Reference code(s): GB 0214 PSMHI
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Miskin Higher Petty Sessional Division records
Short Title: Miskin Higher Petty Sessional Division records
Creation date(s): 1853-1962
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.72 cubic metres (approx 148 volumes)
Name of creator(s): Miskin Higher Court of Petty Sessions
Administrative/Biographical history: Petty Sessions divisions were established based on the groups of parishes known as hundreds. The court sat at several of the larger towns in the division. The courtroom was often located in a police station and so the courts were also known as police courts. As well as dealing with minor cases and committing cases to higher courts, they also dealt with the licensing of public houses. Petty Sessions also recorded the final step in the process of the adoption of children. In Glamorgan, the hundred of Miskin was covered by two disions, Mikin Higher and Lower. Miskin Higher covered Aberdare, Abercynon, and Mountain Ash.
Scope and content/abstract: Court registers (Aberdare), 1853-1961; court registers (Abercynon), 1909-1959; court registers (Mountain Ash), 1894-1961; minutes books (Aberdare), 1900-1914; minutes books (Abercynon), 1944-1961; minutes book (Mountain Ash), 1897-1945; juvenile court registers, 1933-1959; licensing registers, 1872-1960; club register, 1958-1962; and adoption registers, 1927-1947.
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
Conditions governing access: Items containing information on named individuals maybe restricted in accordance with Data Protection. Written permission is required before the archives can be consulted.
Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply
Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/
Accruals: Accruals are possible
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by the Clerk to the Justices, 1947-1968
Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following source was used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids.
Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.
Date(s) of descriptions: May 2005