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Powys County Archives Office
Montgomeryshire County Court records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/S

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Montgomeryshire County Court Records

Short Title: Montgomeryshire County Court records

Creation date(s): 1817-1824

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 4 items

Name of creator(s): Montgomeryshire County Court


Administrative/Biographical history: County Courts date back to Saxon times, but were established in their present form by the County Courts Act 1846. They deal mainly with cases relating to minor debt and bankruptcy, and workmen's compensation. In the early 19th century, the Montgomeryshire County Court, dealing with actions of debt for sums of less than £2, sat at Machynlleth and Montgomery alternately.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Montgomeryshire County Court, 1817-1824, including court books, 1817-1824; writs of justices, 1821-1822; and court file, 1821-1822.


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:

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded


Related material: Further records of the County Court are Powys County Archives Service, M/CCT.


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, Montgomeryshire County Courts, catalogue; BBC Homepage, Crime Fighters: Justice, County Courts, (, viewed 9 February 2005)

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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