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Advertisement for runaway slaves, indentured servants, and apprentices in the Pennsylvania Gazette 1795-1796

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo11043
Author
Wojtowica, Richard
Call Number
905.748 PHA v.54
Author
Wojtowica, Richard
Physical Description
34-71 p.
Notes
In: Pennsylvania History v.54 (January 1987).
Subjects
Pennsylvania Gazette (newspaper).
Apprentices - Pennsylvania.
Indentured servants - Pennsylvania.
Slaves
Location
Lancaster History Library - Periodical Article
Call Number
905.748 PHA v.54
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Apprenticeship and indenture documents, 1762-1855

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo21201
Call Number
MG-721, Archives South
  1 website  
Notes
Description: This collection contains legal contracts between apprentice, or the parent or guardians, and master; as well as one contract between an indentured servant and master. The contracts identify the parties involved, municipalities, trade to be learned, and terms of contract.
Subjects
Apprentices - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Redemptioners.
Indentured servants - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Location
Lancaster History Archive - Manuscript Group
Call Number
MG-721, Archives South
Websites
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" Be it remembered that these indentured servants and apprentices..."

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo10367
Author
Parsons, William T.
Call Number
905.748 PDF v.28
Author
Parsons, William T.
Notes
In: Pennsylvania Folklife, v.28, no. 1, Autumn 1978.
Subjects
Apprentices - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Indentured servants - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Periodical Article
Call Number
905.748 PDF v.28
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The Bristol registers of servants sent to foreign plantations, 1654-1686

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo6761
Author
Coldham, Peter Wilson.
Date of Publication
1988.
Call Number
929.3 C688br
ISBN
0806312238 :
Author
Coldham, Peter Wilson.
Place of Publication
Baltimore
Publisher
Genealogical Pub. Co.,
Date of Publication
1988.
Physical Description
vii, 491 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes indexes.
In 1654 the Bristol City Council passed an ordinance requiring that a register of servants destined for the colonies be kept, the purpose being to prevent the practice of dumping innocent youths into servitude. The registers, covering the period 1654 to 1686, are the largest body of indenture records known, and they also are a unique record of English emigration to the American colonies.Of the total of 10,000 servants in these registers, almost all came from the West Country, the West Midlands, or from Wales. Most entries give the name of the servant, his place of origin (until 1661), length of service, destination (usually Virginia, Maryland, or the West Indies), name of master, and, after 1670, the name of the ship. Four indexes have been included, one each for servants, masters, places of origin, and ships. [from Ancestry.com]
Subjects
Indentured servants - United States
Indentured servants - Virginia
Indentured servants - England - Bristol
England - Emigration and immigration - History - 17th century.
United States - Emigration and immigration - History - 17th century.
United States - Genealogy - Sources.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
929.3 C688br
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Cecil County Maryland indentures, 1777-1814

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo16530
Author
Hynson, Jerry M.
Date of Publication
2007.
Call Number
975.238 H997
Alternate Title
Indentures, 1777-1814
ISBN
9780788441127
0788441124
Author
Hynson, Jerry M.
Place of Publication
Westminster, Md
Publisher
Heritage Books,
Date of Publication
2007.
Physical Description
vii, 46 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subjects
Indentured servants - Maryland - Cecil County - Registers.
Registers of births, etc. - Maryland - Cecil County.
Cecil County (Md.) - Genealogy.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
975.238 H997
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Children stolen : maidens pressed

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo10818
Author
Nicholson, Mary Ann
Call Number
905.29 GSP v.35
Author
Nicholson, Mary Ann
Physical Description
187-190 p.
Notes
In: Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, v.35 (1988)
Summary
This article discusses the practice of sending children from Britain to America to be indentured servants. It cites court records in the late 17th century that document the indenture process required of the persons who purchased the children in America. " It was a common practice to ship young children to America where servants were in demand. Overseers of orphanages and workhouses and poor parents were thus relieved of the expense of a child's maintenance. Some children were simply kidnapped....Procuring or stealing children to sell as servants seems Dickensian to us now, but it was an acceptable and prevalent practice for many centuries."
Subjects
Women household employees - Pennsylvania.
Slavery - Pennsylvania.
Orphans.
Indentured servants - Pennsylvania.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Periodical Article
Call Number
905.29 GSP v.35
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Colonial America : land of opportunity for white bonded labor ?

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo15256
Author
Pencak, William ,
Call Number
905.748 PHA v.55
Author
Pencak, William ,
Physical Description
218-221 p.
Notes
In: Pennsylvania History, v.55 (October 1988)
Subjects
Indentured servants - Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania - History - Colonial period, ca 1600-1775.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Periodical Article
Call Number
905.748 PHA v.55
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The complete book of emigrants

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo189
Author
Coldham, Peter Wilson.
Date of Publication
1987-1993
Call Number
929.3 C688be
Author
Coldham, Peter Wilson.
Place of Publication
Baltimore
Publisher
Genealogical Pub. Co.
Date of Publication
1987-1993
Physical Description
4 v. ill. 24 cm.
Contents
v. 1 (1607-1660), v. 2 (1661-1699), v. 3 (1700-1750), v. 4 (1751-1776)
Subjects
British - United States
Immigrants - United States
Indentured servants.
Ship lists.
England - Emigration and immigration - History.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
929.3 C688be
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Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1 James Buchanan
Object ID
JBFP 1.2.3.013
Date Range
No date
  1 document     3 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Family Papers, Part 1 James Buchanan
Description
Summaries of three cases argued by Buchanan and ultimately decided by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvana:
1. Commonwealth v. Hambright in which a freed Negro named Tom was imprisoned in Pennsylvania until Tom agreed to go to New Jersey by Isaac Law, to whom he was indentured until age 28. Mr. Hopkins, representing Tom, argued that he could not be imprisoned by his master after age 21. Mr. Buchanan represented the master and argued that the master could take Tom to New Jersey. The Surpreme Court ruled in Tom’s favor.
2. Eckart v. Wilson (represented by Slaymaker and Hopkins), a case claiming slander. The defendant accused the plaintiff (represented by Frazer and Buchanan) of poisoning Bob Waters, even though Waters was alive in Western Pennsylvania. The Court of Common Pleas ruled in favor of the plaintiff since Waters was alive. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the defendant and awarded a venire facias de novo.
3. Rohrer (represented by Buchanan and Rogers) v. Stehman (represented by Frazer and Hoplins), a case involving the will of Stehman, who dictated a will to John Hubley, a scrivener. After the will was dictated and written down Hubley read it back and Stehman approved. The case hung on the fact that the memorandum taken at the time was read to Stehman, but the formal will was not. The plaintiff argued that the will was invalid. The lower court ruled for the plaintiff and the Supreme Court agreed.
Custodial History
The James Buchanan Family Papers were collected by the James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland. This collection was relocated from the Wheatland mansion to the LancasterHistory archives in the Spring of 2009. Digitization of the James Buchanan Family Papers was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 201808013051, 2019-2020.
Date Range
No date
People
Buchanan, James
Law, Isaac
Waters, Bob
Hubley, John
Tom [free person of color]
Hopkins, Mr.
Slaymaker, Mr.
Frazer, Mr.
Rohrer, Mr.
Stehman, Mr.
Subjects
Court records
Freedmen
Indentured servants
Slander
Wills
Search Terms
Court records
Freedmen
Indentured servants
Slander
Wills
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 3 pages to scan, 8.5 x 13 in.
Object Name
Court records
Language
English
Accession Number
JBMS1995.451abc
Object ID
JBFP 1.2.3.013
Parent Object ID
JBFP Part 1 Series 2
Other Number
JBFP Part 1, Series 2, Subseries 3, Folder 13
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
JBFP Part 1, Box 5
Location of Originals
Transcription
Associated Material
James Buchanan Papers, Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections,
http://archives.dickinson.edu/collection-descriptions/james-buchanan-papers
James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston Papers, Library of Congress,
https://www.loc.gov/collections/james-buchanan-and-harriet-lane-johnston-papers/
James Buchanan Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania,
http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/b/Buchanan0091.html
James Buchanan Papers, Penn State University Libraries,
https://libraries.psu.edu/findingaids/1458.htm
Related Item Notes
James Buchanan Family Papers
MG-96 James Buchanan Collection
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm
Photograph collections
Curatorial collections
Wheatland Mansion
Notes
May 2020 PastPerfect Conversion
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Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pa.
Images
Documents
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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
FEB 1795 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
1795
People
Atlee, William
Jorton, John
Jordan, John
Melone, Henry
Shreiner, Martin
Burg, Richard
Moore, George
Fehl, Jacob
Grece, John
Waggoner, George
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Recognizance
Charge: stealing
Charge: threatening a person
African-American
Clockmakers
Servants
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
FEB 1795 F006 QS
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Location
Archives
Additional Notes
List of recognizance.
First defendant: African-American boy.
Charged with stealing.
Additional names: William Atlee, John Jorton or John Jordan, Henry Melone, and Martin Shreiner, occupation: clockmaker.
Second defendant: Richard Burg.
Charged with threatening George Moore and Jacob Fehl.
Additional names: John Grece, George Waggoner.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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