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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
JUN 1788 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
1788
People
Starred, William
McFannel, David
Frie, Emanuel
Starred, James
Williams, Thomas
Williams, Benjamin
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Recognizance
Persons of color
Enslaved persons
Charge: assault and battery
Charge: horse stealing
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
JUN 1788 F001 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Recognizance, charged with assault and battery.
Additional name: James Starred.
Second defendant: David McFannel, slave of Emanuel Frie.
Recognizance, charged with stealing a horse belonging to Thomas Williams and Benjamin Williams.
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
JUL 1788 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
1788
People
Seeger, John
Seeger, Henry
Williams, Benjamin
Bausman, Wendel
Hiens, Henry
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Recognizance
Charge: assault
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
JUL 1788 F001 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Recognizance, charged with biting off a person's finger
Additional names: Henry Seeger, Benjamin Williams, Wendel Bausman, Henry Hiens.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Indictments
Object ID
AUG 1806 F011
Description Level
Item
Collection
Indictments
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Year
1806
People
Williams, Benjamin
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AUG 1806 F011
Parent Object ID
INDICTMENTS
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 1809 F001
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
1809
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Williams, Benjamin
Williams, Hannah
Eberman, Philip
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Jailor
Habeas corpus
Affidavits
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1809 F001
Case Number
17.000
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
Petitioner: Williams, Hannah.
Filed against: Eberman, Philip. His occupation: jailor.
Affidavit.
1 item, 1 piece
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 #290
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
Austin, James
Barber, Robert
Blattenberger, Peter
Bowman, William
Cochran, Isaac
Conaghan, Mary
Crayton, James
Dietrich, Daniel
Flower, Christian
Frances, Fanny
Franton, Samuel
Gardner, William
Guest , Charles
Guest, Rosina
Hamilton, William
Hanegan, Thomas
Hinkle, Matthew
Hoober, John
Kitch, Michael
Lauderbaugh, Margaret
Lauderbaugh, Michael
Lindy, Jacob
Livey, John
McDonald, Ann
McDonald, David
Meyers, John
Milton, Benjamin
Milton, Elizabeth
Moyer, Jacob
Peelor, _____
Ramsey, William
Rea, James
Richardson, Jonathan B.
Rodney, James
Shreiner, George
Stehman, Tobias
Vandike, Jacob
Walls, John
Williams, Benjamin
Youtz, Paul
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 #290
Classification
RG 08-01 0510
Location
Archives
Container
001
Box Number
001
Notes
Never entered into Q&A.
Additional Notes
Witness pay.
Commonwealth vs. Michael Kitch.
William Bowman. Witness.
Commonwealth vs. James Austin.
Robert Barber. Witness.
Commonwealth vs. William Ramsey.
Witnesses: Michael Lauderbaugh, Margaret Lauderbaugh, Benjamin Milton, Elizabeth Milton, David McDonald, Ann McDonald, Matthew Hinkle, Thomas Hanegan.
Commonwealth vs. John Walls.
William Hamilton. Witness.
John Hoober. Witness.
Commonwealth vs. Samuel Franton.
James Rea. Witness.
Commonwealth vs. Jacob Moyer.
George Shreiner, Daniel Dietrich. Witnesses.
Commonwealth vs. John Meyers.
Jacob Lindy. Witness.
Commonwealth vs. Peter Blattenberger.
Christian Flower, Mary Conaghan. Witnesses.
Commonwealth vs. Jonathan B. Richardson.
Tobias Stehman. Witness.
Commonwealth vs. Paul Youtz.
Justice Peelor. Witness.
Commonwealth vs. Benjamin Williams.
Commonwealth vs. James Crayton.
Commonwealth vs.William Gardner.
Commonwealth vs. James Rodney.
Commonwealth vs. Jacob Vandike.
Commonwealth vs. Fanny Frances.
Commonwealth vs. Charles Guest and Rosina Guest.
Commonwealth vs. John Livey.
Commonwealth vs. Isaac Cochran.
13 items, 13 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at research desk. Photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Mayor's Court
Object ID
AUG 1832 F020 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
1832
People
Williams, Benjamin
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AUG 1832 F020 MC
Case Number
12.000
Classification
RG 99-00 [0101]
Location
Archives
Container
009
Box Number
009
Additional Notes
Misdemeanor use of Spanish flies
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Indictments
Object ID
AUG 1819 F031
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
Williams, Benjamin
Williams, Hannah
Williams, Sarah
Parker, Phebe
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AUG 1819 F031
Parent Object ID
INDICTMENTS
Case Number
31.000
Classification
RG 02-00 0933
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Wiliams, Hannah.
Williams, Sarah.
Parker, Phebe.
Disorderly house.
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 1788 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
1788
People
Seeger, Henry
Williams, Benjamin
Hausser, Barnard
Carpenter, Jacob
Smith, Robert
Lefever, Adam
Eyman, Henry
Seeger, Elizabeth
Heines, Henry
Miller, Elizabeth
Barr, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Examinations
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
APR 1788 F002 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Also: Benjamin Williams.
Examinations of Barnard Hausser, Jacob Carpenter, Robert Smith, Adam Lefever.
Additional names: Henry Eyman, Elizabeth Seeger, Henry Heines, Elizabeth Miller, John Barr.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
MAY 1788 F005 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
1788
People
Williams, Benjamin
Seger, Henry
Swiger, Henry
Miller, John
Williams, Thomas
Brown, David
Longnecker, David
Hains, Daniel
McHaffy, Robert
Miller, Elizabeth
Hook, Mathias
Boham, John
Smith, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Recognizance
Charge: assault and battery
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
MAY 1788 F005 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Recognizance, charged with assault and battery on Henry Seger, or Henry Swiger, at the house of John Miller.
Additional names: Thomas Williams, David Brown, David Longnecker, Daniel Hains, Robert McHaffy, Elizabeth Miller, Mathias Hook, John Boham, John Smith.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
MAY 1788 F006 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
1788
People
Treet, Jacob
Treet, Peter
Hildebrand, Christian
Christy, Samuel
Malson, Thomas
Williams, Benjamin
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Recognizance
Charge: forcible entry and detainer
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
MAY 1788 F006 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
Also: Peter Treet, Christian Hildebrand, Samuel Christy.
Recognizance of Thomas Malson and Benjamin Williams.
Defendants charged with forcible entry and detainer.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
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