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Pembrokeshire Record Office
St Davids Consistory Court, abstracts and indices of wills

Reference code(s): GB 0213 D/WILLS

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Abstracts and Indices of Wills, 1564-1858

Short Title: St Davids Consistory Court, abstracts and indices of wills

Creation date(s): [20th century]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.009 cubic metres (2 very small boxes of fiche cards)

Name of creator(s): St Davids Consistory Court

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Until 1858 wills were proved in diocesan Consistory Courts. St Davids Consistory Court had probate jurisdiction over Pembrokeshire, Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, and the deanery of Gower in Glamorgan. The Court proved the wills of testators whose property lay entirely within the diocese; wills relating to two or more dioceses were proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. In 1858, responsibility for proving wills passed to the State.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Microfiche copies, [20th century], of abstracts and indices of wills of St Davids Consistory Court (1564-1858), held at National Library of Wales.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: abstracts; abstracts misc. set; indices to abstracts; indices to copy wills; misc. indices.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Physical characteristics: Access to the records requires use of a microfiche reader.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Pembrokeshire Record Office.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mr M. Bell, CJCLDS, Family History Department, 751 Warwick Road, Solihull, West Midlands B91 2DQ, 1989.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Existence and location of originals: The records of St Davids Consistory Court are at the National Library of Wales.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Abstracts and Indices of Wills, 1564-1858, catalogue; Hey, David, The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997); National Library of Wales website (), viewed 17 June 2005.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2005


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Wills | Wales
Wills | Wales | Abstracts
Wills | Wales | Carmarthenshire
Wills | Wales | Ceredigion
Wills | Wales | Indexes
Wills | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Wills | Wales | Swansea

Personal names

Corporate names
Church of England | Diocese of Saint David's. | Consistory Court

Places
Cardiganshire (Wales)
Carmarthenshire (Wales)
Gower (Wales)
Pembrokeshire (Wales)

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