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

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Records of the Kentucky Circuit Court of Jefferson County


1780-1835 (bulk 1781-1801)


Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections & Archives. Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931

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Access at KHS only. Use microfilm, transcriptions or images when available.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Records of the Kentucky Circuit Court of Jefferson County, 1780-1835 (bulk 1781-1801), 97SC113,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.


171 items

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.

Arrangement: Original order maintained.

County: Jefferson County, KY


  • 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

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Permission for commercial use must be requested from the Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections.

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