Denbighshire Record Office

James Maurice MSS

Reference code(s): GB 0209 DD/DM/18

Held at:

Title: James Maurice MSS

Short title: Maurice, James, papers and deeds

Dates of creation: 1738-1871

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.114 cubic metres (126 items)

Name of creator(s): James Maurice (b. 1800)


Administrative and biographical history: James Maurice (b. 1800) of Ruthin, Denbighshire, was a JP, Deputy Lieutenant for Denbighshire, and was Mayor of Ruthin four times. He was the son of Thelwall Maurice of Marlborough, Wiltshire, MD, and was born at Marlborough. He was called to the Bar at the Middle Temple, 1853, and practiced as a solicitor in Ruthin; he was involved in elections in the 1850s, and Ruthin Savings Bank.


Scope and content: Deeds, 1807-1865, relating to properties in Denbighshire, Flintshire, Caernarfonshire and Wiltshire; legal papers, correspondence and other papers relating to the estates of James Maurice's clients, [c. 1804]-1871; personal papers of James Maurice, including diaries, [18th century]-1862; papers relating to Ruthin, [c. 1850]-1862, the county rates, 1853-1871, Ruthin Savings Bank, 1860-1862, Denbigh Boroughs elections, 1852-1857, the Church, 1856-1860, education, 1738-1860, and roads and railways, 1845-1863.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Denbighshire; Flintshire; Caernarvonshire; Wiltshire; practice papers; Ruthin; county rates; Ruthin Savings Bank; elections; ecclesiastical; education; roads; railways; and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Denbighshire Record Office.
Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Clerk of Denbighshire County Council, 1973.


Related units of description: Further papers are in Denbighshire Record Office, DD/DM/50-51, 53.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes earlier records relating to his client's business.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Denbighshire Record Office, James Maurice MSS, catalogue; Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales (Baltimore, 1991) (fascimile of 1875 ed.).

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

Date(s) of description: April 2004



Deeds | Wales | Denbighshire

Executors and administrators | Wales | Denbighshire

Maurice, James, | b. 1800 | Archives

Solicitors | Wales | Denbighshire

Personal names

Maurice, James, b. 1800, of Ruthin

Corporate names