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District Court, Prothonotary of the [Philadelphia County]

[Record group 22]
Agency Function
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Agency History
Court established by an Act of March 30, 1811, to share the function of a civil court with the Court of Common Pleas in order to relieve the pressure of business on that court. The court's prothonotary was, like the clerks of other courts, an appointee of the governor until 1838 when the office was made popularly elective for a term of three years. The court, and the office of its prothonotary, was abolished by provisions of the State Constitution of 1873 and the county's entire civil jurisdiction returned to the Court of Common Pleas.

Archival Records
22.1 Appearance Docket (1811-1874)

22.2 Debit, Single Bill (D.S.B.) Docket (1811-1874)

22.3 Execution Docket (1811-1874)

22.4 Equity Docket (1854-1868, 1871-1874)

22.5 Tax Claim Docket (1859-1874)

22.6 Mechanic & Municipal Lien Dockets (1836-1874)

22.7 City Claims & To Use Dockets (1854-1874)

22.8 Docket, Declarations of Intention of Naturalization (1818-1875)

22.9 Petitions for Naturalizations (1811-1874)

22.10 Partition Deeds (1811-1874)

22.11 Sheriff's Deeds (1811-1874)

22.12 Narrative and Copy of Charge (1812-1868)

22.13 Writs (1811-1874)

22.14 Debit, Single Bill (1811-1842, 1854-1860, 1863-1866)

22.15 Precipes (1819-1874)

22.16 List of Special Jurors (December 1873 - October 1874)

22.17 Arrangement of Business (December 1873 to September 1874)

22.18 Insolvent List (June 1821 - June 1830)

22.19 (Law) Students' Register (1 April 1823 - 31 August 1872)

22.20 Minute Book (May 6, 1811-January 2, 1875)

22.21 Argument List (January 2, 1860 - February 3, 1874)

22.22 General Motion List (March 1859 - September 1861)

22.23 Deferred Motion List (March 9, 1872-April 25, 1874)

22.24 Feigned Issue Docket (March 1849 - December 1874)

22.25 Trial List (September 1825)

22.26 Judges Trial List (1832-1860)

22.27 General Trial List (1861-1875)

22.28 Jury List (1838-1853)


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