Partition papers, 1873-1953.
Description: Partitions hold information pertaining to the division of
land among individuals. A determination by the Prothonotary and the Sheriff of
the county is needed to produce the most realistic and profitable division of
the real estate. The records run chronologically by court term and case number.
Content: Information in this record series may include the name of the
landowner, location of the property and those interested in said property. The
entry may also provide a description of the property, number of acreage and the
names of the surrounding landowners. This record series may also include
petitions for Sheriff inquests to make partitions of the property. This
petition will employ a group of non-interested individuals who will survey the
property to determine if the property can be partitioned or divided between the
interested parties. The record will contain the assessed value of the property.
Authorizations to sell properties are also included in this record series.
Note: Partitions are indexed in the Ejectment and Partitions Index Book.