CHAPTER 1
 
JURISDICTION OF THE COURT
 

 
 
 
 
A. Status Before 1969 Constitutional Amendment

The 1874 Pennsylvania Constitution required every county with a population of over 150,000 to have a separate Orphans’ Court. Other counties could establish a separate Orphans’ Court at their discretion. In counties without a separate Orphans’ Court, judges of the Court of Common Pleas heard Orphans’ Court matters.
 
 

 
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