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National Library of Wales
Merionethshire electoral and jury lists

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MERURY

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Merionethshire Electoral and Jury Lists

Short Title: Merionethshire electoral and jury lists

Creation date(s): 1860-1866

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.009 cubic metres (1 box)

Name of creator(s): Commote of Ardudwy Is Artro ; Commote of Ardudwy Uwch Artro; Commote of Tal-y-Bont; Commote of Ystumanner; Commote of Mawddwy


Administrative/Biographical history: The county of Merionethshire, later part of the county of Gwynedd, was divided into commotes, in turn composed of a number of parishes. The commote originated as medieval unit of administration, but was used into the 19th century for electoral registration. Parishes were required to maintain registers of those eligible for jury duty and to provide these to the Court of Quarter Sessions. Ardudwy Is Artro included the parishes of Llanaber, Llanenddwyn, and Llanelltud, Ardudwy Uwch Artro included Beddgelert, Ffestiniog, Llanbedr, Llandanwg, Llanfair, Llanfrothen, Maentwrog, Trawsfynydd. Tal-y-bont included Dolgellau , Llanegryn, Llanfachreth. Ystumanner included Pennal and Tal-y-llyn. The commote of Mawddwy was created in the sixteenth century.


Scope and content/abstract: Electoral lists of the commotes of: Ardudwy Uwch Artro, 1860-1861; Ardudwy Is Artro, 1861; Mawddwy, [1860s]; Tal-y-bont, 1861-1863; and Ystumanner, 1860; and jury lists for the parishes of Beddgelert; Dolgellau; Llanfihangel-y-Pennant; Llanfihangel-y-traethau; Llanfrothen; Llangelynnin; and Trawsfynydd, 1866.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by commote.

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 in Minor Lists and Summaries, 1997, pp. 70-71, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased from Siop Lyfrau'r Hen Bost, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, 1996.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1997; Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units, (Cardiff 1969).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Electoral registers | Wales | Merioneth
Jurors | Wales | Merioneth

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Merioneth (Wales)

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