Records of the Kentucky Circuit Court of Jefferson County, 1780-1835 (bulk 1781-1801)

Descriptive Summary

Title
Records of the Kentucky Circuit Court of Jefferson County, 1780-1835 (bulk 1781-1801)
Creator
Jefferson and Christian County Circuit Courts
Extent
171 items
Subjects
Court records--Kentucky--Jefferson County
Court records--Kentucky--Christian County
Kentucky--Circuit Court (Christian County)
Deeds--Kentucky--Jefferson County
Court records--Virginia--18th Century
Kentucky--Social life and customs
Finding Aid Author
Staff
Repository
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Collection consists of court records for the Jefferson and Christian County Circuit Courts. These legal documents begin in 1780, when the counties were still a part of Virginia, and continue to 1835. The court records include petitions, judgements, depositions, deeds, lawsuits, and pleas of defendents. Some of the crimes include theft, assault, trespassing, "carnal knowledge", and the justice of slavery. There is an appeal to the court because of a vague verdict. Other documents include: compensation for damages, contracts, and obligations of payment. There is a wide varity of court records in this collection.
County: Jefferson County, KY