Neath Antiquarian Society

Miscellaneous collections: legal papers

Reference code(s): GB 9999 NAS XL

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Title: Miscellaneous collections: legal papers

Short title: Miscellaneous collections: legal papers

Dates of creation: 1549-1927

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.081 cubic metres (3 archive boxes)

Name of creator(s): Neath Antiquarian Society


Administrative and biographical history: The Neath Antiquarian Society was established in 1923, for the study of the history of Neath and district. It has acquired several archive collections whose origins can be demonstrated with some accuracy, which are listed elsewhere. It has also collected a variety of deeds and other legal papers, mainly relating to the Neath area, which are described here.


Scope and content: Deeds of premises in Breconshire, 1549-1865; deeds of premises in Carmarthenshire, 1777-1813; deeds of premises in Glamorgan, 1581-1890; deeds of premises in Pembrokeshire, 1758-1877; deeds of properties in England, 1684-1842; deeds of properties in Canada, 1893-1927; bonds, 1621-1789; family settlements, 1840-1855; marriage settlements, 1616-1861; grants of probate, letters of administration and copy wills, 1620-1886; legal papers relating to court cases and settlements, 1606-1889; writs, affidavits and orders issued by specific courts, 1658-1865.


Language/script: English, some Latin.

System of arrangement: Arranged into three sections. Section 1, deeds (arranged by country, then by county, then by parish); bonds; family settlements; marriage settlements; section 2, probate papers (alphabetically by testator); section 3, legal papers: miscellaneous legal papers relating to cases and settlements; writs, affidavits and orders issued by specific courts

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service in County Hall, Swansea and the Neath Mechanics' Institute. A version of this catalogue is also available online.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Andrew Dulley for the ANW project.

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

Date(s) of description: September 2005



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