West Glamorgan Archive Service

Tontine Association Collection

Reference code(s): GB 0216 RISW T

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Title: Tontine Association Collection

Short title: Swansea Tontine Association, papers

Dates of creation: 1791-1792

Level of description: fonds

Extent and medium: 3 items

Name of creator(s): The Swansea Tontine Association


Administrative and biographical history: The Swansea Tontine Association was a financial scheme by which subscribers to the common fund each received an annuity during their life which increased as the number of members diminished by death. This meant the last survivor enjoyed the whole income. The result of this scheme was the row of houses on Tontine Street situated at the top end of High Street, near St John's Parish church, Swansea.


Scope and content: Articles of agreement, 1791; Association certificates, 1792


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: The collection was originally catalogued at University College Library, Swansea, where an interpretation of the original order was made. This catalogue lists the items chronologically under the headings stated in Scope and content.

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. The catalogue can be accessed online.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records transferred to the West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Immediate source of acquisition: The records were originally held at The Royal Institution of South Wales, Swansea. From 1966 onwards the records were moved to the library in the University College, Swansea in consignments. They were transferred to West Glamorgan Archive Service in the Spring of 2004.


Related units of description: See also RISW SFS for a pamphlet of the Tontine Association


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Katie Millien for the West Glamorgan Archive Service.

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

Date(s) of description: Prior to 16-11-2004; Source amended by ANW, January 2005; This description May 2



Insurance, Life | Wales | Swansea

Societies | Wales | Swansea

Personal names

Bowen, Ann, b. 1778

Bowen, Elizabeth, b. 1781

Bowen, Francis, [fl. 1792], of Swansea (Wales)

Corporate names

Swansea St John's Street Tontine Association