Gilpin County Chancery Cases 1862-1878
This group of records represents those of a very early period in Colorado's history that documented legal decisions rendered by the territorial and district court of Gilpin County for the years 1862-1878. Chancery cases are those types of cases where justice was applied in circumstances not specifically covered by law during these years. Names appearing on this index most likely include some of the early gold seekers that came west in search of fortune and fame. The information contained in the archive record generally shows the name of the plaintiff and defendant, date of filing, case number, the charge or claim of the plaintiff, and supporting documents submitted to the court on behalf of both parties.

Source: Colorado State Archives, Gilpin County Chancery Cases 1862-1878. Compiled by Connie Ryan; last modified November 07, 2007.

Colorado State Archives, Chancery Cases