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Powys County Archives Office
Montgomeryshire Coroner's records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/COR

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Montgomeryshire Coroner's Records

Short Title: Montgomeryshire Coroner's records

Creation date(s): 1848-1957

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Montgomeryshire 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 newly formed County Council appointed the Coroner in Montgomeryshire


Scope and content/abstract: Inquisitions post-mortem of the Montgomeryshire Coroner, 1849-1957.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

Conditions governing access: Powys Archive Office restrictions, relating to data protection, apply

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 deposited at Powys County Archives Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded



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 Coroner, 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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