Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Miscellaneous papers in Caernarfon Probate Office.

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/5727

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Title: Miscellaneous papers in Caernarfon Probate Office.

Short title: Caernarfon Probate Office, miscellaneous papers

Dates of creation: 1709-1954

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium:

Name of creator(s): Caernarfon Probate Office


Administrative and biographical history: Caernarfon Probate Office was established in 1858, taking over responsibility for the proving of wills from the Diocese of Bangor. It was closed in 1928. The main records (wills and copies) were transferred to the National Library of Wales and Bangor Sub-Registry respectively. In the course of its work, the Probate Office had accumulated various company and charity records, which were transferred to Caernarfon Record Office. These include papers relating to Welsh Bill Posting Co. Ltd, Dr Morris Charity for the education of poor boys of Llanrug and Caernarvon, Caernarfon Poor Law Union, Caernarfon Cottage Hospital, Caernarfon Union Slate Quarry, and Caernarfonshire Sanitary District.


Scope and content: Company accounts of Welsh Bill Posting Co. Ltd, 1910-1919; Dr Morris Charity papers, 1709-1945; income tax and inhabited house duties, 1885-1886; land tax assessments, 1867-1889; miscellaneous ledger, 1903-c. 1910; Caernarfonshire Combined Sanitary District and Joint Sanitary Committee papers, 1867-1937; Caernarfon Union papers; 1902-1937; Caernarfon Cottage Hospital Contributory scheme, 1938-1940; miscellaneous documents; 1904-1954; Caernarfon Union Slate Quarry rating appeals, 1884-1887; and income tax certificates for the division of Caernarfon, 1878-1890.


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following : Welsh Bill Posting Co. Ltd; Dr Morris Charity papers; income tax and inhabited house duties;land tax assessments; miscellaneous ledger; Caernarfonshire Combined Sanitary District and Joint Sanitary Committee; Caernarfon Union papers; Caernarfon Cottage Hospital Contributory scheme; miscellaneous documents; Caernarfon Union Slate Quarry rating appeals; and income tax certificates for the division of Caernarfon.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives. The catalogue is available online.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Caernarvon Record Office have been retained. The original order as deposited has been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: This collection consists of miscellaneous papers emanating from unrelated organisations found in the Caernarfon Probate Office. Many of them were in headed files, maintaining a loose chronological or thematic order.


Related units of description: See also XG/2/1-232 for Caernarfon Poor Law Union records.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes earlier material accumulated by the Probate Office and some later material post-dating its closure.

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 Miscellaneous papers found in Caernarfon Record Office.

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

Date(s) of description: August 2004.



Caernarvon Union | Archives

Charities | Wales | Gwynedd

Dr Morris Charity (Caernarfon, Wales) | Archives

Gwynedd (Wales) | History

Hospitals | Wales | Caernarfon

Poor laws | Wales | Gwynedd | Administration

Public welfare | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names

Corporate names

Caernarfon Probate Office

Caernarvon Union

Caernarvonshire (Wales) | Joint Sanitary Committee

Dr Morris Charity | (Caernarfon, Wales)