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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Merionethshire Clerk of the Peace records

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/QC

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Clerk of the Peace Records

Short Title: Merionethshire Clerk of the Peace records

Creation date(s): 1817-1923

Level of description: Fonds

Extent:

Name of creator(s): Clerk of the Peace, Merionethshire

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Clerk of the Peace was the recorder for the Court of Quarter Sessions for the county of Merioneth, which, in addition to its judicial role, became responsible for administration. The Clerk compiled lists of members of the magistracy.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Clerk of the Peace of Merionetshire, 1817-1943, comprising fees and accounts, 1817-1837, 1864; list of the Gentlemen in the Commission of the Peace, 1821-1831; case papers, 1817-1943; letter books, 1822-1894; charities, 1875-1910; enclosures, 1822, [c. 1827]; and general papers, 1818-1923.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following : fees and accounts; Commission of the Peace; correspondence; case papers; charities; enclosures; and general.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives and the National Library of Wales.

Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Further records relating to Justice of the Peace are Merionethshire Archives, Z/QR; court records are in Z/QS; administrative records are in Z/QA.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Clerk of the Peace Records

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

Date(s) of descriptions:


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Justices of the peace | Selection and appointment | Wales | Gwynedd
Justices of the peace | Wales | Gwynedd
Local government | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names

Corporate names
Great Britain | Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Merioneth)

Places
Merioneth (Wales)

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