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Denbighshire Record Office
Ruthin County Court and Wrexham County Court records

Reference code(s): GB 0209 CCD/C; CCD/D

Held at: Denbighshire Record Office

Title: County Court Records

Short Title: Ruthin County Court and Wrexham County Court records

Creation date(s): 1774-1905 (mainly 1871-1905)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 25 items

Name of creator(s): Ruthin County Court; Wrexham County Court

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: County Courts were established in 1846 to hear civil cases, and mainly heard cases at its monthly meetings for recovery of debts not exceeding £50. There were Courts in Denbigh, Llanrwst, Ruthin, and Wrexham in Denbighshire, and Corwen (Merionethshire). The Wrexham County Court heard a case concerning the Stansty estate, Wrexham.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Ruthin County Court records, 1871-1905; registers of plaints, 1881-1905; register of summons, 1890-1901; proceedings under the Tithe Act 1891, 1891-1902; cash books, 1871-1904; and index volume to bills of sale, [c. 1859]-[c. 1900]; and records relating to Wrexham County Court, including Stansty deeds and records of miscellaneous cases, 1774-1896.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Ruthin County Court; Wrexham County Court: Stansty deeds and records of miscellaneous cases.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Denbighshire Record Office.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Denbighshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: The Ruthin County Court records were found in the strongroom in 1972.

Immediate source of acquisition: Stansty deeds and records of miscellaneous cases were deposited by the Registrar, County Court in 1981.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes earlier rceords accumulated by Wrexham County Court.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Denbighshire Record Office, Catalogue of the County Court; County Court Records (www.denbighshire.gov.uk) viewed 29 March 2004.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Court records | Wales | Denbighshire
Deeds | Wales | Wrexham

Personal names

Corporate names
Great Britain | County Court (Denbighshire). | Ruthin
Great Britain | County Court (Denbighshire). | Wrexham
Stansty Estate ( Wales)

Places
Ruthin (Denbighshire, Wales)
Wrexham (Wales)

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