Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Caernarfonshire Quarter Sessions, Gamekeepers' Deputations
Reference code(s): GB 0219 XQR/GK
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
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.
Scope and content: Gamekeepers' Deputations, mostly copies, for Caernarfonshire, 1812-1888; and appointments of stewards, 1828-1871.
ACCESS AND USE
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.
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
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