|Fayette County, Kentucky County Clerk
Records: Record Book 1 1794-1796: Roll
No. 008993: Kentucky State Library and
|These records are the first in a series of "Fayette County Burnt Records". We're not
sure what that means but I assume that these records may have been damaged in
which case the copies are a remarkable reproduction. There are a LOTS of missing
words, whether this is from damage or light print, we can't tell.
When we transcribe the documents we will try to supply what we believe to be some of
the missing wording which we will (BRACKET).
Below is an example of the documents, I had hoped they would get better, but they didn't!
(To)all whom these present shall c(ome greeting)
( )Crain James Hughes Thomas Jame(s)
( )(terson George Fegarden Alexander J( )
( )Morrison Gentlemen in the county of Fa(yette) and
(com)monwealth of Kentucky Trustees for the town of ( )
(s)end Greeting Know ye that whereas by virtue of (an act of )
the general assembly entitled "an act to establish a Tow(n)
court house in the county of Fayette "Seven hundred and ( acres)
of land in the county aforesaid was vested in trustees (of)
said Town by the name of Lexington with power (which)
Trustees and their successors or any four of the to con( )
Settlers and purchasers the several lots herein contained &etc..
That is how this entire microfilm roll is, the first part and the sides of the documents are
in all of the documents are not readable.