West Glamorgan Archive Service
Carmarthen District Probate Registry, records of grants and probates and letters of administration
Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD PRO CPR
Title: Carmarthen District Probate Registry, records of grants and probates and letters of administration
Short title: Carmarthen District Probate Registry records
Dates of creation: 1858-1933
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 3.6 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Carmarthen District Probate Registry
Administrative and biographical history: From 1858 the state took over responsibility for proving wills, a role previously taken by the Church. The Principal Registry is located in London, with district offices in the rest of the country. The probate district of Carmarthen covered Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and the Gower area of Glamorgan. The records give details of the deceased's name, date of death, executors and amount of personal estate.
Scope and content: Records of grants of probate and letters of administration in the Carmarthen District, 1858-1933.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.
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: It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.
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: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Carmarthen District Probate Registry, records of grants and probates and letters of administration, 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 description: January 2005