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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
Habeas 1835 F002
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
1835
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
People
Williams, David W.
Reed, Peter Jr.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Jailor
Petition
Habeas corpus
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
Habeas 1835 F002
Case Number
281.000
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
Archives
Container
003
Box Number
003
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, David W.
Filed against: Reed, Peter Jr. Occupation: jailor.
Petition.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
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Collection
Mayor's Court
Object ID
NOV 1834 F023 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
1834
People
Williams, David W.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
NOV 1834 F023 MC
Case Number
3.000
Classification
RG 99-00 [0101]
Location
Archives
Container
011
Box Number
011
Additional Notes
Larceny
4 items, 4 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Mayor's Court
Object ID
NOV 1834 F024 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
1834
People
Williams, David W.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
NOV 1834 F024 MC
Case Number
4.000
Classification
RG 99-00 [0101]
Location
Archives
Container
011
Box Number
011
Additional Notes
Larceny
2 items, 2 pieces
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
NOV 1834 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
1834
People
Neidich, John
Smuller, John
Coble, Jacob
Green, Joseph
Daugherty, Michael
Shaub, Henry
Moore, James
Parris, Joseph
Henry, Edward S.
James, Samuel
Poorman, David
Philips, John
Williams, David W.
Steward, Samuel
Smith, William
White, Albert
Welsh, Nathaniel
Thompson, John
Roger, Conrad
Banks, David
Kreider, Joseph
Doonan, Barney
Henry, Thomas
Devaul, James Westley
Barger, William
Marry, Lloyd
Malson, William
Bell, William
Butler, William
Wilson, Washington
Devlin, Charles
Bucher, Sally
Bossley, John
Diffenbach, Adam
Weidle, John
Diffenbach, Catharine
Olmstead, Margaret
Gordan, John
Evans, Jacob
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Jails
Prisoners
Prisons
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
NOV 1834 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
JAN 1835 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
1835
People
Neidich, John
Smuller, John
Shaub, Henry
James, Samuel
Poorman, David
Williams, David W.
Barger, William
Diffenbach, Catharine
Evans, Jacob
Long, George
Miller, Henry
Eaild, George
McQuiggen, Francis
Bodley, Benjamin
Stoltz, Joseph
Dill, Leonard
Coover, Jacob
Coover, John
Gormly, John
Greene, Abraham
Cary, John
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Jails
Prisons
Prisoners
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
JAN 1835 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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