Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Caernarvonshire Quarter Sessions County Gaol Records

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XQA/G

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Title: Caernarvonshire Quarter Sessions County Gaol Records

Short title: Caernarfonshire Quarter Sessions, County Gaol records

Dates of creation: 1793-1913

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium:

Name of creator(s): Caernarfonshire Quarter Sessions

CONTEXT

Administrative and biographical history: Caernarfonshire Court of Quarter Sessions was responsible for maintaining the County Gaol, re-built in the 1780s. William Henry George was appointed as Governor of the County Goal in 1837; he was dismissed in 1848, to be replaced by John Dixon. Plans for a new Caernarfon County Gaol were approved by the Secretary of State in 1864. Dixon was dismissed as Governor in 1848.

CONTENT

Scope and content: New gaol correspondence, 1793-1796; letters from Secretary of State, 1824-1867; gaolers' reports and visiting magistrates reports, 1829-1830, 1850-1867; general correspondence and papers, 1824-1879; gaol accounts, 1848-1877; plans for new gaol and advance of wall, 1824-1913; charges against W. H. George, governor of gaol, 1848; County Gaol correspondence; 1848; enquiry into salary of governor and matron, 1865; dismissal and replacement of John Dixon, 1867-1874; court case, 1874-1877; and wall adjoining correspondence, 1880-1881.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into: new gaol correspondence; letters from Secretary of State; gaolers' reports and visiting magistrates reports; general correspondence and papers; gaol accounts; plans for new goal and advance of wall; charges against W. H. George; County Gaol correspondence; enquiry into salary of governor and matron; dismissal and replacement of John Dixon; court case; and wall adjoining correspondence.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.
Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Catalogue of the Caernarvonshire Quarter Sessions County Gaol Records

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of description: July 2004


INDEX ENTRIES

Subjects

Caernarfon County Gaol | Archives

Great Britain. | Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace | (Caernarfonshire) | Archives

Prisons | Wales | Caernarfon

Personal names

Dixon, John, Governor of Caernarfon gaol

George, William Henry

Corporate names

Caernarfon County Gaol

Great Britain | Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Caernarfonshire)

Places

Caernarfon