Powys County Archives Office

Radnorshire Coroner's Courts Records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/COR

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Title: Radnorshire Coroner's Courts Records

Short title: Radnorshire Coroner's Courts records

Dates of creation: 1867-1882

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: I box

Name of creator(s): Radnorshire County Coroner

CONTEXT

Administrative and biographical history: Coroners were originally royal officers who, from the 12th century onwards, held inquests into matters affecting Crown rights, including treasure trove and wrecks. The Coroner also investigated the circumstances of unnatural, sudden, or suspicious deaths, and deaths in prison. Until 1926, all such inquests were held before a jury. After 1888, the Coroner in Radnorshire was appointed by the newly-formed County Council.

CONTENT

Scope and content: Records of Radnorshire Coroner's Courts, 1867-1882, including Inquisitions Post Mortem, 1867-1882; reports of deaths, 1876-1882; statistical returns, 1879-1880; and circulars received by the Coroner, 1872-1873.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/script: English

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the Powys County Archives Service.
Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records transferred to Powys County Archives Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The records were formerly numbered CR - 1116

Immediate source of acquisition: Radnor District Council

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related units of description: Further records of the Radnorshire County Coroner are Powys County Archives Service, R/D/JK/CR.

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: Powys County Archives Service, County Radnor Coroner's Courts, 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: February 2005


INDEX ENTRIES

Subjects

Coroners | Wales | Powys

Radnorshire (Wales). | County Coroner | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names

Radnorshire (Wales) | County Coroner

Places

Powys

Radnorshire