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British Record Society collection of Welsh deeds

Reference code(s): GB 0210 BRS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: British Record Society Collection of Welsh Deeds

Short Title: British Record Society collection of Welsh deeds

Creation date(s): 1465-1883

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.258 cubic metres (9 boxes)

Name of creator(s): British Record Society


Administrative/Biographical history: The British Record Society, founded in 1889, was to take over responsibility for the Index Library, which had been established in 1888 as a private scheme for the publication of indexes to British public records. Its first completed volume was an index to Northamptonshire and Rutland Wills, 1510-1652. From 1892 onwards, following the creation of an official series of Lists and Indexes, the Society concentrated on records held in repositories other than the Public Record Office. From the 1920s the Society also became involved in records preservation. In 1933, this aspect of the Society's work was transferred to the British Records Association. From the 1930's to the 1990's it has mainly concentrated on publishing indexes to probate records.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds, relating to properties in the following counties: Anglesey, 1737-1871; Cardiganshire, 1736-1780; Carmarthenshire, 1684-1838; Caernarfonshire, 1831-1878; Denbighshire, 1591-1837; Flintshire, 1465-1855; Glamorgan, 1597-1883; Merionethshire, 1793; Pembrokeshire, 1683-1857; and Radnorshire 1623-1816.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by names of original donors in three chronological sequences.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: These deeds were received by the Society from Messrs Frere and Cholmeley, Messrs Torr & Co., and Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, all of London.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the British Record Society, 1931.



Note: Title supplied from name of donor.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW Project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: British Records Society Homepage at (last updated: November 2002).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2003

Deeds | Wales | Anglesey
Deeds | Wales | Caernarvonshire
Deeds | Wales | Carmarthenshire
Deeds | Wales | Ceredigion
Deeds | Wales | Denbighshire
Deeds | Wales | Flintshire
Deeds | Wales | Glamorgan
Deeds | Wales | Merioneth
Deeds | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Deeds | Wales | Radnorshire

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