Pennsylvania Archives–Ninth Series—1792
These abstracts are from the published ninth series of the Pennsylvania Archives, which is not indexed. This is not an index of that material, but rather gleanings from the data which appear to be of interest to the genealogist. It includes fines remitted, pardons, guardianships, private acts, licenses for pedlers, etc.
January 6, 1792: Pardoned John Kain, convicted of Horse stealing in West Chester Co.
January 9 1792: Pardoned John Franklin indicted of High Treason at a Court of Oyer and Terminer held at Wilkesbarre, Luzerne Co. 4 November 1788. Recommended for Mercy by Supreme Court.
January 12: Pardoned John Jones, convicted in Co. of Philadelphia for Assault and Battery. Pardoned Thomas Field now confined in Philadelphia Jail for Larceny.
January 16: Pardoned Samuel Shannon, convicted in Philadelphia March 1791 of Larceny.
January 17: Pardoned William Smith, convicted of Larceny in Philadelphia September 1790, Patrick McDermot convicted Jan of Burglary and John Brumley Knox, convicted in Philadelphia of Highway Robbery in January
January 24: Approved an act to enable Eleazer Oswald, Guardian appointed to Jane Jones, Blaithwaite Jones, Mary Jones, and Gibbs Jons, Minors under the Age of 21 years to sell property for their benefit.
Granted license to follow the occupation of Hawker and pedler to Ludwing Sherer upon recommendation of Philadelphia County.
January 30: Remitted fine of Andrew Wilson, convicted of Fornication and Bastardy in Philadelphia 22 December
February 1: Remitted fine of Robert Howe, Jr. late of Mifflin Co. (now, deceased), for a Riot Assault and Rescue upon petition of Hannah Howe, his widow.
February 2: Pardoned Thomas Carter, convicted in Philadelphia in June 1791 of Larceny. Pardoned Matthew Dorsey, convicted for Larceny, Cornelius Kelly, convicted of Larceny.
February 6: Pardoned William Cleland, convicted in Lancaster Co. of Horse Stealing.
February 9: A warrant was signed and issued to Jacob Stickell in County of Northampton for 154 acres which late the Estate of William Thomas, late of said county, yeoman and was forefeited to the use of the Commonwealth by reason of his attainder of Highland County, Ohio Treason on 25 November 1779.
February 10: Pardoned Randle McDonald, Catherine Pendergrass and Mary Lamb, all, convicted of Larceny in Philadelphia Co.; Pardoned John Hayes, convicted of Fornication and Bastardy in Northumberland Co.
February 23: Pardoned Catherine Spence, convicted of receiving stolen goods in Philadelphia Co., Samuel Shorten, convicted of Larceny in Philadelphia Co.
February 25: Pardoned George Rine, miller, late of Earl Twp. in Lancaster Co. attained of High Treason in upon recommendation of respectable citizens.
March 1: Pardoned John Ryan, convicted of Larceny in Chester, Delaware Co. January Remitted fine of William Guiger, convicted of keeping a tipling house in Dauphine Co.
March 6: Pardoned Catherine Jones, convicted of Larceny in Philadelphia Co.
March 8: approved an act to vest in Widow of John Roberts, deceased, and in Abraham Carlisle, the son of Abraham Calisle [sic], deceased, such parts of their forfeited estates as have not been sold for some use by the Commonwealth.r
March 22: Pardoned Jacob Frier, convicted of Larceny in Philadelphia Co. in September 1790; James Spence, convicted of Larceny in Philadelphia Co. in December 1790, Anthony Heachman alias Hogelman, convicted of Larceny in Philadelphia Co.; George Ingram, convicted of Receiving Stolen Goods in Philadelphia Co.
March 27: Remitted fine of Charles Wilson, convicted of keeping a Tipling house in Philadelphia Co. in compliance with a respectable recommendation. Remitted fine of Lewis Faber, convicted of keeping a Tipling house.
March 29: Remitted fine of Adam Hocker, convicted of fornication December 1791 in Philadelphia Co.
March 31: Remitted fine of James Waugh imposed in Mifflin County.
April 4: Approved an act to vest in Christopher Zimmerman and David Sower in trust for the use of all and every legal Representative of Christopher Sower, deceased, such parts of his forfeited estate as have not been sold for the benefit of the Commonwealth.
April 9: Pardoned John Schaffer, convicted June 1787 for assault and battery; Jan 1789 of fornication and bastardy.
April 10: Approved an act for the relief of Jane Collins.
April 18: Pardoned Perry, a Negro Man, convicted of defrauding in Philadelphia Co. Ludwig Glass confined in Philadelphia jail, James Ruddy confined in said Jail for felony, Andrew Simpson confined in said jail for Larceny.
April 21: Remitted fine of Frederick Kutz, convicted for keeping a Tipling house in Northampton Co.
April 25: Agreed to try to apprehend William Van Pelt charged in New Jersey with fornication and Bastardy and having taken refuge in Pa. Should be delivered to James Coxe who will pay expenses.
April 27: Pardoned Hugh Cone, convicted of Larceny in Lancaster Co.
Granted license to Christian Haars to follow the occupation of Hawker and pedler upon recommendation of Philadelphia County.
April 28: Remitted fines of Adam Betz, Henry Betz, Francis Beelen, Daniel Dreider, Peter Guth, Anthony Bertow and Mathias Mineker all, convicted in Berks Co. in April for Riot and Assault.
May 7: Pardoned Joshua Bryant and Martin Bou each convicted of Larceny in Philadelphia Co.; pardoned Henry Crider, convicted of Horse Stealing in Northampton Co.
May 9: Requested opinion from the Attorney General regarding forfeited estate of Christopher Wilson, an attainted Traitor whether the Estate can be sold.
May 10: Remitted fine of Elizabeth Evans alias Elizabeth Porter, convicted of Fornication and Bastardy in Allegheny Co.
May 11: Remitted fine of Francis Rhodes, convicted for keeping a Tipling House in Northumberland Co.; Remitted fine of Stephen Scott, convicted in Philadelphia Co. for Assault and Battery.
May 14: Remitted fine of Owen Newman for keeping a Tippling house in Allegheny Co.
May 19: Pardoned Sarah Harrington, convicted of Larceny in Philadelphia Co. in September 1790.
June 2: Allowed appeal of Dr. James Hutchison as administrator of estate of Nicholas Fitzsimmon, deceased, late Capt. in the State Navy to settle Fitzsimmon's account against the Commonwealth.
June 6: Granted license to follow the occupation of Hawker and pedler to Solomon Levy upon recommendation of Philadelphia County.
June 14: Granted license to follow the occupation of Hawker and pedler to William Conway upon recommendation of Philadelphia County.
June 15: Pardoned Rebecca Gallacher convicted of attempting to poison Summer Patton In Lancaster Co. Recommended by a considerable number of very respectable inhabitants of Lancaster Co.
June 18: Pardoned Samuel Fletcher, convicted of Larceny in Philadelphia Co.
June 25: received a letter from his Excellency William Patterson, Esq. Gov of N.J. that John Dewhurst has committed Assault and Battery upon Henry Vanderveer, the under Sheriff on Somersett Co. and fled from justice and is now in Philadelphia ‑ whereupon the Gov. of this state informed him that The Commission of Bankruptcy had issued against Mr. Dewhurst who had surrendered himself.
June 28: Pardoned James Millan, James Armstrong, Thomas Lee and Lawrence McCormick, convicted of Assault and Battery at a Mayor's Court held the 19th inst.
July 2: John Dewhurst must offer sufficient security for surrendering himself to answer to the demand of the Governor N.J. when the Bankruptcy proceedings are closed.
July 6: Pardoned William Davis, convicted in Philadelphia Co. in December 1791 of Horse Stealing.
Granted license to follow the occupation of Hawker and pedler to Peter Springer upon recommendation of Lancaster County.
July 20: Pardoned the following persons now confined to the Philadelphia Co. jail on condition of their leaving the state not to return: William Wilson, convicted of Larceny, John Dickson, convicted of Forgery, Alexander McFarlin, convicted of receiving stolen goods, John McDonald, convicted of Felony, John Alexander, convicted of receiving stolen goods, Thomas Haney, convicted of Burglary.
July 23: Pardoned the following persons now confined to the Philadelphia Co. jail on condition of their leaving the state not to return: Pardoned John Otto, convicted of Felony, Thomas McGinnis, convicted of Felony.
A copy of the recognizance that has been taken in the case of John Dewhurst was transmitted to William Patterson, Esq., Governor of New Jersey.
July 24: Granted license to follow the occupation of Hawker and pedler to Charles McKimman.
July 25: Asked Honorable Chief Justice to give opinion on several documents presented by John Delong, convicted in Northampton Co. of murder of his wife. His execution was ordered to take place Wed. next. Gov. granted reprieve until 1 September.
July 30: Remitted fine of William Devin, convicted in Philadelphia December 1790 of Assault and Battery.
August 8: Pardoned Dennis Clarke now confined in the Philadelphia jail for stealing a brown Mare of which he was, convicted at Harrisburg in Dauphin Co. Jun.
August 13: Pardoned Negro Cuffee (a slave), convicted in Cumberland Co. of stealing two Cows and two Steers.
August 1: Pardoned John Delong now under sentence of Death in Easton, Co. of Northampton for murder of his wife and upon recommendation from the Chief Justice and a representation of a great number of respectable Citizens, it appearing that he was occasionally deprived of his reason and understanding and subject to fits of Lunacy. On 18 August the sheriff was instructed to have him bound by sureties, for good behavior and keeping the peace.
August 22: The return of an inquest upon the body of Elizabeth Reeves, late of Philadelphia, spinster, showed she was with malice and aforethought, murdered by some person(s) unknown. Governor offered reward of $300 to any persons who shall discover, apprehend and secure the perpetrator(s).
August 27: Pardoned the following persons, convicted of Larceny and confined to the Philadelphia Jail upon condition of their leaving the State not to return: Elizabeth Mooney, Elizabeth Robeson, Henry Holmes, William Jervis and Mary Davis.
September 5: Pardoned as above Jacob Simons, convicted of Larceny, Anthony Cunningham, convicted of Burglary.
September 6: Pardoned Mary Culbertson, convicted of Adultery in Luzerne Co. in consideration of the particular circumstances and in compliance with a recommendation in her favor.
September 7: Remitted fine of Casper Dull for keeping a Tipling house in Luzerne Co.
September 8: Pardoned Frederick Stevens, convicted in April of Horse Stealing in Luzerne Co.
September 10: Commanded Sheriff of Berks Co. to execute Samuel Peeves, convicted of rape in said county on 13 October next. Referred the case of William Armstrong, late, convicted of rape in Northumberland Co. to the Attorney General.
September 12: Pardoned Andrew Allen attainted of High Treason by an act of Assembly passed at Lancaster on 6 March 1778 in compliance with a recommendation of a considerable number of very respectable Citizens.
September 19: Granted license to follow the occupation of Hawker and pedler to John McCarren upon recommendation of Philadelphia County.
September 20: Pardoned Robert Morris alias James McCann, convicted of Burglary in Lancaster Co. in February.
September 25: Remitted fine of £70 imposed upon Alice Shyley for larceny she having finished her time of servitude in the Philadelphia County jail and that she is the slave of John B. Ruston who prayed for said remission.
September 27: Remitted fine of Charles McCright, convicted in Westmoreland Co. September
October 2: Pardoned Mary Golden, convicted of Larceny in Philadelphia Co.
October 3: Pardoned Daniel Fennel, convicted of assault and battery in Philadelphia Co. upon a certain John McGarvey.
October 5: Wrote to Thomas Smith, Esq. President of the Courts of Common Pleas in Cumberland Co. relative to the case of Mr. John Montgomery who fled from Justice into the State of Maryland and a demand he be delivered.
October 11: The transcript of the record of conviction of William Armstrong of a Rape in Northumberland County was delivered. Issued warrant to sheriff of Northumberland Co. to execute William Armstrong on Saturday, 17 November next.
October 15: Pardoned James Miller, convicted at Wilkes Barre in Luzerne Co. on 7 May 1792 of Adultery.
Wrote a letter to Governor of Maryland demanding certain John Montgomery, Jr. who is charged in Mifflin Co. with Assault and Battery.
October 18: Pardoned the following persons now confined in Philadelphia jail on condition of leaving the state not to return: Mary Wilson, convicted of Larceny, William Evans, convicted of Burglary, John Merchant, convicted of Larceny, James Brown, convicted of Larceny, Anne Spencer alias Winters, convicted of Larceny.
October 19: Pardoned Jacob Everts and Remitted fines imposed upon him for Larceny in Berks Co.
October 24: Remitted forfeiture of £1000 by Ephraim Blane, Esq. who in January 1781 was bound for appearance of Wyman Parker to take his trial in Philadelphia for larceny, but he did not appear.
November 7: Pardoned Jacob Patterson, convicted in Philadelphia Co. of fornication and bastardy; Pardoned James Riddle, convicted in Mifflin Co. of Larceny, they having been well recommended as proper objects of such pardon.
November 10: Pardoned the following persons in the Philadelphia Jail all, convicted of Larceny upon condition of their leaving State not to return: Solomon Triggs, William Farrell, James Wilson, James Willson and James Robinson.
November 15: Pardoned the following persons confined in the Lancaster Co. Jail: John Campbell and his wife Sarah, convicted of Larceny, Henry Walker and John Vernon, convicted of Horse Stealing.
November 26: Remitted fine of John Mersch imposed for keeping a Tipling house in Northampton Co., the above have been well recommended. Pardoned William Berry on condition he leave the State, being now confined in Lancaster Co. for larceny.
November 28: Received several papers regarding Mr. John Montgomery, Jr. a fugitive from justice on a charge for assaulting Judge Smith while in execution of his office and the answer of the Governor of Maryland were transmitted to the Attorney General.
December 1: Pardoned Negro Benjamin now confined in Philadelphia for Burglary.
December 3: A copy of Mr. John Montgomery’s recognizance to appear to answer the charge of an assault and battery upon Judge Smith was transmitted to the Attorney General.
December 4: Remitted fine of Alexander Patterson imposed for a riot in Northampton Co. November last. John Montgomery agreed to appear and take his tryal in the proper county.
December 8: Remitted fine of Jonathan Iddings imposed in Berks Co. for fornication and bastardy. Pardoned Jane Clinton on condition she leave the state, having been, convicted of Larceny.
December 11: Considered the case of Thomas Dunning, convicted in Allegheny Co. in Sept of Murder and sentenced to be hanged. The Governor commanded the sheriff to execute the sentence on 26 January 1793.
December 13: Pardoned Hannah Fell, Margaret Dick and Ann Moore now confined in Philadelphia Co. for a Robbery. Pardoned Cato Montgomery confined in same jail for Burglary.
December 15: A letter from David Redick, Esq., Clark of the Court of Quarter Sessions in Washington County inclosing the transcript of a record of Indictment against Daniel Hamilton for an assault and Battery committed in the course of opposition to the Excise Law of Congress.
December 17: Remitted fines of Silvester Nine, John Nine and Valentine Ney imposed for a riot of which they were, convicted in Berks Co.
December 20: Remitted fines of Abraham Raguel and his nephew Abraham Raguel, Jr. imposed by Dauphin Co. for Assault and Battery.
December 28: Pardoned William Kelly, convicted of Perjury in Dauphin Co.