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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Breese Jones and Casson collection of Merioneth County Council and other papers

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/DB

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Breese Jones and Casson, Solicitors, Porthmadog, Papers

Short Title: Breese Jones and Casson collection of Merioneth County Council and other papers

Creation date(s): 1561-1921

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Breese Jones and Casson, Solicitors

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Breese Jones and Casson, solicitors, were based in Porthmadog, Caernarfonshire, during the 19th and 20th centuries. The firm dealt with property and land throughout Caernarfonshire, Merionethshire and Montgomeryshire. The firm collected records relating to the local government of Merionethshire, including those of Merioneth County Council, based in Dolgellau, Merionethshire, which took over many administrative duties of the Court of Quarter Sessions, such as responsibility for roads, bridges, county rates, county buildings, the police force, and licensing. The Local Government Act 1929 transferred responsibility for public assistance from the Boards of Guardians to the county councils. Other responsibilities relating to public health, agriculture, mental deficiency, highways and planning were transferred to the councils between 1919 and 1947.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records collected by Breese Jones and Casson, Solicitors, 1561-1921, including deeds of the Evans family of Y Bleiddbwll, Llanbedr, Merionethshire, 1561-1856; abstract of title relating to Castell and Broneinydd, Llangelynnin and Llanegryn, Merionethshire [c. 1850]; records relating to the administration of Merionethshire, 1860-1921, including Merionethshire County Council Main Roads Committee minutes, 1896-1898; correspondence, 1888-1920; records of the Quarter Sessions, 1863-1905; records relating to rates, 1884-1896; highways records, 1887-1905; claims, 1893-1897; County Surveyor's records, 1889-1914; records relating to asylums, 1896-1897; and electoral lists, 1918.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, early deeds in Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Estate deeds; Papers relating to county administration in Merioneth.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

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

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: Source not recorded

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Further records of Breese Jones and Casson are Caernarfon Record Office, Breese Jones and Casson Additional Papers, X/B.J.C. The main Merioneth County Council archive is Meirionydd Archives, Z/CM. The official records of Merionethshire Quarter Sessions are in Meirionydd Archives, Z/QS and Z/QA.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from name of collector

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Meirionnydd Archives, A Catalogue of the Breese Jones and Casson, Solicitors, Porthmadog, Papers; Cofnodion y Cyngor Sir/County Council Minutes, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Asylums | Wales, North
Deeds | Wales | Llanbedr (Gwynedd)
Great Britain. | Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Merioneth) | Archives
Local government | Wales | Gwynedd
Merioneth (Wales). | County Council | Archives
Roads | Wales | Gwynedd
Solicitors | Wales | Gwynedd | Archives

Personal names
Evans family , of Y Bleiddbwll

Corporate names
Breese Jones and Casson (Firm)
Great Britain | Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Merioneth)
Merioneth (Wales) | County Council

Places
Llanbedr (Gwynedd, Wales)
Merioneth (Wales)

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