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Hancock County (Ill.) Circuit Court case documents

Hancock County (Ill.) Circuit Court case documents

Dates: 1830-1846

Documents in the collection relate to criminal and civil court cases which took place in Hancock County, Illinois between 1830 and 1846. They include several debt and trespassing cases, as well as a few for rape, murder, and larceny cases. Documents include affidavits, subpoenas, verdicts, bonds, bills, writs, agreements, and others. There are approximately 100 cases and about 1200 items.

  • Extent: 2 reels (5200 fr.); 35 mm
  • Creator: Hancock County (Ill.). Circuit Court.
  • Call Number: MSS 2951
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Hancock County (Ill.) Circuit Court case documents must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators. Restricted: no photocopying allowed; permission for publication required from donor; reference to donor must be included in all citations.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 2951; Hancock County (Ill.) Circuit Court case documents; 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2951, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated Lawrence and Sandra Faria.
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Mat'l specified: Finding aid. Available in repository.
Subject Terms
Hancock County (Ill.). Circuit Court.--Archives; Criminal courts--Illinois--Hancock County--Archives; Hancock County (Ill.)--History
Genre / Form
Judicial records; Legal instruments
Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Hancock County (Ill.) Circuit Court case documents
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Lucy Brimhall
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-02T04:26-0700
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Administrative history

Hancock County, Illinois was formed in 1825 from an unorganized territory. The first county courthouse was at Montebello and the second at Carthage.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts