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Machynlleth Poor Law Union Relieving Officer, records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/X/148

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Machynlleth Poor Law Union Relieving Officer Records

Short Title: Machynlleth Poor Law Union Relieving Officer, records

Creation date(s): 1922-1930

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (20 items)

Name of creator(s): Machynlleth Poor Law Union


Administrative/Biographical history: Machynlleth Poor Law Union was established in 1839 following the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834. It consisted of 11 parishes in Montgomeryshire and Merionethshire. Among the officers of the Union was the Relieving Officer, responsible for evaluating the cases of people applying for relief. Machynlleth Union was abolished in 1930 and its last Relieving Officer was Ivor Jones of Cemmaes Road.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Ivor Jones, Relieving Officer, 1922-1930, relating mainly to the cases of Mary Davies, Pennal, Merionethshire, and Ann Davies, Cemmaes, including letters, 1923-1930; bills and receipts, 1930.


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: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Powys County Archives Service.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Mrs Megan Jones.


Related material: Further records of Machynlleth Poor Law Union are in Powys County Archives Service, MG/M; National Library of Wales, Henry Evans (Machynlleth) Records; Machynlleth Salvage Papers.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Machynlleth Poor Law Union (M/X/148), catalogue; History of the Workhouse website (, viewed 18 March 2005.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2005

Machynlleth Poor Law Union | Records and correspondence
Poor laws | Wales | Machynlleth | Administration

Personal names
Jones , Ivor , [alive 1923-1930] , of Cemmaes Road

Corporate names
Machynlleth Poor Law Union

Machynlleth (Wales)
Pennal (Wales)

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