Miscellaneous Quarter Sessions, 1869-1952

A-I - J-R - S-Z

A-I - J-R - S-Z

Records dealing with the administrative duties of the Court of Quarter Sessions, the Miscellaneous Papers represent the non-criminal functions of the court. This record series includes petitions and other papers from individuals, organizations, townships, boroughs and school districts requesting court action on various issues or matters such as:
  • Reports of the grand jury
  • Annexation of lands for school purposes
  • Disputes between school districts
  • Extension or establishment of township or borough boundary lines
  • Division of boroughs into wards
  • Incorporation or name changes of boroughs
  • Annulling borough incorporations
  • Township divisions township, borough, and school district election results for increase of indebtedness
  • Loan statements
  • Appointment and resignations of township/borough officials
  • Road and street damages/condemnations
  • Discharge from prison
  • Appeals for liquor licenses
  • Corrections of birth records
  • Proceedings on lunacy or habitual drunkenness of defendant
  • Commitment of defendant to state mental hospital
  • Destruction of gambling devices and pinball machines
  • Destruction of alcohol and related equipment (during Prohibition)
  • Suit of indigent parents
  • Waivers of extraditions
  • Petitions for writ of habeas corpus
In 2005 the Chester County Archives received a Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) grant to process and index this collection.