Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Caernarfonshire Quarter Sessions, Gamekeepers' Deputations

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XQR/GK

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Title: Caernarfonshire Quarter Sessions, Gamekeepers' Deputations

Short title: Caernarfonshire Quarter Sessions, gamekeepers' deputations

Dates of creation: 1812-1888

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (84 items)

Name of creator(s): Caernarfonshire Court of Quarter Sessions

CONTEXT

Administrative and biographical history: Gamekeepers' Deputations record the appointment of gamekeepers. The Act For The Better Preservation of Game 1707, and subsequent Acts, stated that one gamekeeper could be appointed per manor, and that every deputation would have to be registered with the Clerk of the Peace. A stamp duty of £2 2s per year was charged, in addition to the 10s 6d annual cost of the gamekeeper's licence. The laws were further reinforced in Caernarfonshire under the Act for Gamekeepers in Wales 1819.

CONTENT

Scope and content: Gamekeepers' Deputations, mostly copies, for Caernarfonshire, 1812-1888; and appointments of stewards, 1828-1871.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

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. 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

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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: Caernarfon Record Office, Quarter Sessions Records, Gamekeepers' Deputations, catalogue; Riden, Philip, Records Sources for Local History, (London, 1987).

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

Date(s) of description: November 2004


INDEX ENTRIES

Subjects

Gamekeepers | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names

Corporate names

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

Places

Caernarvonshire