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Powys County Archives Office
Radnorshire Coroner's Courts records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/COR

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Radnorshire Coroner's Courts Records

Short Title: Radnorshire Coroner's Courts records

Creation date(s): 1867-1882

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: I box

Name of creator(s): Radnorshire County Coroner


Administrative/Biographical history: Coroners were originally royal officers who, from the 12th century onwards, held inquests into matters affecting Crown rights, including treasure trove and wrecks. The Coroner also investigated the circumstances of unnatural, sudden, or suspicious deaths, and deaths in prison. Until 1926, all such inquests were held before a jury. After 1888, the Coroner in Radnorshire was appointed by the newly-formed County Council.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Radnorshire Coroner's Courts, 1867-1882, including Inquisitions Post Mortem, 1867-1882; reports of deaths, 1876-1882; statistical returns, 1879-1880; and circulars received by the Coroner, 1872-1873.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the Powys County Archives Service.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records transferred to Powys County Archives Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The records were formerly numbered CR - 1116

Immediate source of acquisition: Radnor District Council


Related material: Further records of the Radnorshire County Coroner are Powys County Archives Service, R/D/JK/CR.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, County Radnor Coroner's Courts, catalogue; Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History, (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2005

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