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Hancock County (Ill.) Circuit Court case documents

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2951

Scope and Contents

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.


  • 1830-1846


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing 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.

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.


2 reels ((5200 fr.); 35 mm)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Mat'l specified: Finding aid. Available in repository.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated Lawrence and Sandra Faria.


19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.

Register of Hancock County (Ill.) Circuit Court case documents
Lucy Brimhall
2013 April 5
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States