Hawkins, William W. Steele, N. W. Boyd, Robert King Jr.
1 Item, 1 Piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Estate Inventories
Object ID
Inv 1826 F032 S
Collection
Estate Inventories
Year
1826
People
Steele, Elizabeth
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Place
Drumore Twp.
Object Name
Unknown
Object ID
Inv 1826 F032 S
Classification
RG-03-00-0133
Container
113
Box Number
113
Additional Notes
1 item, 1 piece
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