Powys County Archives Office
Montgomeryshire County Court Records
Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/S
Title: Montgomeryshire County Court Records
Short title: Montgomeryshire County Court records
Dates of creation: 1817-1824
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 4 items
Name of creator(s): Montgomeryshire County Court
Administrative and biographical history: County Courts date back to Saxon times, but were established in their present form by the County Courts Act 1846. They deal mainly with cases relating to minor debt and bankruptcy, and workmen's compensation. In the early 19th century, the Montgomeryshire County Court, dealing with actions of debt for sums of less than £2, sat at Machynlleth and Montgomery alternately.
Scope and content: Records of Montgomeryshire County Court, 1817-1824, including court books, 1817-1824; writs of justices, 1821-1822; and court file, 1821-1822.
ACCESS AND USE
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.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records transferred to Powys County Archives Service have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded
Related units of description: Further records of the County Court are Powys County Archives Service, M/CCT.
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, Montgomeryshire County Courts, catalogue; BBC Homepage, Crime Fighters: Justice, County Courts, (http://www.bbc.co.uk/crime/fighters/countycourt.shtml), viewed 9 February 2005)
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: February 2005