Collections: 
0-9 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

District Superior Court of Kentucky records, 1785

Part of District Superior Court of Kentucky records

46M157District Superior Court of Kentucky recordsDistrict Superior Court of Kentucky records, 1785-1799 46M157Julie WilliamsUniversity of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center2011 September 22Special Collections Research CenterMargaret I. King Building, NorthLexington 40506-0039SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDUURL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-11-03 16:48:32 -0500.Description is in English.Describing Archives: A Content Standard English University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center District Superior Court of Kentucky records 46M157 0.15 Cubic Feet 2 items 1785-1799 The District Superior Court of Kentucky records (dated 1785-1799; 0.15 cubic feet; 2 items) contain information about the court and its proceedings during a period from September 1785 to May 1799. Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections. Preferred Citation 46M157: [Identification of item], District Superior Court of Kentucky records, 1785-1799, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center. Scope and Contents The District Superior Court of Kentucky records (dated 1785-1799; 0.15 cubic feet; 2 items) contain information about the court and its proceedings during a period from September 1785 to May 1799. This collection contains two items. The first item is an execution book containing records from September 1785 to June 1789. This execution book contains entries for cases that the court heard. Typically, each entry contains the following information: dates, names of the parties, the judgment, costs, writs, county, return, order, and sheriff's return.The second item is a record book of court transactions from September 1787 to May 1799. This record book begins with an index of cases (at the beginning of the volume). The index is followed by a section regarding the rules of court. The majority of the volume records the actions taken during cases during periodic court sessions. Arrangement Collection is arranged by format. Historical note The District Superior Court of Kentucky appears to have been a court for the County of Kentucky. However, historical reference to a "Superior Court" existing in Kentucky during the time period of 1785 to 1799 has not been found. What historical reference has been found relating to Kentucky's early court system is the following: Prior to 1792, Kentucky was part of Virginia, and Virginia had granted only a limited court system to the County of Kentucky. Once statehood was achieved in 1792, Kentucky's first constitution did not create a detailed court system, other than to specify the creation of a Kentucky court of appeals. Cotton, Jr., V. (n.d.). State Supreme Court. The Kentucky Encyclopedia. John E. Kleber, editor. University Press of Kentucky: Lexington, Ky., c1992. p. 861-2. Kentucky -- History -- 18th century. Court records -- Kentucky. Kentucky. Superior Court Virginia. Superior Court Execution book0 Cubic Feet1785 September-1789 June1Record book0 Cubic Feet1787 September-1799 May2 District Superior Court of Kentucky records