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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1845 F010
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
1845
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Steward, Samuel
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1845 F010
Case Number
449.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
Archives
Container
004
Box Number
004
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 stealing.
Petitioner: Steward, Samuel.
Petition, includes copy of warrant of commitment.
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
NOV 1872 F088 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
1872
People
Steward, Samuel
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Charge: desertion
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
NOV 1872 F088 QS
Case Number
88.000
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Desertion.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Mayor's Court
Object ID
JAN 1825 F019 MC
Description Level
Item
Collection
Mayor's Court
Admin/Biographical History
The Mayor's Court was established at the incorporation of the City of Lancaster in 1818, and was composed of the mayor, recorder, and aldermen with powers and jurisdiction analogous to the Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Jail Delivery. It was abolished on 6 February 1849.
System of Arrangement
Organized by court term.
Arranged with general materials first, then constables reports, tavern licenses, un-numbered cases, and numbered cases.
Year
1825
People
Leaman, Alexander
Steward, Samuel
Maxwell, Benjamin
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
JAN 1825 F019 MC
Case Number
6.000
Classification
RG 99-00 [0101]
Location
Archives
Container
004
Box Number
004
Additional Notes
Steward, Samuel.
Alias Maxwell, Benjamin.
Larceny.
3 items, 3 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Indictments
Object ID
AUG 1845 F040
Description Level
Item
Collection
Indictments
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1845
People
Steward, Samuel
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AUG 1845 F040
Parent Object ID
INDICTMENTS
Case Number
38.000
Classification
RG 02-00 0933
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Larceny.
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
APR 1830 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
1830
People
Hook, Baltis
Long, Henry
Brown, Jacob S.
Ruth, Barnard
Heiden, George
Isenberger, Nicholas
Bidleman, Solomon
Reuben, John
Reyley, Samuel
Steward, Samuel
Jones, Jacob
Richardson, Samuel
Hill, George
Getz, George
Gordon, Nancy
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Jails
Prisoners
Prisons
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
APR 1830 F002 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Jail calendar.
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
APR 1830 F026 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
1830
People
Steward, Samuel
Steward, Sobina
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Charge: threatening a person
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
APR 1830 F026 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Threatening his wife, Sobina Steward.
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 1830 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
1830
People
Hook, Baltus
Ruth, Bernard
Brown, Jacob S.
Jones, Jacob
Singer, John
Salbert, George
Stains, Jacob
Hoffman, David
Graves, Rachael
Steward, Samuel
Porter, Hugh
Watson, Morris
Price, John
Allen, James
Peerman, Samuel
Smith, Charles
Skelly, Gustaves
Lee, Catharine
Morgan, Isaac
Souder, Rudolph
Furguson, John
Feoger, John
McGuigan, Francis
Alt, Joseph J.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Prisoners
Prisons
Jails
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AUG 1830 F002 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Jail calendar.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Indictments
Object ID
APR 1853 F035
Description Level
Item
Collection
Indictments
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1853
People
Steward, Samuel Jr.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Charge: rape
Indictments
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
APR 1853 F035
Parent Object ID
INDICTMENTS
Case Number
16.000
Classification
RG 02-00 0933
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Rape.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Indictments
Object ID
APR 1853 F040
Description Level
Item
Collection
Indictments
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1853
People
Steward, Samuel Jr.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Charge: larceny
Indictments
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
APR 1853 F040
Parent Object ID
INDICTMENTS
Case Number
21.000
Classification
RG 02-00 0933
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Larceny.
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
FEB 1804 F029 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
1804
People
Bird, Samuel
Steward, Samuel
Britzius, Isaac
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Recognizance
Charge: larceny
Oysters
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
FEB 1804 F029 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Recognizance, charged with larceny of 300 oysters belonging to Samuel Steward.
Additional name: Isaac Britzius.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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